pdate on regulating water:
Well this little project started with the leaky pressure valve during the CanOpener. Not long after, I decided to replace the kitchen cabinet & sink.
The idea was to use watts slip on connectors to make the transistion from copper to pex for everything under the sink and up to the front fresh water tank.
I discovered that the copper tubing was stretched from freezing while under the PO’s supervision. I started cutting back the tubing hoping to find a normal diameter before reaching the bath area where the main lines disappear under the cabinets and shower. This was not to be. You can see in the After photo that compression fittings were used at the last possible location. The pex has been installed from the city connection up to the fresh water tank. This includes the kitchen and rear lavatory. Copper remains for the shower and hot water supplies. This can wait until the bath has to be removed for some major issue.
The Before photo shows everything as it was except the new converter (from BestConverter) which was installed between the exterior painting and leaving for the CanOpener.
Pex is the obvious plumbing change.
Old regulator was trashed and replaced with an external in-line unit that happens to be a Watts product.
Elec. changes were:
Better wire management to eliminate the jungle look.
Ordered and installed a HD 30A switch to interrupt 12v
from the battery when ever necessary.