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Old 12-19-2015, 06:20 PM   #323
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Ian, we've just pulled the moldy old fresh water tank from our Skank and need to replace it with something a little easier to maintain and I love you solution here. Did you have to do anything special to thread the spigot/valve into the water cooler?
Thank you, I have been using it for 3 years now and it works great.
Some more details on the resivour system and the parts I used documented here. External Water Reservoir - Boler-Camping
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:08 PM   #324
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Ian, I thought you used the quick disconnects on the supply line but your link shows the braided washer line. Also, is the fitting through the diamond plate the point where you have your feed line running to the pump inside? We're doing this job and I'll be looking for parts tomorrow. Thanx for your help with this.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:22 AM   #325
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Ian, I thought you used the quick disconnects on the supply line but your link shows the braided washer line. Also, is the fitting through the diamond plate the point where you have your feed line running to the pump inside? We're doing this job and I'll be looking for parts tomorrow. Thanx for your help with this.
The quick connect is optional, I used it on some trips and not on others, I found the extra length to the fitting when transporting the reservoir created a risk of damaging the fitting so I removed it.

Yes the fitting through the diamond plate leads directly to the intake side of the water pump inside the trailer. this provides the same water inlet when using the reservoir or street water (street water pressure will just pass through the pump no need to turn pump on)
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water pump location

It's time to start serious work on our renovation and that means the possibility of re-plumping/replacing all of the old pipes. Therefore, I was wondering if it's possible to move the water pump from under the dinette seat to under the kitchen cabinet? I can't imagine that the functionality of the pump will be affected by the orientation or location of the pump but I thought it'd be good to ask the opinion of someone with more experience. I have space under the sink/cabinet directly in front of the water heater that I believe will accommodate the pump. What do you think? Can we move the pump from under the dinette to under the cabinet?
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:47 AM   #327
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It's time to start serious work on our renovation and that means the possibility of re-plumping/replacing all of the old pipes. Therefore, I was wondering if it's possible to move the water pump from under the dinette seat to under the kitchen cabinet? I can't imagine that the functionality of the pump will be affected by the orientation or location of the pump but I thought it'd be good to ask the opinion of someone with more experience. I have space under the sink/cabinet directly in front of the water heater that I believe will accommodate the pump. What do you think? Can we move the pump from under the dinette to under the cabinet?
The water pump in my Scamp is in the front corner of the kitchen cabinet. The switch is on the dinette side (put a cover on it!). The fresh water tank is about 2' from the pump... if that makes a difference and I also have a 16' Scamp, layout 4.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:54 AM   #328
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Relocating the pump that short distance shouldn't have any effect on the function. The biggest issue with the pump is the amount of lift, they will not draw water up very far in vertical height, probably about 3' max so try to keep the the inlet length. A relocation like you suggest does not increase the lift as it remains on the same horizontal plain.
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Ladies & gentlemen, I want to relocate the pump from under the dinette seat to under the kitchen cabinet next to the water heater. The total distance moved will be only about 18". My primary concern is that the pump is screwed to the floor and I would like to screw it to the bulkhead inside the cabinet at the base of the water heater. The will add about 10" of height for draw.

A complication for this retrofit of the fresh water system includes moving the holding tank from the floor under the dinette to Ian's remote freshwater tank on the ground outside the camper. We could seat the cooler/water tank on top of a milk crate to reduce the height of draw back to almost zero and that milk crate could also be used when not in-service to carry/store RV equipment like power cables and water lines between destinations.

Bottom line: is there any issue with the orientation of the pump from horizontal to vertical?
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:06 PM   #330
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As I said, I don't see any problem at all, the height of the pump above the external reservoir will probably be less than 24" any reasonable RV pump will prime and work well in you proposed location. I just checked the smallest Shurflo RV pump and it says it will dry prime up to 6' so you are good to go.

Relocation to vertical is not an issue, I would recommend you position the pump head facing down.
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Hi Donna,

I agree with you that the rocker switch for the water pump needs some sort of cover, as many a time I or someone else have accidentally flipped it on. Might you have a suggestion for something I could use for a cover? Or brainstorm an idea for one that I could put up with outdoor mounting tape?


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Hi Donna,

I agree with you that the rocker switch for the water pump needs some sort of cover, as many a time I or someone else have accidentally flipped it on. Might you have a suggestion for something I could use for a cover? Or brainstorm an idea for one that I could put up with outdoor mounting tape?
We haven't had a problem with accidentally turning it on but rather turning it off. The lighted switch from Little House Customs is on my to get list.
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Nice job

Very nice work
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which end is the pump head?

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As I said, I don't see any problem at all, the height of the pump above the external reservoir will probably be less than 24" any reasonable RV pump will prime and work well in you proposed location. I just checked the smallest Shurflo RV pump and it says it will dry prime up to 6' so you are good to go.

Relocation to vertical is not an issue, I would recommend you position the pump head facing down.
Which end of the pump is considered the head? I presume the end with the in/out lines but I want to be sure...
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Which end of the pump is considered the head? I presume the end with the in/out lines but I want to be sure...
Yes that would be correct, the pump head is where the water lines connect. Having that the lowest reduces the height and also reduces the risk of a pump problem if the water lines leak, water does not go into the motor.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:13 PM   #336
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Kitchen cabinets and counter top

Hello Ian I have been following your Reno with great interest and admiration. My questions are. What is your countertop made out of/thickness? It appears thicker than the wood of the cabinets. Secondly, I am curious as to what the yellow material is on the front of the drawers/doors? Is it the same white plastic laminate only painted? Finally, is the countertop also covered in the plastic vinyl or is it something else entirely? Sorry for the barrage of questions, but I'm mid Reno myself and am looking to the future.

Thanks again, and great work!
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