Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2016, 11:29 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 10
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: CAT 3208 V8
Winter-proof plumbing?

Is it possible to install plumbing that can withstand below-freezing temperatures? What are the logistics this if it is possible?
EschatonExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 11:59 PM   #2
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 206
Year: 1997
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: Genesis
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 84
PEX is pretty much your only option if you want it to survive ice in the line and even that is questionable. Put an air compressor blow out on the line and get rid of the water inside the pipes for long term storage is what is normally done.
Timelord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 07:10 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
somewhereinusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Andrews,Indiana
Posts: 1,636
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Her, me and Molly
If you're talking about living in it in the winter, you will have to keep all water both fresh and waste inside of a compartment that is heated is some way.
somewhereinusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 07:22 AM   #4
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 7
I've thought of this issue, keep my fresh water in tank under my queen mattress, will a spray foam layer help with a black/grey tank I know they sell heating pads for starts at grow shops you can get them in almost any size I bought one that was 24x48. The rest was trying to run my lines internally.
dodgeoboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 10:51 AM   #5
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,943
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
It might be cheaper to buy those electrical floor heating systems which come in a variety of sizes, and they can be cut to fit. It's the internet alternative to the hydronic floor heating systems. Just a thought. Haven't compared prices.
Robin97396 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 05:24 PM   #6
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 10
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: CAT 3208 V8
Good solutions. I've got a fresh tank under the bed already, so that's good. I would assume that the black tank would be kept above reasonable freezing temperatures by the self-generated heat of the waste.

Another question: how do you all feel about drinking fresh water from a PEX pipe system?
EschatonExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 06:11 PM   #7
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 694
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 RE
Engine: 8.3l Cummins
Rated Cap: 78
I think millions of households don't mind. Pex is used all the time for residential and commercial plumbing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EschatonExpress View Post
Good solutions. I've got a fresh tank under the bed already, so that's good. I would assume that the black tank would be kept above reasonable freezing temperatures by the self-generated heat of the waste.

Another question: how do you all feel about drinking fresh water from a PEX pipe system?
aaronsb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 07:03 PM   #8
Bus Nut
 
CaptSquid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 914
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: HDX
Engine: Cat C7
Rated Cap: 84 passenger
Electrically heated hoses and holding tank blanket are available just for this purpose.
CaptSquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.