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Old 05-24-2019, 09:13 AM   #1
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Low point drain question?

So been thinking about my commercial ice maker setup. See original post if needed: http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...ker-14683.html. So, after the advice to set it up under the front of the 5er; I started thinking about what I needed to do. I will run a heavy drop cord to pedestal for power. For the water intake I thought about accessing the low point drains and running a water line from them to the ice maker. My question is: I have two low point drains. Not sure which would be best to attach a water line to. One seems to have a lot more pressure when opened then the other. Does anyone know why this is and/or your opinion on using the low point drains to access for a water line. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:43 AM   #2
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Proximity to water pump/connection would be my guess.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:25 AM   #3
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Ted, why not put Y connection on the campground water spigot?
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:26 PM   #4
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I think one is in the cold water line and the other is hot water line.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:05 PM   #5
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For the y connection: I already use a y connection. One hose to 5er and the other to spray off reels, waders and sand from truck. The other might be the answer I need. I will have to hook up the water and water heater and see if one is for cold and hot lines. Thanks for the reply’s.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:41 PM   #6
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Add a second Y. Or better yet make a 3 way splitter. Ice maker and secondary outside wash won't use hardly any supply pressure and volume to trailer.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:55 PM   #7
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https://www.amazon.com/2wayz-Splitte.../dp/B00UNCB4GY
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https://www.harborfreight.com/home-o...der-94377.html

This is a 4-way from Harbor freight.
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That is a heck of a lot better price then Amazon. WOW!
I've thought for some time that Amazon is getting pretty hoggish on their prices.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:47 PM   #10
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Well finally found some reviews on the particular ice machine. Reviews stated instead of 33lbs of ice storage it actually holds approximately 10lbs. Sooooo, questioning my whole perspective now. Maybe, investing in a better quality of coolers is a better way to go. Yeti maybe Orca? I don’t know at this point the best way to go.
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Everyone selling an item states the optimal output. Power, water supply, water supply temp, ambient water and air temp, and so many other factors will determine what you might produce. My bet is that from day to day you might hit 50% of max to way less. When looking at cost of icemaker vs. outcome, what does a cash flow rate of return show?
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I agree completely.
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So got time today to hookup water to 5er and fire up the hot water heater. Then checked the two low point drains on the front passenger side of the unit. The outside drain is for hot water lines and the inside drain is for cold water lines. Put some red tape on the hot water low point so I won’t have to try to remember. Correction from post #1. The pressure are the same on both low point drains once you let them run for a minute. I guess it was just air in the lines.
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