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Old 05-13-2017, 08:21 AM   #1
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Re-adding a sink

The camper we bought, a 1996 Rockwood Premier 2307, had the sink removed when we bought it. I'd like to add one back in, but I'm not sure where to start. Some of the plumbing is still in place, but a lot of it has been removed. Is there somewhere I can see some pictures or schematics that show how things are supposed to work together. I'd like to use an electric pump for supply, but don't really need a big tank. Maybe only 5 gallons. Love to hear ideas from anyone.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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Having had sailboats and pop-ups with and without sinks, I would consider the following when adding a sink:

If you are only using sinks as destinations for the water tank, install foot pumps instead of electric pumps to pump water. That way, when your battery is dead, you can still access your water. A foot pump works very well, and allows your hands to be free. I installed a foot pump in my first PUP and one of my sailboats when the cheapo hand pumps on the faucet broke.

However, manual pumps do not work in conjunction with hot water heaters. The hot water heaters require a pressurized water distribution created by an electric pump.

Water tank size is going to be dictated by space and weight concerns, although number of people times number of days should determine size. Water tank needs a vent, a tank drain, a fill pipe, and a draw pipe.

hope this helps
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:59 AM   #3
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