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June 30, 2017 Snook 0

Would using a white water hose really make that much of a difference? I would think so If the water were from a sterile source. But, wouldn’t the contaminants in a regular garden hose be in the water pipes where the water is coming from as well?

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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

June 30, 2017 Snook 0

Would using a white water hose really make that much of a difference? I would think so If the water were from a sterile source. But, wouldn’t the contaminants in a regular garden hose be in the water pipes where the water is coming from as well?

Statistics: Posted by Snook — Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:23 pm


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June 28, 2017 Snook 0

@ 3ADScout- It was city water. If the water does go bad and there was a situation that I had to drink it, what’s the best way to filter/purify it? If the water looks and smells ok regardless of how long it has been stored, is it drinkable or should I still filter/purify it to be safe?

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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

June 28, 2017 Snook 0

@ 3ADScout- It was city water. If the water does go bad and there was a situation that I had to drink it, what’s the best way to filter/purify it? If the water looks and smells ok regardless of how long it has been stored, is it drinkable or should I still filter/purify it to be safe?

Statistics: Posted by Snook — Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:10 pm


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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

June 28, 2017 Snook 0

@ 3ADScout- It was city water. If the water does go bad and there was a situation that I had to drink it, what’s the best way to filter/purify it? If the water looks and smells ok regardless of how long it has been stored, is it drinkable or should I still filter/purify it to be safe?

Statistics: Posted by Snook — Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:10 pm


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June 28, 2017 Snook 0

The barrels i have are white. I don’t have a place to store them in shade at the moment. My only option is outside. Maybe covering them with a tarp will help. I will look into barrels that block UV. That sound like my best option until I build something.

Statistics: Posted by Snook — Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:06 pm


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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

June 28, 2017 Snook 0

The barrels i have are white. I don’t have a place to store them in shade at the moment. My only option is outside. Maybe covering them with a tarp will help. I will look into barrels that block UV. That sound like my best option until I build something.

Statistics: Posted by Snook — Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:06 pm


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Water • 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

June 26, 2017 Snook 0

I read many different opinions on here and on different sites about how to properly store water for long term use. Last year I purchased some 55 gallon drums from my water company. They said they are food grade and already were disinfected. They did have a sweet smell to them. I thought maybe it was syrup stored in them before. I still washed these out with bleach and rinsed thoroughly. I filled the barrels from my garden hose but let it run for 5 minutes to flush out. I poured 1/3 cup beach (unscented) and sealed tight. I had these store on my porch for a year or so where they got direct sunlight for part of the day. I do live in the south where it is very hot for most of the year. I opened these up recently only to find some nasty algae. So, what do I need to change. Also, I has several 7 gallon jugs I use and treat them with bleach as well. I stored them in my garage for a year and they were fine.

Statistics: Posted by Snook — Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:24 pm