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Postby StandUpGuy » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:57 pm

Hey Moderators. How about a section added to the forum that is dedicated to the discussion of plumbing?
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Postby madjack » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:29 pm

...if you're a guy, you stand up...if you're a girl you sit.,..what else is there :roll: :lol: ;) ............... 8)
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Postby StandUpGuy » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:50 pm

in a TTT we all sit. No head room!

See it is not as clear as you thought. :)
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Postby StandUpGuy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:35 am

So how about it?
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Postby slowcowboy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:08 pm

well. in a teardrop most of use have just a water tank a sink and thats it for plumbing. a lot of use done even have a sink or any plumbing and we don't sit in the teardrop only to go to bed and take some shoes off.

so what need is there for a hole section on plumbing. you got to remmber this is a teardrop furom not a forum for rvs. slow.
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Postby StandUpGuy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:13 pm

slowcowboy wrote:well. in a teardrop most of use have just a water tank a sink and thats it for plumbing. a lot of use done even have a sink or any plumbing and we don't sit in the teardrop only to go to bed and take some shoes off.

so what need is there for a hole section on plumbing. you got to remmber this is a teardrop furom not a forum for rvs. slow.


The name of this site is "Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers". You have a tear drop. That's great. That is what you want. Others want a Tiny Travel Trailer. This is what interests me. Plumbing intersts me and I see lots of people also interested and executing plumbing in their Tiny Travel Trailers. We have a specialty electrical section and it seems only logical to have one for plumbing too.
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Postby mvperini » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:46 pm

The name of this site is "Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers".

he does have a point slowcowboy :lol: but to answer the question we use a porty potty in the canned ham in emergencys and where we like to camp [wife] there is a bathroom close by


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Postby Shadow Catcher » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:52 pm

Plumbing can include more than "stand up/sit down".:thinking:

E.g. water tank, water pump, faucet, hot water heater (gas/electric/solar), gray water/ and or black water tank, shower, drain and drain hose, water inlet, water filter(s), pump to bring water from a stream or lake (through filter(s) to make it potable), water pressure regulator, safe water hose for potable water.
Of these items the only thing we do not have with our teardrop is a black water tank.
On top of this are considerations of what sort of pipe/tubing fittings vents tank material how to attaching fittings to tank... and how to you keep the whole mess sanitary (chlorine for the most part) how do you winterize...
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Postby StandUpGuy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:17 pm

Yes I am going to have questions about all of those plumbing topics in the coming month. I am going to need your help with them.

In the new plumbing experts section, where you will give your sage advice. :D
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:31 pm

As typical for me I spent a lot of thought and research on this. There are advantages to having a disability (Aspergers) that includes as one of my professors said an obsession "to know everything about something". I even looked for a way to cushion the water pump to quite it down. If all else fails PM me with an email address and we can correspond.
What are you interested in specifically including?
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Postby StandUpGuy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:36 pm

Todays plumbing topic de jour for me is the vent stack. I aquired a toilet but do not yet have the flange for it. I am gatherering it is a smaller diameter than a house toilet. I am wondering how small a diameter of a vent stack I can make and if that vent can go out the side rather than through the roof.
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Postby Miriam C. » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:52 pm

:thumbsup: Plumbing sounds like it could need it's own spot. We have a lot of folks who don't do traditional TD's or put the sink in the back....Good idea! :thumbsup:
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:04 pm

For a toilet I think you want it on top. We do not have one so vent is on the side. see http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/it ... vent/31992
The one alternative that I have found is a vent filter (good for a season) from Dometic sanitation services in various diameters from 5/8 to 1 1/2" that might allow you go out the side. http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas/US ... taid=96732
3/4" looks to be a commonly used size for a small black water tank.
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Postby StandUpGuy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:41 pm

Shadow Catcher wrote:For a toilet I think you want it on top. We do not have one so vent is on the side. see http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/it ... vent/31992
The one alternative that I have found is a vent filter (good for a season) from Dometic sanitation services in various diameters from 5/8 to 1 1/2" that might allow you go out the side. http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas/US ... taid=96732
3/4" looks to be a commonly used size for a small black water tank.
I think the first issue I have to overcome is that I plan to build a pop top and my bathroom is directly under the pop top. If I vent straight up I am venting right where I plan on a fabric pop top wall.
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Postby StandUpGuy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:08 pm

Miriam C. wrote::thumbsup: Plumbing sounds like it could need it's own spot. We have a lot of folks who don't do traditional TD's or put the sink in the back....Good idea! :thumbsup:
That would be great! Thanks.
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