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Posted: 10/18/20 05:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a child, there would be a dead woodchuck, opossum or some other critter pulled out of the well a few times a year. My grandfather drank from that well for 86 years, my grandmother for more than fifty, my father and uncles for at least 18 consecutive. Myself and my siblings at least weekly. My cousins family is drinking from the well today.
If the gas station hose is not connected to a potable source, law requires that that be clearly posted.
Truth be told any hose on a gas station is never used for mechanical purposes.
Parts are washed in a parts washer and rinsed in a sink. Radiators do not take that much water, and a professional shop would use distilled.
That gas station hose is used for the same thing your home hose is used for, landscaping and washing down the parking lot.

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Posted: 10/18/20 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some years back on one of our trips to southern CA there was a dump station along the highway provided by the state and there was a hose close by to fill water tanks and while waiting in line a RVer ahead of us to finish dumping his tanks he then stuck the water hose in the end of the sewer hose and rinsed it out.

Drink from an unsecured public water source at your own risk. Who knows what some pig upstream has done in the water source.

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Posted: 10/19/20 05:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some of you people are way out there. The guy is in a city. The gas station is plumbed to the municipal water supply. The only thing questionable is the material used on the hose.

OP, yes you can fill at the gas station. Just run enough water out on the ground to flush the standing water from the hose first.


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Hahaha thanks, all I thought it sounded suspect. Glad you could confirm

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