To save on water consumption, Marvin removed the original 1.5 gpm (gallons per minute) aerators from the faucets and installed the new 0.5 gpm aerators in both the kitchen and bathroom sinks.
To add the new aerators, simply unscrew the original aerator body, remove the internal parts, replace them with the new aerators, and screw the aerator body back into the faucet.
Tip: You may need to use pliers, but be sure to cushion the pliers, so that you don't damage the aerator body.
Water Heater Conversion
- Camco Hybrid Heat RV Hot Water Kit
- wrench or socket set
- utility knife
- Phillips head screwdriver
- drill and drill bits (1/8" and 1/2")
Turn off your main water supply and your hot water heater. Give your hot water heater a chance to cool down.
Tip: Allow your hot water heater to cool overnight.
Drain your hot water heater.
Install the heater cartridge, using the Teflon tape provided in the kit. Tighten, turn on water, and allow air to run out of your water lines. Check for leaks. If no leaks, proceed to step 4.
Install the thermostat inside your rig. Make sure it's mounted directly to the metal water heater tank.
Drill a hole to route your heater cartridge to your thermostat.
Connect all your wiring for the power cord, heater cartridge, thermostat, and power switch.
Before you mount your On/Off switch, turn it on and give it 30 to 60 minutes to warm up. Then test it to make sure there are no leaks and the water is heating properly.
Mount your On/Off switch on an even surface, where you can conveniently access it as needed.
Tip: Use double-sided tape to mount your On/Off switch. This will allow you to easily relocate the switch if needed.
Shower Splash Guards
- shower guard kit
- 30-minute water-ready caulk
- caulk gun
- possibly a utility knife
If you have a lip on your shower, as we do, you will need to cut out a space for it so that your guard will sit flush against the wall. If not, skip to step 2.
Line up your shower guard and hold it firmly in place.
Use your caulk gun to caulk around both the front and the back, and let it dry completely before taking a shower.
Tip: You may need a second coat of caulk, to make sure it's securely attached.
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