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Old 05-02-2016, 04:42 PM   #21
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"used to post here but has since moved on"

Probably someone who doesn't take criticism well and couldn't stand being told some of their ideas are stupid, and thinks their way is the right way, or if it works somewhat then it is fine.

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Well, it WILL work but the cobbled up trap will freeze and split come winter and it will be interesting to see what those chains do to his grey tank. Worst part is that it would have been cheaper to do it right. This guy has all kinds of goofy ideas, one of which is to build a "battery bank" out of rechargeable AA cells and charge it with a 5 watt solar panel. Another is to use the sink as a urinal. And the biggest irony of all is he calls the previous owners "hillbillies."
Good one Roachie!
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Under the bus is a plastic barrel and the waste line enters the barrel at the bottom...And there's no obvious vent.
We know how well that will work....I hope!
That must be quite the job draining that grey tank when the plumbing enters at the lowest point, especially after this "it" guy has been using the sink as a urinal.
I think I'll brush my teeth outside, thanks.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:27 PM   #24
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....Another is to use the sink as a urinal. And the biggest irony of all is he calls the previous owners "hillbillies."
Wait. WTF? All-ya'lls mean to tell me you aint never leaked yer lizzard in the sink?

(Naturally, that was a joke. Hehehe. But can we leave back porches out of this? Kinda sacred ground in the country! Lol!)
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its good to see you all checkin in on ole zaphod!



the whole thread is good, but i havent read it since he left us.


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i figured he'd a burnt down by now.

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Old 05-02-2016, 07:52 PM   #26
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that is "lazy plumbing"
duct tape hasn't been applied yet for final trim out.....
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:45 PM   #27
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ha! I see this is how I'll be treated the first time I build something differently than the rest think i "should"?
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:24 PM   #28
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ha! I see this is how I'll be treated the first time I build something differently than the rest think i "should"?
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That's right. Around here it's our way or the highway!

Seriously, you have to read Zaphod's forum posts. He's a piece of work.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:52 PM   #29
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Well, it WILL work but the cobbled up trap will freeze and split come winter and it will be interesting to see what those chains do to his grey tank. Worst part is that it would have been cheaper to do it right. This guy has all kinds of goofy ideas, one of which is to build a "battery bank" out of rechargeable AA cells and charge it with a 5 watt solar panel. Another is to use the sink as a urinal. And the biggest irony of all is he calls the previous owners "hillbillies."
Oh, like on a nickel draft night you never used the sink as a urinal!!!!
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Oh, like on a nickel draft night you never used the sink as a urinal!!!!
I did accidentally take a whiz in one of those big, communal camp sinks once, but never in showers, pools, or anywhere outside where people can't see me. I would NEVER do that.
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ha! I see this is how I'll be treated the first time I build something differently than the rest think i "should"?
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you totally right man, the world needs people that will do and not just say. cheers to him for tryin.
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Hmmm, well im not worried about plumbing yet. But i can understand free over paying for stuff. And question. Can you vent multiple sinks/shower together? Should the vent pipe be wrapped in something to prevent condensation breathing?
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:38 AM   #33
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its good to see you all checkin in on ole zaphod!



the whole thread is good, but i havent read it since he left us.


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i figured he'd a burnt down by now.

He or she, depending on what day you ask it.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:44 AM   #34
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Yes one can use a common vent for multiple fixtures. It needs to be sized "appropriately." Normally (I believe) 1-1/2" ABS would not pass inspection in a real building as a multi-fixture common vent, but surely in a bus it's adequate for venting both the shower and sink. Some people squeeze their vent down to 3/4 or even 1/2 PEX, but personally I don't like any risk of drains being slow, so I wouldn't go that small with a vent.

Several unspoken variables play into the sizing: is the vent also releasing air from the holding tank as water goes in, or is it only breaking the vacuum so that water rushing down the drain doesn't suck the P trap dry? Is there a P trap at all, or is a hepvo valve used instead? Etc.
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At least their blog post ends on a high note.

"In other news I found the bus title."
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:34 AM   #36
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use "hepvo" waterless p traps.

they are self venting..... simplifies everything

my waste tank is vented with 1/2" pex.....never been an issue or smell
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I thought these jokes about "it" were from a long time ago. This stuff is current. I don't think this individual reads his own posts. Quite the word smith.

There are additional plumbing efforts that also have reducers so the fluids go through a transparent piece of tubing. Also a translucent barrel supported by chains mounted under the bus.

Is it still polite to rinse a sink after use and maybe get those fluids past the poorly named p-trap? I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea of needing to see fluids flow through the plumbing system, although the use of a garden hose valve would allow one to release and view the flow after completing "it's" business. Concerning the leaking waste water issues, I guess you don't have to actually stop at a dump site to empty it that way. Maybe "it" has got an idea there.
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Concerning the leaking waste water issues, I guess you don't have to actually stop at a dump site to empty it that way. Maybe "it" has got an idea there.

unless he has been eating a ton of Taco Bell , im guessing he wouldnt be able to Leak-down the black tank..

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If "it" can put it down his sink and through the reducers and past the transparent tubing I think he's got it made. Besides, if you can put it through a sink you obviously don't need a black tank.
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If "it" can put it down his sink and through the reducers and past the transparent tubing I think he's got it made. Besides, if you can put it through a sink you obviously don't need a black tank.
His plan is to have a composting toilet (a bucket) for #2 but to use the sink to keep #1 & #2 separate. That means that the tank under the bus would be a yellowish-grey tank.
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