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Posted: 12/14/05 07:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Based on someone else's PVC hot water heater drain idea (can't remember who it was[emoticon]) I added a solid brass ball valve, for a no tools required drain. Since I used a hose bib I can add a short section of hose and empty into a bucket so I don't make such a mess.

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And I added a small wire rack (SS) in the bath to hold two bottles, one soft soap and the other shampoo. No mess dispensers and they stay in place.

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I like both of those ideals. But the soap one the best. I had to clean a bottle of soap up from falling over and leaking all over the place.
I hope to load ours up next week. so I may have add both of those to it.
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I like the water drain idea and would like to do the same on mine. Is the hose bib a part of the valve, or screwed to a short nipple?


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Posted: 12/14/05 08:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The ball valve is one piece, threads on one end and Hose Bib on the other. About $6 at Lowe's. I had to "adjust" the handle a little to fit the space and I like that if I leave the valve "open" I can't close the door. So I know if the door is closed the valve is too.
I did have to take apart a little bit of the water heater in order to screw the valve into place then reassemble heater, very simple job though.

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Posted: 12/14/05 10:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Spott, A idea that I stole from another camper is taking one of those soap bottles, a piece of duct tape and a magnet. Tape the magnet to the bottle, real hard ain't it, then I can slap it about anywhere.

Now to this add one of those 300 oz liquid detergent dispensers with the push button nozzle. I write on it with a permanent marker "hand washing only", add water and set it in a sunny spot with a hand towel, wolla no more running inside to wash your paws.


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[quote=spott] I can add a short section of hose and empty into a bucket so I don't make such a mess. I am going to do your mod on mine...we can probably just leave the short hose installed and tuck it in. Then there would be a quick and easy(no need to unlock the outside shower) supply of hot water from the outside without going inside with the container to get it.

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We did the same, We leave the hose on the drain all the time, coiled up around the heater and usually drain out the hot water tank when we shut the camper down between trips.
As for the wire racks, we added a small one at the sink and added a row just below the ceiling, in the bathroom, which allows the other half to bring her stuff, with out taking usable space.
We still are looking for other magic storage ideas.


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spott wrote:

Based on someone else's PVC hot water heater drain idea (can't remember who it was[emoticon]) I added a solid brass ball valve, for a no tools required drain. Since I used a hose bib I can add a short section of hose and empty into a bucket so I don't make such a mess.


Great idea!
Unfortunately, my water heater has an annode rod for the plug assembly.
Can't replace that with a valve...[emoticon]


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Posted: 12/15/05 10:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

spott wrote:

Based on someone else's PVC hot water heater drain idea (can't remember who it was[emoticon]) I added a solid brass ball valve, for a no tools required drain. Since I used a hose bib I can add a short section of hose and empty into a bucket so I don't make such a mess.



There was good reason the other fellow went with CPVC non-metal fittings ! 8-)





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There was good reason the other fellow went with CPVC non-metal fittings ! 8-)


And that would be??? [emoticon]

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