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Sinks....who's built one? #732529
January 31st 2018 7:54 pm
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I have the concept in mind, but finding an enclosure is the issue.

Sure I could build one, but I think I would rather save some time, and get something off craigslist and carve it up to fit my needs. i.e some old cabinet or such that a sink can be mounted to the top, and with enough room underneath for the water tanks. The parts for the sink, drain, faucet, water storage are easy to source off the shelf.

What have you done for your van's water supply?

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Re: Sinks....whose built one? [Re: cornfarmer] #732531
January 31st 2018 8:38 pm
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I couldn't find one small enough for what I wanted soooo.....
I built a very small sink from a bucket.
During construction pics:
[Linked Image]

Not finished here:
[Linked Image]

I use a 6.5 gal gray water tank under and one of those decorative water jugs with a tap on a shelf above.
[Linked Image]

These were taken before I finished.
I need to take some finished pictures....I just lazy. blush


They can have my fried bologna sandwich when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
Re: Sinks....whose built one? [Re: cornfarmer] #732533
January 31st 2018 9:01 pm
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ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
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Re: Sinks....whose built one? [Re: cornfarmer] #732534
January 31st 2018 9:26 pm
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^ thanks for the ideas! Didn't think of a steam table pan, that would cut down costs a bit. Plus you can get lids for them.


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Re: Sinks....whose built one? [Re: cornfarmer] #732551
February 01st 2018 4:06 pm
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Many campers have small sinks with all the hardware and pumps to make them work. Look for someone parting out a pop up


1973 Dodge Shorty B-100

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but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, and proclaiming

"Wow What a Ride"

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"O Vanners" of Connecticut! Since 1982

Re: Sinks....who's built one? [Re: cornfarmer] #732556
February 01st 2018 5:51 pm
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Got off my butt and took a pic today.
The little jug holds about 1.5 to 2 gals and is held in place by the old leather belt and buckle. The bucket is countersunk thru the wooded shelf about 3" so it can't slide around but the whole bottom rolls out to access/empty the grey water jug. We wanted to keep our "little cabin" theme. cool
It works very well for hand washing, light dish washing, brushing teeth, etc.

[Linked Image]

There's all kinds of ideas in the DIY campervan posts on youtube....(must be a million of 'em laugh )
Keep in mind that whatever you install you'll need to be able to clean it (so it doesn't mold and get yucky) and drain/freeze protect it for cold weather. If you install a piped system (tanks, pump and faucet) save yourself some trouble by adding in a low point drain.
My2%

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They can have my fried bologna sandwich when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
Re: Sinks....who's built one? [Re: cornfarmer] #732560
February 01st 2018 7:19 pm
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Yep, I've been reading/looking at a lot of stuff out there, building our own is the route we are going instead of finding someone parting out camper/RV plumbing. Only because I want to keep it fairly compact to not take up too much floor space, and be able to haul it in & out of the van as needed easily.

Going to pick up somebody's unwanted IKEA cabinet tomorrow and make a hole on top for a steam pan/hand pump faucet, and then carve out a small side section to make it fit next to the rear heater blower/fan. I'll have to put some flashing/heat shielding of some sort there so it doesn't melt the cabinet.

I know that IKEA stuff is cheaply made and all, but this is a low budget build and I know how to cut that MDF/laminate crap without it splintering (much).

Re: Sinks....who's built one? [Re: cornfarmer] #732722
February 05th 2018 3:22 pm
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Started on a mobile sink......pics posted in the Van-na White thread in Readers Rides....

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