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Old 03-20-2019, 08:42 AM   #1
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Sink , Faucet and Hepvo upgrade

I have changed out the faucet, sink and drain in our 21’ Escape. Thanks to my friend, Tom (tdf-texas) Fowler for all his help!

Lola is very happy. ..

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Moen 7594C Arbor One-Handle High Arc Pulldown Kitchen Faucet, Chrome https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003IJ2UV2..._heKKCb0NQSNNF
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Houzer E-100 MIDNITE Quartztone Series Granite Dual Mount Bar/Prep Sink, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J9Q4CIC..._jIVX9VX5n58ez
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KOHLER K-8799-VS Duostrainer Sink Strainer, Vibrant Stainless https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0014XG36M..._DUCxP6WFFpBUa
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Houzer 629717 Wirecraft Kitchen Sink Bottom Grid for Quartztone Granite Sinks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ5AJJQ..._PxitSHAdDSFXx
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HEPVO 1-1/2" Trap https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NLMPLDU..._aiKKCb9N9WFC2

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:02 AM   #2
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:38 AM   #3
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Beautiful, Fred!


Thanks Scott!
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:27 AM   #4
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Nice Fred! I may be next with this upgrade.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:31 AM   #5
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Good job Fred!

The Hepvo valve is standard on all Casita models. Mainly because they are directional, and prevent the shower drain from up-chucking grey water. Casitas had an outside t-handle, under the front of the trailer. It was a pain, and easily forgotten.

Also, Hepvo valves rarely or never freeze, because the external Casita shower p/j-trap is eliminated. Any residual water left, should not be enough to cause freezing and busting.

Finally, and very important, is the space gained by removing the p/j-trap.
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That looks very nice. Did you consider a larger sink?
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That looks very nice. Did you consider a larger sink?
If you look at the distance between the stripper pole mount and the left side of the sink, Fred bought the largest sink that would fit and still have the faucet centered on the sink.

On a new install, a larger sink could be done but it would be difficult on a retrofit. It may not look like it in the pic, but that is a large sink!
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That looks very nice. Did you consider a larger sink?


This sink is 15” x 15” x 8”. In comparison to the standard sink, it is considerably larger. However, we did not want to compromise counter space by installing a larger sink.

For our purposes, this is the ideal solution.

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I am about to resurface my counter top.
Could you tell me how hard it was to lift the sink off the silicone and did you have to damage the sink to remove it?
Your sink looks great, but we hope to use the same sink again.
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I am about to resurface my counter top.

Could you tell me how hard it was to lift the sink off the silicone and did you have to damage the sink to remove it?

Your sink looks great, but we hope to use the same sink again.


Hi Ed,

In my trailer, a 2017 Escape 21’, there was little to no silicone holding the original sink down. There was no damage to the sink or the counter top when we removed the sink.

We had dropped a cup on the original sink, so it had a dent on it and did not look very nice. It seemed like the perfect time to replace it.

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Not being held down well is good news for me...I guess.
Having a cup dent it is not great news for anyone.
Maybe we will upgrade it in the future.
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Not being held down well is good news for me...I guess.

Having a cup dent it is not great news for anyone.

Maybe we will upgrade it in the future.


Hope it works out for you!

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Old 03-21-2019, 01:53 PM   #13
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looks great i have that sink i don't have the grate. why do you use a grate? Just wondering if i need one too.
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the grate protects the sink, like it was mentioned, a cup dropped can dent the sink
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The grate also allows any items you place on the grate to drain rather than sit in stagnant water.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:59 PM   #16
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OK- I'm convinced I like the way it looks anyway. But just to let you know i have the same sink (larger) in my home for about ten years i have never protected it and it has zero scratches /marks. So they hold up well!
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the dent from the cup was on the original metal sink
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:03 PM   #18
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I've dropped cast iron skillets on this granite sink no marks
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Granite! Wow! It may be time to retrofit some bumpouts and add a washer/dryer stack.
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