Monday, May 9th, 2011:
For such a small space, this has been a big project! The choice to avoid PVC and pursue copper piping in our water supply lines proved to be a great learning opportunity. Many thanks to Eric Brennan and Dave Jones for teaching us how to sweat pipe! A bit of extra work, but a fantastic skill to now have.
Our potable water service consists of two systems: one that hooks directly up to a faucet for city water pressure at a campground or friend’s home, as well as one that allows us to fill a 30 gal. storage tank that utilizes a 110V RV pump for water pressure. The combined system is valve controlled, has pressure regulating capabilities, check valves, strainers, and provides water filtering.
The cold water line feeds the kitchen bar sink, the shower, the future washer/dryer combo unit, and the 7 gal. electric water heater. The hot water line then leaves the water heater and serves the kitchen sink and shower.
Next steps to complete the plumbing will be to hook the RV pump up to the water storage tank and copper piping system, hook up the shower controls (after we get the shower installed -big project!), and complete the gray-water drainage system.
We had a special treat! A good friend who currently resides in Norway stopped in for a brief visit, a tour of the Tiny House, and to lend a quick hand. Many thanks to Josh Sheehan, he’s been a HUGE supporter of this project from the very beginning.