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Post by kernow jon on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:33 pm

The shureflo water pump on my RCX had packed-up and been removed by the previous owner. So has the the Carver water heater.
I am about to fit a replacement pump but to save time, I need a sketch showing where different bits of different pipework are located.
I want to find all the bits of the gas piping to ensure it has been properly blanked off - not just relying on a tap.
The water system will be a simple single cold water tap to the sink. Shower gone!
Where the Carver was will be an extra cupboard. Loose something - Win something!
Also does the filter go between the tank and the pump or the pump and the tap?

Thanks for any help
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Re: Water Pump

Post by deckie on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:54 pm

Hi kernow jon,

The filter goes between the Tank and Pump, to keep bits out of most of the system.

Please take care when checking out & blanking off the gas supply ........ best to get a 'gas safe' bod in !!

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Re: Water Pump

Post by Dutto on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:55 pm

kernow jon wrote:...............

Also does the filter go between the tank and the pump or the pump and the tap?


Hi there,

As a general rule it depends on what you wish to do with the water!

If you never intend to drink the water then a strainer on the inlet to the pump will be adequate. This is very much the "cheap and cheerful" option because they only cost a few quid. Something like this will be more than adequate:

http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan/water/product_41849/whale_filter_ak1319.aspx

However, if you intend to drink the water then in addition to the inlet strainer you should fit a fine filter specifically designed for the job downstream of the pump. Something like this is the cheapest option.

http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan/water/product_31491/Whale_Aquasource_Clear_Filter_WF1230-12mm.aspx

With regard to the other questions "I don't know!"

Best regards,
drinksallround

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Re: Water Pump

Post by boxerman on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi John,
The RCX was usually fitted with a Vailant gas only water heater in the shower room. The later Rapport also used a Vailant gas only water heater but I don't know if it was the same model, (I don't think it was).
If yours had a Carver then I think it must have been an upgrade.

My Shureflo pump in the Symphony has an integral filter.

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Re: Water Pump

Post by kernow jon on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:12 pm

boxerman wrote:Hi John,
The RCX was usually fitted with a Vailant gas only water heater in the shower room. The later Rapport also used a Vailant gas only water heater but I don't know if it was the same model, (I don't think it was).
If yours had a Carver then I think it must have been an upgrade.

My Shureflo pump in the Symphony has an integral filter.

Frank

Frank,
No doubt you are correct - I simply made an assumption that it was a Carver.
All I have is a space some pipes - hot and cold water colours and a gas pipe and a chimney vent in the roof.

The plan is no water in the old shower room area - now just the loo. Block the hole in the roof - plywood and GRP. The space now becomes an extra cupboard. For now we stick with the Camping Gaz loo.

I have a Flojet pump to replace the duff Shureflo both look and work the same way.

Jon
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Re: Water Pump

Post by boxerman on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:26 pm

Hi John,
Is your gas locker under the wardrobe next to the shower room? if so, you should be able to trace the gas supply pipe back to it easily enough. The supply to the cooker and fridge will go under the van to the other side but the pipe to the heater probably goes straight up?

If the heater was a Carver it would probably have been on the same side as the cooker & fridge.

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Re: Water Pump

Post by kernow jon on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:33 pm

Gas and battery is a locker under the seat - beside the side door next to the Fridge - Then there is a miniscule Wardrobe and then Shower room / loo. Nearside.
The kitchen area is on the opposite side of the van.

I think the Gas and battery location is correct because there is a "dropout" in this locker.

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Re: Water Pump

Post by boxerman on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:50 pm

I was forgetting that your fridge was on the nearside scratch head Do you have three gas taps on a manifold?

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Re: Water Pump

Post by kernow jon on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:54 pm

Frank,

Traced the pipe through the locker under the fridge into the wardrobe (about 6 inches wide) at the back is a boxed off area I guess the manifold will be in here. I will take a look either Friday or on Sunday. (Since retirement I am always busy - busier than when I worked! scratch head )

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