How to Build a Camper Van DIY Sink with a water system
Out in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my brother and I are building our first van. We’re rocking and rolling as we go along and can't thank the DIY community enough for all the help provided. This guide is a collection of all that we learned so are.
The best way to learn is to teach, so we’ve decided to document our learnings as we go along. As a result, when we can, we will do our best to post other ‘how to’s’. Be patient with us, please, we’re still learning.
This is the DIY version of a custom sink and water system.
This set-up of the DIY sink was built to be as simple, repairable, and as convenient as we could create it. All components are readily available and the 7 gallon tanks are wide enough to contain ample water, but compact enough to quickly fill and empty them.
Assemble the PVC and fittings that will go into the water tank.
- The PVC Pipe (19 1/2" of 1/2") will extend to the bottom of the water tank
- Pipe Adapter will connect to PVC Pipe. Pipe adapter is 1/2" male iron pipe thread PVC pipe adapter.
- Brass Pipe Fitting will connect to Pipe Adapter. Brass Pipe Fitting is 3/4" male pipe x 1/2" female pipe brass pipe fitting.
- Quick connect will connect to brass fitting
The NYLON TUBING + FITTINGS should be assembled. This is what feeds the water pump.
- Quick connect will connect to 1/2 hose barb x 1/2" male NPT, and the hose clamp
- Hose barb will connect with braided vinyl hose tubing (1/2" x 3/4" braided)
- Hose tubing will connect to pork kit, which comes with the pump.
Mount the water pump and power switch and wire it.
- Mount pump and switch
- Wire pump to the switch
- Wire the switch to the van
Install the sink and faucet and connect all the plumbing together.