The weather is finally some what predicatble so its time to attack the honey do list, As of to date,, 4,972 pages in small text. Now 4,963 are of a NOT needed immediatly,, like the hot tub/jaccuzzi,pool table,skeet shooting platform and zip line.I have definitly scratched off the olympic sized swimming pool,, apparently you need a permit for that.
I am going to go with full plumbing replacement. This is after I tackled a copper to plastic crimp fitting connector. These are the worst,,, ya just cant re-crimp a new fitting. I wondered through Home depot with that lost yet eager look in my eyes,, and of course I had to stop by the tool section and drool a lil,,, lots of shiney tools and power tools with mega power,,, I drooled over a new and improved 3/4 inch H.D drill,, boasting 300 hp, with 1200 ft lbs of torque... Can spin a phone pole out of the ground in 3.4 seconds. Ok,, that was a little exagerated,, But it was heavy and had all sorts of warnings on the box. Its just like that new shop vac I had bought a while back,, was so powerful it could suck nails out of a hardwood floor. I dont recommend vacuming the carpet with it. I wonder over to the plumbing dept. to look at different scheduled pvc pipe,,, the schedule rating on pvc,, to me just means, how much are you willing to spend.As I looked at the different sizes and colors,,(yes,, they have colored pvc now), I pondered,, hmmmm I wonder if 8 inch fresh water main line is a tad to big? Then I came to my senses,, it would be very hard to bend a little where needed,,, so scratch that idea,,, Plus I would have serious volume but very little pressure. I rationalized and thought logically and was looking at the standard 1/2 inch straight run pvc pipe.. And seeing that they come in 8 ft,10ft, and 12 ft lengths,, it seemed workable,, along with couplers,elbows,90's 45's etc.. then ya have to buy primer and glue, And after you install it,, the most likely place it will leak is at a coupler,, which is usually located in a spot you cant get to unless you rip the whole run of line out. There has to be an easier more practical way. Ding,ding,ding,,, I see what I need.. Pex (brand) 50 ft rolls of tubing / pvc. to be used with shark bite brand connectors. This way, I can run a straight shot line, with enough play in the tubing to go around slight curves and obstacles.I can also follow the original plumbing and have everything lined up for a quick swap over while still using my old lines till then. Everyone knows if you rip out the plumbing first then start replacing it,,, it goes from a day job to a 4 month with out water job. Now a trick I learned when having to go thru an area of the rv thats not accessable it to use a piece of pvc pipe about 2 ft long,,, some string and a tampon,, yes a tampon,,, dont be grossed out,,, these things are a life saver. Ya tie the string to the string of the tampon, (quit laughing), shove it into the pvc tube,, fire up your compressor and use a blow gun at the other end, and Whoosh,, squeeze the air gun trigger and it launches that cotton projectile with string attached a really good distance,,, I think my record is about 12 feet. Untie the string from said tampon projectile and drill small hole in the end of pvc pipe and tie the string to it and just pull it back to you.
Now guys,, This IS a good reason to go shopping for feminine products for your wife or daughter and not be embarrased.
Funny stroy about those to,,, a friend was messing around with my simple air cannon and launched a said feminine product across the BBQ grill and it caught fire and hit the ground,, and yells,, what do I do know,,, I calmly suggest he Tampon on it to put it out..
Hope this tid bit of humor and info helps someone out who plans on doing extensive plumbing.