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DXSMac
post Oct 25 2011, 04:35 PM
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I'm staying at a friend's house in Georgia. I needed to refill my water tank, but couldn't reach his water faucet with my hose. He suggested his garden hose. HORROR!

Well, I used it anyway, I put the RV water filter between his hose and my hose, but I'm still thinking....... he could have run all kinds of crap through that garden hose and my filter won't stop it.

I think I need to purchase a new water hose and sanitize my tank, what do you all think?

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post Oct 25 2011, 07:52 PM
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QUOTE(DXSMac @ Oct 25 2011, 03:35 PM) *

I'm staying at a friend's house in Georgia. I needed to refill my water tank, but couldn't reach his water faucet with my hose. He suggested his garden hose. HORROR!

Well, I used it anyway, I put the RV water filter between his hose and my hose, but I'm still thinking....... he could have run all kinds of crap through that garden hose and my filter won't stop it.

I think I need to purchase a new water hose and sanitize my tank, what do you all think?

JJ



If you thought he could've run all kinds of 'stuff' through his garden hose, well, he DID!
Get a new water hose and sanitize your fresh water system, at least twice!
On second thought, you might want to do it a 3rd time......... biggrin.gif .
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post Oct 25 2011, 08:18 PM
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I remember when I was a kid drinking water from the outside hose & water spigot... have the times changed.... rolleyes.gif

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post Oct 25 2011, 08:50 PM
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he could have run all kinds of crap through that garden hose and my filter won't stop it.


Other than water what would a person run through a garden hose? We all should use a potable water hose because others may have plasticizers (some with heavy metals) that can leach into water. There is really not much risk of contaminating a system with water flowing through a hose at a good rate, unless the hose was used for pumping manure or something.

If you are worried about it, by all means sanitize the system. If you have already had a drink from it I would not worry about it. I, too, remember drinking from the hose in the summertime.
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post Oct 25 2011, 08:51 PM
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I assume this thread is serious and not tongue-in-cheek, possibly a dangerous assumption.

I just think that this to-do about hoses has been a little overdone. Yes, it's better not to drink water that has been standing in a hose for a while. But if you flush the hose and then use water that has only passed through it from the tap, it's hard for me to grasp how that water can pick up any materially harmful quantity of chemicals that quickly. Let's be serious--there is all kinds of stuff floating around in the atmosphere, starting with the effluent from coal-fired power plants for example. While it's not good, I don't see folks dropping like flies. It takes lots of exposure to add up to something to worry about. Whatever the hose adds to what we're getting already, I just don't see it as being enough to get obsessive about.

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post Oct 25 2011, 09:38 PM
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QUOTE(DXSMac @ Oct 25 2011, 05:35 PM) *

I'm staying at a friend's house in Georgia. I needed to refill my water tank, but couldn't reach his water faucet with my hose. He suggested his garden hose. HORROR!

Well, I used it anyway, I put the RV water filter between his hose and my hose, but I'm still thinking....... he could have run all kinds of crap through that garden hose and my filter won't stop it.

I think I need to purchase a new water hose and sanitize my tank, what do you all think?

JJ

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post Oct 25 2011, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE(jan-n-john @ Oct 25 2011, 07:51 PM) *

I assume this thread is serious and not tongue-in-cheek, possibly a dangerous assumption.


I second this assumption.
We too had to press a regular yard watering hose into service for a while this summer, as my 'white' hose decided to leak profusely at the house connection. Now I COULD trust my family that said garden hose had NOT been used as a fertilizer conduit, or to siphon abandoned cisterns, etc. (Yikes)

Regardless of hose: I bleach clean the connections, (habit) before connecting it to a restrictor and in-line (blue) filter. We generally don't drink tap water anymore (RV parks have just too many variables). But it IS used to wash the dishes, shower and such, so common sense is critical.

