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Old 04-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Sink- water supply options

I have a sink in our rig hooked up to a 20 gal tank.The pump is toast so I'll get another.My question is can I somehow just put a 5ga jerry can under the sink and use that with a pump? Never seen this anywhere but would like to free up some storage space by eliminating the 20 ga tank under the sofa.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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See if this thread helps.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Yes, I have seen this. What I would like to do is install a pump under the sink ,hook it to our aux battery, and have it get the water from a jerry can underneath.This is totally doable right??
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Yes, I have seen this. What I would like to do is install a pump under the sink ,hook it to our aux battery, and have it get the water from a jerry can underneath.This is totally doable right??
All it takes is multiple trips to Lowes (usually for the one fitting you forgot last time you went).
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #5
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Sometimes when working on the van it's easier just to park at Lowes and do it there!
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Sometimes when working on the van it's easier just to park at Lowes and do it there!
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #7
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Re: Sink- water supply options

Have you seen this thread? (Continues further down the page, as well.)

And this thread?

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #8
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Re: Sink- water supply options

7 gallon Aquatainer (Walmart) and Shurflo pump ($40ish, Amazon) and a few fittings and hoses from Lowe's worked for me. It lasts us a weekend before it needs filling, unless we wash a lot of dishes.

Here's a better shot of the counter and sink that it's under


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Old 04-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #9
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Thanks for this awesome reply, going to do the exact same thing !!!
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Re: Sink- water supply options

I have the same sink/faucet that 86Scotty has. It is about perfect in size and depth for a van, and comes complete... just add pipes... from Home Depot. I couldn't find anything close to it except in the marine world, and they were usually too shallow, or had no faucet/valve set-up, or too spendy.

When you are driving, the spout shakes like a chihuahua $hittin' a log chain, so I added a small collar of black-foam pipe insulation to settle it. Just right!
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