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Old 09-27-2016, 10:25 AM   #43
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A Navy Vet only drinking one cup of coffee a day??? I bet you could stick a spoon in the middle and have it stick straight up! I've cut down to 6 cups a day now myself.
Another Navy Vet!!
When the eye Dr. asked me years ago how much coffee I drank, I asked him if he wanted the answer in cups or pots.
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When the eye Dr. asked me years ago how much coffee I drank, I asked him if he wanted the answer in cups or pots.
When I returned from my first deployment I couldn't figure out what was missing from homemade coffee and then it came to me ... JP-5! Coffee on the ship always had a slight taste of fuel. We would throw salt in the grinds to sweeten it up.
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When I returned from my first deployment I couldn't figure out what was missing from homemade coffee and then it came to me ... JP-5! Coffee on the ship always had a slight taste of fuel. We would throw salt in the grinds to sweeten it up.
Oh how I remember, if it wasn't JP-5 it was NSFO. Always had a rainbow on the top.
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Oh how I remember, if it wasn't JP-5 it was NSFO. Always had a rainbow on the top.
I was on Nimitz for 5 years. Whatever was in the water, the Zeros used to tell us we were full of crap. That the systems were completely separate until the Ops Boss came into CIC for a zone inspection one day. one of the Chiefs was standing next to a scuttle butt with the water turned on. The vapors above the water stream were lit with a nice obvious flame. They still told us it was impossible! The good old days???
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We're floating ( pardon the pun ) off the fresh water topic. Let's Please get back on.
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Part of the reason I am asking, is that I am working on a layout to vacuum distill gray water into water suitable for bathing. For people not familiar with it, it is commonly used by Navy ships and cruise ships to produce fresh drinking water from sea water. If you have been on a cruise, you have been using it to bathe and drink.

On a ship, they have a specialist that runs this water system and adds chlorine, etc so everything is done correctly for drinking water and other water use. I am thinking about using this strictly for bathing water so that I don't have to worry about being "perfect" with the chlorine control and in case the system has a hiccup.

In any event, it will be at least Christmas before I have it ready, but if anyone is interested, I could post some photos then.

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I think you may have just unraveled the mystery on why cruise ships have so many outbreaks of viruses.
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I always drink from the tank, and make my tank drinkable. I have one filter after the inlet hose, and another under the sink for the drinking dispenser. Bottled water is an economical and environmental waste of the highest degree.
Agree with this.
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When storing, how long can you store with filters submerged in place with no water passing through? I pulled the one out of ours when we bought it and it was disgusting, but I have no idea how long it had been in there.

For a part timer, maintaining the fresh water as potable can be a bit of a chore.
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When storing, how long can you store with filters submerged in place with no water passing through? I pulled the one out of ours when we bought it and it was disgusting, but I have no idea how long it had been in there.

For a part timer, maintaining the fresh water as potable can be a bit of a chore.
It's best to get into a habit of inspecting your filters often. I would guess your filters were disgusting before you even put it in storage.

It's been mentioned that if storing and your filter is in good condition to put it in the freezer until the next trip. Never did it so don't know the outcome of this practice. At least take the filter out and store it in a cool place rather than in the hot summer sun environment. Basically, filters don't cost that much to replace them more than you think you should.


As full-timers we replaced ours 2-3x/year.
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Water saving tips: Don't flush w/ fresh water. Dish rinse water becomes dish wash water, then we flush with used dish water. We only go to this extreme when we need to conserve water. My blog shows pics of saving water in shower while water heats up. We use this technique every time we shower. I'm working on a closed circuit return to the FW tank, instead of saving the heat up water in a jug. And like the twogypsies we shower every other day unless its hot: then we shower daily.
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It's best to get into a habit of inspecting your filters often. I would guess your filters were disgusting before you even put it in storage.

It's been mentioned that if storing and your filter is in good condition to put it in the freezer until the next trip. Never did it so don't know the outcome of this practice. At least take the filter out and store it in a cool place rather than in the hot summer sun environment. Basically, filters don't cost that much to replace them more than you think you should.


As full-timers we replaced ours 2-3x/year.
Thanks, the disgusting filter was actually the one in the housing when we bought it. (so much for Dealer prep). I completely sanitized the system when I saw that.

So far if its in storage over 4 weeks, I've just been putting in a new filter, however I only plan to do the refrig and sink in the spring, and pull in the fall. Those I can't see so I was wondering how long they could last with no water moving through them. The freezer might actually do them in.
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With the freezer method you'd have to be very sure of draining the filter as best you can. Yes, it could damage it but it would be worth a try rather than buying a filter every month.
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I'll have to check them. I know water line seals when you remove them, just can't remember if the filter itself seals when you pull them out.
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Me and my fiancee drink bottled water.

Only reason we do is because fresh water is expensive to fill around here ($12 to dump and it's the only place that has fresh water) so we save fresh water for showering and dishes.

However, if I had the choice I'd just install a filter to make the water extra clean to drink from.
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