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Van Plumbing

The thought of doing plumbing can be a scary thing. In a van build it is fairly easy to complete your own van plumbing. I am sure you can find plenty of  youtube videos. We use pex pipe and parts for our Wicked Cool Vans water systems. We plan to have all water components on one side of the van.

Lay out your plumbing supplies and plan for the best placement.

In the photo above we are making our plan. We will have the sink and all plumbing on the right side of this van. The hot water heater, pipes and pump all need a place. In this build we will be placing the diesel heater in a compartment behind the water system.

The thing we dislike the most is to start a project and not have all the parts on hand. Missing one part holds up the entire production. It is good to have a drawing of your plan. Nothing fancy, just a drawing of how you plan to place everything.

Nothing fancy just your vision in black and white.

We work as a team and it is easier to visualize this way. By the time we are done with the drawing we both have scribbled all over it. After we have a plan that will work we bring it to scale. One key to an entire build is proper planning.

Now build the cabinet. Here are a list of supplies we have on hand for plumbing.

https://amzn.to/39bxVjC 1/2 Inch PEX PIPE, Fitting ,Clamp Tool, Clamps Cutter Combo Kit

https://amzn.to/3lKbmHU 2 PIECES XFITTING HOT (RED) AND COLD (BLUE) OF 1/2″ PEX BRASS FULL PORT SHUT OFF BALL VALVE – 1/4″ TURN.  We have at least 4 sets of these on hand. It is a good idea to have shut offs if there is ever a leak you are able to keep it under control while you repair it.

https://amzn.to/3vY16Am 5 Plastic Poly Alloy 90 Degree Swivel Elbow Pex x FPT Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2″ x 1/2″ 5 pack. You will need two packs at least

https://amzn.to/3f9Uidh 5 Plastic PEX Poly Alloy Tee Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2”, White, 5 Pack you will need at least two 5 packs of these.

https://amzn.to/2P5tgcj 5 Plastic PEX Poly Alloy Straight Coupling Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2”, White, 5 Pack

https://amzn.to/3f74PWB 5 Plastic PEX Poly Alloy 90 Degree Elbow Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2”, White, 5 Pack, you will want a lot of these on hand. it helps you have a clean look to your plumbing. I would say have five or six 5 packs on hand.

https://amzn.to/3tNqRSc 5 Plastic Poly Alloy 90 Degree Elbow Pex x MPT Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2” x 1/2”, White, 5 Pack

Pick the size of your tanks. We try to get the same size for both if it will fit into the plans of the build.

https://amzn.to/31aVTHq Lead Free White Poly Alloy Elbow with Pex to Female Threaded Fittings, 1/2 x 1/2

https://amzn.to/3d1FScq 40 Gallon Fresh Water Tank & Plumbing Kit RV Concession

https://amzn.to/3vY20Ng 13 Gallon Water Tank & Plumbing Kit

https://amzn.to/3siqzTd 7 Gallon Water Tank & Plumbing Kit

https://amzn.to/397wYbZ 20 Gallon Fresh Water Tank & Plumbing Kit RV Concession

https://amzn.to/3cV2pr6 Fresh Water Pump, 12 Volts, 3.5 Gallons Per Minute, 45 Psi

https://amzn.to/3lKTOeN 1/2″ Twist-On Pipe Strainer

https://amzn.to/3rihRCT White City Water Flange with 1/2″ MPT

https://amzn.to/3vVIBwz RV Outside Shower Valve Kit – 4 Inch Quick Connect Valve and RV Outdoor Shower Faucet in Black

https://amzn.to/3vUyGYb Quick Connect Hose Adapt

https://amzn.to/3rfh0TvHeavy Duty Coiled Water Hose RV Extension Coiled Hose Extender for Disconnect Valve, 15ft Spiral Hose

https://amzn.to/3faKdwE Theard Flex Seal Tape Waterproof Plumbers Plumbing White 1/2″ x 520 Inch

https://amzn.to/31aX5KU Bosch Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater Tronic 3000 T 4 gallon – Eliminate Time for Hot Water – Shelf, Wall or Floor Mounted

Water pump with the tank under.

Now you have a list of items you will need. Find us on facebook at http://www.WickedCoolVans.com

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Fresh water intake, outdoor shower and diesel heater tank.

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