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by beanpole
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: vent pipes for self containment
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: vent pipes for self containment

Q 1. Vents can go sideways but make sure they do not go below horizontal as if any water gets in it can airlock in the dip. Q2. Many tanks have been made with ply and fibreglass. Q3.The minimum size vent for a black tank is 32mm. Bigger is better for rapid evacuation of the tank. However you can hav...
by beanpole
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Problem, or brakes???
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Clutch Problem, or brakes???

Reading between all the lines and without seeing the set up, I am of the opinion that there is a clutch pedal booster. Nothing to do with the brakes at all. With the pedal going to the floor means the hydraulic system is failing through age, more so with the pedal sticking on the floor and being abl...
by beanpole
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Newby plumbing advice.
Replies: 22
Views: 1453

Re: Newby plumbing advice.

Q 1. I assume is relating to a portable waste tank. As long as the vent pipe fitting is either capped or closed off with a tap when emptying or transporting, that is OK.
Q 2. You got it in one.
by beanpole
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: CSC and traps
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: CSC and traps

You need 3 traps. Each within 1 m of the appliance. You should have push fit piping so they will be easy to fit.
by beanpole
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Self-containment Cert on a budget...
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Self-containment Cert on a budget...

If you are not using the shower, just cap the bottom of the shower outlet so it cant drain.
If you wish to reconnect in the future, it is then easy enough to alter.
by beanpole
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: SC plumbing requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: SC plumbing requirements

Your tank pictured can be simply set up with a tap and then used like that by sitting on a bench. As you will have it full of fresh water, air will need to get in to let the water out. Just loosen the cap for this to happen. Tighten again when putting away. With a pump, loosen the cap when drawing w...
by beanpole
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: teardrop camper caravans pros and cons
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: teardrop camper caravans pros and cons

Expanding on kiwipete's comment. There is now appears to be a grey area as to what should be described as a "BED" in the amended Standard. The Standard is based around the containment of waste and a fresh water supply for the number of people those capacity specifications can support for 3...
by beanpole
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: HepVo valve
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: HepVo valve

Agree with vansvilla's comments. In a "horizontal" position (the fittings create a 5 degree slope anyway) make sure the external ribs of the hepvo are to the bottom when fitted. There is a proper right angle fitting to allow it to be connected directly to the shower base. Also that you hav...

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