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Old 10-10-2006, 01:26 PM   #71
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Tim,

Check the location of the outlet! I'm not sure that All-Rite can get the outlet that close to the bottom edge. Usually the fittings are spun welded, and they need a little more shoulder to work with.

Call All-Rite and see how comfortable they are with the 7/8" dimension. Every 1/8" they miss loses you a gallon of capacity.

I didn't bring this up earlier because on a stainless steel tank they can weld the outlet right on the edge of the bottom.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:40 PM   #72
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I'm sure the tanks are made by now. They said that the tanks would ship on 10/9.

They did not mention a problem with the measurements I gave. It will be interesting what shows up.
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Don was right..... bummer ;-)

The tanks showed up today!

And you were right Don, the drain is sitting at around 5/8" instead of 1/8" from the bottom.

They did not mention any problem with the drawing. I imagine it's too late to do anything about it. Guess the drains have to come off the bottom?

The black tank looks good so far.

Here are a couple of photos.
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The black tank looks good so far.
Bet thats the last time I say that
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Close it out....

Well I thought I would close out this thread.

I finally finished the plumbing installation enough to test the grey water system.

The tank I had made ended up being around 27 gallons. I mounted it below the floor just aft of the rear axle. It's 4" deep so it will be hidden in the bellypan.

The tub and bath sink drains tie in together below the floor in the rear and run back into the side of the tank.

The kitchen sink drain runs to a tee, where it goes to a roof vent, and the other part of the tee goes into the top of the tank under the street side bed.

I was able to dump at least 25 gallons of water into the kitchen sink until it backed up into the tub. The tubs drain/trap always has water visible a couple of inches below the top of the drain. Never rises out of it unless the tank is over filled.

I started draining the tank and when the water in the tub went down, I used the shower to rise out the tub. The drain kept up with the shower water just fine, even though the tank was so full, the side inlet was under water. So it still drained.

I'm pleased this has all seemed to work out so well. Of course it has not hit the road yet with the sloshing and bouncing.

Here is a photo of the grey tank. The two rubber couplers were used to allow some flexing. One is the inlet from the tub/sink, and the other is the outlet to the dump valve.

Thanks to everyone for the help with this unusual science of grey-tank-ology!
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