Water tap locations

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Is there a list of water tap points anywhere? Arrived up near Inverbeg on Fri night only to find we had an airlock and used all our water trying to clear it. Had to drive 9 miles or so to Balloch on Saturday morning, ended up paying a campsite £3 for water. A water tap location points would be handy :)
     
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    Best bet is to try petrol stations.
     
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    never seen one..

    places to get water:

    Garages, service areas,
    Garden centers
    Church yards
    Cemeteries
    Public toilets.. some have outside taps
    Car parks
    Marinas
    Boat yards
    Harbours

    etc
     
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    The nearest was Balloch . One at Luss pier but parked cars stopped us getting anywhere near it.
     
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    I've had problems before so now I have a 5m hosepipe :)
     
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    Its not really that long... is it?
     
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    thats where plenty of hose and/or a watering can helps.
     
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    if you are off site camping you need to carry plenty of hose, I used to carry 3 x 20 mt rolls.. and a watering can .. never get stuck ..

    I would suggest a minimum of 20 mts .. plus a good selection of tap adapters including the rubber push on type .. in two sizes
     
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    Ooh. Err. Missus.
     
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    The wildcamping web site has a poi file you can download for your satnav (if you subscribe) of lots of tap locations. I guess they will be the type of locations ScotJimland has listed.
     
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    I find carrying an Aquaroll is better than hose (or at least the ex-tugger in me does). Think of it as an infinite length of hose. I made a simple device to lock it below a cycle carrier so it isn't intruding on somewhere useful for other things.
     
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    What size connector is normally used on sites regards
     
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    It varies, hence have a selection
     
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    as said they do vary.. however by far the most common is a 3/4" screwed outdoor tap..
    as it's easy to forget and leave it on the tap.. I carry a couple of the first one.. also added to my collection by 'finding' them still on taps.

    this adapter covers two sizes 3/4" and 1/2 "
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    occasional see a 1"

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    and for round taps..18 mm and 24 mm
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    http://www.hozelock.com/watering/hose-fittings/connect-to-tap.html
     
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    goodreply job done thanks
     
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    I've seen the taps with a push down valve, they are difficult to connect to.. and you have to stand and hold it while you fill..

    but that's a new one on me.. never seen one like that.. is that a new type of bourne ?
     
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    Yes Jim they seem to be appearing more and more these days, We have come across them on the Ile d' Oleron and at Rugles last year there are probably more but these were just two places where we needed to fill up.

    The connection is usually close to ground level I think its to stop the watering can users using them. As in the type of people that park close to the borne then immediately dive when you move off to see if there is any water left they can skank for free.

    You do have to connect your hose pipe to the connector before you attach it to the borne as there is no tap to stop the flow.
     
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    I was going to mention the one at Luss but I see you tried there, I would think if your at a waterside location then you would find a tap near where boats are tied up.
    We carry a 25L container with us and a 12v pump to pump it into the tank, also carry 25m of hose and so far never been stuck.
     
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