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Old 10-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #15
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A white one for clean drinking water, green regular hose for everything else.
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I might add,, I do NOT use our "white" hose for anything but hooking up to city water... It's good practice,, and that's a good idea of the 50/50 bleach.. And to let the water run out of the spigot before hooking up your hose. I learn SO much here !!
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #17
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All of the above and don't forget to wash hands before messing with drinking water hose.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #18
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Tom,

You are getting good info on the hoses. I suggest you do as the earlier respondent says, and keep a 50/50 bleach solution spray bottle in the service bay. I spray faucet and then run water to 10-20 seconds to flush out rust, bugs, dust, etc before hookup when we arrive. After dumping I spray sewer drain area, dump hose end, and service bay. Once hoses are stored I give the faucet a quick shot for the next guy.
These are all great ideas and will incorporate these steps in our future trips, thanks for all the responses.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #19
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I might add,, I do NOT use our "white" hose for anything but hooking up to city water... It's good practice,, and that's a good idea of the 50/50 bleach.. And to let the water run out of the spigot before hooking up your hose. I learn SO much here !!
I agree, I am so thankful for this forum otherwise I think I would be like Moses wandering in the desert searching for the promised land.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:44 PM   #20
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One more idea, while the thread is active; I keep a dispenser of sanitizer in the utility bin so I can clean my hands before turning to another task any time I handle anything in the bin - or before I deal with the freshwater lines.
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cheap disposible slip on gloves are part of my routine - but I may anal retentive
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cheap disposible slip on gloves are part of my routine - but I may anal retentive
Yeah, that too, when I remember
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Lysol or 50/50 Bleach Water?

I have heard some people say to use lysol instead of 50/50 bleach water. Anyone know which is preferred and why?
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Use 100 proof vodka for sanitizing. That way if you accidentally ingest some, OK good things can happen.
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We store our sewer hoses in plastic tub clearly marked "SEWER" and fresh water hoses in tubs clearly marked "FRESH". Our 5er has a hose holder underneath where it is too hard for us to get to. We need to modify that someday.
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This has been really well covered, I agree with most all of it. But, I will add three small but possibly important lines:

1 - When you first have a chance, clean the potable hose with bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Use a funnel to pour whatever into the hose, put the ends back together and roll it until you think it is stupid and then go one a few more. Now rinse the hose with city water.
2 - When you store the potable hose, mate up the ends so nothing gets in (crawls, flys, is blown or leaks in) there. It makes it easy to keep that hose clean.
3 - When doing the rinse job on the slinky, or any sewer parts, rinse or wash hands first and keep a respectable (3~4") between the hose nozzle and the dirty parts to minimize contamination.

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I have heard some people say to use lysol instead of 50/50 bleach water. Anyone know which is preferred and why?
Apparently the bleach/water solution begins to degrade and lose it's sanitizing ability after a few days (works great when freshly mixed, though). A can of Lysol spray works better to kill germs and does not lose its potency.
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A white one for clean drinking water, green regular hose for everything else.
That's exactly what I have too, but I actually have two 25' white hoses and a 50' green one.
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