Hi all, hope you are well and enjoying the summer.
Does anyone know if there is a guide out there somewhere to setting up your static? We want to put one on our own property to live in during building works, and I want to know about suitable bases, connecting electric, water and sewage etc. I've done a lot of googling but all I can find is stuff about planning permission (and that's pretty confusing so I've just asked our local authority if they want me to apply or not).
If anyone knows of a guide, or has any tips, I'd be very grateful.
Many thanks in advance.
Message posted by Colin2101/7/2021 at 1:07pm Outfit: 1992 Elddis Wisp 450CT + X Trail Location: East Herts
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Hi, I hope someone comes along that can help, as I doubt whether there is much info out there. Most statics would be set up by site operatives.
On the other hand, plenty of people do what you want to do so I'm sure they found out from somewhere. Have you tried youtube? There is an incredible amount of DIY stuff on there, maybe there's something you could use?
Thanks for that Colin. I'd not thought of YouTube, I'll have a look.
Thanks 22Seaside. We're on a private borehole and a septic tank, so I doubt my water company will be interested. I'm aware of the need for non-return valves and so forth to protect the bore though. I'll have a word with my sparkie about the electric. The NACO stuff looks interesting, so thanks for that.
You will also need a full set of chassis stands to stop the chassis twisting. If you are not putting in a full concrete pad you can just make pads where the chassis stands will need to go. Make sure you also have a pathway to the door or otherwise you will forever be having a battle with mud. If you are going to be using 47kg bottles of gas it is worth putting couple of slabs or a concrete pad as you don't want them falling over, especially if you have two on an auto change over. Insulate all your external pipework thoroughly including the waste pipes. Consider adding extra insulation under the floor if you are going to be living in it over the winter months - some people use slabs of Kingspan or similar.
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A bit late with this one but--make sure your toilet and water drains have a decent continuous downward slope to wherever they are draining or you may find them frozen during the winter--not pleasant! They can also sag during hot weather so its not a bad idea to support them along their length with bricks or blocks.