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Postby Ken » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:57 pm

I need to start thinking about the delivery system used go get h2o to the kitchen faucet from the 5 gal plastic kerosene can I purchased for a water tank. I chose kerosene can over the gas can because of the color, blue. Hand pump and 12 volt, any advice and purchase sources?
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Postby Steve Frederick » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:06 pm

I have a hand operated pump from JC Whitney...I'm replacing it! It takes a long time to get it primed, very slow to fill anything..it finally broke after three outings..I can't reccomend one :cry: :cry: I'm gonna get a 12volt unit and move the tank(I'm getting a 6 gallon rv tank) from the cabinet to under the rear section of the trailer. More cabinet space, better waterworks..:wink:
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Postby Ken » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:12 pm

Another thing I just thought about looking at Steve’s photo, my water tank is on the left, sink on the right and will be sliding out. I need to pump water 7 or 8 feet???
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Postby asianflava » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:16 pm

Steve, Where do you have your water drain going to?
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Postby Woody » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:46 pm

Shurflo makes demand pumps @12 vdc for potable water systems. I got mine from West Marine www.westmarine.com It works only when to water is turned on,with the demand switch built in, when water is off it builds pressure and turns off and waits for the next use. I wired mine with an on/off switch for traveling and when hooked up to water from external source since it doesn't need to run at all. They are self priming as well.
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Postby Ken » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:16 pm

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Thanks for the info, I went to West Marine and took a look at the pump. ? is, do you think it would pump water 7 or 8 feet and am I right in thinking that any faucet from the home depot will work
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Postby BrianB » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:17 pm

Woody, do you have a part #? The only shurflo products I found on there are $300+.

Slightly off topic, but I was thinking about getting one of these:
http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/produ ... sp?ID=6044

until I noticed that the local grocery store carries those 5gal bottles of water for ~$5. That seems like such a better option than filling up a jug in the sink since you'd have filtered water and you can just pick it up at the store when you get ice and food.

Only downside is that it's so much wider.
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Postby Ken » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:22 pm

BrianB
Here is where I was looking
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/st ... ctId=72960
starting price $77
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Postby Steve Frederick » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:37 pm

Flava,
I don't have a drain, The "sink" is actually, a stainless bowl from Walmart..$3. :wink: To "drain", remove and toss!..The water, that is!
When I update the tank, I'll update the sink with a drain to a greywater tank on the ground under the trailer,or maybe under the trailer next to the water tank?? Got me thinking, Uh Oh :idea: :idea:
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Postby tdthinker » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:54 pm

Pump should be the easiest choice, less to mess with and takes up less space. I have a large trailer so I am putting in electric but how large is yours? bye
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Postby Woody » Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:49 pm

Ken,

I have no problem with my pump setup. I think the pump cost $70 -$80. I was worry about the faucet as well. I ended up using the water filter type faucet, the skinny goose neck one with the push down lever, they sell at home depot for $19. It works fine and it does not allow alot of water to flow, unlike a regular faucet. If you look at the rating 1.3gallon/p/minute @45 psi. It will work fine. You should have no problem pumping the distance you mention. Like I said before I mounted mine for tank use and external water use. By installing a cutoff switch for travel and when hookuped to a external water source the water flow is unimpeded with the pump in line and "off"

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I'll update the sink with a drain to a greywater tank on the ground under the trailer,or maybe under the trailer next to the water tank?? Got me thinking, Uh Oh

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Postby Woody » Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:28 am

BrianB,

Go to Walmart, the container like Steve's cost around $6.00 all day long there. And it is for potable water, I have two and they work great
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Postby BrianB » Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:30 pm

I originally thought about using the aquatainer, but noticed that a lot of the reviews on it said the same thing; they wear out very quickly. They have a newer 7gallon version that's shaped like a gas can that I'd prefer since my cabinets are 18" deep and I can just lay it on its side to save space horizontally.
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Postby asianflava » Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:50 pm

BrianB wrote:I originally thought about using the aquatainer, but noticed that a lot of the reviews on it said the same thing; they wear out very quickly.


I've had 2 for 3 years, the only problem I have is the that the screw on top is cracked on one of them. Probably because someone, maybe me was trying to orient the spogit so it points down.
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