fresh water hose

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  1. JACQ

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    Hello all,

    I'd be very grateful for your advice regarding suitable hose for filling fresh water tank. We've just fitted Nature Pure filter so do we need a food quality hose for filling our tank or would a regular hose suffice? Also, we're planning a trip to France and it seems that different water sources need different adapters. Would a pliable push fit connector do the job or do we need to invest in several adapters? :Smile:
     
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    Water Hose

    Jaqc,

    Although I have a wind up long hose with me and a length of easy to grab normal as well, I virtually always resort to a 12 water can as once a day it is probably the maximum you will use.

    Phil
     
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    Wow. that looks amazing! :Eeek:
     
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    Please see this link about the expanding hose, apparently they are very susceptible to springing leaks.

    As regards taps in France my experience is many sites supply their own hose at the service point. Around the site the normal screw thread taps are frequently used.

    Steve
     
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    There is always those that don't like them, see the reviews on Amazon.

    I don't drink the water once I put it in my tank, but do drink French water as it comes from the tap by filling old water bottles. I don't buy bottled water in the UK or France, too mean!

    I have a length of old garden hose, the usual Hozelock connector and the screw on piece which it snaps onto. Only going to wash in it.................
     
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    Correct my own post - reading other link apparently one Funster had an email from them saying they were not suitable for drinking water.

    So why does the link provided include "camping" if not for drinking water? For washing tents?

    Steve
     
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    Having just completed a 6 week tour of France using aires I have encountered several differing types of taps supplying water. I have a standard green hose for filling my water tank, when I want to use it, but as another comment says I find it a bind to use as it snakes away coating my trouser legs with water and then continuing to drip inside my mh. so I too have resorted to using a 10 ltr watering can. Also if you are using French aires the danger of moving you mh to the water tap is that you can quickly lose you place.
    Our hose has a flexible connector that I have been able to squeeze over most taps, though I often have to stand and hold it on as the force of water on some taps is uncontrollable. As regards the suitability of the green plastic hose for drinking water purposes, the strict reply is it is not suitable but if like us you are going to boil your tank water for drinking then I can say we have had no harmful side effects, also like you we have a water purifier that we use to supply drinking water and teeth brushing.

    A tip I have picked up if you are going to use a hose is to have two hoses one short one for when you can pull upright next to the tap and a longer one that can be connected to the short one if you are a long way away.

    Happy motoring

    Norman and Sue
     
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    I am with Larby on this one. Water is only sterile the moment it leaves the tap. Once a year I invest £1.00 in four Aldi 2 litre water bottles, and they are reused over and over again.

    What? Me? Mean?

    I wonder why they put a "Best Before" date on water bottles though?

    Steve
     
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    Bought a food grade hose when i started mhming advised by someone in forum then I met a seasoned traveller using a water can filling his tank .went to gardeni centre and bought an18 litre water can been using it since never use the expansive food grade hose, total waste of money.
     
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    Very grateful for all your replies. We've just fitted a Nature Pure water filter unit, so I'm hoping we won't have a problem with water not being fit to drink from the tap its fitted to? Because of this I was wondering whether it was OK to forgo the need for food quality hose too?:Confused:
     
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    We have one of these coil pipes

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingfisher-CH30M-30m-Coil-Hose/dp/B0009I6TCG/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url


    And a set of adators

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/HOZELOCK-FI...&qid=1372578538&sr=1-37&keywords=Tap+adaptors

    Plus a short length of garde pipe about 5 meters
    As coil won't go into tank and handy for when I can get next to tap

    Never had problem so far

    We have a 25 litres drinking water plastic can in back box for drinking water olso used to fill tank if I can't move van on site
     
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    After 3 yrs of touring Europe this is what we carry-
    I bought a reel of flat food hose and cut a 5mtr length off that and then a 1 mtr length.Each length has a standard screw thread connector on one end and the 2 longest ones have a Hozelock nozzle as well.
    We carry all 3,but, it's the 2 short ones that get used most.
    We also have a 10ltr container with a spout that I often use to 'top up' and a 5ltr 'cubitainer'
    which usually holds a days supply for making T etc.
    We also have 2 1.5ltr bottles of tap water kept in fridge and we top these up from the mains water supply.
    We never buy bottled water.
    As far as adaptors go,we carry a selection of Hozelock adaptors and a couple of nozzles.

    We use a similar system for EHU-3 leads of varying lengths which can be joined together if needed,and a selection of adaptors.

    Mike
     
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    we bought a food grade hose on a reel and found it to big so we cut of about 15ft and have used that since it is better than norn=mal hose as its lay flat which means it doesnt get tangled up like some normal garden hose
    as far as adater goes we have a normal hozelok push fit on the hose http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hozelock-...denEquipment_HandTools_SM&hash=item2ec8be834a
    and a plug in tap adaptor with both sizes of screw ons like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hozelock-...denEquipment_HandTools_SM&hash=item3cd09690d9

    we also have a plug in squidgy one that goes over any tap http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOZELOCK-...denEquipment_HandTools_SM&hash=item2ec850e009
    the only time weve been caught out was the second aire we stayed on which needed one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2-2-Way...denEquipment_HandTools_SM&hash=item27d36b9b1e so we duly bought one in a french market and have never needed one since hope this helps
     
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    Like Peter and Elaine we use the coil type hose.

    Bought a very expensive one from a camping shop and a much cheaper one from a local super market. To be honest there's not much difference in quality between the two.

    These pipes are easier to drain out and I then join the 2 ends together to make sure there's no leakage in the garage and then pop the whole thing into a super market shopping bag

    As for tap adaptors I think it's best to get a range of them, (you can usually buy them as a set in most supermarkets or DIY stores), as well as the push-on type that you tighten with a wing-nut type thingy.

    As for drinking water we always buy bottled water from the supermarket
     
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    There was some research that suggests that a chemical in the plastic is dissolved into the water over a period of 6-8weeks IIRC....the chemical is of course toxic!
     
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    You see on the "RIPOFF SPRING WATER" bottles @ £1.99 oper ½ litre that it has been filtered through the rocks for 3 million years, but best before July 2013, phew, just in date then !!

    I believe the Best Before is the deteriation of the plastic, not the water?
    and by the way JACQ, do enjoy your pastime, and in 12 months I've learned a lot from this crowd and sometimes a straight answer is forthcoming !

    It's what suits you that matters
     
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