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Old 11-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #11
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If it's only for a couple of nights the hardware store or plumbing supply places have a 1/2" to garden hose adapter. Unscrew your outdoor shower head (1/2") screw on the adapter and then to your white fresh water hose and turn on the hot water. A couple of tanks of hot water should see you through a couple of nights.
Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm completely lost as to what this procedure is actually doing?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm completely lost as to what this procedure is actually doing?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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The Pirit Heated Hoses are great. Best money I have spent for winter camping.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #14
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I,am a retired steamfitter and was always told that hot water not moving will freeze faster than cold water. I may be wrong.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #15
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The heat cable does state not to be used on a hose. i have used this method for 3 winters. The water hose has to be the same length as the heater cable. I taped the cable to the water hose then cover the full length with the foam pipe wrap. Water did not freeze even when temp. dropped 6 to 8 degrees below freezing. Everyone at the campground used the same method.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:59 PM   #16
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The heat cable does state not to be used on a hose. i have used this method for 3 winters. The water hose has to be the same length as the heater cable. I taped the cable to the water hose then cover the full length with the foam pipe wrap. Water did not freeze even when temp. dropped 6 to 8 degrees below freezing. Everyone at the campground used the same method.
Have done the same thing with no trouble or problems for several years while camping while hunting. Tried to find one of the heated water lines at camping world the other day but they where sold out, have to check again.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:52 AM   #18
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Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm completely lost as to what this procedure is actually doing?

You are pumping hot water from the water heater to the fresh water tank and circulating the water to keep it from freezing the inside lines.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:47 AM   #19
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The Pirit Heated Hoses are great. Best money I have spent for winter camping.
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just google Pirit. I ordered the cheapest one I found, but they're all within $10 of each other. Makes winter camping worry free. And having camped in winter with other makeshift solutions, or dry - fuggetaboutit. Nothing compares to Pirit.

Seriously. Spend the $50 or whatever. Totally worth the peace of mind, and certainly worth the price of insurance against replacing burst plumbing.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:12 AM   #20
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Yes rivers freeze but only on top. There is still flowing water under the ice. Dad owned a car wash all we did in the winter was open a valve and let a small amount of water pass through the spray wands onto the ground. Even in 20 degree temps the running water keep the lines from totally freezing. When the valve was totally opened and let more water flow the increased water flow will get rid of any icy mixture that is in the hose. To relate this to a camper I would install a Y fitting at the rv connection point and let a small amount of water piss out. This will keep the water hose from freezing if you have a sudden cold snap. If you are a frequent cold weather camper then you should invest in a heat trace water hose.
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