Good story for you.
This summer we decided to head out to Halcyon hot springs In Nakusp B.C .My Boler
had a regular pump sink where you pump up and down on the handle and water magically appears at the faucet. The GF didnt like the pump thing so i decided to install an electric pump with a shiny red button to activate it. You can buy these pumps at any rv place. So the switch to turn the pump on was mounted directly in front of the faucet. Meaning. The switch was closest to you as you stood in front of the sink. So you push the button just under the faucet spigot and water magically comes out into the sink.
Worked great. We were now in the 21st century.
Here is an old picture of the counter and sink with sink cover installed.(At bottom of page)
I dont have a picture of the new setup but you get the idea. Just a new spigot and shiny red button.
So on with the story.
On the drive to Nakusp we encountered rough roads. Smooth highways but rough sections in the steep mountain passes. I was driving in front and my friend was behind me driving his camper.
We came upon a long 4 lane section and my friend passes me and they flag me down. We stop and (pat) (friend) tells me that smoke was coming out from behind my boler tires
. I look at the boler
. Nope .No smoke. But there looked like what appeared to be clear liquid streaming out from the gap under the door.All bolers have the gap so dont think yours does'nt.
I open the door and water is pouring out of the door. I cant tell where its coming from but i can see a waterfall of water streaming over the counter onto the bunk area of the boler. I look at the sink spigot and the tap is apparently running at full blast with the sink cover nicely in place. The water cant run into the sink because of my wonderfull cover but instead water is waterfalling over everything. Great effect by the way. Try it out for yourself.
I turn off the water VIA the shiny red button and wonder who or what turned the water on.
What had happened was the sink cover jumped up in the air as i hit rough sections of the road. The sink cover is held in by gravity and will not move unless a force is acted upon it vertically. The sink cover jumped up, Hit the shiny red button,and fell down perfectly in place to cover the sink.
Long story short. Lots of towels came into play. Cushion covers were removed etc etc and laminate floor ?
Yup. All nicely swollen. And the great thing about laminate is if you dont wipe up spills right away your floor will swell as if it were stung by a bee.
The floor did recede after a few months but you can clearly see the damage . I will replace it sometime when i have a few hours.
I have since moved the shiny red button to the back of the spigot so the sink cover can not touch it again.
The camping trip BTW was ok at best. The campground SUCKED . Halcyon campground is basically a parking lot. No privacy. Its all about the dollar tourist trap.Not my idea of camping.
It rained the whole weekend. We still had fun but was not my best trip.
1) Dont install laminate in a boler.
2) Dont camp at tourist traps.
3)Dont install the sink switch in front of the spigot.