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Old 12-05-2016, 04:29 PM   #15
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Last 2 trailers (both 5th wheels) I have changed out ALL sink faucets for Moens, Kohler or Delta brands.
That goes back over 15 yrs.

Available counter space can be an issue when changing out sinks (size of cutout needed) and redoing sink drain lines with 'P' traps and AAV
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1. If you use bleach to sanitize when de wintering it gets out the pink stuff taste.

2. We like the dinky sink because it uses less water to wash the dishes. I guess we don't use big enough pots to be an issue. ;-)
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Old 12-06-2016, 03:32 PM   #17
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Sinks are often custom made to fit an opening, And many places can custom make one for you.

Faucets are with one exception standard And even that one may be.

Shower... If you have a hand held shower that connects to the mixer valve inside the shower.. I've never seen that outside of an RV. If it connects to a pipe over your head.. Standard. If it connects BEHIND the wall.. Standard but with the addition of a backflow preventer (Separate device).

The new faucet in my kitchen is off the rack at either Lowes or Home Depot.. Toilets. now those are special.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:37 AM   #18
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There is another issue with changing the faucets in a MH with off the shelf products that I ran into up in Alaska. I bought a fairly expensive kitchen faucet ($80) and installed it without issues. But weeks later, as I was trying to winterize with air, it seemed to not want to empty out well. Not realizing that might be a problem, I just let it be.

Months later, when I de-winterized and turned on the water, the copper pipe right near the connection to the water line was spraying water because of a freeze cracked pipe. After removal, found that the faucets inlet pipes had tiny one-way valves in them that I hadn't noticed during install. They had prevented water that was left after the air blow out from draining back to the tank, and prevented water from further down the pipe from draining too, due to suction.

Yeah, I know, many people use the pink stuff for just this kind of thing, but I don't care for the aftertaste it leaves that hangs around for a week or two after de-winterizing.

So, just a warning if you replace your MH faucets with standard off-the-shelf faucets. And you winterize with air.

Here was my blog story about it: Replacement Faucet Freeze...
Thanks for the heads-up Jim! I just bought a new Moen kitchen faucet ($160) and will be installing it soon. How can I tell if it's got those one-way valves?
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Thanks for the heads-up Jim! I just bought a new Moen kitchen faucet ($160) and will be installing it soon. How can I tell if it's got those one-way valves?
The end of the pipes that come out of the faucet that have the large pipe threaded connections on them, the one way valves were slipped inside those. And a close visual inspection should reveal them. Another way to tell is the open the faucet and blow into the water spigot if you can (or remove the hose from the faucet head and blow into that). This is with the faucet disconnected from the plumbing under the sink of course.

If it has the valve, it'll be hard to force air through it. And easy if it doesn't.
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