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Old 05-22-2011, 08:31 PM   #267
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Just got back from the plumbing supply store. Here is what $570 of plumbing supplies look like. I'm using Viega Pure Flow fittings with Fostapex tubing.
I was hoping the plumbing wasn't going to be so expensive but I guess you have to pay what you have to pay. This is one time having three daughters and a son pays off. We are going to have Airstream renovation get togethers all summer and daughter number 3 has a plumber boyfriend. I can see great plumbing in my future..... Now to get the rest of the crew working together.....

Your work looks great and you have made such progress. Do you need me to take over your AS still in MN since you are already so busy?
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Thanks Steve, Chris and Sandy.

I knew I could do the plumbing. I just wanted to have a plumber do the plumbing while I worked on a few exterior things like sealing windows and lap seams. Oh well. It is just another learning experience. I also have another tool or two in case someone wants new plumbing in their trailer.

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I filled the new gray tanks full of water with a hose through the galley sink drain. No leaks from above. I did find one very slow drip on the #2 gray tank 3" outlet. One drop every seven seconds. I'll do my best to stop it with some ABS glue from the outside. I guess these things happen. No one's perfect right? Just wish I'd have found this leak when I first did a leak check.

Oh goody just got a notice from a Mod. Must be an infraction notice. I never thought that my intolerance for BS was a bad thing. It is a great quality in the Army. I guess it doesn't go so well on forums. If you don't see any posts from me for a while you'll know why.

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Shame on you, Top, for tellin' like it is!! Well, if you have to go to time out, we'll look for you when you get back. BTW, you have done an amazing amount of work in such a short time! I was thinkin' that with my schedule it would take YEARS to do what you have done
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NOOOOOOOOO! I don't know what happened but I for one look forward to your posts, I always learn something and think you are way too valuable a member to go "missing" for even a week. Let the moderators do what they think they must but know that I support you!!!! Truth speaks always, but then again I'm from that pesky "Live free or die state!".
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Well looks like it wasn't that big of a deal. I'm still here. I have to be more civil when taking issue with others posts.

Thanks Bruce and Reinergirl.
Yes Bruce it would take years if I were working on her an hour or two here and there. So much work and when I get her done, I'll only be half done! The front should be a lot faster. At least I hope!
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Thank Goodness!!!! I think I might have gone into withdrawal otherwise LOL. Aluminitus is dog gone serious stuff!
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Looking good Top! I feel like Im right behind you.
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I was hoping the plumbing wasn't going to be so expensive but I guess you have to pay what you have to pay. This is one time having three daughters and a son pays off. We are going to have Airstream renovation get togethers all summer and daughter number 3 has a plumber boyfriend. I can see great plumbing in my future..... Now to get the rest of the crew working together.....

Your work looks great and you have made such progress. Do you need me to take over your AS still in MN since you are already so busy?
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Thanks for the offer to "help" out Sandy! I'll manage though. My Dad doesn't seem to mind having her in his driveway. I am busy, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel.

As far as the price of plumbing goes, here is what I'm paying for the Viega supplies.

150' 1/2" Fostapex tubing 93.60
Pro Flow 1/2" crimping tool 143.19
Pro Flow Fostapex tube prep tool 45.36
1/2" Pure Flow "T" 3.31
1/2" Pure Flow 90 elbow 2.65
1/2" Pure Flow MPT adapter 1.80
1/2" Pure Flow sleeve .26

These below are generic parts.
1/2" Legend ball valve 5.16
1/2" x 3/8" 1/4 turn stop valve 5.04
Tubing cutter 11.84


These items may be had elsewhere for less money. Like maybe from an online retailer. I am the "Buy Local!" kind of guy. The reason I chose to use the Viega system is because I think it is very simple, not overly expensive and it was designed and manufactured in Germany. I really like German quality. The other kinds of pex systems at Lowe's and HD are all made in China. I won't use Chinese made anything if there is an American or European version. So far I'm very happy with how it works. I was planning on making a short video on how to work the Viega system. There is one video on Youtube, but not good quality. I know what you're thinking. "We'll see when you pressure test it" That is what I'm thinking too.
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I'm betting that you have less than 2 leaks when you pressure check your system. You seem to have perfectionist tendencies which tend to pay off!
I am still 6 months behind you, optimistically. But getting there is half the fun right? It's all looking great so far.
In the next couple of weeks I am going to have to decide how to set up my waste water tanks, I have an 8" deep spot to work with. I came accross a gray and black tank in good shape for free, but of course they are 8 and a half inches deep.
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My money's on no leaks in the fresh water system. Lance let's start a poll before you put water to it.
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Lance, what made you go with 1/2" instead of 3/4". Also what store did you buy them at, Ace??
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Lance, what made you go with 1/2" instead of 3/4". Also what store did you buy them at, Ace??
It was plumbed with 1/2" originally. It is reduced to 3/8 at the galley sink and the bath sink. All the other fittings are 1/2". I never even considered 3/4".
I'm getting all my plumbing supplies from Ham and McCreaght plumbing supply in Killeen. I did most of my questioning and brain picking of the different pex systems and fittings at HD Supply in San Antonio. It is on Rittiman road at I-35. There was a nice older gentleman there that I talked with for over an hour. He said that the Viega system was the best. When I was told the same thing here in Killeen, I was sold on it.
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Well I pulled the old plumbing out from the galley. Went to the plumbing supply place and bought more supplies. Pondering if I should install a water heater bypass winterization kit or not.
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TOP, nice work on the plumbing... looks like you're getting close to turning corner. It seems like it was so long ago, when Porno Bob completed the ruff plumbing in Rita.

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