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Old 09-02-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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Off the grid.

For buses completely off the grid: how do you store and utilize water?
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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Harvest rain water, melt snow, drill a well, haul it in 5 gallon jugs.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:56 PM   #3
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How do you run it through the pipes?
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:43 PM   #4
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Gravity,foot pump,hand pump,electric pump, pour it out of a jug.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:45 PM   #5
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Once it's in the fresh tank, it flows the same way any other rv does.

Read up on boondocking and plumbing systems on the site. For a small setup, I'd go with a submersible pump in the fresh tank.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:34 PM   #6
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Here's a neat combination faucet/hand pump for the kitchen sink. Requires no electricity.

LASCO RV740 RV Hand Pump Water Faucet - - Amazon.com
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:40 AM   #7
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At that point why not just get a keg and a bicycle pump.

My folks had one of those little pumps in a tent trailer, nope nope nope never again.
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At that point why not just get a keg and a bicycle pump.

My folks had one of those little pumps in a tent trailer, nope nope nope never again.
I imagine that would work fine also..

My preference would be to use an electric water pump coupled to a fairly large battery bank and enough solar panels to keep them charged.
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I wouldn't mind the manual pumps, but a foot actuated model.

I never understood why faucets weren't made to be actuated by foot. Like those sinks in school when I was a kid...
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I wouldn't mind the manual pumps, but a foot actuated model.

I never understood why faucets weren't made to be actuated by foot. Like those sinks in school when I was a kid...
They are in surgical wards for obvious reasons. My guess is that it doesn't necessarily "work" in a residential environment.
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