Monday, March 8, 2010

Plumbing

Last year in the rush of getting our newest Airstream on the road, I didn't take pictures of the end and finished products of what we had done.  Then came winter, and who wants to go outside and take pictures?  Now that the weather is taking a turn for the better and the snow is melting, we are getting out to our beloved project and getting it back into order for camping as soon as possible.  So today, I am sharing the plumbing.  To the gentleman that asked more specific questions last year, I apologize for the delay!

This is the underside of the kitchen sink plumbing.  I think the question that was asked, was how did we used the PEX plumbing on the sink drains.  For the drain and the vent, but for the clean cold and hot water, we used the PEX.  Here's the PEX behind the drains.  On of the PEX travels along the floor along the wall to the tank under the goucho.  The hot water PEX travels the same way to under the bed in the middle where the hot water heater is.Here is a picture of the drain pipe.  The white elbow is the pipe that goes to the vent.  Originally, we had it piped out the roof, but on one of our ah-ha moments, we realized that we could used a house construction in wall vent cover, so we capped it off next to the bunk bed.  Eventually, we will probably vent it under the sink, but right now the damage is done with the hole in the wall.Finally, the PEX was also used  for the toilet.  We did learn a hard lesson and added the main in water source tube to have a valve that could be turned off when we are out of the Airstream.  Unfortunately, on our second day at WBCCI International in Madison last year, the tube that my husband has used on the toilet burst and we flooded the Airstream.  (The tube was not PEX, or the wrapped hose that you now see coming in - an effort to save money that didn't pay off!)  The PEX is the blue tubing and the wrapped plumbing tubing is the clear looking stuff.

One of my favorite features of the toilet is the kitchen sprayer for flushing out the toilet.  I'm not sure why we don't have this great feature in our house bathrooms, but it is so nice to be able to get the toilet clean without touch it!  I think that Airstream was extremely genious in this invention.  It does seem to be overkill, since the toilet can be flushed with water, but I made sure that it was put back in on the redo!
I didn't include the pictures of the bathroom sink plumbing, but that is similar to the kitchen, in that we used regular plumbing for the drainage and PEX for the water in.

9 comments:

  1. If you are installing tanks and fitting pipes to them be sure to cover the ends of the pipes with tape to stop pieces of plastic and swarf from dropping down them, the bits and pieces will block taps later on and cause all kinds of problems.

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  2. If the hot water method doesn't work, there are still home-grown options that don't rely on the use of dangerous chemicals to work. The second simple remedy for clogged drains is baking soda.

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  3. You can ask neighbors and family members to help you in finding a good plumbing service. If you ask a lot of people, you will surely get a recommendation.

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  4. Good job! The organized installation of the plumbing pipes is very ideal. This is a great sign of an effective and functional plumbing system.

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  5. Finding a good plumbing service in your area requires a bit of investigation and proper evaluation on your part. While there may be a lot of plumbing options available, it is the best that you have to choose.

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  6. If it is found out that you already need to replace sewers, the trenchless sewer method is very efficient as this technique does not need complete digging up of sewer lines.

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  7. Make sure you not only ask for but also contact the references and ask about the quality of the plumber’s work as well as how the plumber was to work with.

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  8. Great pictures. Most times you dont get to "see" what a plumber is talking about. And lets face it most of us are not plumbing literate. Great information thanks.

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