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Discussion in 'Camping & Outdoor Gear' started by slickrock, Sep 6, 2006.
Nice video here
Wow, 11 year thread bump
Kurt, oldies are the best! especially when looking at some extra overlanding options
A schrader valve drilled and screwed on top of pipe and one of these might take care of pressure?
CO2 Cartridges are ~$1 on Ebay.
My plan is on-board shower with a 15' suction hose that can be placed in roadside crick or 5 gallon bucket.
System could also be utilized to clean the vehicle.
I have the Heat Exchanger & Bracket, see thru tubing, and 12V pump. Just have not installed yet.
Should accompany the manifold cooker quite well. Sleep, Eat, Shower....This Cruiser is turning into an RV!
before you decide on the tube diameter, figure out the weight of water cuz it'll be way up there and won't help the CoG while negotiating rough terrain... A 6" tube 6' long will be something like 250 or 300lbs when full of water I would guess. Adds up quick. Up there that would be felt I would think.
pi * 0.5 * 0.5 * 6 * 7.5 * 8.3 is approximately 293 lbs. It's amazing how heavy water is.
Huh - what math are you guys using??
6" diameter, 6' long.
pi * r^2 x length = volume (cylinder)
pi * 3 * 3 * 6 * 12 = 2035 cu.inches
2035 * 2.54 * 2.54 * 2.54 = 33360 cm^3 = 33.3 litres. 2.2lb to the kg (one litre of water is 1kg).
So, 33.3 x 2.2 = 74 lbs of water. Are you guys calculating the weight of heavy water ?
You're right I used 0.5 ft as the radius instead of 0.25 ft.....
pi * (0.25)^2 * 6 * 7.5 * 8.3 = 74 lbs.
Still pretty heavy.
Pfff... real Mudders don't use PVC, we use thick-wall Stainless steel! That's why mine would be 250 lbs!
PVC Tube water tanks are a common accessory used in vehicles down here.
Most are carried in roof racks, are around 6 feet long by 4 inches and carry only 15 liters of water (around 4 gallons).
For that small amount, I'd MUCH rather carry an EPA safe container inside the vehicle. They aren't very hard to carry.
Some of these tanks are pressurized using a Schrader valve, some have in-tank valves others use valved hoses. Either way, IMO, its not the best way to carry water on a vehicle.