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Old 02-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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Simple sink idea?

I had two full height sliding pantries built by SMB at the rear of the van, and I just removed one of them because we weren't using them both. I plan to build a small sink cabinet with the following user scenarios.

1. Kids rinse off their dirty feet before they get inside thru the rear doors.
2. Kids bruth their teeth and gargle.
3. The whole thing should be removable (doesnt have to be quite portable)
4. Will utilize 2 x 5G container widely available for freshwater/grey water.
5. Water can be either pumped manually, by a motor or hybrid model. (I've seen a post where the manual spray system was utilized)

So I am thinking I would just build a box, mount a smal SS salda bowl, and store two sets of water tanks underneath. Since I dont want the faucet to be staionary so that it can be used to rinse off kids, the design is getting more complicated than I want it to be.

If there is someone who has gone thru the same thinking process, I would like hear what creative solutions I am missing here.
Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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Re: Simple sink idea?

For the sink, instead of the salad bowl try one of these. They come in many sizes, are cheep and durable. Available from any restaurant/kitchen store.
http://www.numkitchen.com/stainless-ste ... -1063.html
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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Millerfish,
Thank you!! Not only they are cheap, the shap makes cutting a hole much easier!! Exactly what I needed since I don't intend to fill it up I don't need anything deep either.
Now, I need to figure out the plumbing part..

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For the sink, instead of the salad bowl try one of these. They come in many sizes, are cheep and durable. Available from any restaurant/kitchen store.
http://www.numkitchen.com/stainless-ste ... -1063.html
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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Re: Simple sink idea?

I used a standard sink flange from Home Depot. Connected that to a plastic flex hose then to a 5 gal bucket.
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foot pumps are nice too,you have a pedal you step on to pump water to the faucet or shower head.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:02 AM   #6
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Hi,
What kind of foot pumps are you referring to?
Can you pls show me a couple of examples?
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foot pumps are nice too,you have a pedal you step on to pump water to the faucet or shower head.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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Hi,
What kind of foot pumps are you referring to?
Can you pls show me a couple of examples?
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foot pumps are nice too,you have a pedal you step on to pump water to the faucet or shower head.
We used them on yachts. They are nice if you have dirty hands,you eliminate power pumps and faucets.
Try westmarine.com #135137 whale pumps
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #8
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Hi,
What kind of foot pumps are you referring to?
Can you pls show me a couple of examples?
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foot pumps are nice too,you have a pedal you step on to pump water to the faucet or shower head.
We used them on yachts. They are nice if you have dirty hands,you eliminate power pumps and faucets.
Try westmarine.com #135137 whale pumps
Thanks. Pretty neat idea and makes lots of sense when you want to wash your hands. I need to figure out how to turn this into a shower solution as well.
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