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Water filter question.

GoodisBeer

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Just picked up GE  Whole House Water Filtetr System (GXWH04F). Question is can I use my standard garden hose for my water intake or should I pick up a "potable fresh water hose"?

Will the filter remove the leaching of rubbers and/or plastic from the garden hose. Or should I just purchase a $10 potable hose and call it good?
 

sciyan

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The best way to know it is to taste it ! Seriously, I use the silicone hose for intake and outflow. It's the same kind of hose that everyone use for hot liquid transfert (the semi transparent/white hose).
 

suncrush

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A garden hose can put stuff in that's not great for your health, and is difficult to taste.  Just get a potable water hose.
 

jomebrew

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Yes.  Garden hose is bad.  It leaches plastics and LEAD.  You want a white pot able water hose typically used used for RVs. 
 

GoodisBeer

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Thats what I thought. Thanks for the push to go get a potable hose.
 

tom_hampton

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jomebrew said:
Yes.  Garden hose is bad.  It leaches plastics and LEAD.  You want a white pot able water hose typically used used for RVs.

Not all of them are white anymore.  The last one I bought was blue.

No matter what color it is, just make sure it says potable, or drinking water, or RV hose.

 

jomebrew

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We use an inline RB filter connecting two potable water hoses.  Makes the whole setup mobile too :)
 
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