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Old 09-11-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Why shouldn't I do this with the plumbing.???

Ok, Putting in the new water tank this week,, The plumbing to the hold one is a mess... I would like to simplify it.. As you can see in the picture it is a hobcobble of stuff...

It has a valve of the main line directly into the water tank... I'm guessing this was used to fill the water tank while connected to shore water... I would like to get rid of this as I have the big cap on the outside and it will fill faster there...

Is there a reason I shouldn't do this???????

There are also 2 drawings: one of the old because it's hard to see in the photo, and one of what I would like to have... Yes I will be putting a filter in the line just didn't draw it in...

I figure less connections, means less chance of a leak...

And I am putting in a newer pump, the old one has a belt and baffle .. Makes a little noise
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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Jason- I agree with you 100%! I did exactly what you are thinking in our Tradewind. Works just fine, remember tio have a vent line/overflow coming out of the top of the tank.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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Did the same thing to the GT. There was also enough room to add a good sized Culligan RV under sink filter. It's tight but I can still access the drain valve and drain/clean the filter when winterizing.

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Old 09-11-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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Thats a good idea It think I will have enough room for this... I have a pre filter in before the pump too...
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:26 PM   #5
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You are correct on your thoughts of what the "extra plumbing" is for. I use it all the time. It is a matter of what you want to go. I plan on re-installing it in my trailer.
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There should be a check valve to prevent city water from ever reaching the tank except through the outdoor inlet - folks have had their floors pulled off frame from ballooning water tanks. A strainer is mandatory before the pump to keep grit from cutting seals up; a point of use filter for drinking water and cooking is probably a better bet over the long term yet a whole system UV sterilizer is money well spent when you are filling from unknown sources to keep chlorine etc use to a minimum...
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Doesn't the pump have a check valve built into them???
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:22 AM   #8
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Doesn't the pump have a check valve built into them???
Some pumps do, and some pumps don't.

Those that do, seldom hold up to city pressure for days on end.

Then they leak, overfill the water tank, and depending on the tank and location, can simply spill out on the ground, or floor, or fracture the tank.

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Purman, that's how I have mine hooked up. I have a Shurflow pump, do not remember the model off hand, it does not let city water fill the tank. Vent/overfill is a good idea. Good Luck.


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Not going to be hooked up to water to often, but I guess it my be worth the money on a little stop tap after the pump for those extended stays at an RV park???

I have a new Shurflo modle 2088-492-444. Man even if I put in a stop valve I will probably forget to shut it.... It says it has a Check valve built in... I guess I will put one in, good practice with my copper pipe skills...

OOO man, I just made the mistake of blowing and then sucking on the pump.. Got some YUKY tasting water in my mouth..
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