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Old 02-12-2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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hi, it has been a long time since i have visited this site. i hope you don't mind that i had to sell my casita (but i still love all of you!) to buy a permanent park model with sunroom in st pete fl. i found this place while traveling in my casita. it is a great older unit that had been cared for with the same love most of you lavish on your trailers. i remember all the wonderful things about my casita and how helpful all of you are.

i have recently had to replace my 1992 computer and all of my info was lost. i had put some of the places you folks buy from in my "favorites" and they are all gone now.

after two years of begging the park management, i have been given permission to be the first winter time resident with an 8 x 10 shed. i plan to build a pottery studio in the shed and would like info on the max vent fan i had in the casita. i want to use it in the roof of the shed and open it while i am inside working. i have found the website for the vent fan but wonder if there is a way to use it on normal 110 electric, not 12 volt.

i would also like to build in a sink that slowly drains out onto the very sandy back yard in some way. i have found a beautiful deep stainless kitchen sink that will fit buckets and provide a place to wash my dog. how can i provide water from a normal outside hose? i know plumbing, having plumbed several houses and a heating system for my radiators but i know you folks have lots of great ideas that are "outside the box".

it is great to be back, looking forward to hearing all about your adventures in eggland! alice


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Old 02-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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I'd think outside the "RV box" and put in a solar-powered vent from the marine or home world -- Won't be as big as a fantastical or maxxx vent, but will alwys be running when needed for heat removal.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/store...dkey=SiteSearch

http://www.roofvents.com/solar-fan.html

http://www.nextag.com/solar-vent-fan/stores-html
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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W/B Alice!!
What a WEIRD NAME, LOL (woohoo alice!!)
I can't speak on the water issues except to say that MAYBE the park your trailer is set up on may NOT like your drainage idea for the water.
The electrical issue is simple IF you can find a good electronics shop and purchase a 'regulated 12V power supply'. They run on 110V and convert power to 12V's. One would neeed to be sure NOT to overpower these things, as they will 'FRY' IF overloaded. The fan should NOT be an issue with the aforementioned power source.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
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thanks, pete, westmarine is one of the ones i lost. will check these out carefully.

[no, doug , the park doesn't mind. the amount of water i would drain out each time wouldn't be more than a few gallons. i have a big inside corner yard with what i call crabgrass but which my neighbor in an airstream waters and cares for constantly. (don't get me started on wasting water, she drives me nuts with her always washing the absolutely clean airstream and her huge truck and watering the greenest grass i've seen in this very parched area!!!)

no, i am looking for the plumbing components to allow me to set the sink above a barrel of some kind and allow the water to leave the barrel in a drip hose or some such. any ideas??
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If you are using the water for your pottery, you could recycle it. Collect the water in a barrel, allow the sludge to settle, draw off fresh stuff and add a bit of bleach to it to kill off the stuff that grows.

Do they have downspout "rain barrels" down there? They've got the valves built in.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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Since you don't necessarily need the light weight, easy portability, and 12-volts of camper oriented stuff, you might be able to use better and cheaper products that use 110 volts of power, and or in other ways unsuitable for a lightweight RV on the road.

I would suggest using Google to search for things like "barrel to drain greywater" "roof vent fan studio shed" and those sorts of things to get ideas. People living in cabins "off the grid" often use the former type of systems to drain greywater, for example.

Marine stuff is great, but it's also expensive, and compact, which you don't necessarily need.

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People living in cabins "off the grid" often use the former type of systems to drain greywater, for example.

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Yeah, good idea Raya. Coach George Jessup lives off the grid, he probably has all kinds of good ideas to share with you potteralice!

Yo Coach, you're up!
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i plan to build a pottery studio in the shed and would like info on the [b]max vent fan i had in the casita. i want to use it in the roof of the shed and open it while i am inside working. i have found the website for the vent fan but wonder if there is a way to [b]use it on normal 110 electric, not 12 volt.
Check out the following links:

MaxxFan RV Roof Vent

I went out and [b]L [b]KED at my Fantastic Fan RV Roof Vent and saw that it has a [b]4 Amp fuse.

This tells me you need a 12 Volt DC, 4 Amp, AC Adapter. It is similar to the AC Adapter that my Laptop uses.

All you have to do is install a DC Power Jack on the wires for whichever roof vent you choose, and the whole assembly becomes plug-and-play.
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:21 PM   #9
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thanks, all

i do need small size, the shed is only 8 feet by 10 feet. i will try greywater as a search word.
i need ventilation without turbulance and a fan that can handle 20cubic feet per minute. it is going to be fun building this shed myself from parts and pieces of the ones i have found.

if anyone gets down this way, stop by. and, of course, i will be home on the Potomac river in late april for all you travelers of route 81 and maybe route 70. alice, forever to be known as alice
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i need ventilation without turbulance and a fan that can handle 20cubic feet per minute. it is going to be fun building this shed myself from parts and pieces of the ones i have found.

alice
If you are willing to look at the Fantastic Vent, they say on their site that they can be operated at 110V. That info is buried in their FAQs page. They can more than meet your CFM needs.

Fantastic Vent website
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If you are willing to look at the Fantastic Vent, they say on their site that they can be operated at 110V. That info is buried in their FAQs page.
Q. DO YOU HAVE A FAN FOR MY HOME?
A. We manufacture a 110-volt version of our Model 4000, 5000, and 6000.
[b]Reverse airflow is not available in the 110-volt series. Call for information.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:02 AM   #12
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thanks carol ann and frederick, i never would have spotted that little item. my new shed will arrive in an hour or so and i am so excited to see it!

i appreciate all your help. alice
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