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size of waterline question

Postby Carolina_coast99 » Fri May 15, 2020 7:45 am

hello,
could I please get some help on what size of waterline to use for my CTC:
main water inlet supply?
sink faucet supply?
sink drain?
shower drain?
toilet supply?
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Re: size of waterline question

Postby GTS225 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:35 am

Carolina_coast99 wrote:hello,
could I please get some help on what size of waterline to use for my CTC:


It won't help, but in 1967, the great Smokey Yunick used a 3-inch fuel line from the tank to the firewall, that carried an "extra" 3 gallons over "normal". :twisted: Some say he was cheating. :x
He claimed there was no rules about fuel line size. :thinking: ;)

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Re: size of waterline question

Postby Carolina_coast99 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:44 am

GTS225 wrote:
Carolina_coast99 wrote:hello,
could I please get some help on what size of waterline to use for my CTC:


It won't help, but in 1967, the great Smokey Yunick used a 3-inch fuel line from the tank to the firewall, that carried an "extra" 3 gallons over "normal". :twisted: Some say he was cheating. :x
He claimed there was no rules about fuel line size. :thinking: ;)

Roger


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Re: size of waterline question

Postby tony.latham » Fri May 15, 2020 9:01 am

Well... in a house, it's 1/2" for the feeders and 3/4" main I believe.

:thinking:

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Re: size of waterline question

Postby djohnsonnv » Fri May 15, 2020 10:14 am

My thoughts would be to match either the outlet of the pump or inlet to the fixture. Unless you plan on using multiple fixtures at the same time, I doubt it matters much.

(Disclaimer. I haven't built one of these yet, but I have been designing in my head for a while. Also I am a civil engineer but I specialize in concrete and dirt.)

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Re: size of waterline question

Postby GTS225 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:35 pm

Ok, Carolina. Let's ask a couple questions.
Will this CTC have it's own fresh water tank?
Will there be an on-board electric pump to pressurize the system.
Will the CTC rely on just an external supplied water and pressure?

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Re: size of waterline question

Postby Carolina_coast99 » Fri May 15, 2020 7:03 pm

GTS225 wrote:Ok, Carolina. Let's ask a couple questions.
Will this CTC have it's own fresh water tank?
Will there be an on-board electric pump to pressurize the system.
Will the CTC rely on just an external supplied water and pressure?

Roger

i plan on a fresh water tank (maybe now or maybe in the future when
money spending slows...haha) i am building accomidations for it inside.
for now i have debated using a 55 gal drum with hose run to it just
outside the CTC.
yes. there will be a pump going to either of the above options i
described.
no- i plan to have the option for either city supplied water or my tank
and on board pump.
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Re: size of waterline question

Postby GTS225 » Sat May 16, 2020 5:44 am

OK, you're shooting for the option of "primitive", stand-alone camping. :thumbsup: Personally, my recommendation would be to run pump size on both inlet and outlet. If it's 3/4", so much the better. Run the outlet size to your shower. That will want the most volume. The rest, I'd run a standard 3/8" supply for the water. As for the sink and shower waste drain, I would think a standard 1-1/4" PVC waste pipe would be more than sufficient.
By utilizing standard plumbing sizes and materials for supply and waste, you can fix things on the road at any big-box home supply outlet, or even a small town hardware store.

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Re: size of waterline question

Postby Carolina_coast99 » Sun May 17, 2020 7:20 pm

GTS225 wrote:OK, you're shooting for the option of "primitive", stand-alone camping. :thumbsup: Personally, my recommendation would be to run pump size on both inlet and outlet. If it's 3/4", so much the better. Run the outlet size to your shower. That will want the most volume. The rest, I'd run a standard 3/8" supply for the water. As for the sink and shower waste drain, I would think a standard 1-1/4" PVC waste pipe would be more than sufficient.
By utilizing standard plumbing sizes and materials for supply and waste, you can fix things on the road at any big-box home supply outlet, or even a small town hardware store.

Roger

Sounds good; keeping the standard of the pump inlet and outlet makes sense.

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