Within a few weeks of plumbing in our gutters to our water tanks the tanks were full. The next thing was to get the water from the tanks to the house.
Here’s the video documenting the process:
And here are some stills with more details:
|The first step of the process was building a central hub for water pump, pressure tank and filtration unit.|
|We’ll also install a solar batch hot water heater on the roof. The roof is angled at 30 degrees which should be around optimum for catching the sun in the winter at our latitude.|
|I dug an 8″ to 12″ deep trench to connect the water tanks to the pump house|
|The beginnings of the pump house install|
|Running conduit to supply power to the pump house|
|Pulling wire through the conduit|
|Man/Womanhandling the hot water tank into it’s insulated box|
|Paul threatens another wardrobe malfunction|
|Running 1″ PVC pipe from the water tank to the pump house|
|These series of valves will allow us to isolate the tanks from each other and the pump house|
|We have a 1/2″ PEX line(red) for hot water and a 3/4″ pex line (white) for the cold water supply|
|The water lines tee under the house and run to the kitchen and the bathroom|
|I used 2″ pipe clamps to position the PEX pipes for install. After wrapping the pipes with insulation I installed additional strapping to remove the sag.|
|The completed pump house|
|Here’s the finishing plumbing under the kitchen sink. From left to there’s the hot water line, drain, cold water line and then a line for an exterior faucet|
|I used this metal strapping to secure the piping to the grade beam|
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I'm sure Ocean and River will be pleased by the guest appearance of chickens and turkeys.
Impressive. Look forward to trying out the hot water.