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Old 09-10-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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I recently moved and my new brewing setup allows me to attach a garden type hose to my kitchen sink and do all my cleaning outside. However, after a few brews I realized that the potable garden hose I got isn't rated for hot water as it came apart.

I have only found one hose that was rated for hot water but isn't for potable use. I know that bad chemicals can get leached from these hoses and I don't want that on my brewing equipment.

Anyone have any ideas, and/or am I being overly paranoid about the hose that's rated for hot water but not potable?


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Old 09-10-2013, 02:40 AM   #2
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Make your own out of silicon hose. Just be careful of pressure, it is not strong. You could use braid vinyl. Not sure the temp rating


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Old 09-10-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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^ Right. I was about to suggest an RV hookup hose but kh54s10 beat me to it

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Make your own out of silicon hose. Just be careful of pressure, it is not strong. You could use braid vinyl. Not sure the temp rating
Silicone hose is available braided as well and it's probably the ideal choice for potable hot water at plumbing pressures that you could expect to encounter (ie 40-120 PSI). But it's relatively expensive...

How long of a hose do you need, OP?
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Polypropylene or polyethylene (PEX) would be cheapest. If you've got money reinforced silicone or norprene. If you're just using the water for washing and not drinking I'd say don't even worry about it.
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Since you said cleaning and hot water, why do you need potable water? I use a regular garden hose on the exit from my CFC to transfer hot water used for cleaning bottles and brewing related stuff. Very little water remains on things when they drip dry.
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Since you said cleaning and hot water, why do you need potable water? I use a regular garden hose on the exit from my CFC to transfer hot water used for cleaning bottles and brewing related stuff. Very little water remains on things when they drip dry.
Yeah, I only caught that afterwards. I use braided vinyl hoses that I built for this particular application. If I was using the same water source for my brewing liquor though, I'd be using braided silicone instead.
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The RV hose above is the one I was using that failed after about 3 uses.

I need about 25FT to get where I need it. I was under the impression that the silicon hoses from the HBS would not hold pressure very well. The braided is an interesting idea though. How much are we talking on cost?

The reason I want a potable hose is because I will be using it on my brewing equipment and I don't want to be spraying it with chemicals from the hose and then later using it to brew, as a bit of the water/residue/chemicals will dry onto my equipment and carboys. Am I being over cautious on this aspect?

I was reading about chemicals leeching out of garden hoses and I would assume that even the one garden hose I found that was rated for pressure and hot water leaks a bit.

I was at homedepot yesterday and asked the guy if a potable hot water hose existed and he said no, I kinda gave him this stupefied look but I guess most hot water flows through pipes... The did have that braded silicone in there I believe, but maybe the guy wasn't the brightest light-bulb in the store.


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