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Old 02-15-2014, 10:21 AM   #31
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I don't think the Campground owner(Public or Privite) would think very much of campers setting FIRE to their Water Hydrants! Youroo!! What would Smokey Bear do?
I make sure no one is looking.

Being a volunteer fireman for a number of years, of course I am careful. No flammables close by (especially the camper ), and only all-metal faucets, and only the spout. I run some water on the ground so that I won't catch the grass on fire. And only a spoonful is needed directly on the spout around the spout threads. IPA burns almost clear (with a slight blue tint), so it is hard to tell when it is lit, and when it is out.......it will burn even though you can't see a flame.

I first heard of that when doing having well water tested. "You want me to do what to my kitchen faucet spout ?? "
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #32
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Again, that's why I spray all connections with Lysol before and after setup. I also wear latex gloves.
But you'll still find some on here who say they don't worry about it.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #33
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We seldom stay at campsites with sewer hookups, but when we do I pour a little IPA (rubbing alcohol, isopropyl alcohol) over the water faucet outlet, and carefully take a candle lighter to it. When the flame goes out, I run the water to the ground for a minute or 2, and then again wipe down with Listerine before hooking up.

MtnGuy.... Alcohol is not good for cleaning. As an OSHA officer for my Paramedic service I can tell you it dries to fast for proper cleaning of Hepatitis and other pathogens. It is good for quick hand washing until you get to a sink with soap and water.

The proper items to use are bleach and water ....routine cleaning is 1 part bleach to 100 parts water and for light cleanup and 1:10 solution for heavy cleanup both in a spray bottle . The concentrate is only good for 24hrs. There are many commercial cleaners avail such as Lysol but getting it into water tanks is no good so just use the bleach and water solution.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:33 PM   #34
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I don't think MtnGuy is suggesting the alcohol is for cleaning. In this case, it's an accelerant to allow the fire to disinfect the contact surface, and it doesn't leave a residue like gasoline might. If I'm reading his posts right...

You could probably just as easily use your portable propane torch with the 1 pound cylinder to disinfect. Also very little residue, if any.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:53 PM   #35
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I'd call the guy out for making that mess just like I'd call out that 1 person in the campground who thinks no one minds their sweet little pup's poop being left for someone to step in or the guy in front of you at a dump station who leaves a mess. If you tell the host after the guy left, the guy got away with his inconsiderate ways again. NOW...if he's bigger than me, I might close my call out with "sir". :-) Time for the good campers to call out the bad ones....lots more of us than them.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:23 PM   #36
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I don't think MtnGuy is suggesting the alcohol is for cleaning. In this case, it's an accelerant to allow the fire to disinfect the contact surface, and it doesn't leave a residue like gasoline might. If I'm reading his posts right...
Tarawanderer is correct, that is not the rubbing alcohol that disinfects, but the heat.

But as others have pointed out, there may be better alternatives, and I might just change my ways.
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Great advice. I'll be carrying a disinfecting agent from now on. Things newbies don't think about.

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I've only seen that in a State Park. Never at the KOA's. The private campgrounds are usually better at getting the restrooms cleaned.
Yes, but no matter how good the cleaning staff is, the bathrooms are only going to be as clean as the last person who was in there. Even if the cleaning staff does their job every 15 minutes, there's going to be someone who goes there in between and messes up everything.
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Yes, but no matter how good the cleaning staff is, the bathrooms are only going to be as clean as the last person who was in there. Even if the cleaning staff does their job every 15 minutes, there's going to be someone who goes there in between and messes up everything.

This is why I detest using public restrooms. In the V-Lite I've been known to ask DH to pull over (while towing) and I'd climb over the bed to get to the bathroom...didn't want to put a driver's side slider out while on the highway....so I wouldn't have to go into a restroom where God only knows what germs were living or who left them there.

With the 5er no slide opening necessary! Step in the door, up the steps to the left and voila! A clean, sanitary and PRIVATE bathroom.

And public showers? fuggettaboutit! I'd rather do a "splash and dash" in a running creek if our shower was out of order. And for other needs? Let's just say an old bear and I could live in total harmony in that regard.

Weezer is squeamish about some things. I'll take nature's germs over human ones ANNNNY day!

Just keep in mind that Weezer is country through and through, born and raised and happy to be so.
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