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Old 12-31-2020, 10:14 AM   #1
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Documented how we got hot and cold water in camp without a well. Thanks to the folks here who helped guide and inspire the various features

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Old 12-31-2020, 10:21 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. Tagged for later.
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:23 AM   #3
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Excellent project description/display !
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:40 AM   #4
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That’s awesome congrats and that write up is perfect.
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:11 PM   #5
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Good information!
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:29 PM   #6
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Awesome write up
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Old 01-01-2021, 04:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for write up. Well done


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Old 01-01-2021, 05:06 PM   #8
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Dang, you a pretty good writer. Do you do technical writing? you should.
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Old 01-01-2021, 05:19 PM   #9
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Very cool

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Old 01-02-2021, 09:54 AM   #10
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Excellent write up Seth! I could see where this would go if you were to set up an outside rainwater collection system to feed your indoor 250 gallon storage tank, all being supported by a solar pump system.


Great job sir!
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Old 01-02-2021, 10:57 AM   #11
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Thanks folks for the feedback..hope it helps.

@texas grown..definitely could! We thought about setting up collection but haven’t thus far. Fortunately we do have power.

For anyone reading, if the water comes from a non treated source, you may need to chlorinate a bit and if not storing in dark, opt for covering or opaque storage...probably more knowledgeable folks on here than me in that area
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Old 01-02-2021, 10:59 AM   #12
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Haha thanks Matt C.. I did study instructional design so glad a bit of that came through..I try my hardest to think how I would want it written if I had to follow it
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Old 01-02-2021, 09:29 PM   #13
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Haha thanks Matt C.. I did study instructional design so glad a bit of that came through..I try my hardest to think how I would want it written if I had to follow it
Great write up man!
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Old 01-02-2021, 10:12 PM   #14
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Awesome
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:05 AM   #15
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Looks great
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Old 01-06-2021, 10:15 PM   #16
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Tagged - I haul water to the camp too!

Thanks Seth!

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Old 01-06-2021, 10:33 PM   #17
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Great write up. Thank you
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Old 01-12-2021, 10:13 AM   #18
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Great job! Outstanding DIY project and documentation.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:08 PM   #19
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Nice job
Only thing I'd add is a cycle stop valve right between pump and small pressure tank..that way the line keeps pressure and won't cycle the pump every time there is demand
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:10 PM   #20
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https://cyclestopvalves.com/pages/pk1a-pside-kick

I use a pside kick on mine
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:21 PM   #21
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We have a simpler system, but I really like the way you use your water pump to refill the main tank. Currently we just use a lawn mower battery and a 12v transfer pump. I’m going to be redoing our piping this summer, and I’m going to add the fittings we need to start using this method.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:37 PM   #22
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What kind of budget would one expect for this?
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Old 01-12-2021, 03:47 PM   #23
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I'm not familiar with shallow well pumps, do they act "on demand" similar to a 12v rv pump, only bigger?
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Old 01-17-2021, 02:23 PM   #24
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Thanks for the idea on the cycle stop valve king ranch

Dale, Iím not familiar with an RV pump, but the shallow well pump cycles on in this system when you open a valve ...we leave ours on and treat it like turning on the water at home. The pump cycles on as needed when calling for water and shuts off when valve is closed
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Old 01-20-2021, 06:39 AM   #25
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Great write up.

We used basically same system about ten years ago using harbor freight shallow well pump. Freezing was our only enemy.
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