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Old 10-01-2007, 08:43 PM   #15
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I have been trained. I am a licensed Aircraft mechanic. I spent 18 months in school. I spent 2 years working on light aircraft and 3 working on transport catagory aircraft. It did wonders for my mechanical confidence.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:08 PM   #16
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my tank location is not the issue. Where is you pump? The suction side is from the tank. The other is connected to the rest of the cold water plumbing and city water. I just put a valve across the pump and allow the suction lineto back feed into the tank.
Michelle,

Your inspiration paid off and here is a picture since my arrangement works. I picked up the pressurized water on the pressure side of the pump and feed it into the large gravity feed tube which comes from the outside. That way, the sound of the tank filling lets me know when it is almost full. The oak valve handle hides the same type of brass ball valve you used.

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Old 10-10-2007, 03:42 PM   #17
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What's the difference between PEX and Flex line? I never heard of PEX?
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:18 PM   #18
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PEX Poly ethlyene crosse linked. A "newer" type of pipng used in construction. Much easier and cheaper than copper to work with. Semi rigid.

Flex line is well flexable. Water grade is usually clear with fiber re-enforcement. Much like a garden hose.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:21 PM   #19
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Wow! what a high class job. I hide all of mine.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:58 PM   #20
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When we discussed this modification about three years ago, I remember Inland Andy warning about the possibility of pressurizing the tank:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...tem-10044.html
I have made this modification, and find it very useful, but I always remove the filler cap from the tank to avoid this danger.
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When we discussed this modification about three years ago, I remember Inland Andy warning about the possibility of pressurizing the tank:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...tem-10044.html
I have made this modification, and find it very useful, but I always remove the filler cap from the tank to avoid this danger.
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Michelle already mentioned that the excess (overfilling) water pours out the non-pressurized outside filler tube and its accompanying vent. When making my modification, I checked on the effective tank pressure with a capped outside filler tube by putting a T-fitting in the vent tube, attaching another open tube to the T, and seeing if I could get the column of water in my "metering" tube to rise as high as the top of our sink. Even with the filling water on full blast and the tank overfilling (water pouring out on the outside of the trailer), I could not get the water from the vent tube to rise more than an inch or so above the level of the outside filler tube. As soon as the filling water was switched off, the water level in my "metering" tube dropped to the same level as the outside filler. In other words, no pressuring of the tank, perhaps because of the nature of the outside cap and vents in Michelle's and my trailers.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:40 PM   #22
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Finally finished

Ok the job is finally finished.

The first picture is the hatch in the closet floor
The second is the hatch open and what I have access to.
While I was at it I installed a support for the closet pole.
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Nice!

Hey Michelle,

If the AV business ever gets slow give me a shout......I have a job for you!
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