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Posted: 12/26/19 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Saw this down in sunny San Diego. There is a hose bib on the right side. My buddy said its common for the surfer guys to do this. Water gets warmed a bit in the black pipe.

If its 4", and roughly 60" long, it holds around 3.25 gallons.

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for what purpose?


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I would suppose to take a shower(rinse off}





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Posted: 12/26/19 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Long coast, lots of beach to surf, not everywhere is a state park with showers
3 gallons warm fresh water to rinse off salt and sand


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Actually it's a good idea. Simple, cheap and effective.

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Odd that it's on the driver's side. Not very safe if parked on the roadway?
3.25 US gallons is 12.3L of water. That's a case of 24 X 500ml bottles of water.
I don't think there's any way you'd get a case of 24 X 500ml water bottles into that pipe, if the 4" by 60" dimensions are accurate.


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By my calculations a 4" X 60" pipe will hold about 750 cubic inches; converting that to liters results in about 12.3 liters. So, you could, indeed, pour 24 500ml bottles of water into the pipe...


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Before we got lazy and plumbed our outdoor showers with hot water we used tanks painted black mounted above. This looks to be the mobile version of the same concept.

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A good idea. That said, THAT is a really cool older VW synchro camper van in what appears to be great condition. Last time I priced a good used one in San Diego, if I remember correctly, it was in the $30,000 range and it sold . . . . immediately. That's a very desirable and rare VW with a cult like following.

"if its 4", and roughly 60" long, it holds around 3.25 gallons."

By my calculations, that is roughly correct.

"I don't think there's any way you'd get a case of 24 X 500ml water bottles into that pipe, if the 4" by 60" dimensions are accurate."

Check your numbers. You should be able to do the above with a little room to spare.

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Alan_Hepburn wrote:

By my calculations a 4" X 60" pipe will hold about 750 cubic inches; converting that to liters results in about 12.3 liters. So, you could, indeed, pour 24 500ml bottles of water into the pipe...


Thanks professor. But not still in the bottles?
It just looks smaller in the pic. [emoticon]

EDIT: You too, Chum lee.[emoticon]
Agreed about the van. Rare and cool. Someone must still be making them, as I've recently seen a few that looked showroom fresh. Like new builds.

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