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Old 11-15-2006, 07:48 PM   #1
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Typed in European Caravans on Sympatico and got this great idea for a closet. At first couldn't figure out how one would sit on the throne without the sink bending you out of shape, but Gina to the rescue. Her thoughts---the sink folds up.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:02 PM   #2
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Here is a stainless steel pullman sink in the up position aboard a submarine, the USS Albacore. Pullman sinks have to be available somewhere in plastic or similar.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:15 PM   #3
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OK, I give up.

How does the pullman sink drain?

I figured the trailer sink had a flex hose on it of some sort that would allow movement. It's drain is in the center where you would expect it.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:28 PM   #4
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Yes, it would have to have some sort of flex hose to drain into a tank. I think on the old Pullman cars (remember trains?) they drained onto the tracks...but could only be used while the train was moving. In 1968 or 69 I traveled across Thailand by train and the compartment had a Pullman sink. It the car was an old wooden variety that looked like something from an old British movie. But, this idea of a toilet compartment with pullman sink has my brain in overdrive.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:29 PM   #5
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Now I remember! It only drains when folded in the up position.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:33 PM   #6
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that could get messy
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:08 PM   #7
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No mess. A true Pullman sink is designed that way. The sink in the European pic has a drain at the bottom, so is not a true Pullman design. But, this is a great idea!
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:16 AM   #8
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Aaaaah, I love these conversations, so relaxing yet engaging.

I have just been reading up on bankruptcy law (can those debtors actually rip us off like that? answer: yes), sales techniques (gotta try harder!) then for relaxation, watching the news about global warming (we're doomed! or not).

It is so much nicer, at this late hour, to wonder and to consider and to ponder how exactly a flip up sink might drain.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:45 AM   #9
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Of course, south of the equator they drain counter-clockwise.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:48 PM   #10
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While I'll believe that the plastic one has a flex drain hose and the Pullman design dumps into a suitable fixed receiving area with drain, another design would be to have the drain pipe run off to the side, centered on the hinge axis - a rotating coupling would allow folding without any flex required. Just another choice if anyone wants to build a custom folding sink for their egg...

The hinged upper section of the kitchen base cabinet in typical tent trailers faces a similar problem. The ones which I have seen use flex hose.

My question when I look at the closet is not where the sink or its drain go, but where the person goes: it looks like the door would have to be open to use either the toilet or the sink. It's a closet to hold the stuff, not a separate bathroom.
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