I'm not a plumber, but I play one on the internet


#1

I suck at plumbing. If you see something I’m doing wrong help me out. ALL criticisms welcome!


#2

Personally I’d turn the tote so the plumbing runs down the side and not the middle. Disregard if this isn’t your final lay out.

A brass barb to the pressure washer is less likely to crack and blow as well.


#3

Also is that a rubber sleeve from the tote to the pvc? If so, I see much frustration in your future.


#4

Good eye lol


#5

1 inch EPDM suction hose. That poly braid will go flat in the heat. Have the bottom of the filter flat on the decking, raised up with a shim or something if need be. Ditto on brass to the PW


#6

Yea it’s a 2" fernco from the tote to the pvc. The valve that came on it seemed restrictive and had coarse threads so I took it off. Any better solutions off the top of your head? I’m not having much luck finding tote adaptors that are not restrictive.


#7

Will do


#8

Send pictures of the valve that came with it. The valves that have come on mine are monsters.


#9


I can’t find anything to attach to those outside threads…Not sure if it’s the pattern or if it’s because they are so chewed up.


#10

That is a weird one. My valve opens all the way. A true ball valve not a gate valve. Hold fast. I’ll be back.


#11


That’s what’s on the tote


#12

Best thing about a bulkhead fitting is the hole doesn’t have to be perfect. It has a big ol’ gasket. Cut the other one out with a dremel on slow.
Drop the male side into the tank.
Pull it toward you with a hanger, tape measure, trained pet snake. Whatever.
You can tighten down the outside nut while you use a couple ratchets and sockets to make L’s to pull pressure toward you.

Easy day. Pipe threads.


#13

Will do thank you sir


#14

Here’s my @innocentbystander short, no BS technical video for you.


#15

I think I’m going to stop at granger tomorrow after work and pick one up if it’s not still snowing. I was thinking about just putting the old fitting back on and making a new hole for the bulkhead. That plastic thread is pretty thick I think it might be a pain in the rear to cut it out. Thoughts?


#16

hi


#17

Dremel tool will take 5 seconds


#18

I guess I’m buying a dremel :blush:


#19

Poor awesomewash really is outta pressure washing now… blood stains on them composite beds can linger for a while.


#20

Who???