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Post by pablo on Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:02 pm

Do these space saving "fold up" sinks over the loo in the shower room give more problems than fixed sinks or are they just as reliable? They seem like a good idea to me but never having had one I can imagine they are more prone to things going wrong! scratch head
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Re: fold up sinks in shower rooms

Post by redturner37 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:36 pm

If they are not handled carefully you might find that the hinges can fail. Mine did, though was on its way when I bought the vehicle but easilt repaired with grp and this gave the opportunity to wash the tip box out. No problems apart from that.....
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Post by willy eckerslike on Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:07 pm

Our previous van had a tip up sink and we had no problems with it over two years. As long as you let it drain before tipping it should work fine.
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Post by Brian M on Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:36 pm

One thing to be aware of is that the trough that the sink empties in to has a 'plug hole' in the bottom, the same as the sink and shower tray. Ours, in our '95 Executive became blocked with a small piece of soap. It can also collect hair etc in it. It is a simple job once a year to remove the four screws that hold it to the wall to gain access to the offending part to clean it.

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Post by rogerblack on Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:02 pm

One of our previous motorhomes had a tip-up sink and as Brian mentioned above, the drainage trough had a very small hole and tended to block. On ours (not an AS) it wasn't easy to get at to clean and we found that the best thing was to use liquid soaps rather than bars as this eliminated blockages.

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Re: fold up sinks in shower rooms

Post by Dutto on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:11 pm

Hi there,

The one in "Petal" is 17 years old and still working properly.

The only problem I have ever had with one was in a caravan when a friend (thank-you Roy) dropped a bar of soap down the back and didn't tell me.

The soap eventually turned to mush, successfully sealed off the plug-hole and the problem only manifested itself when I tipped up a sink full of water and watched the water run down the side of the shower-room wall.

Obviously, the sink and the sink receptacle were both full at the time the plug-hole was blocked so ... think_smiley_46 think_smiley_46

... well, figure it out for yourself! tap_fingers tap_fingers

Hope this helps. allthumbz

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Post by daisy mae on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:32 pm

Never had a problem with the two that I have/had, always use liquid soap, I think they are a good idea. I tip the water out slowly, saves it going everywhere that you don`t want it to.
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Re: fold up sinks in shower rooms

Post by pjkxpjkx on Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:21 pm



This shows the angle at which the basin is slotted in, and also a partially blocked plughole.
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Post by parigby on Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:44 am

We've had the fixed washbasin in our Berkshire removed, and replaced with a fold up. This was done at AutoSleepers. Had no problems whatsoever, and certainly increases the feeling of available space.
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Post by logburner on Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:49 pm

parigby wrote:We've had the fixed washbasin in our Berkshire removed, and replaced with a fold up. This was done at AutoSleepers. Had no problems whatsoever, and certainly increases the feeling of available space.

Had both on various vehicles...........much prefer the fold up ones, for the extra space they give.  content
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Re: fold up sinks in shower rooms

Post by pjkxpjkx on Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:45 pm

I did some measuring today.
The bowl holds about 3 litres and the drain trough holds about 4 litres.
Should be no problem tipping the bowl up unless the plughole is blocked.
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Post by daisy mae on Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:19 pm

If you tip it too quick water  goes all over the toilet as I found when I first had the van, so I know do it gently and no problems.
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Post by Paulmold on Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:27 am

pjkxpjkx wrote:I did some measuring today.
The bowl holds about 3 litres and the drain trough holds about 4 litres.
Should be no problem tipping the bowl up unless the plughole is blocked.
PeteJ

That may apply to the Warwick but certainly not to the sinks fitted in Symphonys etc, I reckon the trough didn't hold more than a litre.
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Post by Gram on Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:44 pm

It's not the relative capacities of the basin and trough that causes the problem.
If you tip the basin too quickly you get a backwash coming over the edge of the trough.
If you tip the basin too slowly then the water dribbles over the back of the basin, down the rear side and again goes over the toilet lid!

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Post by Dutto on Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:49 am

Gram wrote:It's not the relative capacities of the basin and trough that causes the problem.
If you tip the basin too quickly you get a backwash coming over the edge of the trough.
If you tip the basin too slowly then the water dribbles over the back of the basin, down the rear side and again goes over the toilet lid!

G
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Re: fold up sinks in shower rooms

Post by redturner37 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:49 pm

Whilst on the subject of sinks, can any-one confirm that it is now illegal to fit convoluted hose to sinks and shower trays, on the grounds that it can harbour bacteria.....
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Post by Dutto on Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:17 pm

Hi there,

Don't know about the legislation but I do know that many of the "ridged" pipes have a smooth interior!! allthumbz

The ridges on the outside are to strengthen them so that they can bend without kinking like ordinary hose. allthumbz  allthumbz

The "Pipe Police" (when they invent them! hugegrins ) will have a hell of a job sorting out the different types of pipe. scratch head scratch head

Hope this helps. allthumbz

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Post by redturner37 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:31 pm

The reason that i mention it is that I had to cut the galley sink pipe off to allow it to drain properly and quickly.This pipe crosses over to the manifold on the n/s but had far to many humps and bumps which was obviously trapping food waste and causing a bad smell. The pipe that leaves the sink is 'ribbed' then smooth bore across the chassis and joins the washroom pipes which are 'ribbed' and then to the manifold. I would like to change the lot though the sink and shower dont give a problem when draining. Just a case of putting the right stuff in as I was informed that ribbed had been dis-used because of holding the bugs. Apparantly the same rules that prevent it being used in air conditioning systems because of the Legionaires outbreak where it was discovered that the system used
recycled domestic water....Not that I do.
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Re: fold up sinks in shower rooms

Post by pablo on Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:56 pm

Dutto wrote:Hi there,


The "Pipe Police" (when they invent them! hugegrins ) will have a hell of a job sorting out the different types of pipe. scratch head scratch head

Hope this helps. allthumbz

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C'mon Dutto keep up! They have been invented!

http://www.glasgowpolicepb.org

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Re: fold up sinks in shower rooms

Post by Dutto on Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:01 pm

Aaaaaaargh!! tap_fingers tap_fingers  tap_fingers tap_fingers

I always thought that Quasimodo should have run around shouting ...

"The pipes, the pipes!"

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