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Old 08-21-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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Finally got it done. x 3

For a long time my modifications list has had three items.
- Water reservoir to smooth out shower pulses and stop pump from coming on with every flush
- 12 volt and USB plug just under the sink edge so that at night I can charge my phone and use it as a clock and/or plug in a small fan to blow across us all night when it's hot.
- Power transfer switch to automatically switch all a/c plugs to the inverter when boondocking

took along time to get all the supplies and tools and clear away everything and keep myself hydrated.

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Old 08-21-2017, 01:29 PM   #2
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Nice work, you even used the Robertson screws....
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:34 PM   #3
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Nice work, you even used the Robertson screws....
Ha, my Canuck-ism is showing. Stainless as well..
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I just got the shurflo accumulator and will be installing that shortly. Have you had a chance to see the difference with it installed?
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:40 PM   #5
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I just got the shurflo accumulator and will be installing that shortly. Have you had a chance to see the difference with it installed?
The pump did not cut on after 6 flushes, so I didn't bother continuing.
Haven't tried out the shower, hoping to do that in about three weeks.
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The pump did not cut on after 6 flushes, so I didn't bother continuing.
Haven't tried out the shower, hoping to do that in about three weeks.
But now your pump will have to operate 6 times longer to refill the tank, correct?
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But now your pump will have to operate 6 times longer to refill the tank, correct?
I think so, maybe more.
it will be the same amount of water but the pump should run less times, at night when it is most annoying, but longer each time it does have to run.

I'm hoping it smooth's out the pulsating when taking a shower. I feel like this is the one I have to explain better; when I'm taking a shower and I turn the wand to the off position, it leaks just enough that the pump turns on about every three seconds or so for maybe half a second. I bought a new wand and it turned off the water and didn't leak or have this problem for two showers and then it was back to the same as the original wand. I hope to negate that off and on cycling of the water pump.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:51 PM   #8
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I just got the shurflo accumulator and will be installing that shortly.
Be sure to get the proper fittings.
I went back and forth to Home Depot multiple times before giving up and taking the drive to a RV place and getting the right fittings.
I probably have over thirty dollars of stuff to take back to Home Depot, adapters, etc and the proper fittings are $2.99 each.
And have a wet vac on hand because if it leaks you have about a liter of water under pressure that comes out of the accumulator when you take the hose off to see what is wrong.
In the end with 2 fittings, 2 hose clamps and about 18 inches of food grade 1/2 hose, it went together with no leaks in about five minutes. But that was day 3 of the journey.
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Thanks, John. I will lay everything out and per ur advice get the shurflo fittings and hose ahead of time. Your nice install won't be quite as easy on my 19 with the tight access under the bed.
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Nice work, you even used the Robertson screws....
Jim, next time you're in our end of the world, drop by and I'll give you a brief course on how to install Canadian screws You can also rummage through my screw collection and repatriate all the Philips
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