Here's a weekend project
I have going:
Replumbing the boat using soft copper for both hot and cold.
It's 1/2" OD refrigeration/HVAC stuff that is also for water
I'm using the brass fittings for connections and flaring the ends, etc etc.
Home construction faucets with flexi-hose just like under the sink at home.
I have some long runs to the tankless LPG waterheater in the way back back of the boat. I'm assuming if I just T-off from the galley
sink line on the way by there will inevitably be a pressure problem when we reach the waterheater at the end of the line if both are being used at once (such as using a mix of hot and cold flows at the galley
To solve this problem I will run individual trunks to the Waterheater, Galley, and Head
, and install valves on each line to regulate flow and try to equalize if possible. (Instead of just installing a T in all the most convenient places.)
This all becomes a question because tankless waterheaters need some pressure and flow to activate on, and my pump and water
heater are far from each other. Plus, I want it to be just like home...
1) Will this plan work?
2) Should I build a manifold at the pressure pump (see pic) or install the valves before the sink fixtures more towards the end of the lines? (Or does it even make a difference??)
Thanks for anyone who has tackled this one before +-)