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Old 10-28-2015, 12:48 AM   #1
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City water hook up to the fresh water tank

I'm installing a hook up for city water does the line goes before or after the pump?
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:05 AM   #2
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Mine will be on a float valve inside my storage tank.

This will fill my tank without over flowing, but still have the proper pressure at the faucets inside the bus.

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Old 10-28-2015, 01:19 AM   #3
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I'm going to look into that thanks
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It will work like the valve in the back of a toilet.

Live stock watering tanks also use a nice brass version of the same kind of float valve.

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Old 10-28-2015, 11:26 AM   #5
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Mine will be on a float valve inside my storage tank.

This will fill my tank without over flowing, but still have the proper pressure at the faucets inside the bus.

Nat
So the tank would be vented to the atmosphere (like a toilet tank is) and you'd have to run the 12v pump for pressure in the bus, even when connected to city water. Right?
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Generally RV's have the city hookup after the RV pump. The pump should already have a check valve to prevent city water from going into the fresh water tank. You should put a check valve at city hookup to prevent RV pump from pumping out on the ground.
Most ready made RV city hookups have this valve.
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:37 PM   #7
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So the tank would be vented to the atmosphere (like a toilet tank is) and you'd have to run the 12v pump for pressure in the bus, even when connected to city water. Right?
Yes, but my pump will be 120 volt.

This will ensure I get proper pressure to my faucets.

Garden hoses and long connections tend to cause massive pressure loss.

Not all city / camp ground water connections have good pressure.

This will ensure I always have consistent pressure.

It will also keep my fresh tank full. This is good in case of water supply interruption, ect.

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