Installing a drinking water tap

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  1. ThePaddlers

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    We've decided we definitely don't want to drink the water from the main water tank in our van, so are considering fitting a second tap to the sink fed from a smallish (5 litre) water bottle and pump in one of the under sink cupboards. Has anybody done this before? And tips/advice?
     
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    If you are going to fit a second tap why not fit a Nature Pure filter and tap feeding off the main tank?
     
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    What's wrong with the water from the main tank ?

    We've never used water from any other source..
     
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    We just carry a five litre bottle of water for drinking.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    I drink my water from my tank,,but only for tea,so its boiled,,and to be honest it tastes fine,,its never done me any haaaarrrmmm,,hharrrmmm haaaaarrrrmmmmmm !!!!
     
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    Tea and Coffee from the tank, but as we only like Cold Fizzy water for drinking plain or juice, we use bottled. But only Cheapo from Tesco(y)
     
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    Tea & coffee from the tank, drinking water from bottles
     
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    save your instalation cost and get a Brita filter jug and just fill it from the tap for drinking.
     
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    We always drink water from the tank. That's what it's there for.
     
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    If you fit a separate tap and bottle (tank) you have the same problems as you do with your main tank, of stagnant water and having to clean the tank and pipes every so often, so now you have two tanks to keep clean. Just use the one you already have and sterilise it once a year, it's never done us any harm.
     
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    Do you ever clean your tank nic ?
    If so. What do you use??
     
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    I agree, but thirteen years on it tastes like sh1t, hence the bottled water for drinking :)
     
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    We draw from the main tank & simply boil it first
     
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    Always drunk the water from the tank nowdays to prevent the odd taint I've fitted a cheap Whale filter in line with the kitchen tap.
     
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    Have cleaned it once mate when we managed to pick up the dreaded TCP taste after filling it up in France somewhere. It's harmless but makes the water taste nasty.

    We used Puriclean which works really well. Now we've done it once I'll probably do it once a year or so.

    http://www.halfords.com/camping-leisure/caravan-motorhomes/water-waste/puriclean-100g
     
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    We only consume boiled water from the tank..
    Bottled water if we need it.
    It's just our preference.
     
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    Our 2004 Burstner water tank did taint the water. Our 2012 model tank certainly doesn't. Although we still carry a 5 litre bottle of fresh water I don't we really need to now. We have never felt the need to sterilise the tank but I always empty it between trips.
     
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    Elsil Drinking Water Purifier

    Works for us, especially in the warmer weather.
     
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    there is more than enough chlorine in tap water to kill bacteria..

    every time you fill up with fresh water you are sterilising it ...
     
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