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Old 03-17-2015, 09:36 PM   #15
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Wow, that was a good price, but it looks like that's long gone. It's currently about $125 @ West Marine.
WHALE PUMPS Gusher MKIII Cabinet-Mount Galley Foot Pump | West Marine


For what it's worth (Basically Nothing!)
We looked back over the last year or so and it looks like we spent about 41 of 45 nights without hook-ups with our Hunter. We only had power hook-ups when there wasn't an option where we want to stay, such as Silver Strand State Beach and Watchman CG @ Zion National Park.


Usually just battery power.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:20 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the advise.
I like the simplicity of the foot pump but, can't figure out the logistics and, it'd never work with the outdoor shower future mod.
I think I'll try Bob's Sea-flow pump recommendation. The price is right and, after researching hot water heater options, I realize that this part of the mod maybe a few years down the road.
Faucets? Do I need an RV specific faucet or can I just go to HomeDepot an go wild?
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:23 PM   #17
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I use an IKEA single handle kitchen sink faucet, about $20


Forgot to mention, to prevent backflow, you will want to cap the HOT side until you get your water heater. Not a biggie.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:39 PM   #18
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OK, just about to order a pump and a faucet and came up with and idea.
So there's no hot water for now. If I buy a dual sided faucet can I set it up to run potable water from the cold side, and non potable water from the hot side with one pump? I'm having a hard time envisioning how this would work but, it seems like it works with hot and cold.
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OK, just about to order a pump and a faucet and came up with and idea.
So there's no hot water for now. If I buy a dual sided faucet can I set it up to run potable water from the cold side, and non potable water from the hot side with one pump? I'm having a hard time envisioning how this would work but, it seems like it works with hot and cold.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:46 PM   #20
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Just be sure that there is a backflow check valve on both lines. Most water inlets incorporate them. Our Lil' Bigfoot was plumbed in that manner.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:52 PM   #21
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Thanks Steve, super helpful eyes:
To be clear, my "non potable" water is safe, from my on board water tank, just not the water I want to drink or cook with.
I'm not worried about a little cross contamination.
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Thanks Steve, super helpful eyes:
To be clear, my "non potable" water is safe, from my on board water tank, just not the water I want to drink or cook with.
I'm not worried about a little cross contamination.
Glad I could be of some help. !! You asked about running "Potable " and "Non Potable " water through a common pump ,piping and faucet . I answered the question you asked ?
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Here is another alternative for keeping drinking water separate. The pump was very inexpensive, see posts"
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In my Post #20 I was referring to Internal water tank and external shore water, not a 2nd tank.
Just so the o,p, knows, it's the cold water on it's way to the water heater under pressure that pushes the hot water out of the hot tap .
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