Using town water - type of hose?

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 23:30
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Hi, we are newbies (!) :)

We bought a food grade hose to fill the potable tank on our new (2nd hand) BT. We will be shortly staying at caravan parks and it dawned on me I wasnt sure what type of hose I use to attach to the inlet tap on the A Frame when we are using taps in the caravan park. Do we use our new food grade hose in caravan parks to attach to the A frame tap?

(The Van is just back from BT for reno's, where a town water (inlet) tap was added)

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 00:22

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 00:22
I don't have any other hoses other than food grade, but I wouldn't hesitate using any other type of hose to use for town water, no water enters the tanks or pumps it's just a direct line from inlet to outlet.

If I'm filling my tanks, potable or not I use the White food grade hose...
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Follow Up By: muddywaters - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 23:51

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 23:51
Ditto Mick
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Reply By: Munners5968 - Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 00:36

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 00:36
great many thanks for that :) we will stick with food grade.
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Reply By: MattandLana - Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 00:18

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 00:18
If you're going to be drinking it, I'd always use the food grade. Other hoses can add plastic-y flavours and (potentially) nasty chemicals.
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Reply By: Munners5968 - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 09:28

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 09:28
One more question (!). Are the steps:

Turn off all valves under sink
Turn off pumps
Run water through hose (get rid of air) then connect to tap on A Bar and open tap.


All done?
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Follow Up By: Tracks n About - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 20:25

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 20:25
G'day, Just a tip on this subject. Whenever your connected to town water pressure, it's not a bad idea to turn it off at the tap if you go out, and turn a van tap on to release pressure. We, and I've seen quite a few others, have had a fitting inside the van let go when connected to town pressure. Our BT is 2004 model so have the old style connections. Fortunetly we were at the van when ours happened, but have seen others who weren't so lucky and had a hell of a mess. Ours was bad enough ! We never connect direct to town supply anymore. We fill all five tanks (one being potable) and when we get down to our last non potable tank I refill again. A bit of a pain, but better than having to clean up after what happened. The last BT I saw it happen to was a 2007 model with the new style fittings. One had split while they were out. Really felt for them as it was wet weather at the time. They mopped it up and left their heater going none stop.
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Follow Up By: Tracks n About - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 20:27

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 20:27
G'day, Just a tip on this subject. Whenever your connected to town water pressure, it's not a bad idea to turn it off at the tap if you go out, and turn a van tap on to release pressure. We, and I've seen quite a few others, have had a fitting inside the van let go when connected to town pressure. Our BT is 2004 model so have the old style connections. Fortunetly we were at the van when ours happened, but have seen others who weren't so lucky and had a hell of a mess. Ours was bad enough ! We never connect direct to town supply anymore. We fill all five tanks (one being potable) and when we get down to our last non potable tank I refill again. A bit of a pain, but better than having to clean up after what happened. The last BT I saw it happen to was a 2007 model with the new style fittings. One had split while they were out. Really felt for them as it was wet weather at the time. They mopped it up and left their heater going none stop.
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Follow Up By: Fugly - Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 05:10

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 05:10
Hi there...

My sentiments precisely... fill our 5 tanks as needed (400 litres). Sometimes only fill 3 or 4 when water is available readily and rotate around using tanks 4 and 5. The van has a tap for town water but we rarely use it.

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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 03:35

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 03:35
hi
yes we agree fill tanks when in park & run off them & then fill tanks just as you leave the park no big deal & safer
weve seen a disaster or two to various vans over the years & we dont frequent parks that often
we even had a fitting on our boat give out under pump pressure no big deal but 400 litres is a pain to refill when your not on your home waterway
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Reply By: Tracks n About - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 20:30

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 20:30
How did that happen ? Can anybody tell me how to delete one ?
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Reply By: Munners5968 - Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 06:03

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 06:03
Thanks all, cheers
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