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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:43am

Post Subject: Water Hose

Is it essential to use food grade hosing to fill your water tank? or as seems more usual on the cut standard garden hose?

Tony-B
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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:37am

Post Subject: Water Hose

As the plasticisers used in some plastics may be carcinogenic and may leach out into any water laying in the hose I must tell you that you should use food grade hose. However, note the word "may" used twice. I am personally perfectly content to use branded "garden hose" but I always flush the hose well before putting it into the filler. The choice is yours I am afraid.

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Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:25pm

Post Subject: Water Hose

Thanks Tony, I follow your practise and flush the hose well.

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