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Old 12-28-2015, 12:36 PM   #1
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Interior Water Tanks, etc

I'm putting my fresh water tank inside under my couch/side table and my gray water outside underneath the bus, mostly because I can't think of a way for water to drain into it other than gravity.

My question is how do I monitor my fresh water tank to avoid overflowing it, because it's my understanding that there's a vent on top that water can come through. Does anyone have any suggestions ideas on how to deal with this overflow up top? Can't be too good for an interior tank.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:49 PM   #2
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Get one of these and attach your vent line to it. When water squirts out of the vent hole it's full.

http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-2.../dp/B00C5TEJJC




Another option is to put one of these little water trough float valves in your tank and plumb the tank into your city water line.

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Giant-T.../dp/B000HHS9RM
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:54 PM   #3
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This one has a vent hole in it too, but no city water connection like the last one did.

http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-32...QGM1BDEG0JRK60
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:35 PM   #4
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We don't know how to monitor and avoid overflow; it seems more common to design so that overflow isn't problematic. (water may slosh out the vent while driving, too.)

Use a fresh water tank that has a threaded vent hole so you can attach tube to extend the vent to a place where spills are OK. The little patch of screen in that Valterra panel probably has a 1/2" tube barb on the back side for this purpose. If you don't like the Valterra part and want to fill another way, the vent could instead drop out through the floor of the bus (you'd still want some kind of screen to keep insects and debris out).
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:28 PM   #5
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Your water tank does not have to be mounted above your grey water tank. Your sink and shower do. You use a pump to pull water out of your water tank for use at the sink and shower and gravity takes it from there to your grey water tank.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:07 AM   #6
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Right right, was just curious about the grey tank. I'm mounting it below the bus and the fresh water inside the bus
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