Sunday, March 27th, 2011:
Made more progress on the potable water system today by cutting and dry-fitting the 1/2″ copper piping. We have a very small amount of plumbing to actually do as we chose to place our kitchen sink on the same side of the tiny house as the shower.
We only needed to run the hot water pipe from the 7 gallon electric water heater tank to the hot water fixtures on the sink and in the shower. Cold water will also be connected to these two locations as well as to the intake pipe and to the washer/dryer combo. We currently wash all of our clothing just with cold water, so didn’t feel the need to hook hot water up to the washer in the tiny house. The water heater is only 4 1/2 feet from the shower wall, so not too much copper pipe to run today.
Next step will be to sweat the fittings and pressure-test the system!