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HOW TO: Secure the loose grey drain/ vent plumbing under the galley


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I opened up my sink access panels for the first time in five years (Yeah, I know!) and found the black pipes just flopping around, there was zero support between the sink bottom and the grey tank itself, many feet away. Video:

Oliver Legacy Elite 2 Sink grey pipe

With that much possible movement, it really stresses the glue joints.

I decided to use a ubolt and a 1 inch spacer, to remove all motion and also to keep the down angle so water would flow properly toward the tank. (If I moved the pipe hard up against the back of the cabinet, the angle was UP..) I slid 3/8" automotive fuel line over the ubolt as padding, and a 1" thick piece of HDPE material, the same stuff Oliver uses throughout their trailers. I also replaced the plain nuts with self- locking ones.

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SORRY, some of these pics are coming through rotated...!

 

This shows the tee piece and the 1/8" plywood access panel removed.

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This shows how it goes together, using a scrap of pipe.

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Use the legs to locate the holes in the wood:

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Use a 90 degree square to draw the center of those lines.

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The legs need to be cut off, anything longer than this will mean you don't have enough room to install it into the holes. 

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Finished, the pipe is drawn up tight against the wood, no movement!

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This shows the slight down angle of the pipe, in reference to the wood cross piece.

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John Davies

Spokane WA

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JD - 

I rotated your pics for you but am not sure that they now align with your wording and/or are in the proper orientation.

Let me know if they need more work.

Bill

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Bill thanks! That is the first time this has happened, do you know what caused it in the first place?

John Davies

Spokane WA

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2 minutes ago, John E Davies said:

do you know what caused it in the first place?

Not sure - orientation of the camera when the picture was taken perhaps?

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We've seen this several times, with several different posts, recently.  (And, a number of times in the past, especially with Apple phones.) Fortunately,  we have @topgun2 always available to reconfigure. 😀👍

 

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Which bay of drawers is that, I assume the one under the stove.

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1 hour ago, Galway Girl said:

Which bay of drawers is that, I assume the one under the stove.

Yes, since there is no sink in the pictures 😉

John Davies

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

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Followup, here is the access panel in place. And yes, the  drawers still close 😉

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John Davies
Spokane WA

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