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Old 05-22-2018, 11:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried dying their curtains?

Hi,
I was thinking that dying the curtains might spruce them up?
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:07 AM   #2
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Not in the Airstream, but I did in my house. The curtains we're pink when I bought it. Bleached them and dyed them lime green. Came out really nice. The folks I sold the house to three years ago just put the house on the market, and those curtains are still there.
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Groovy!

For some reason, an image like this popped into my head

Not sure if you want this much fun in your Airstream, but it would be quite the trip!
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Definitely "trippy"...
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:24 PM   #5
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Yes, I like fun.

Im not sure Im fast enough to catch it anymore.
But I continue trying.
Sort of fun is good too. Its slower.
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Greatleys... gurgle on the wood stove.
I have thought of this, but what of the tanks below?
what if you get the minus 10 degree night, and the wood stove is on, and the furnace is not heating the fresh/black/grey tanks?
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When you dye cloth, does the chosen dye or procedure depend on the type of cloth?
ie. polyester vs cotton
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Greatleys... gurgle on the wood stove.
I have thought of this, but what of the tanks below?
what if you get the minus 10 degree night, and the wood stove is on, and the furnace is not heating the fresh/black/grey tanks?
I have electric heaters on my fresh and primary gray tank. I also have a return line from the water heater to the fresh tank, so I can recirculate heated water into the fresh tank off-grid, controlled by a thermostat and a solenoid valve.
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LOL. yes of course... why didnt i think of that.


Wait.. electric. So what if you are out in the woods and have no electric hook up?
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LOL. yes of course... why didnt i think of that.


Wait.. electric. So what if you are out in the woods and have no electric hook up?
I also have a return line from the water heater to the fresh tank, so I can recirculate heated water into the fresh tank off-grid, controlled by a thermostat and a solenoid valve.
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dont you need a pump? to push the hot water to the fresh tank and back to the hot water heater?
What about the grey and black?
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My guess....when the solenoid opens its just like opening any faucet but its piped back into the tank instead of running down the drain. Not sure the pump would be very plesant to listen to running that much.
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dont you need a pump? to push the hot water to the fresh tank and back to the hot water heater?
What about the grey and black?
Yes. The water pump does that. Same one that pulls water out of the tank and pushes it to the faucets. Dump water back in the tank from the water heater and it'll just pump it in a circle until the tank reaches the set temperature and the thermostat closes the valve.

I have a composting toilet, so no black tank to worry about. The gray tank will freeze if I don't have hookups or enough solar to run the heater. I can either empty it as I use it, or let it freeze and thaw it out when I have electric. Or put dish bins in the sinks and not let the water go into the gray tank in the first place. Hasn't really been a problem.
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My guess....when the solenoid opens its just like opening any faucet but its piped back into the tank instead of running down the drain. Not sure the pump would be very plesant to listen to running that much.
With a silencing kit and an expansion tank, it's pretty quiet. And it doesn't take long to raise the tank temp a few degrees to hit the setpoint. 45 gallons or less, 5 GPM, 140 degree water.

Not saying everybody should go tear out their furnace tomorrow, but mine was shot anyway, and I needed space for the dishwasher. This setup works well for me. It also allows me to prime the hot water lines without wasting any water.

This curtain discussion has certainly gone off the rails. When I dyed my curtains, the cotton fabric took the dye differently than the synthetic thread, so they ended up slightly different colors. The thread turned out yellow while the curtains we're lime green. It was a nice effect on mine, but of you were looking for uniform color, you may end up surprised at what you get.
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