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Old 08-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #15
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The potable water warning is about the lead in the plastic. more of our risk averse society. How many of you have a house more than 15 years old? Copper pipes with lead solder - and that water tends to sit in long pipes and leach tiny quantiites of lead until you get it flowing again.

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Many older houses had, (and still have), lead pipes supplying/delivering the water.
I lived with lead contaminated water for 40 years, (more than half my life).
The 100 year old house my son recently bought has a 1" ID lead pipe caring the city water to the water meter.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:58 PM   #16
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Ours is a green one that came in a small plastic tub(?). After first use it would not coil back to that size. Since the first use, it is sitting on the front porch, but due to our abundant rtain this year, it has not been needed. From what i have been reading here, I don't expect it to function in the spring.

Second topic: I bought a 35' blue hose in the Wally World RV section. Although I don't still have the wrapper, I'm almost certain it said it is for potable water. Not likely to have bought it otherwise. Anyone have a different opinion? It does have heavy brass fittings, unlike the stamped brass on my previous white hoses.
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I bought 2 of them and within a few days they developed pin hole leaks in them. I returned them. Vinyl/rubber hoses take way more abuse and last way longer.

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Second topic: I bought a 35' blue hose in the Wally World RV section. Although I don't still have the wrapper, I'm almost certain it said it is for potable water. Not likely to have bought it otherwise. Anyone have a different opinion? It does have heavy brass fittings, unlike the stamped brass on my previous white hoses.
Walmart has blue hoses labeled for potable water, first ones I've ever seen.
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I bought 2 of the blue ones 50' at the Tampa RV show last January. I gave one to my dad. I have no idea how that is holding up. But mine has been used quite a bit. It doesn't leak, it still gets quite small & seems to be as advertised. One thing this one had with its packaging was the directions to not let it remain outside &/or water pressure on it when not in use. I drain it & store it in the water bay of the motor home when not in use. I would imagine it wouldn't take long for the uv rays to deteriorate this hose if left outside in the elements.
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