What pipe to plumb your van system?

Discussion in 'Tutorials & DIY' started by WWC, Sep 17, 2014.

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  1. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    I was thinking of re-plumbing my van system.

    I have everything plumbed with garden hose, and was thinkinging that I might use solid plastic plumbing pipe instead. What does anyone else use that doesn't use garden hose?

    I need to use something that I can get appropriate fittings for of course.

    The water goes from the tank via a filter to the pump, then feeds into a couple of di vessels, then to my gas water heater, then the hose reel.
     
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  2. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Member
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    Mine was done by pure freedom using a black rubber type hose when my system was fitted, but I also have some of the clear braided hose for the waste pipe and that is strong! I suppose they use black to stop any algae forming in the pipes :thumbsup:
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Not had a problem with my braided garden hose, so never thought about replacing it. Plus it's flexible, so if it gets knocked, it don't break.
     
  4. SPCleaning

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    I don't use it, but have considered changing everything to John Guest fittings and pipe.
     
  5. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Member
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    I think the solid plastic would fail over time as it would be to rigid when driving about ;)
     
  6. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    Touring caravans use solid pipe - well that stuff that comes in coils. 12mm outside diameter / 9mm inside and john guest fittings. It seems a bit narrow to me though.
     
  7. DanielT

    DanielT Active Member
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    I use John Guest. If you want to rearrange or alter it later it's easy
     
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