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Old 29-10-2013, 13:37   #31
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Re: water hose and drinking water

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Or run all your water through a filter/UV thingy before it goes into your tank(s). Ref: Ultraviolet Water Filters And Purifiers Model 1000
Wouldn't it be better to run all ones water through one of these just ahead of the tap instead??
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Re: water hose and drinking water

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Wouldn't it be better to run all ones water through one of these just ahead of the tap instead??
Maybe so.... Or maybe even the input side of the pressure pump? Either way would provide clean water for boat usage. Placement would depend upon how many outlets you have aboard, and where you wanted clean water, no?

But then... the tanks remain at risk for contamination from whatever gets dumped into them. Me, I prefer to load my tanks from the get-go with clean water so as to also keep my tanks as fresh/clean as possible.

Spent time/energy scrubbing and bleaching out the tanks and tubing shortly after we bought the boat, and since then have only loaded water that was processed through our filters / UV light. Results: for about nine years now we've had clear water. (This in heat or cold conditions from 48 North to 38 South lat. with a lot of time in the tropics.) I'd thought to prevent stuff growing in my tanks. So far it's worked; so far the two tanks interiors remain visually clean; so far we haven't gotten sick! (Touch teak...)

Also, we've a Whale foot pump for the galley sink that gets used quite a lot, separate from the pressurized system, and we wanted clean water for that.

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