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Posted: 12/28/19 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wopachop wrote:

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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A gallon of water at standard temp and pressure is 231 cubic inches. Just figure the diameter in square inches and multiply by the length in inches and divide by 231 will give the volume in gallons


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Phil, the over-the-cab part of the VW looks like it has a starboard list. Either DW or DH needs to go on a diet!


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Don’t forget guys. A 4” pipe is the outside diameter!

I would say around 3 gallons?


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I’m surprised none of the PC grumpy-pants in the crowd here have mentioned that the van is illegally parked.

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dodge guy wrote:

Don’t forget guys. A 4” pipe is the outside diameter!

I would say around 3 gallons?


I seldom venture south of the border, but up here in God's country, the nominal size of pipe refers to the inside diameter.
https://pvcfittingsdirect.com/pvc-pipe-sizes-chart/

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smthbros wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Don’t forget guys. A 4” pipe is the outside diameter!

I would say around 3 gallons?


I seldom venture south of the border, but up here in God's country, the nominal size of pipe refers to the inside diameter.
https://pvcfittingsdirect.com/pvc-pipe-sizes-chart/


I used to work for a company that manufactured, designed with, and sold PVC/ABS SDR-XX plastic sewer pipe. You are correct. Nominal size generally refers to inside diameter. Not all plastic pipe is sized that way though.

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A good garden sprayer painted black is a great shower in the rough and needs very little water to do a GI shower.

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PastorCharlie wrote:

A good garden sprayer painted black is a great shower in the rough and needs very little water to do a GI shower.


That's an outstanding Quick-And-Clean minimalist showering solution!!

Most garden sprayers are in the 3 to 5 gallon range. A 4 or 5 gallon model might be good for at least 2 hot showers.

(But to get around that I donated our camper van away years ago and went the small motorhome route ... and have been clean ever since. [emoticon] )

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