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Ross
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Post by Ross » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:57 pm

Any suggestions on the best type of pipes for hot and cold water, including fittings. Are any brands better than the other?



I am building a 13.4m cat that has four outlets

mahnamahna
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Post by mahnamahna » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:47 am

I bought special drinking water hose for the cold water but not sure what I will be doing for the hot water, maybe black poly pipe?

madaz
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Post by madaz » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:04 am

I used the Whale quick connect stuff on my boat Ross, it comes in blue for cold and red for hot. the fittings have been faultless and the ability to disconnect hoses from fittings at anytime with out wrestling with hose tails and clamps is a real benefit

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Post by Trev » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:50 am

I like the Whale stuff, it appears to be an easy to use system and good quality? but it will be more expensive as well?

Trev

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Post by puremajek » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:37 am

I would go whale or guest, don't get caught on on the pipe sizes. You will need to do your homework, from memory 'clarence water supplies' or something like that was where I got an account and some gear cheaper than normal. This included all the desal gear/filters.
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Post by Jim » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:43 pm

I used Whale throughout the boat. I costs more but is easy to install, they have nylon clips (extra) to fix the hose to bulkheads and after two years not one single drop has leaked out, would never use anything else.

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Post by Smooth Cruiser » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:12 am

Another vote for Whale!

Trev
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Post by Trev » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:44 pm

Does anyone have a set of whale tube cutters or any fittings they want to sell?

madaz
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Post by madaz » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:23 pm

i have a few fittings trev, if you like i wil have a look and send you a list. I never bought the cutters. a sharp stanley knife blade worked fine and I have never had a leak.

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Post by 44c » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:32 pm

Ross wrote:Any suggestions on the best type of pipes for hot and cold water, including fittings. Are any brands better than the other?

I am building a 13.4m cat that has four outlets


Just a suggestion - it's pretty useless having a hot water outlet more than a say 4 or 5 metres away from your water heater. You'll waste a lot of water waiting for the hot to arrive, and it won't be all that hot by the time it gets there.



Our HWS is very close to the shower, bathroom sink and galley. There's also a head in the opposite hull, a long way away, so I made that sink cold water only.



That said, Whale hose and fittings are excellent. Easy to use and they don't leak.

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