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bduane 10-09-2012 11:31 PM

Garden Hose Faucet safe?
 
Obviously most garden hoses are not safe, and thus I bought camper/RV ones that are safe for drinking water, but this made me think, is your typical garden hose faucet and plumbing safe? Considering these are designed for utility/gardening and not for drinking I am concerned they may use parts/plumbing that might effect the water quality.

amandabab 10-09-2012 11:39 PM

its the same brass and neoprene thats plumbed into the rest of your potable water.

The outside of it, being in the outdoors, may be filthy but the parts are the same.

ColeBeer78 10-09-2012 11:50 PM

Brass? More than likely copper. Galvinized pipe in older homes. It's safe. Might be a bit dirty but safe. I use mine with a R.V. Hose.

amandabab 10-10-2012 12:11 AM

I've never seen a copper hose faucet, ever.
some frost free's have a copper extension tube to bring the seat inside but the faucet and seat is never copper.

ColeBeer78 10-10-2012 01:05 AM

I misunderstood the question. The faucet, yes, brass. I thought you were talking about the piping in the house.

aubiecat 10-10-2012 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bduane (Post 4484722)
Obviously most garden hoses are not safe, and thus I bought camper/RV ones that are safe for drinking water, but this made me think, is your typical garden hose faucet and plumbing safe? Considering these are designed for utility/gardening and not for drinking I am concerned they may use parts/plumbing that might effect the water quality.

Drinking from an outside faucet is as safe as drinking from and inside faucet. Unless you have had a yeti rubbing his junk on it every night, you will be fine.

Redbeard5289 10-10-2012 01:55 AM

I fill up my brewing water straight from the copper pipe taps (with a half of a campden tablet) and use a garden hose to run my IC and cleaning water.

I started doing this after my neighbor brewed a beer using water from his garden hose w/o running out the water that had been sitting in the hose for a week in the summer sun. The beer he brewed had a funny rubber hose flavor that was quite noticeable to my palate.

Redbeard5289

Teromous 10-10-2012 02:55 AM

I built one of these a while ago. I have a small lead of line that hooks up to a garden hose. It works great for filtering anything out, and you can do whatever water treatment you want afterwards. It's so much easier to brew if you have a filter on hand.

moviebrain 10-12-2012 12:05 AM

Teromaus, do you have a part list handy for that water filter? The online article wasn't clear on part numbers and ill likely need to order it all online.

signmastr 10-12-2012 03:23 PM

A RV "hook-up" hose filter will save you a lot of time and money, $20 at most hardware stores. http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40043-TastePURE-Flexible-Protector/dp/B0006IX87S


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