THE WILD DOG
The tanks & everything are just dry fitted right now, I have been staring at it thinking of the if’s & what if’s. I”m going to extend the water plug pipe about 3 inches away from the waste line entrance pipe. The HD said that I have to have a P-trap on the waste tank. The neat part about that drain is that it has 2 flow pipes and comes with a nut to screw in to block one off. I’m thinking of blocking the bottom one so that it doesn’t flow up into the drain. The top part is definately coming off. To be honest, the way the bottom pipe is molded, it has a large flat seam molded in so that it sits flat on the ground. It doesn’t even budge now and it’s not cemented in place yet. However I have thought about about travel movement, so I’m going to get a U-bracket and screw it down that way to insure it doesn’t go anywhere.
The water pump is my baby… lol I have a piece of wood that I ‘m going to attach to the ground and then drive the screws thru the pump and into the wood so that it won’t budge.
The HD stated that I couldn’t have any exposed wood. I don’t know if I have to paint it or not. I might clear coat it, but I’m going to fire off an email with that picture to verify what she wants. I want no surprises when she comes out, she will have already seen half of my stuff anyway before she gets out there, and i am getting approvals as we go. ( printing them out to save my butt )
I’m not cementing anything in place until the water heater gets ordered. I want to be 100% on the placement of everything first and allow for elbow room in case I have to work on something.
The water piping is 1/2 CPVC and from what I understand is ok. I don’t really have to worry about plumbing codes. The only real thing my HD is concerned about is that monstrous hopper drain. LOL that thing is a beast. But it was cheaper to go that route with the discount then it was to build it outright.