If in doubt, sanitize your tank. It doesn't take much to sanitize a hose either.
(Just don't flush bleach water onto the grass or plants!)
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post Oct 26 2011, 06:47 AM
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QUOTE(jan-n-john @ Oct 25 2011, 08:51 PM) *

I assume this thread is serious and not tongue-in-cheek, possibly a dangerous assumption.

I just think that this to-do about hoses has been a little overdone. Yes, it's better not to drink water that has been standing in a hose for a while. But if you flush the hose and then use water that has only passed through it from the tap, it's hard for me to grasp how that water can pick up any materially harmful quantity of chemicals that quickly. Let's be serious--there is all kinds of stuff floating around in the atmosphere, starting with the effluent from coal-fired power plants for example. While it's not good, I don't see folks dropping like flies. It takes lots of exposure to add up to something to worry about. Whatever the hose adds to what we're getting already, I just don't see it as being enough to get obsessive about.

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As some city's are treating there sewage and putting it back into the fresh water system what is using a garden hose if it has not been used for chemicals or something.Why not just ask your friend if it had been used for any thing but water.Any way throw a little bleach in it and may be dump and refill when you can.We have a small destiller that we use for drinking water and you would be supprized at what the in side looks like some time after using it.You would not drink water from any where. unsure.gif


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post Oct 26 2011, 07:07 AM
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We don't drink the water from our RV fresh water tank ever. Use it for washing dishes and showers, etc. Our RV was purchased new 4 years ago and always had good water (to our knowledge) refilled but we just prefer to carry gallons of spring water for drinking and making coffee, etc. If I can't see that tank I don't want to drink out of it.
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post Oct 26 2011, 02:50 PM
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Almost all city and well water systems are full of Dihydrogen Monoxide. Deadly stuff, inhale enough into your lungs, and it will quickly lead to a painful, agonizing death. the odds are great that that garden hose has been exposed to Dihydrogen Monoxide, be very very careful. rolleyes.gif
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post Oct 26 2011, 04:11 PM
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I can recount many times pulling into a campground during July or Aug after my TT was sitting in my driveway for 3 to 4 weeks from previous trip... I'd turn on the water and I would get that rotten egg smell, which I would just run open all the facets till the odor would go away...problem solved.

As mentioned earlier on this thread....continuous exposure from chemicals or an unhealthy life style are the things people need to worry about... just my two cents! smile.gif

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post Oct 26 2011, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE(kcmoedoe @ Oct 26 2011, 03:50 PM) *

Almost all city and well water systems are full of Dihydrogen Monoxide. Deadly stuff, inhale enough into your lungs, and it will quickly lead to a painful, agonizing death. the odds are great that that garden hose has been exposed to Dihydrogen Monoxide, be very very careful. rolleyes.gif



Aren't you clever!! wink.gif I also hear that it is frequently added to food and that it is capable of causing severe burns. laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 26 2011, 06:10 PM) *

Aren't you clever!! wink.gif I also hear that it is frequently added to food and that it is capable of causing severe burns. laugh.gif

Love to take credit, but it belongs to Penn and Teller. They actually did a cable special where they had a city council in California take up declaring Dihydrogen Monoxide a health hazard and requiring spills be cleaned by Hazmat Teams. I truly do believe garden hoses are dangerous, I drank from them all the time when I was younger and now I am getting closer to death every day. Must be a connection.
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post Oct 26 2011, 06:33 PM
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I generally store water from wherever I'm staying as a backup to the city water I use at the site. With all the filters I have and the regular maintenance of sanitizing the fresh water tank, I would have no problem drinking water from my tank. If I didn't trust it initially, I wouldn't put it in there. With all the stuff introduced into our bodies throughout the years, if I haven't gotten sick from it at my age, it ain't gonna happen. I've tried enough things to ruin my perfect body and health but I'm still here and kickin. I think people worry about too many things needlessly. I won't fall into that trap.
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post Oct 26 2011, 09:56 PM
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I found Dihydrogen Monoxide to be a very good drink in summer months to cool me off. Mix it with ice and you have a double header. I should be gone soon due to this problem. My days are short now. rolleyes.gif


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