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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Salad Bowel Camper Sink



I wanted a sink in my camper, but I wanted it relatively small.  The previous owners did not have a sink and FWC does install one on some models, but not this shell.

I decided on a salad bowel sink for simplicity and cost.  I went to the local discount store and for a few dollars I bought a stainless steel bowel and drilled the sink tube hole.





The drill bit took a lot of abuse cutting through the stainless steel, but worked ok. 



The first tube I bought was the wrong one as it was designed with vent holes in the space between the upper and lower porcelain sink for the overflow.  Since I have no overflow I needed a solid drain without holes.




I needed to remove a number of the threads on the plastic drain tube by filling them off.  I needed to do this to shorten the length of the tube so I can put the waste storage tank on the shelf below and have the water flow directly in.



I used the standard pladtic drain fittings on the shorter tube and the assembly was too long considering the height of the tank and space available.



I tried right angle plastic pipe fittings and it was still too long.



I had one of these rubber hose adapters in my wood shop, so I cut it and found it worked perfectly to reduce the drain pipe to the pladtic fittings and shortened the drain on the sink.




I also added the right angle to the waste water tank and I was able to match the height of the sink to the tank and only needed to connect with a hose.



Here is my finished sink.  Since the bottom of the salad bowel is flat and the drain has a slight taper the stainless buckled in a couple of places.  This is not a problem as you use plumbers putty on the flange of the drain pipe before tightening.

Brent

macaloney@hotmail.com


2 comments:

  1. Chief,

    Clap ... clap ...clap.

    Great description.

    You should think about doing an ebook.

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    1. Thanks John, I appreciate the feedback. Lots of design work goes into each aspect. One day it will be you

      Brent

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