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Old 03-27-2018, 02:39 PM   #41
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Great job on this build! I do have a question for you. When you were talking about your homemade gray tank you said

"Used a end cap then drilled in a 3" male adapter to run the drain."

Did you spin weld an adapter to the PVC end cap or did you drill a hole in the PVC end cap and put in an adapter?
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:08 PM   #42
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Great job on this build! I do have a question for you. When you were talking about your homemade gray tank you said

"Used a end cap then drilled in a 3" male adapter to run the drain."

Did you spin weld an adapter to the PVC end cap or did you drill a hole in the PVC end cap and put in an adapter?
I really wish I had takes pictures but I welded a female adapter to the in side of the cap then I spun in the male after the female dried for about 48 hours

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Old 03-28-2018, 01:55 PM   #43
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Thanks for the information. I have a piece of 10" pvc irrigation pipe that I was thinking about using for a tank but I have not seen it done before and I could not figure out how to attach the fittings so I put that idea on hold. Now you have got me inspired to give it another try.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:57 PM   #44
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Thanks for the information. I have a piece of 10" pvc irrigation pipe that I was thinking about using for a tank but I have not seen it done before and I could not figure out how to attach the fittings so I put that idea on hold. Now you have got me inspired to give it another try.
Yeah there you go think outside of the box. When I get home from work I'll try and remember to post a better detailed picture

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Old 03-28-2018, 03:06 PM   #45
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Without any baffling, there is going to be one heck of a lot of force in the water moving back & forth or side to side. Think great big hydraulic hammer.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:11 PM   #46
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Without any baffling, there is going to be one heck of a lot of force in the water moving back & forth or side to side. Think great big hydraulic hammer.
Hey Tango you are totally right. I honestly really only plan on taking the bus to real camp grounds for now. So I plan on having my tanks empty for traveling for now anyway. But thank you for your comments. And I have to tell you I am a big fan of your build. I can't wait to see the finished product. With the level of detail you have been doing it's going to be one for the books.

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Old 03-28-2018, 03:29 PM   #47
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Thanks for the kind words Josh. One solution would be to cut and cap the 10" pipe into short (2"?) lengths but cross connect several to form a self baffled unit. Near as I can tell, a 2' length of 10" pipe would hold about 8 gallons of water. A "row" of 5 would give you around forty gallons.

Just a thought. There would still be sloshing, but it comes back to the old E=MC2 thing. Limit the mass & velocity and the energy becomes manageable.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:49 PM   #48
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Thanks for the kind words Josh. One solution would be to cut and cap the 10" pipe into short (2"?) lengths but cross connect several to form a self baffled unit. Near as I can tell, a 2' length of 10" pipe would hold about 8 gallons of water. A "row" of 5 would give you around forty gallons.

Just a thought. There would still be sloshing, but it comes back to the old E=MC2 thing. Limit the mass & velocity and the energy becomes manageable.
That is a good point the more baffling the better for sure.

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Old 03-28-2018, 04:46 PM   #49
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definitely wild **** is going to happen at light speed

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Old 05-10-2018, 07:37 PM   #50
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I don't know how I missed your build but well done! I wish I'd done my counter top like you did.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:29 PM   #51
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So as usual I have been absent but I have completed a lot of tasks I'd like to share. So I was able to get a sky light to fit where the old (broken/ missing) emergency hatch went. Love it great sky light just above the kitchen area. Welded up a deck and used some more old lumber from my house as the decking. Lots of deck sealer next the job box will get mounted for the hot water heater and house batteries. 20180511_191149.jpg20180511_191139.jpg20180514_170021.jpg20180520_190305.jpg20171217_163050.jpg20171125_152521.jpg
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:10 AM   #52
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I like what you have done.
I really like the skylight idea.
I will be stealing that one.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:48 AM   #53
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I really like the platform on the back---Great to mount Bicycle Racks on. Your project looks great.
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