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Old 06-22-2018, 03:10 PM   #1
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ByeBye Vacuum Breakers

Wife kept telling me I was leaving water on the bathroom floor. Finally figured out the VB's were leaking behind shower valve access panel and removed them and filled in with PVC pipe.


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Old 06-22-2018, 04:11 PM   #2
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Ron,
Now you've gone too far--the plumbing police are going to be after you...
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:21 PM   #3
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Ron,
Now you've gone too far--the plumbing police are going to be after you...
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HA, too funny!

I have device to keep "STUFF" from getting into the potable system.

From the tanks to those fittings is about 3-4'.

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Old 06-22-2018, 04:33 PM   #4
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Hah, never thought to see if those fittings would work like that, and I have them sitting in my wet bucket !

I made up this manifold from stuff at the house.
It feeds right off the outside cold only shower 🙄

Has an extra tee that allows a sink sprayer underneath.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:35 PM   #5
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My last trailer had plastic VB’s mounted about 8’ above the basement.
I removed them (before they leaked) and straight line plumbed them to the tank.
I’m sure it had to help with volume and pressure plus with several valves gave me the ability to flush the tanks with tank water.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:43 PM   #6
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My last trailer had plastic VBs mounted about 8 above the basement.
I removed them (before they leaked) and straight line plumbed them to the tank.
Im sure it had to help with volume and pressure plus with several valves gave me the ability to flush the tanks with tank water.

Yes i would assume the flow to the tanks is much better now!
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:44 PM   #7
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"Hah, never thought to see if those fittings would work like that"

I wish I could remember who came up with the fittings so I could give them credit!
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:19 PM   #8
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Cummins, where is the access panel that you depict in your first post? "To my knowledge", the only access that I have is in the bedroom, through the corner cubby hole on the right side of the window, beside the shower. And, it's only about 6"x6".
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:26 PM   #9
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Cummins, where is the access panel that you depict in your first post? "To my knowledge", the only access that I have is in the bedroom, through the corner cubby hole on the right side of the window, beside the shower. And, it's only about 6"x6".
I think it is the panel next to the bathroom sink behind the shower.
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Old 06-23-2018, 01:38 AM   #10
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I thought that our floor plans would be similar but they are not. As I face the circular shower door, it and the controls are in the corner; thru the wall to the left is the bedroom window. To the right is the sink, and to the left is the large cabinet. There is no access to any of the shower plumbing except thru the bedroom cubby.
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:46 AM   #11
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I see some great ideas here on the tank flushing. Will also check to see if I have the vacuum breaker as well. Wife is complaining about the pressure in the shower, but I think the shower head either needs cleaning out or replacing. Thinking more on the replacing part, as I want a larger shower head anyway!
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Old 06-23-2018, 02:33 PM   #12
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Yes access panel is to the left side of sink on shower divider wall.


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Old 06-24-2018, 05:51 PM   #13
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HA, too funny!

I have device to keep "STUFF" from getting into the potable system.

From the tanks to those fittings is about 3-4'.

With your setup, your feed lines to the inside vacuum breakers were unable to drain which probably caused some of the water to leak over time. A couple of vacuum breakers attached to your "Y" would have solved that.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:03 PM   #14
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With your setup, your feed lines to the inside vacuum breakers were unable to drain which probably caused some of the water to leak over time. A couple of vacuum breakers attached to your "Y" would have solved that.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/AMERICAN-VA...reaker/3353894

NOPE, they leaked while while I was flushing the tanks. I'm talking about a pint of water. I removed the access panel while I had them both flushing and water was coming from the VB's. I agree they are supposed to siphon off when pressure is removed but NOT while they have water flowing thru them.

With "MY" setup I have ZERO concern with cross contamination.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:10 PM   #15
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Yes access panel is to the left side of sink on shower divider wall.


Ron, it looks like there is a tag still on the blind.
Interesting on why it seems about half of the bathrooms I see either have wood walls or the wallboard walls.

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Old 06-24-2018, 07:15 PM   #16
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Ron, it looks like there is a tag still on the blind.
Interesting on why it seems about half of the bathrooms I see either have wood walls or the wallboard walls.


We did a LOT of ELITE upgrades. I Wish we had done every surface in wood.

The "TAG" was from Alicia's pics sent to us from RollingRetreats.

We had the fan control mounter next to the light switch that is next to the commode.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:07 AM   #17
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We did a LOT of ELITE upgrades. I Wish we had done every surface in wood.

The "TAG" was from Alicia's pics sent to us from RollingRetreats.

We had the fan control mounter next to the light switch that is next to the commode.
We did some Elite upgrades also. But with the every wall covered in wood, I would think it would be to dark. But this is why it is AWESOME that DRV allows changes so we can design our homes to our likings. if we all liked the same thing, the world would be a boring place.
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:21 PM   #18
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With the lighter wood tone we have it would not be dark but the darker one sure would be!
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