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Old 06-08-2013, 05:57 AM   #21
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WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Sooooo. Yes! But only in Comunistfornia.

The above is implyed as a joke......

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by andy6026 View Post
have your wife or friend fill up two pint glasses - one from the hose and one from the kitchen and then have them do a blind taste test on you. If you notice an unpleasant difference then go buy a fancy hose like others are suggesting. If you don't notice then put your hose in the pot and fill 'er up.
lead is tastless

just google "lead in garden hoses" and you will find out how bad garden hoses are for drinking. here is one link
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #23
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I dRaNk WaTeR fRoM a GaRdEn HoSe AlL tHe TiMe WhEn I wAs A kId, AnD iT dIdN't Do AnYtHiNg To Me!
This is fun :)

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Old 06-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #24
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I have a couple of these, but in 25' lengths:

I don't think there's any real "danger", per se (how many of us drank straight from the hose as kids?), but it made my beer taste a little like hose water.
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #25
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What Brewmcq said makes more sense than anything.

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Old 06-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #26
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I won't use garden hose water. The taste is there. I've drank a garden hose beer too. The taste was there; big time.

Maybe with some super high quality garden hose there won't be a taste, but there are safer options for such little money.

And safer, yeah, they're still finding lead in garden hoses, and BPA too. That little endocrine disruptor has been found at levels 20 times higher than what's safe for drinking.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #27
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Very interesting stuff guys!

Some really good advice here, wasn't expecting this much feedback!
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #28
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How about putting an rv water filter at the end of a drinking safe rv hose?
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by bnmir
How about putting an rv water filter at the end of a drinking safe rv hose?
Or just buy a filter housing and filter at lowes and put garden hose fittings on it cost me about 40 bucks to build.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by fluidmechanics View Post
What about just filling from the spigot.
That's what I do. I've considered getting a water drinking grade hose, but then that's another piece of equipment to keep track of.

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