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Old 04-12-2019, 02:28 PM   #1
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Foot Pedal Sink

This is the latest evolution for my bus (and my latest video too, coincidentally).
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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Your hilarious! Nice work! Keep on keeping on!
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Great, funny videos! I have been planning to use a foot pump as well: No electricity needed, and much less water wasted! Keep it up!
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With that faucet you could use it as an outside shower if you're really fast. You could find a way to hang the pedal out the window and push it with your hand.
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Your hilarious! Nice work! Keep on keeping on!
Awww, thank you! I'm having so much fun!

I have been taken to task for not adding a p-trap so I guess there will be another plumbing video eventually.
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With that faucet you could use it as an outside shower if you're really fast. You could find a way to hang the pedal out the window and push it with your hand.
Yeah, I've thought about that! I have another shower idea though, trying to figure it out.
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Great, funny videos! I have been planning to use a foot pump as well: No electricity needed, and much less water wasted! Keep it up!
I'm pretty excited to have finally gotten it done!
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Awww, thank you! I'm having so much fun!

I have been taken to task for not adding a p-trap so I guess there will be another plumbing video eventually.
With the way the hose is routed into the blue jug it is effectively a "P" trap.
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I don't think a p-trap is really needed for a little grey tank like that. I had a similar set-up last summer and you empty it frequently enough not to be an odor issue. I plan on doing the same in my rebuild. Carry it out to empty daily and no worries about finding a dump site.
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As I mentioned, you have a "P" trap there already, plus the "basket" in the drain will minimize food stuff get into the tank. So,ya, you'll empty it more often that having to worry about smell. I do think about it because our water here is so bad that a glass full of tap water left in the sink for more than a day stinks so bad you wouldn't think of drinking it.
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With the way the hose is routed into the blue jug it is effectively a "P" trap.
Nice, that's what I was going for but then someone said no, that's not a p-trap.

Anyway, something new to think about today: my water jugs are sweating quite a bit. Any thoughts on that from anyone? It's just not something I thought about but it's 75 today, so I guess the water is a lot colder than the air in the bus. Not that it's super hot in there but it was only about 40 when I filled them and it hasn't really warmed up until now.
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All a "P" trap is is a loop in the line that's lower than the opening of your tank. That loop retains water and keeps the smell from coming out the drain.
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