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Offline wal1809

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Re: Slight problem
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2012, 05:07:07 PM »
Is your fresh water tank on the left in that photo?
I am thinking about going cheap and using one of the 35 gallon poly barrels I have behind the barn.  I did that with a 55 gallon for the gray and it works perfectly.  I can cut one of the bungs out of the poly barrel and tap screw a flange over the hole.  Then put the gate valve I have on that flange.
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Re: Slight problem
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012, 06:14:22 PM »
Yes, in the top photo, the fresh water tank is on the left.  Would 35 gallons be enough fresh water.  Guess that depends on what you're using the bus for.

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Offline chev49

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Re: Slight problem
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2012, 07:04:38 PM »
i have around 135 gallons fresh water... and that isnt enough... :(
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Re: Slight problem
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012, 08:23:52 PM »
Round tanks waste a lot of space. We have 45 Black, 45 Grey, 45 fresh. 3 showers, dish washing, etc and the water is gone in the fresh tank and the grey is full. Black we can get 10 days out of. We carry (5) 5 gallon bottles we fill up at the health food store with purified water. Those we use for food that is not boiled and drinking water. We just put 1 in the pantry on the floor with a battery operated pump. on the top of the bottle. It will last us about 7 days per bottle. We get the water for .23 gallon. Would like 100 gallon fresh and 100 gallon grey but is no more room.
Also some have a Water diverter valve on their shower drain that can dump the shower water under the coach while you shower. Hook up a pull chain from inside to pull when needed.

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Re: Slight problem
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2012, 03:57:10 AM »
Round tanks waste a lot of space.

Thats a matter of opinion!


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Offline wal1809

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Re: Slight problem
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2012, 04:07:00 AM »
Yes, in the top photo, the fresh water tank is on the left.  Would 35 gallons be enough fresh water.  Guess that depends on what you're using the bus for.

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I have a round 125 gallon vegtable oil tank in one bay and a 55 gallon round poly tank next to it for gray water.  In the next bay is a 75 gallon round poly for fresh water.  Next to it is the elongated black tank.  I like your two square tanks.  The system you built looks well though out. 

For a quick fix I am going to go with round poly that I have.   I am shooting for retirement in 4.4 years.  Yes 4.4 and some days to be exact.  It will take us a year to finish the barndominium.  Then I plan on breaking the bus down and refabricating some things.   I will probably use your ideas there as a model.
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Re: Slight problem
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2012, 10:06:04 AM »
gee Ace I though that was what I gave an opinion, and mine is that I had tried it with round barrel tanks and I lost a lot of space as compared to square or rectangular ones, besides having to crib them and such to keep them in place.

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