After weeks of a steady influx of design work, it looks like things are slowing down enough to get some work done on Gypsy. Two and a half months ago I was hoping to have made much more progress by now, but so it goes. The upside is that in that time I’ve been able to gather all the necessary components and now all I have to do is build, build, build!
I wonder if “build” is really the right word. “Hack” is probably more accurate.
Today’s project was installing the fittings on the grey water tank, and hacking together a P-trap for underneath the sink. And what a hack it is. I wanted to connect a 5/8” ID hose (which connects to the fitting on the grey water tank) to a 1 1/2” tailpiece (coming from the sink drain). A branched tailpiece seemed like the only easy way to do it, the caveat being that I had to devise a cap for the end of the tailpiece (since no manufacturer on the planet seems to think that anyone would need to cap off a 1 1/2″ drain pipe). The upward slanting branch on the tailpiece gave me the idea to use it as a P-trap.
Right now it’s all just pieces of a much larger puzzle. It’ll all make sense in a little while after it’s all been assembled. That is, if it works.