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Old 09-01-2008, 11:55 AM   #1
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Hi all I want to install a city water hook-up...for no better reason than I can. It looks fairly straight forward until I looked under my cabinet...
Currently on the outside of my trailer, I have a external threaded hose connector that I used as the drain for grey water. Clean water is hand pumped and a painstaking task...so I went and purchased a city water hookup that I planned on cutting out a hole and installing...here is the dilemma...under the counter there is limited space...to the left I have the furnace venting then about four inches away I have the electrical box and also a plug set up for my fridge. I could squeeze something between this space but I worry about a water leak if it were to be so close to the electrical.
The current drain tube for the grey water is down low below the electrical...so I had a thought
rework the drain tube and make that my hookup for fresh water then have a hose coming off with my grey water and have that come out a different spot. Does this sound reasonable? thought I would ask first and see so I don't have a lot of trial and error. the picture under the counter is from when I first got my scamp and wanted to show how filthy it was...ewww
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:15 PM   #2
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Sounds reasonable---- just make sure that the hoses will not have low spots in them- (so as not to freeze) and that the hoses are far enuff away from the furnace exhaust so they won't melt..... Larry
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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The 'city' water hookup can be installed almost anywhere on the same wall as the tap is going to be. The bits n pieces to do this don't take up that much room and elbow connections in the water line (be SURE you use potable water line ....usually has a white line or two in it) CAN be used to ensure closer fit in tight confines, but IMHO a one piece hose is NOT as apt to leak (for whatever reason) as a hose with one or more connections in it. .....counting the sleeps!!!!!!!!!!!
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Left to right... 110 connection, city water connection and grey water from sink.
The city water connection is just a fitting attached to the trailer and a piece of potable hose to the tap of your choice on the counter. The grey water is a piece of garden hose, from the sink drain, to the other fitting on the side of the trailer. Use a little butle tape when you add the fitting to keep the rain out.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:47 PM   #5
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thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did install the city hookup today..nothing like working on the Scamp to make me feel all hardware toolish...it works no leaks and I am very happy...if I have to pay for hookups might at well be utilizing all that I am paying for!...CHEERS
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