Duh I feel like the most stupidest person in the world. I got my hepVo valve the other day & decided to try my hand at putting the plumbing to the kitchen sink. I pulled out the various plumbing parts that Hubby has already bought, divided into two piles. One for waste and one for water intake. Cool, opened up my HepVo package & added that to the waste pile and put the other pile in a bag & put back away.
Now, I got this pile of parts so I grab the most obvious the sink drain that connects to the sink and look around at my pile, look at the diagram from the hepVo package, look back at my pile & grab the 6 inch or so metal pipe that I know goes next from the sink assembly. I unscrew the fixtures to the assembly and of course, all the washers & such go flying all over the table (which means, I'm gonna have a lot of leaks cause some of these washers are different from one side to the next and as they all flew out, I don't know how to put them back in, which goes first, which is up or which side is down.)
First attempt attaching the 6 inch chrome pipe to the basket. Nope, not happening. Can get it together if I leave out the plastic gasket (which I know I can't do). Ok, attempt #2. Grab whatever you can connect together and connect it. Hey, not to bad. I got the hepVo valve, connected to the elbow it came with, connected to the sink. Well, that kind of looks like the picture, sort of. I still got some round black adapter thingy that Hubby bought, the chrome straight pipe and the last of the plastic connectors from the hepVo package. None of them fit anything else I already got together.
Well, I know I'm not done cause I'm still not out of the cabinet and what I ended up with has threads and I don't think I need a threaded piece to hook up my hose. I look back around on the table & still have nothing left that'll fit.
So, I grab my coffee, cigs, cell phone and off I go into the house to search on the web and see if I can find some help there. I searched Google, Google Skoolies, Skoolies , Dogpile, various sites & forums I have marked as favorites, even started searching Rv store sites and the best I came up with is below:
Now, I know (and so do all of you now know) that I'm ridiculously dumb when it comes to this plumbing crap, but this is not helping me identify and put together anything that I have on the table in the bus.
So, I grab up my coffee, my cigs, my cell phone and walk back into the bus, take another good look at the pile on the table, go sit down, take a sip of coffee, light up a cig, get up and once again look at the pile. I now got this fancy diagram above, the diagram off the hepVo valve and a pile of things in all states of assembly, actually more than I started with since everytime I took apart something, I'd end up with a bunch more of washers & compression fittings.
So, after a minute or two, I disassemble what I had managed to put together and threw it all in a plastic bag, grabbed my coffee, my cigs & my cell phone and with tears in my eyes, slowly finding their way down my cheeks went back into the house.
Now at this point Hubby (whose been down for the count and I know better than to even ask him his name when he's ill) wants to know what's in the bag. I tell him what I've been doing & the story above and said "I'm taking it all over to HD in the morning and see if they can help me put this mess together" and I proceeded to head to the bedroom where the computer is to find some stupid easy game to play and take my mind off how ignorant I am.
Next I hear coming from the other room is Hubby going through the bag and trying his hand at what I wanted to do. I watch as he puts this here & that there and actually has added on one more piece than I had. Now he's still got the 6 in chrome pipe and the black adapter piece not attached.
End of story (and I hope you all got a fairly decent chuckle out of this...and don't we all need one now & then) Hubby says "things just ain't adding up here, so let's put it all in the bag and we'll go to HD tomorrow. I'll figure out what we don't need and return it and buy what we do need without any of them Yahoos from HD clogging up the works".
So long story short, I should have put together the water side of the sink.