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Author Topic: Potable Water Hose  (Read 6576 times)
Phil in SoCal
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« on: April 03, 2006, 02:51:12 AM »

I see adverts occasionally, & in stores special hoses that are marked as being for potable water. What difference does it make? Is there something special about this hose's material? Of course I'd want to reserve a hose from any other use that might pollute it. Like, if you've a macerator, you'd not wnat to drain sewage, then use the hose for drinking.  Huh

Phil . . .  as for status, newbies etc., why not scan down the old board with search (F4) and count the number of posts & give a user credit for that activity on the old board? 
Some Assembly Required
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 05:17:26 AM »

Not sure if there's actually anything about the material, but I think they use a plastic that is considered safe for drinking water and won't leach out toxins. Probably made with virgin resins, not recycled.

The standard seems to be white for potable water.

We have coiled hose (5/8"?) we bought at Camping World. Takes up a lot of bay room. They have a couple hoses that are braided flat, and roll up on a reel and take up very little room, plus when you roll them up, they drain easily. I may get one of those this year. They're a little more expensive, but it seems like it might be easier to drain and stow. Only downside I see is you would have to unroll the whole thing to use it, and might not be able to leave it coiled on the ground as I do with the one I have.

Any thoughts on these?

Craig Shepard
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 05:26:50 AM »

The roll up hoses seep water. Sad

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 06:45:09 AM »

I read a lot of the labels at my local box store and the plastics in most of those hoses may contain lead.
I have enough brain damage as it is, (I'm a Bus-Nut), without adding lead.
Besides going to my brain, the rest of the lead settles in my behind.

« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 06:47:16 AM »

I believe the white hoses specifically touted for potable water are of a higher quality plastic that does not give the water a "plastic" smell or taste as it runs through the hose.
Linda Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 07:13:41 PM »

All plastic hoses have some "hose" taste. The white hoses like the ones CampingWorld sells are not bad, but none are totally taste free. Taste goes away after the hose is used for a few minutes. Comes right back.
I guess the potable water hose are safe.... been using the things for way too many years now. Our litigious tort system would have discovered any safety issues by now.
Hmmm..just thinking...maybe it ain't dementia after all

JR Lynch , Charlotte, NC
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