Operating a wet kit can be a fun and rewarding experience. The finished product gallows you to enjoy cold beverages on the go and never have to worry about running out of ice again. However, when it comes time to install your two-line wet kit, things get a little more complicated. Especially if you’ve never done anything like this before! But don’t worry: I’ll walk you through everything step by step so that by the time we’re done here today, installing your own two line wet kit will be as easy as pie for anyone with basic handyperson skills.
How to plumb a two line wet kit?
A wet kit is a device that allows you to clean your firearms without having to disassemble them. It can be used for rifles, pistols, and shotguns, with minimal tools required on the user’s part.
The two most common types of wet kits are called “two-line” and “three-line” kits, depending on how many lines of water each one uses: the two-line kit has one supply line for water and another line for compressed air (or some other gas). The three-line kit has an additional supply line to send chemical cleaners through the barrel.
Purchase a two-line wet kit
A two-line wet kit is a plumbing system that allows you to simultaneously use two different lines of water in your house. This can be useful if you want to wash your hands and brush your teeth simultaneously or if your dishwasher is broken, but there’s still hot water coming out of the sink faucet. Whatever the reason, having one in place will significantly improve your quality of life!
To install one yourself, purchase a two-line wet kit from any hardware store near you (or online). They’re cheap: around $30 for most models; make sure it’s compatible with all the pipes in your home before buying it!
Once it’s installed, turn on both faucets using their handles and watch as they fill up with refreshingly warm water!
Attach the appropriate fittings
Before you can attach the fittings, you’ll need to decide what fit best suits your needs. Many different fittings are available at hardware stores, including compression fittings, flare and compression adapters, push-to-connect couplings, hoses, and unions. The most commonly used ones on a two line wet kit are hose clamps (used for connecting air lines or stockings, female molded connectors (for attaching airlines to tanks), and male molded connectors (for attaching air tanks). You will also need an adapter for connecting a tank to either line on the wet kit if it doesn’t have one already built into it.
If you have any questions about what kind or how many of each type of fitting is needed on your project, please contact us today!
Install the tank
Secure the tank to the bed and frame: You can attach your new water tank in several ways, including cementing it into place or fastening it with bolts attached to lag screws through holes drilled in the bed on either side of where you want to place your tank. If you’re using a bolt-on kit, you will need at least two mounting points for each side and one additional point under the center of your tank’s bottom surface. Flush-Mount kits require only one per side, while Hinged Kit requires at least three total mounting points, two under either side edge with an additional secured directly underneath where hinges will be placed (so basically four total mounting points).
Cut a hole in the bed to access the top of the tank
You can do this using a jigsaw or reciprocating saw. To make sure you’ve got enough room to access the top of the tank, use a template for your tank opening that’s about an inch bigger on all sides than what’s recommended by the manufacturer.
Use a sealant to fill gaps between your new hole and ethe existing metalwork beneath it (if applicable). This will keep water from leaking into other parts of your vehicle when filled with fuel or water.
Drill a hole in your bed frame near the back
You want to ensure it’s placed toward the front of your truck and not near any other side of the bed because you need room on both sides of this hole later.
When drilling through metal, wear protective gear like thick gloves and eye protection to avoid getting cut while holding onto something hot and sharp.
Connect your air lines and hoses
Now you’ll connect your air lines and hoses. Attach the airline to the fitting on the tank with a hose clamp and secure it with the lumber’s tape. Be sure to use this type of tape, as it is not adhesive and can be removed when you no longer need it.
Attach the other end of this airline to the fitting on your wet kit using another hose clamp and plumber’s tape (if you’re using a compressor). Don’t forget that this step must be done before connecting other hoses! If you have an electrical power supply for your compressor, now would be a good time to plug it in.
Install your wiring and run it to your compressor or pump motor
Once you have all your parts, put the wire in place and start wiring it up. Make sure you use the correct size wire for your compressor or pump motor. Check the rating on your pump or compressor and buy from there. Make sure to use a good quality connector when connecting wires, as these connections must be strong enough to carry high amounts of current without failing under pressure. There are two types of connectors: crimp-on and solder-on connectors; this will depend on what type of wire allows for each kind of connection method and which one is allowed by local codes or regulations in your area.
Sometimes you may need special tools like crimpers and soldering irons if they aren’t provided with the kits themselves (or if they don’t come with any). These tools can add up quickly, so budget accordingly before getting started!
Test for leaks and proper operation
Before you leave the garage and hit the trail, check for leaks and proper operation; test your bed for leaks by filling it with water and allowing it to sit overnight. If any water escapes from the bed, then you leak. You should also ensure that your truck’s lights are working correctly before hitting the road.
The last thing you want is for your vehicle to break down in the middle of nowhere! So before leaving home, take some time to inspect your tires’ air pressure and oil levels and look over other vital systems such as battery charge level (or lack thereof).
After checking all these things out, ensure everything checks out with the manufacturer’s specifications so that nothing will go wrong while on vacation!
Maintain your wet kit
- Check your air pressure every time you use a wet kit. If it’s too high, it can be uncomfortable for the user. If it’s too low, there is insufficient air to create the suction that pulls blood from the donor into collection bags.
- Regularly inspect your hoses and fittings for cracks or leaks; replace them as needed.
- Inspect your tank for any cracks or leaks; replace it if necessary.
We hope that this article was helpful and informative. Remember, when doing your installation, you should always take extra care to ensure your work is done correctly and safely. If you feel uncertain about what you’re doing or have questions about how to do it better, then ask someone else for help!