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DUNEBUGGYDOUG

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Posted: 06/18/12 05:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My question to all of you new hose buyers: how do you know what has been crawling around inside it and how do you know how clean it is. Even with a new hose it should be sanitized with a little bleach and water

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DUNEBUGGYDOUG wrote:

My question to all of you new hose buyers: how do you know what has been crawling around inside it and how do you know how clean it is. Even with a new hose it should be sanitized with a little bleach and water


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I have purchased a new white hose and then used the old white hose for rinsing, etc. But, I put black electrical tape at both ends of the hose to know for sure that is not the "good" hose.

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dodge guy wrote:

you don`t need a regulator to fill your fresh water tank! depending on the water pressure at the campground you may or may not need a regulator. I have one, but have stopped using it. it cuts down the water pressure too much, to the point the water will just barely spray out of the shower!


That is what happens when you use the cheap regulators that just fit in the line that are the size of the hose. If you get a Watts for $40-60. you will have pressure control without flow control. That will give you protection for the RV water system.


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Good advice on new hose and regulator.

However, be aware that the units you buy at Walmart and others stores (LIKE THIS) are pre-set and not adjustable. The pre-set units should probably be called restricters as they only restrict the pressure to a certain preset amount. HERE is a true adjustable pressure regulator.

The adjustable regulators do cost more and are bigger and most come with a gauge that allows you to adjust to your needs. I set mine at 60 lbs. I used the 40-45 lbs restritcters but didn't like the low pressure while taking a shower. 60 is just right. If you're wondering, most rv plumbing is tested at pressures at or higher than 60lbs.

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pbitschura wrote:

DUNEBUGGYDOUG wrote:

My question to all of you new hose buyers: how do you know what has been crawling around inside it and how do you know how clean it is. Even with a new hose it should be sanitized with a little bleach and water


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I agree, but the ends are capped or screwed together. and If you screw the ends together when storing it, you don`t need to worry about it!

It really is very simple, no need to spend money unnecissarily(sp).


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Wow! What a bunch of germophobes. Next they'll want you to wear gloves to hookup and unhook your drinking water of course after you sanitize both the faucet and the camper connection. Run water through it before you hook it to the TT and your good to go. I'd use a grey water hose for the flush hose then you'll always know what it's for and it gives you a second hose to wash the camper. As stated before if you put the ends together when you store it you won't get and crawlers. By the way flushers have a back flow preventer so you don't have to worry.


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I think the OP was talking about a hose of unknown previous use. Just running water through it will not remove e coli and other bacteria. For the price of a new hose, it is cheap insurance that the OP and his family won't be subjected to some dreaded disease.

I also agree with the different colored hoses. Keeping the old white hose in this discussion for use as a black hose is just asking for trouble. Buy two new hoses. White one for potable water, and any other color you want for the black tank rinse.

And yes, I for one....do spray both the faucet bib and my hose that has been connected on both ends with a quick spray of a chlorine solution. Better safe than sorry.

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On the white hose I use for flushing tanks I marked each end with a strip of black vinyl tape.
Easy to tell them apart.


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lanerd wrote:

I think the OP was talking about a hose of unknown previous use. Just running water through it will not remove e coli and other bacteria. For the price of a new hose, it is cheap insurance that the OP and his family won't be subjected to some dreaded disease.

Ron


For the price of a quart of bleach (you only need a cup) and 5 gallons of water you will get an even cleaner hose than a new one! and money leftover for camping necessities. maybe some type of alcohol to ease evryones fears! and to kill off any germs!

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