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Old 07-12-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
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coiling polyurethane garden hose

hi!
just saw a hose i'm going to order. it is on qvc and qvc.com (M-8033) and is 40' long. it has permanent coil which always zips back into short length. drinking water safe. brass fittings and 6 inches of coiled steel on the ends to prevent kinking at ends.

about $21 and $6 s/h. better deal than others i found. forget the $25 box to wheel a hose into.

oh, it also weighs 2 lb vs. 8 lb for same in standard rubber hose.

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PVC is better for drinking

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... drinking water safe. ...
If you are planning to use this hose for your Airstream's shore water supply be forewarned that the polyurethane used in the hose's construction will probably impart a taste to the water.

IIRC, shore water hoses designed for drinking are usually made out of PVC.

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We have been using the coil hoses for about a year and 140+ days of camping in Lucy. They make Airstreaming a lot simpler for both set up and break down. We would not consider using ordinary hoses. We use a 25' coil for city water and a 50' for general hose use and hooking up to the sewer flush. We also use hose quick connects for all of our hose connections. We have not noticed any unusual water taste or smell using these hoses.

We bought the blue drinking water hose (25') at Camping World for about $20. The green coil garden hose came from Lowes and was about $20. We have several of these hoses as we use them around the house.
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If you are planning to use this hose for your Airstream's shore water supply be forewarned that the polyurethane used in the hose's construction will probably impart a taste to the water.

IIRC, shore water hoses designed for drinking are usually made out of PVC.

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well, it won't matter. i can't consume anything from standard water. i don't want to use the things my husband buys for anything!

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Caution on hoses....

To be really on the safe side, you should use drinking water hoses certified to comply with NSF-61; those won't leach any harmful chemicals into your drinking water.

You may not be able to taste the chemicals, but you still don't want to be growing another arm out of your forehead in 10 years.
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Hi, I have been using coiled hoses around my house for decades and love them, BUT they can get tangled, kinked, and leak. If left with water pressure, and left in the Sun, they will swell up. Then they won't collapse or recoil tightly anymore. Warm or hot water will also swell them up. They are made for watering your garden and you are supposed to turn off the spigot and then release any pressure from the hose after each use. I will never use one for my trailer.
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