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Old 06-04-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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I finally installed the shutoff valve between the two water tanks. Now I can
fill one tank for short trips....... or fill both tanks and know exactly when
I've used my first 75 gallons and pace the water useage accordingly


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I finally installed the shutoff valve between the two water tanks. Now I can
fill one tank for short trips....... or fill both tanks and know exactly when
I've used my first 75 gallons and pace the water useage accordingly


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Old 06-04-2005, 09:36 PM   #3
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Hey Buddy...like that idea...got it on the list!

And you Chevy lovers...jsut gotta get the emblem in the pic, don't cha?!

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Old 06-04-2005, 09:45 PM   #4
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So how does this mod affect the water level sensor?
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Old 06-04-2005, 10:06 PM   #5
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diirk,

On my original WW I didn't have a sensor. On my Nomad, the sensor was only on the front tank so it worked either way, front tank only or valve open monitoring both tanks. Believe me, the valve is well worth it. When I broke my transfer line o my WW, I was on the graded road heading into Dumont. I had to get a red potato, stuff it into the broken line, borrow a bunch of water cans and head back to Baker to fill them to refill my front tank. A very big hassel.

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Old 06-04-2005, 10:12 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by diirk:
So how does this mod affect the water level sensor? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

With the shut off closed..... and adding 75 gallons,
Only the front tank fills and it has the sensors.
Therefore, the monitor will show full tank.

If I opened up the shut off and let the 75 gallons flow from the
front tank to the rear tank....... hopefully the monitors will show
the tanks 1/2 full.

Now that I have flattened out the bottom of my water tanks with
extra support, the accuracy of how much water I'm holding should
be much better.
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Howie:

Did you have to cut both sides of the pipe that comes out each tank, or just one cut in the middle to insert the valve (well actually two to take out maybe another inch or two because of the valve?)?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
Howie:

Did you have to cut both sides of the pipe that comes out each tank, or just one cut in the middle to insert the valve (well actually two to take out maybe another inch or two because of the valve?)? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just one cut in the middle to insert the valve (well actually two to take out maybe another inch or two because of the valve) ....Exactly

The ABS pipe going into the tank is held in by
a hose clamp. That is easy to remove so you can
place the valve without any problem.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by C.CARNEY:
When I broke my transfer line o my WW, I was on the graded road heading into Dumont. I had to get a red potato, stuff it into the broken line, borrow a bunch of water cans and head back to Baker to fill them to refill my front tank. A very big hassel.
Clark </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Clark,

Love that potato story
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I had to get a red potato, stuff it into the broken line, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That IS a classic. What I like about stories like this is you even specifed the type of potato used. Allows us all to feel like we were right there with you.

and '56, another in a good line of real useful add-ons. I'm just about at the point of shooting a pic of some track lites i have sitting here in a box and posting it so i can ask you for advice on wiring them. Either i'm lazy or you're good.
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Just to bring you up to date on this modification.....

We traveled to the Kaibab National Forest which
took us up some heavy grades. There is no water
available at the North Rim so you have to haul it.

It was really nice to know that I had pretty
close to exactly 75 gallons of water as I used
the shut off valve to limit my load.

For the new WW owners, this shut off valve is
a cheap modification and will help you judge your
water use.
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the follow up on this, and your fan idea, is good. I was on the fence as far as doing them.
As i read your 'fan' report it occurred to me that we also turned off our AC here in the house last night, and kept the fan on instead. Gotta put mine in.
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