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Fresh Water Overflow
Rerouted the fresh water overflow. Bought a return jet and a barbed fitting from a pool supply house. The length wasn't long enough to go through the entire basement floor, pick up another fitting from the box store that threaded in from the...

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Good job Bill. It's on my list to do things.

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That looks like a much better solution.  Thanks for the info. That will be one of my fall projects.

David

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Bill,

If you still have the part numbers you used, that will help others.

Thanks.

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Nice job, I did mine the same way, also put a ball valve in mine. I keep it about 1/2 closed to help with water loss. On a long run on the twisty 2 lanes I'll bet we loose 5 gallons. Weboondock so every gallon counts. I also added a 3/4" fast...

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Bill,

If you still have the part numbers you used, that will help others.

Thanks.
Sorry, I do not, left the receipts in the car, DW tossed them. I stopped in Leslie's pool supply, hanging on the wall...

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Would something like this work in the same location?

Amazon.com : attwood Scupper 1-1/2 Thru Transom : Boating Equipment : Sports...

This project is on the list.

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John,

That looks like the through-hull fitting I used when I modified my overflow drain.  I added a stainless steel sink drain screen to the bottom to keep out the critters. 

Richard

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Would something like this work in the same location?

Amazon.com : attwood Scupper 1-1/2 Thru Transom : Boating Equipment : Sports...

This project is on the list.
I'm not familiar with that type...

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Yes, that thru hull can accommodate the thickness of the Foretravel basement floor.  The nut can be tightened to any "hull" (or basement in this case) thickness.

I don't have experience with the thru hull with rubber flap, but according to the...

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Looks like a great Idea. I've never looked at the tanks.

Is there an overflow fitting near the top from the factory?

Paul

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Looks like a great Idea. I've never looked at the tanks.

Is there an overflow fitting near the top from the factory?

Paul,

On my '99 the factory overflow is on the street side of the fresh water tank. ...

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This is the water pump locker on the '99 with the new overflow hose visible on the left. 

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Paul,

On my '99 the factory overflow is on the street side of the fresh water tank.  It is behind a plywood baffle above the water pump and accumulator tank.  On mine there was a green...


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I've been following this thread getting ready to change my overflow as I've seen in some of the pictures.  I have a couple of questions:
Could just a regular bulkhead type fitting work going through the floor ?
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The floor is at least 1.5" thick.  3/4" is probably the minimum size.  If it is going to overflow you want it to be easy. If you run the overflow hose/pipe through the floor be sure there is something to keep everything (mice, bugs, etc) out. 



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I added to mine with the same hose the factory used. No fungus amongus yet no leaks been 6 years. As Doug said it can be a booger to get to. I just added on to the end of the hose at the bulkhead.

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Nice clean job, Bill.  8)

I did a slopper stopper mod to ours last year, took some pics while re-doing the butchered fresh water pump plumbing this year. We do mostly dry camping and arriving on-site with only 2/3 tank of fresh water wasn't going...

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I've been following this thread getting ready to change my overflow as I've seen in some of the pictures.  I have a couple of questions:
Could just a regular bulkhead type fitting work going through...


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Greg, I dry camp half the year and need a FULL tank when I fill to be efficient out there.  I love the simplicity and engineering of your slopper stopper pvc vent mod so much, I took your idea and ran with it. I bought the Atwood 1 1/2" scupper...

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Good one