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Old 11-12-2006, 05:38 PM   #15
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Tim, let me know how the plumbing goes. I've just started researcing on how to re-plumb my 1972 Ambassador . PEX piping seems the way to go. How many days did it take ?


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Old 11-12-2006, 06:32 PM   #16
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Evening All,

We have just about finished completely re-plumbing our Excella with PEX. The mid-west distributer for Flair-It is in town and one of their folks told me that PEX was heat settable. What he said to do was to use a heat gun on the tubing and it would turn from a milky color to clear. Hold the pex into position until cool and it would retain that shape. We made some pretty impressive bends with it! We still need to install a new toilet so we haven't tried the system yet so I can't comment on our success but if it works it sure does make for some neat installs.

Also the PEX seems to retain heat for a while so we got a large bowl and put cold water in it to dip the tubing into to cool it quicker.


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Old 11-12-2006, 08:05 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=Safari Tim

-I'm going to put a valve in the cold line to a check valve that will fill the fresh water tank. I don't plan on putting an external fresh water fill on the trailer.


Tim, can you explain how this is done? Thanks.

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:29 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by SmokelessJoe
Tim, can you explain how this is done? Thanks.

Well, that's called me thinking outloud

I have not tried it yet. I'm still in the planing phase of my re-plumb job.

My thinking is that I will just have a valve from the cold water line connected to the fresh water tank input. When the trailer is connected to the standard city inlet and I turn the fill valve on, water would just fill the tank until it hits the vent tube and overflows.

If I add a check valve then water can only enter the tank through the fill line.

Just an idea. Not sure how/if it will work.

If I can find a cool external water fill for the trailer, I'd probably add it. But I'm still a ways off from that
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I'm building an alcove into the side of my Tradewind, behind the water heater. It will have a lockable door. The alcove will have the freshwater inlet, the inlet for the tank flusher, a hose spigot, and controls for the tank flusher and macerator pump.
mark, do you have any pix of this setup. i like the idea of it and would like to somehoe incorporate it into my FC.


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