I posted the story of Little Fort Repose last night and then had a conversation with Heather via email about tiny house plumbing. Her questions hinge around how to adapt RV water storage tanks (potable, grey, black) to a tiny house. It then occurred to me that we might be able to shed some light on the topic by asking folks to share their tiny house plumbing experiences with us here in the comments of this post.
Have you tackled tiny house plumbing? Can you help point Heather (and other tiny house owner-builders) in the right direction? Thanks!
Photo credit to John Wells. It’s the facilities at The Field Lab.
I put up a couple of posts with pictures on how I did the plumbing in my tiny house. I had absolutely no serious plumbing experience (outside of removing hair clogs from drains) before this and kinda made it up as I went, but these posts show what I did:
I found the “Gatorbite” connections to be a Godsend. They were expensive, but they can be taken apart and reused. I would dry-fit my connections with the Gatorbite fittings, then go back and replace them with the much cheaper copper versions. Then my Gatorbites were free to use on the next connection! For someone like me who had no clear idea what he was doing, they were fantastic.