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Old 11-18-2009, 05:02 PM   #21
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Lowes definitely carries them. Look for a white hose. It might be called a marine hose.
Aha. That rings a bell. I think I've seen them on spools so you can ask for your own length to be cut. I will check that out. I'm going to do my first outside batch with AG so this might be useful. Thanks.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:06 PM   #22
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Aha. That rings a bell. I think I've seen them on spools so you can ask for your own length to be cut. I will check that out. I'm going to do my first outside batch with AG so this might be useful. Thanks.
Make sure you are in the garden hose area in the lawn section. I think you are looking at the baffle hoses in the plumbing section.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:09 PM   #23
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They're usually white with a blue stripe or solid blue. Def in the garden hose isle.

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Old 11-18-2009, 05:09 PM   #24
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I'd still recommend you flush the hose with a few gallons of water before you start using it. Grab a sample directly out of the faucet, then one from the hose. Compare the flavor. If they are the same, go ahead and use it. If you have a portable carbon filter housing, putting it AFTER the hose would be a good idea.
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I could smell and taste the RV hose that I bought. I ended up making my own "hose" from a PEX water line and added a carbon filter. I still taste the water before every brew.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:30 PM   #25
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My understanding is that modern garden hoses do contain and impart lots of lead.

Whether it "rings" true or not, research it yourself.

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My understanding is that modern garden hoses do contain and impart lots of lead.

Whether it "rings" true or not, research it yourself.
With just about everything coming from China these days -and their their GREAT track record - I wouldn't assume that even those hoses marked as "drinking water safe" by our OWN FDA contain just about anything. Stuff that will cause all sorts of undiscovered syndromes.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:37 PM   #27
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The fact that they stopped making gas and paint with lead in it but still make garden hoses with lead in them seems a bit far fetched to me. It just doesn't ring true.

I'd still get an rv hose only because I hate the smell of garden hoses.
Lead is used in hoses to keep them pliable. Also it is recommended that you either wear gloves or wash your hands after handling a garden hose not because of the lead but that hose can and does pick up other chemicals as you use it. just think how many times its been dragged out over your lawn where your dog/cat and wild animals poop, pesticides and fertilizers are used. Stopped in gas because it was being put into the air and then rain would bring back to the ground. Paint well its kinda a no brainer kids chew and eat everything.


Lowes carries the white marine hose as well as the Swan blue potable water hoses. The Swan is very cheap not in price but quality compared to the White ones
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