Fresh water system

One more job to tick off the list is the campervan fresh water system. As with the waste water, I wanted to have the fresh water connected all the time and always available. I also want to be able to remove the water container without having to remove the water pump.

Using a water container with an adjustable breather vent (£2.00), a submersible water pump (£13.00), a couple of hose pipe connectors (£2.00), a metre or so of water pipe (£2.00), a 12v plug and socket (£3.70) and a pressure switch (£8.00), this is what I came up with…

A ‘no spills’ fresh water container for when we’re on the move

campervan fresh water system

This is how I did it:

First of all, I drilled two holes in the lid of the water container, one for the pump’s water pipe and the other for the 12v cable. I made the hole for the water pipe just big enough, so when the pipe is pushed through the hole it creates a seal. I used a grommet to do the same job for the cable. I then fitted a hosepipe joining connector in the end of the water pipe and a 12v male plug to the cable.

campervan fresh water system

This is what it looks like fitted to the water container.

campervan fresh water system

At the sink end, I have the water pipe coming from the tap, which is connected to a pressure switch (which operates the pump when the tap is turned on). On the other end of the water pipe is a quick release hosepipe connector.

campervan fresh water system

Which then just pushes on to the water container.

campervan fresh water system

The 12v male plug fitted to the water pump, then pushes into the 12v female socket like so.

campervan fresh water system

campervan fresh water system

And that’s about it! A simple ‘no spill’ campervan fresh water system.

campervan fresh water system

So that’s the fresh water, waste water, and gas taken care of.

campervan fresh water system

I’ve just got two jobs left to do now, electrics and making some curtains, then the campervan is finished!

Cost so far £665.00

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