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Rhubarb

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Water pump and tap

Post by Rhubarb on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 10:12 am

I've seen a Dandy I'm interested in but it doesn't have a water pump or a 12v battery. Is it hard to fit a new water pump (I'll need some guidance but I'm pretty practical!)? And do the pumps work on EHU if there isn't a battery?

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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by Guest on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 10:42 am

Hi you dont say weather you have already a tap on the sink ? if yes can you see the two wires hanging down from it ? If not you are going to have to get a tap with a micro switch built in http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CARAVAN-MOTORHOME-SINGLE-WATER-TAP-BEIGE-MICROSWITCHED-/121114978074?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item1c3303e71a , Or if you have a tap with out a switch you can use a floor switch http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caravan-motorhome-electric-water-pump-foot-switch-WPFS1-/171120532338?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item27d7941b72 you are going to need a pump http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Whale-Cheap-Caravan-Water-Pump-Submersible-12v-GP1002-/170724763921?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item27bffd2911, You will need to get some water hose and some wire . Do you have a EHU fitted ? if so does it have a 12 volt step down transformer built in ? If not you are going to have to sort that out , It will have to DC current to run the pump . If you need any more help
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Helen
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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by Helen on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 11:09 am

Ours runs from a leisure battery and when on ehu it still runs via the leisure battery.

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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by Guest on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 12:38 pm

Then you will not have a problem as long as the 12 volt supply. Simple to wire up here is a simple diagram , Wire from the negative side of the battery straight to pump , Positive wire from battery threw a fuse up to tap. Connect the red wire to one side of the micro switch, Then red wire other from other side of the switch  goes down to the to pump , When you turn the tap on the micro switch makes contact power coming up the red wire then flows threw the switch  down to the pump . Hope this helps      


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Retro

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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by Retro on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 12:50 pm

We have one of these...

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No electricity required. Very Happy

Rhubarb

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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by Rhubarb on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 2:58 pm

And what's one of them?! Otherwise I think we might just get hold of a battery and go from there.

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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by Guest on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 3:03 pm

Rhubarb wrote:And what's one of them?! Otherwise I think we might just get hold of a battery and go from there.
 That's a foot pump its fits in the floor you connect the pipe from the tap to it the other end goes in the water butt . You use your foot to push in and out and it pumps the water to the tap. When not in use you push it down and turn it and then its flush with the floor
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Retro

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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by Retro on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 4:39 pm

Yes. A Whale Tiptoe water pump.

More info here... Linky

I originally intended to modernise our orange Dandy and replace the foot pump with an electric one but the foot pump works so well I never bothered.

They seem to sell for about £21 upwards...

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Cazz

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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by Cazz on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 8:36 pm

We use one of these - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] very similar to the one retro uses. We have it in the cupboard so it can't be seen and ruin the look of the 60's Dandy. Wink 

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Re: Water pump and tap

Post by navver on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 10:45 pm

Alternatively you can have an electric pump and have a foot operated switch or a push button, or an infrared sensor which senses your hand in the sink.

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