Plumbing Plan: Collecting Rain Water

As I hope to strive towards an off-grid lifestyle, I decided early on that I want to harvest rainwater. Fear not, I am not naïve to fact that it’s unlikely that I will be able to collect enough to meet the demands of the house, but at least a little is better than nothing. I admit I am curious as to how much this ‘some’ will be, however as I don’t know where I will be planting my house, I will leave this for a future date.

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Plumbing Plan: Connecting to Mains

Whilst I will be collecting rainwater, I’d also like to be able to connect the house to the mains. So, my first question is, how do you connect a Tiny House to the water mains?

Essentially, you simply need a hose connection exterior to your house.
To this you attach a water hose, which runs between the house and the properties utility spigot, giving you water. At either the utility tap, or at the conncetion point of your house, there should be a shut off valve. This will enable you to shut off the entire water system if something goes wrong.

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I Finally Have Some Learnings to Spout

I admit that the idea of plumbing has never sent me into a spiral of excitement.
To be fair it probably doesn’t send many people into a ‘spiral of excitement’, but it truly has been one of the aspects of the Tiny House that I’ve least been looking forward to.
Little did I know that plumbing, at least Tiny House plumbing, is actually pretty neat, completely straightforward and, dare I say, really, truly exciting. In fact I’m now that darn keen on plumbing, that I recommenced this blog just so I could talk about it.

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