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gbopp

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Buy a white hose and keep everyone happy or, use a green hose and tell everyone you use a white hose. [emoticon]

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I have a couple of white hoses for campground use. I fill my steel tank at home with whatever hose is on the outside valve. Typically, I'll run some water through the hose to eliminate that usual plastic taste. Actually, after I fill the steel tank with 20 gals of water, there is no taste of hose in the water. I bleach-rinse the system every year to remove any bacteria or algae/rust that inhabits the water system.

FWIW, I've had a drink from regular garden hoses in different locations for 60 years, never a problem.


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Water Hoses labeled for 'safe' drinking are supposed to be lower in lead than garden hoses. Look for hoses labeled 100% free from toxic chemicals commonly found in garden hoses, such as lead, BPA, or phthalates (plasticizers).

BUT, note that unfortunately the 'cheap china connections' they put on most of these safe water drinking hoses are usually loaded with lead. I.E. camco RV hose.[emoticon]

Here is e erything you ever wanted to know about water hoses and then some!

Here is the link of tested hoses.... the best and the worst. Chose your weapon to beat the wonderful world of chemicals! [emoticon]
https://saferchemicals.org/newsroom/new-study-rates-best-and-worst-garden-hoses/


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

OP here.

I don't ever plan on hooking up water and have it pressurizing my system. It is only to fill the tank and then put it away, out of the sun.


That is a good plan.

I don't hookup to city water connection either
Use to but back in 2008 a $.50 fitting broke and flooded my 5th wheel while sleeping....$6000 repairs/costs

So it has been fresh water tank/pump ever since

BUT I still use a POTABLE water hose to fill tank with


When I am hooked to city water I always turn the water off at the site when I am going to be gone for a few hours or more.

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gbopp wrote:

Buy a white hose and keep everyone happy or, use a green hose and tell everyone you use a white hose. [emoticon]
^^^ this is what I do.

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Depends on whether you plan to drink from the tap. We don’t, using tap only for toilet/shower/dish washing, and drink/cook with bottled water.





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MarkTwain wrote:


When I am hooked to city water I always turn the water off at the site when I am going to be gone for a few hours or more.


that is why I hook up to the spigot using a 90 degree throw brass valve making it a 5 second procedure, not a 2 minute twist/twist/twist on a knob buried down a hole.
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I bought a white hose but painted it green just to make people gasp.

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Here is the link of tested hoses.... the best and the worst. Chose your weapon to beat the wonderful world of chemicals! [emoticon]
https://saferchemicals.org/newsroom/new-study-rates-best-and-worst-garden-hoses/


I "glanced" at that hysteria and thought that it covered standard garden hoses, not potable water ones. I do't really think that phthalates in my black tank will add much "damage". [emoticon]
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azrving wrote:

I bought a white hose but painted it green just to make people gasp.


a less labor intensive solution would be to use one of the blue ones rated for potable water. [emoticon]
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