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Water & waste Pipe Storage


 

Water & waste pipe carriers

 

Rolling up and storing water hose & sullage pipe is an onerous task. It often results in wet and/or smelly storage boots and kinks or permanent coils in the hose.

 

This solution eliminates these undesirables.

 

Store the pipes in carriers made from lengths of suitable sized conduit fitted under the Van.

I used 5 lengths of 50mm conduit with fixed caps on one end and a common end box (I think that plumbers call them plumb dingers) with hinged lid on the other end. Removable end caps work OK as well.

The Jayco has slotted sections in the chassis cross members that are ideal for the job.

The sullage pipe and water hose are cut into lengths that fit neatly into each carrier conduit length, including the brass joiner fittings for the water hoses.

When more than one length of water pipe is required they are joined using commercial click lock fittings. This gives me a 15 meter hose. I add rubber caps (feet off chairs/tables) to the water hose joiners to prevent entry of dust etc.  One hose length has a twist nozzle fitted for those rare occasions where I wash the car or van while touring.

Short pieces of suitable diameter conduit are used to join lengths of sullage pipe when required. A cable tie attached to the end of each sullage pipe makes it easy to remove them from the storage conduit.

 

Where the site is a long distance from the sullage point and the van has two discharge outlets as mine does, a lot of pipe is required.  Make a "two pipe to one" anti backflow adaptor. This is done by attaching 600mm lengths of sullage pipe, one into an elbow & the other into a T joint. Connect them together to form a reclining Y shaped fitting to form a single outlet with two inlets from the van side. Your sullage pipes can now be joined together to make one long one. Some people use this attachment in all situations.

 

Hint.. A highly recommended practice after use is to flush the sullage pipes with clean water and then use a piece of rag to wipe the exterior of all pipes & hoses during the process of sliding them back into their carriers.

 

-- Edited by Cupie on Wednesday 24th of April 2013 07:28:43 AM



-- Edited by Cupie on Wednesday 24th of April 2013 09:00:37 AM

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RE: Pipe storage


WE have cut our sullage (smooth inside) and hoses into smaller easier to handle pieces, which then loop back into themselves.  then depending on the situation, we can use two small hoses to make a longer one etc.  The hoses both sullage and water, are stored on what was originally our bike rack on the front of the draw bar/



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