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Old 01-27-2014, 01:43 PM   #15
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I used to not be concerned too much about my drinking water. However, I now avoid BPA and any other hormone mimic that we might get exposed to. Lots of stuff in our food and drinking water that we likely shouldn't consume. Yes, I have done it since I was a kid but that doesn't prove it is safe. Why take the chance??
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:55 PM   #16
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I would go the PVC or pex route, even if it is simply laid on the ground. Either is approved for drinking water in homes.

3/4 PVC pipe comes in 20' lengths, and is flared on one end so no couplings are required to put it together.


A couple of hose fittings on each end and use white hoses to connect it to the faucet and trailer inlet.

It will be cheaper than potable hose and provide much better flow.

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Old 01-27-2014, 03:39 PM   #17
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The hose blmitch5 shows in post #6 is interesting. It coils, is kink resistant, 75 ft and is drinking water safe. Not bad $ for that size of hose.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #18
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The hose blmitch5 shows in post #6 is interesting. It coils, is kink resistant, 75 ft and is drinking water safe. Not bad $ for that size of hose.
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It even says it is safe for drinking water. I wonder if its safe for the people drinking the drinking water.

To those who say you drank out of the garden hose when you were a kid:

I used to drink out of mountain streams all the time, when I was a kid. We never carried water hiking or camping. I tried that a few years ago and wound up with Giardia. That is not fun or quick to get over.

We used to go out in the woods and have BB gun fights. No one ever got seriously hurt. Does that make it safe, or mean that I would recommend it to someone? There are too many people and livestock jammed together today. You can't go drinking any old water, or drink out of non certified hose. The hose was probably made in china. Doesn't that make it enough of an exciting risk as it is.

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Old 01-27-2014, 06:53 PM   #19
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The National Sanitary Foundation regulates what materials can safely be used for drinking water. The blue and white hoses that Protagonist recommends (as do I) are NSF 61 (approved) for drinking water.

Yeah, we're all gonna die of something sooner or later, but I'd hate to have something as dumb as a hose speed up the process.
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The finest quality polyurethane coil hose ever made. The Coil Garden Hose is the perfect hose for smaller watering needs on the porch, patio, containers and small gardens.

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Manufactured in the United States using 100% lead-free, top quality, UV stabilized, FDA grade Polyurethane.
Solid machined brass fittings are plated twice with nickel and then chrome to provide a long-lasting, never-tarnish, durable hose fitting which also prevents lead from leaching into the water.
3/8" inside diameter design. Extremely lightweight.
Flexible in all weather conditions. Hot, cold, and even freezing temps.
Specially engineered strain reliefs on both hose ends to prevent hose kink at the faucet or nozzle end of the hose.
Features 12 inch tails on each coil end making installation to faucets and nozzles a breeze.
Polyether-based polyurethane is designed for long-term water use. No kinks, no cracks, no leaky connections.
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A truly drinking water safe product.

Support ECO-Friendly hose products and keep the lead out.

It looks like its safe to me. We really like how it's easy to store etc.
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The finest quality polyurethane coil hose ever made. The Coil Garden Hose is the perfect hose for smaller watering needs on the porch, patio, containers and small gardens.

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It looks like its safe to me. We really like how it's easy to store etc.
I didn't intend to be picking on your hose, it just happened to be a convenient target. It is just too bad they didn't make it white with a blue stripe. My real point is that it is not a good idea to use any old hose.

I had a similar but probably lesser quality hose that I used to carry for the water supply hose to our sewer solution. However I store the tank draining stuff in the shallow bumper drawer. It turned out that a regular hose worked better, because it stores flat.

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Old 01-27-2014, 08:36 PM   #22
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I would have to second the idea of running a 3/4 PVC pipe. Not sure of your weather is like in tx, but here in Fl you just need to bury the line a few inches under ground. It think it would be worth the time and energy, and your friend would then have a water line to their barn.
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Personally I think some people worry too much.
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Personally I think some people worry too much.
Personally I think some people don't think things out too well.

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I agree with AWCHIEF.
You could be killed by falling space debris tomorrow. Or collide with one of those huge motor homes going down the road at 80+.
Why sweat the small stuff?
Don't Worry; Be Happy;
Enjoy the Day. It could be your last. And it won't be because you drank from a garden hose.
You probably have better odds than trying to win the 1 Billion $$$ from Warren Buffet.
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1. All bleeding stops eventually.

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I agree with AWCHIEF.
You could be killed by falling space debris tomorrow. Or collide with one of those huge motor homes going down the road at 80+.
Why sweat the small stuff?
Don't Worry; Be Happy;
Enjoy the Day. It could be your last. And it won't be because you drank from a garden hose.
You probably have better odds than trying to win the 1 Billion $$$ from Warren Buffet.
This is turning extremely amusing.

1. Member asks what type of hose to use for drinking water.

2. He is told that he should use a hose rated for drinking water.
That seems like a responsible reply.

3. Others now advise him to drink out of any old hose, because he will die sooner by being hit by space junk or a speeding out of control motorhome.

Advising another that it is best to use a product that is made for the purpose at hand, is not excessive worrying, its simply common sense.

Personally I don't care what you or he drinks out of. You can drink out of the black water drain hose for all I care. However when someone asks my advice about what to do in any situation, I will give that person advice that I consider safe and responsible. I will then walk away knowing that whether or not he choses to follow my advice and no matter what the results are I gave safe and responsible advice.

My intent is not to please you. My intent is to please myself by doing what I feel is the correct thing.

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You can drink out of the black water drain hose for all I care.
Whoa! Wait a sec - are you saying I'm NOT supposed to be doing that? 8^o

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