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.
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?