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Hot Water Plumbing

By |September 4th, 2015|CHASSIS BUILD|0 Comments

After I finished the data entry for the BMS I went outside to do some more plumbing. Yesterday evening I had picked up some more insulation for the hot water pipes as one can see in the top picture.

I looked at the possible routes for the pipes and decided that some of the fill lines were in the way. I removed them to get a better route for the hot water.

I use cable tie saddles to fix the pipes to the chassis.

The saddles are riveted to the floor supports with pop rivets.

In the foreground one can see the hot […]

Hot Water Plumbing

By |September 3rd, 2015|CHASSIS BUILD|0 Comments

As I mentioned before, I went against my initial thought and decided to use PEX with crimp fittings for the hot water and heating pipes. Today I started putting the hot water pipe in and done a few fittings with the crimp rings. Looks very solid and I think I am going to trust that. Cutting the PEX pipe is easy with a dedicated cutter, very clean ends and the crimping with the ratchet tool is simple.

I used the PEX pipe from the roll, which can be a bit daunting, but buying straight pieces would not really helped the […]