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#1 of 6 Old 12-27-2008, 10:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I couldnt find an aquarium hose locally but I was able to find a RV hose at Home Depot. It is 25 feet. I also have the fill and drain Python pump that attaches to the faucet.

Has anyone used an RV hose to fill and drain their Birth pool? I am concerned about the syphon working properly. But the hose is only 5 feet longer than the aquarium hose I would need.

Is it safe, IE led free?
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I bought an RV hose. Just make sure it's labeled for drinking water and you should be fine.

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We id this too, it worked great.
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The white RV hoses are exactly the sort we use for births, because they aren't lined with chemicals.

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I would think that a RV hose marked "for potable water use" would be much safer than say an aquarium hose as it has to meet federal drinking water standards in terms of contaminents/heavy metals in the tubing.
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Yes, we used an RV hose "for potable water" for filling our tub. They're white.
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