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Old 12-01-2002, 08:35 PM   #15
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Coors hasn't kicked me out yet!

Personally, I pay the 33c a gallon for the filtered water here at Walmart. Culligan owns the machine there.

The water in my office is so heavily chlorinated that you can smell the chlorine when you run the water! Yuck! I have a bottled water dispenser in my office and another at home.

If I'm home and cooking noodles, for instance... yeah... I use the water out of the tap. But for anything that is not gonna be heated, I still use the filtered water.

The bottled water delivered to my office costs about $1.20 a gallon... and I'll be damned if I'm gonna pay the same for water as I do for gas. :lol

So for my RVs.. there is no way I'd drink the stuff that has been through that tank. JMO.

That said, I've never bothered to look into those little filter gizmos that attach to the faucets. I have no clue if they're worth it or not.. but I'd be game to try one if others here think they do a good job of getting rid of chlorine taste and removing minerals like iron from the water.

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Old 12-01-2002, 10:34 PM   #16
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Charles, you can tell the jugs used by the RatLadies as they have rat-sized holes in top and bottom!

Sally-I believe the best taste-filtration comes from charcoal-based filters, rather than particulate strainers.

Don't knock the sulphur smell; that's reportedly one reason the early Florida Crackers and other Hyphenated-Americans could put up with the mosquitos -- shallow, dug wells yielded water with hydrogen sulphide (which, BTW, will go away if left standing for a while). One year, my Ex was taking some kind of sulphur pills, enuf so that you could smell it on her skin -- She had zilch problems with mosquitos that year (unfortunately her share then headed my way:bh

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Old 12-02-2002, 07:34 PM   #17
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Faucet Water Filters

Living here in Lindale, TX, we have to have the filter. On Saturday or Sunday, we get a good bleaching with chlorine. The filter helps tremendously. Wouldn't live here without one.

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Old 12-03-2002, 03:12 PM   #18
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water filters

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a filter (that attaches to the hose) when filling
So Sally T, is this an easy to find filter? :P and if you don't eat, cook with, or drink the water out of the trailer, why filter it? :spin

Now!!, Gerald 'n Ruth, what filter is
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Old 12-03-2002, 04:39 PM   #19
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Bleach???

Doesn't running bleach thru your water system ruin the seals?
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Old 12-03-2002, 05:05 PM   #20
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seals

aaarrrrgggg, I'm trying really hard, not to say this, but it's not working.:bh

You have seals in your water? don't they get it all dirty playing and splashing around like that?

Sorry Tom, It was bigger then me. :o
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Old 12-03-2002, 06:11 PM   #21
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Bleach

Hi Tom ... hey, we're not talking about putting 15 gallons of straight bleach into the system ... just mixing a 1/3 cup or so into 15 gallons of fresh water, pulling it through the system ... leaving it for a few hours ... maybe overnight ... then flushing the system with fresh water.

It's a pretty standard accepted system for sanitizing RV water systems. No problem. The only "seals" in the system are in the water pump.

Years ago, there was a problem with the kinds of pipes used in RVs. There was flaking inside the pipes, which would plug the water pump, etc.
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Old 12-03-2002, 06:30 PM   #22
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Water Filter

:wave Jana:

The water filter is one that you screw onto the water faucet in the kitchen. Don't know if it would work in the Casita but, we use bottled water for drinking, coffee, etc. We have a Pur Filter bought at Walmart, others have used a different brand. You turn it sideways to use regular faucet water and vertically to filter. There is no smell nor taste left of the chlorine. :banana
Hope this answers your question, if not you can email me. :reye2
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Old 12-03-2002, 07:45 PM   #23
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bleach

As someone (bicyclist) who has used sugar based 'fluid replacement' drinks such as gatoraid etc. I sometimes find a 'green/black mold' growing in the 'water' bottle if it hasn't been washed clean. The mold grows quickly. I'd fill the bottle, add a teaspoon or less of bleach, shake it up and let it stand overnite. By morning the mold would be gone. Empty the bottle, rinse, refill and drink out of it that day. Did it for years, no problem.:dance

Perhaps this experience is one reason why I don't 'trust' the water supply in the Casita for drinking. Especially since it sits stagnate for weeks at a time and you can't see what's in there. :o

Did you ever wonder where that 8" anode rod disappeared to?? ech!

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.......but the seals are happy, you can hear em 'bark' (some folks think it's air in the lines).:)
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the filters I was talking about....

The filters I was referring to are available from Camping World and I'm sure any other RV supply joint you have near you.

Imagine two very large orange juice cans end to end. This attaches to your end of the hose, and then you attach another hose to the other end of it to run to your RV. They make little 6'' hoses that are handy just for this purpose.

If you have a water heater, it's worth keeping as many minerals out of it as possible.

The water here in colorado is *very* minerally... even when I use the city water supply, it's amazing how much mineral deposits I deal with on other objects - I'm thinking right now of my tabletop water fountain here in my office... it's black.. but most of it looks white right now (time for some LimeAway on it!).
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