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Additions to Motorhome pages:-
1.Fitting New Automatic Water System Pump
2.Winterising the water pump.
3.Water Tank Level Meter-modification to electronic circuit

4.Basin Mixer Taps - tip & how to repair a dripping tap.
5.Extending Fresh Water Drain Tap to Outside

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Our MH has now been sold so this web site will not be updated again

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Due to my age, 80 years old, and health reasons we are forced to give up the pleasures of a motorhome,  and has now been sold.

Description of the motorhome can be seen through out the pages of my web site here.

The MH has MOT until MAR 2017 and its mileage is 109224

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1. Renovating Internal wash basin waste Pipe.     2.  Extending Fresh Water Drain Tap to Outside


While removing some items from the locker below the bed/lounger, I noticed a weeping of waste water which was also smelling, from the pipe to the kitchen sink.

I repaired it using Amalgamated tape. This tape when stretched around a pipe will weld to itself and give a robust repair. A 5 metre X 25mm roll cost me £4.00 [2005]Amalgamated tape for pipe sealing

I was told by a Caravan Mechanic that these pipes deteriorate and will split after a few years. 

A complete pipe installation repair can be quite easily done by the DIY man. I purchased about 8 Metres of black flexible, SMOOTH bore 19mm inside diameter pipe for the repair.

By taking off the old pipe from the basin, mine was just pushed on! I then tied it to the new flexible pipe. I pulled the old pipe at convenient points inside the lockers to link up with the waste tank below the floor.flexible pipes attached while being pulled through the lockers

Between the bed/lounger and the kitchen locker there is a raised section which is covered by the carpet. This can be pulled back. There you will see the cables and waste pipe going through the run. Again the pipe can be pulled through at this point.Carpet covered pipe run also with electric cables

When the pipe reaches the waste tank, you will probably find the 'Jubilee' clips are rusted up. Using a 'Junior' hacksaw cut it off and remove the old pipe.

Before cutting to length and attaching the new pipe, secure the pipe with 'P' type cable clamps to the underside of the Motorhome floor.Image of the pipes into the Waste Tank

The pipe secured into the waste tank, in my Motorhome, to receive the flexible pipe, is quite robust and has a rather narrow aperture. This in turn slows the draining of the waste water from the sink. I enlarged this aperture with a suitable sized drill! This does reduce the pipe wall size so care must be taking not to reduce the wall too much and weaken it. Might be my imagination but the draining does seem to be faster.

The next job will be to renovate and install new piping from the shower/washroom basin. This does entail a lot more work, but will have to be done as the plastic in the flexible portion of the pipe is showing signs of splitting. I don't want this to happen behind the hidden portions!  See this page for further developments. It is not an easy job.

Extending Fresh Water Drain Tap to Outsidewall

Draining down the fresh water tank at any time can be a chore, as it is located inside the base of the wardrobe, and being very stiff, the drain tap is not conducive to the older fingers.
So I modified the drain pipe by extending it to the outside Motorhome wall and fitting a tap to it. When this was completed the interior tap was left open.
To do this modification I used an old extention pipe from a washing machine. I found the crimped on fittings matched the tap size. This tap can be purchased from any caravan dealer.

It is now possible to drain down, and also wash the hands with clean water, although cold, outside after a dirty job.

I also extended the overflow pipe. Its now possible to view the overflow when filling the water tank. See the picture below illustrating the modification.

Exterior Extension Fresh Water Tap

Fresh Water Tap and overflow pipe extended to the outside. All that's required are pipe extenders which are push fits.
[ The tie wraps, top right, were used while securing the pipes]

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