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Old 01-15-2008, 05:13 PM   #253
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Yep, Sanjay hit it right on the head! Another thing to keep in mind is if you are not a full timer You have to blow all the water lines out and pump anti=freeze in and sometimes you may not know it but water could still be in the lines in some of the far out hard to reach or see places and you would be seeing cracks all the time with copper but with plastic it wouldn't break as easy. Plastic is more...forgiving.
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You don't want to do copper lines. PVC (don't use CPVC-- the yellowish colour pipe) or PEX is better. You need a pricey tool for the PEX to crimp on connections, so you may want to do standard PVC. Also you may find it's easier for you to do repairs. You can use heat tape on PVC... at least that's what my Frost King brand says.

Capt Dan.. I kindly tend to leave my pressure regulators for the next campsite occupant to use... usually along with one of my "Y" splitters... aren't I nice??? I rarely really need a HIGH pressure regulator anyway... Still looking for one of those HIGH WATER PRESSURE campgrounds in the public park systems.

BTW, It's 9:30PM and 22F. Where's summer!!!! I want warmth!! My toes are freezing!!!
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Why not copper? My 28 year old Silver Stream is piped in soldered copper and no problems.

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How about Weight? And you are a lucky one.. Sooner or later...
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Not to mention PRICE!! Copper pipe in our current area is high... David has been complaining about the price of copper electrical wire too. Seems like it just keeps rising in price. We don't use too much copper pipe. We use PVC whenever possible. It's really good for about 15-20 years before needing to be stripped out and replaced.
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When we built a new house in 2006, the builder had stopped using copper pipe and went to plastic. Claimed when he ran the copper, it was stripped out and gone in a couiple of days. The thieves won't steel the plsatic stuff.

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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 Lorna:
You don't want to do copper lines. PVC (don't use CPVC-- the yellowish colour pipe) or PEX is better. You need a pricey tool for the PEX to crimp on connections, so you may want to do standard PVC. Also you may find it's easier for you to do repairs. You can use heat tape on PVC... at least that's what my Frost King brand says.

Capt Dan.. I kindly tend to leave my pressure regulators for the next campsite occupant to use... usually along with one of my "Y" splitters... aren't I nice??? I rarely really need a HIGH pressure regulator anyway... Still looking for one of those HIGH WATER PRESSURE campgrounds in the public park systems.

BTW, It's 9:30PM and 22F. Where's summer!!!! I want warmth!! My toes are freezing!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


What size line Lorna??
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Fleamarketer, They are for the 5/8" to 3/4" garden hose size. Lorna, That happened to me too when I was in Nashville!!! That was in 88 I think??? Thought I'd give you a heads up. Sanjay is going to be in the hospital for about three days he said,so We wish him well and god speed!!!
Hope they get him up and having fun soon,
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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 fleamarketer:
What size line Lorna?? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
1/2" supply lines (either PVC or PEX). I have PEX in our RV with the "Quest" type fittings (can be found at Lowe's). This piping was existing and we didn't replace as it was (and still is) in good shape.
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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 Capt. Dan:
...Sanjay is going to be in the hospital for about three days he said,so We wish him well and god speed!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I sent him an e-mail... which he probably won't see until he gets home.

BTW, since the Weather Channel is calling for a low on Sunday of 12F (and a high of 26F ) I cut and fit 3/4" blue board into the windows. Amazing how much heat loss there is thru those windows (and the lovely aluminum frames). No insulation in the cab section (where the computer sits) so my feet are still freezing in a very short time. IT"S A LEARNING EXPERIENCE!!! Oh the things I have decided on for the bus just to keep it (and me) warm.
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Wishing him well from frozen Roch NY.Three day stay with that food will make him want to get out and do something else.
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Yeah...Hes a vegetarian!!! and that will throw the cooking crew off there wheels!!
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Was supposed to be three days...The food must have done him in or something...
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Three days is what I would have gotten from a "private sector" hospital. I went to the VA instead. Seems they are more interested in getting actual results. Of course, being the foremost experts in PTSD (what I went in for) dosn't hurt any either. I came out with good news and bad news though. The bad news is that I have type Ii diabetes, and that is a lot of what was messing with me this last year. The good news is that the VA will take care of it, and me for all my medical needs, all my psych needs, and all my medications. . .with no co-pay, as I'm so poor. At least now I have reliable medical coverage that I can afford. This takes a major load off my neck. . .


Thanks to all of you for your well wishes. They really mean a lot.
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