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Old 05-14-2020, 12:41 PM   #1
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Double check my plumbing diagram?

Hello friends! I was hoping that I could get some feedback and a double check over my logical plumbing diagram.



Hopefully the little notes added in make sense. I'm not specifically trying to make sure I have every fitting or stuff here, I just want to make sure that logically everything makes sense and I have all the "bigger" stuff accounted for.

Note, I won't have a flushable toilet so no need for a black tank.

The two water tanks will be on either side of the bus, so I think weight distribution there will be fine. I have two gray tanks mounted under the bus. I figure I'll just route output into one, and that'll naturally fill the second one. Hope that makes sense.

I already have a working water pump that I was able to pull out of an old RV for $10, which was nice. No idea what to look for though in terms of an accumulator, would love any suggestions there.

I think that is about it. Thank you!
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You can do just about anything so right and wrong are elusive. Items to consider:
  • Vents for all tanks.
  • Built-in pressure regulator for shore connection.
  • Depending on what you plan to do with the water, filter it when it goes into the tank and when it comes out. I think built in filters (and regulator) are far better and much easier to deal with than the inline filter you often see hanging off the sides of RV's in RV parks.
  • A manual valve is an easy option to use a single shore connection point for filling tanks or providing water to the house.

My plumbing diagram is here (half way down), if you'd care to have a look.
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Old 05-14-2020, 02:56 PM   #3
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You can do just about anything so right and wrong are elusive. Items to consider:
  • Vents for all tanks.
  • Built-in pressure regulator for shore connection.
  • Depending on what you plan to do with the water, filter it when it goes into the tank and when it comes out. I think built in filters (and regulator) are far better and much easier to deal with than the inline filter you often see hanging off the sides of RV's in RV parks.
  • A manual valve is an easy option to use a single shore connection point for filling tanks or providing water to the house.

My plumbing diagram is here (half way down), if you'd care to have a look.

Thanks for the info!


Question about the filters, how come you mention two? Why not just have one after the tanks?
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:08 PM   #4
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Question about the filters, how come you mention two? Why not just have one after the tanks?
This post might help.

Two sets of two filters. Each "set" has a sediment filter and a carbon filter.

I drink the water from my holding tanks. I want water going into them to be as clean as possible - they are much easier to "keep clean" than to clean. I again filter the water coming out of them into the house.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:50 AM   #5
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No p-trap or hepvo valve for the indoor shower? Won't the grey tank smells waft on up through the drain?
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:37 AM   #6
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No p-trap or hepvo valve for the indoor shower? Won't the grey tank smells waft on up through the drain?
Good call! Will add that into my diagram.
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