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Old 03-29-2015, 09:52 PM   #21
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The municipal under ground water lines in my hometown are lead (Both the mains and branch piping) . The same municipality outlawed lead solder (50/50) for potable water piping in buildings because of the health hazards. Makes you wonder ?
Speaks to my point exactly Steve. The regulations on the brass fittings are meaningless feel-good rules IMHO.
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Speaks to my point exactly Steve. The regulations on the brass fittings are meaningless feel-good rules IMHO.
Changes in how we do things are coming and I do not fault California for leading the way.
The lead piping in our water system is a hazard and has not been replaced simply because of
COST. Our domestic potable water system is buried 8 to 10 ft in the ground to get below the frost line so digging it up is very expensive . I worked at a plant that made oils for oil based paint and stain right up to the time that California put limits on VOC' s and decided "Everything Causes Cancer " . . California is too large of a market to be ignored and often sets the standard.. Some one has to lead and most states are unfortunately reluctant followers.
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Water pressure seems to have pressured this into a political discussion thread...

For me, part of the fun of reading here is to Escape politics.
I'm happy to be the instigator this time. You're welcome!
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:24 PM   #24
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Sorry Eric-- I misread your post and thought you were enjoying this discussion. I'll shut up now...
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:01 PM   #25
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Sorry Eric-- I misread your post and thought you were enjoying this discussion. I'll shut up now...
Mike, no worries, you were talking about water, not politics. Besides, I love thread drift, into anything but politics..... Anybody had any good poutine lately?
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:47 AM   #26
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My problem bathroom fitting acted up again yesterday. This time it came loose while I was away from the trailer. I am currently dry camping, and the water pump cheerfully pumped my fresh water tank dry, into the gray water tank via the bathroom floor. I heard the odd sound when I returned to the trailer and knew right away there was a problem.

So there are two lessons learned here: (1) use a pressure regulator when hooked to city water and (2) when dry camping, turn off that water pump when you leave the trailer. I bet I forget this right away. Arrgh.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:52 AM   #27
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So, another Ka-BLOOSH?
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Yep, but this time I missed the Ka-bloosh! I could hear a glug-glug-glug sound coming from the trailer as I walked up to it; by then the pump had already pumped the water tank dry. Good thing the grey water tank was relatively empty before this happened, or I would have had a mess.
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Yeah, turning off the pump when it's not in use - important.
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