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Old 08-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #813
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Toastie, having a hard time finding pricing on the mirrors. The Milenco site takes you to a dealer in New York State. The General RV search doesn't bring them up. Mind telling what the price range is on these?

Great idea putting the pan under the WH. I'm going to steal that idea from you.

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #814
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What water heater did you go with? It looks like it might be a dual electric/propane unit just with the propane not hooked up. Is that right?
Yes, its model Suburban SW6DE 6 gallons, you have 2 completed separate systems, I removed all propane components. Did a test run and was very happy with results, had hot water in about 20 minutes with just a flip of the little built in switch.


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Old 08-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #815
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Great idea putting the pan under the WH. I'm going to steal that idea from you.
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Its a sheet pan from Kitchen Supplies | Appliances, Cookware - GFS.com $10.00

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:41 PM   #816
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Started putting the finish touches on the plumbing. The hot water tank will be electrical only, not want to cut a large hole for propane and 100% of our camping there is always electricity. Tank will set in a drip pan with a valve to drain as shown in the pictures.

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Old 08-25-2011, 06:33 PM   #818
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Found a home for the water pump, it’s a Flojet 2840 series water booster system designed to provide steady water pressure and a generous water flow. The pump is fully automatic with built-in switch and check valve to maintain system pressure, 40 psi. Also added a check valve between the cold and hot line going into the hot water tank. You can see the copper runs are very short, just 2 small runs and the shower, sink and toilet are done. The plan is to be able to take the pump out and with the waterless traps just blow the lines out and not to go with the antifreeze for winter.

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Old 08-28-2011, 04:30 PM   #819
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Having to build bed and plumbing at the same time, will be able to remove pump and fresh water tank.

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Old 09-03-2011, 06:01 AM   #820
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Finished the bed today, all pieces are 3/4” plywood turned on edge. Each piece interlock’s and will be very easy to remove hot water, fresh water and pump. The fresh water tank will only be used on one of our camping outing, after that, it will be removed for cleaning and storage each year.


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Old 09-03-2011, 08:54 AM   #821
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Hi Toastie,

Looks great! What's the round thing attached to the pump (pump inlet?) in the second picture in post 819?

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Old 09-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #822
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Looks great! What's the round thing attached to the pump (pump inlet?) in the second picture in post 819?

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Its a system like you would use in a home, inside the 1.1 gal. blue tank is a blatter, keeps a steady stream of water at 40 psi, great for very low water pressure at rv parks. Here is a link that will give you a description.

In the picture that is a built in inlet strainer, come with the pump.

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Old 09-03-2011, 11:03 PM   #823
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The little Things

Your work is so ......thoughtfully practical... for lack of better words.
I so enjoy your posts and pictures.
One thing though, in my trailer, the pump and water heater, close to the bed, wake me up way too often. But I always know when the water is dripping somewhere.
Hope this is not a problem for you like it is for me.
Some sleep over the air conditioner, forget his name, great work though. White noise, I think it is called.
I used to be able to sleep through anything, old age and kids did me in.
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Your work is so ......thoughtfully practical... for lack of better words.
I so enjoy your posts and pictures.
One thing though, in my trailer, the pump and water heater, close to the bed, wake me up way too often. But I always know when the water is dripping somewhere.
Hope this is not a problem for you like it is for me.
Some sleep over the air conditioner, forget his name, great work though. White noise, I think it is called.
I used to be able to sleep through anything, old age and kids did me in.
Thanks FastRob, I will not install anything if I can’t service it, for instant, the below tanks can easily be replaced without disturbing the inside, I can change a tire without opening the trailer or TV, installing a new AC, just slide out the old, slide in the new. All rv, and in your home there will always be noise. My 1965 Airstream Caravel Dometic's Penguin I would say its 30% louder then my 1955, putting AC on top a 1955 Airstream was never an option. The pump has 1.1 gal storage tank for those get ups at night stops, plus there will be 8” of foam on top, I will guarantee no leaks here. We I always sleep with a fan on when not camping, see no problems here, very happy.


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Installed Valterra waste valve assembly to grey and black tank today......


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Nice! I am probablly going with the same setup. Is the white cap (to the right) a clean out or is that for a grey hose adaptor?
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