<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tommywilson:
watch out for walmart water hose. after i bought one i found the sign that said NOT FOR DRINKING WATER DUE TO LEAD CONTENT OF THE HOSE.
read the info on the hose before you get it home. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well I didn't have to worry about any warnings on the 2 short white drinking water hoses I bought from Wal-Mart... they both leaked too badly to use (bought at two different stores, in two different states, at two different times). Last time I buy a hose from Wal-Mart!
We are running a really long hose (far longer than our white drinking water hose). We use the water from cooking (and hot tea), washing dishes as well as flushing the toilet. We have a sediment filter and a chemical filter on our system. When the hose heats up, the water straight from the tap tastes funny (I also need to replace my chem filter) but doesn't taste off from cooking or when I boil it in the tea kettle. Our long hoses did not come from Wal-Mart and did not have any warnings about lead (we read labels). If you make your own hoses, you might consider going with quick-connects for your hose connections. We like quick connects on our hoses.. I run a "Y" splitter on any hose bibb that we connect to... thread on the bibb and quick-connect to hoses. This is a habit I picked up quite some time ago. One of our Favourite NF camprounds had a great little "cul-de-sac" spot but only a few threaded hose bibbs to service 4 or 5 sites each. So I would carry 3 or 4 splitters and stack "Y" splitters so everyone would have water access to their RV (we would stay for a week at a time so we usually left after everyone else had gone). Quick-connects speeded up knock-down time (pop-up) and it was usually raining when we shut down (that's normal, right?). Of course I now have to short drinking water hoses that I can replace the threaded connections with quick connects!