Originally Posted by bobconnie
If it were me, I would come right from the tank with a seperate line. Then you don't need anything but your pump and line, no check valves to ever give trouble, no nothing but simple!!
Remember the old KISS it's always the way to go even if it's some more work
!! just my 2 cents
I will (eventually) install, in addition to my existing pressure hot and cold, a foot pump "ambient" tap for "off shore power" use and a seawater hand lever for pre-rinsing dishes and whatnot coming from a T off my standpipe with an inline filter to catch critters and egregious "solids".
For the second freshwater tank line, I will plumb it separately as Bob Connie suggests for the same reason I have solar
, and two lower-amp alternators instead of one huge Balmar
: redundancy and ease of service
. If the pressure water line needs fixing, I go to the foot pump, and vice-versa. No confusion about where the air leak may be or if a T-fitting is clogged, or if a check valve is stuck. Just a straight line down.
I will have four 50 gallon water tanks
, so I may run the pressure water to one and the foot pump to another, with the watermaker
hooked to a diverter to fill either as needed.
Anti-siphons, check valves and the like are the devil's work. Avoid when possible!