Water hose repair kits- are they potable?
I use two 25' potable water hoses to connect to the CG. Wile I was removing the insulation and heat tapes today I noticed the male fitting is leaking on the first hose. It isn't leaking from the gasket which is plenty pliable and seals good, it's leaking from the compression joint behind the threads. Could be from the winter, could be from overtightening. In either case I need to stop it.
I'm considering a new brass male thread connector instead of buying a whole new hose. My only concern is if the brass fittings at wal-mart or home depot are for potable water. I'm assuming they are since they're made of brass but I want to be sure. Does anyone know? I can't seem to find a true answer anywhere.
In case you ask, yes I do use a pressure regulator because the park we're in has HIGH pressure. I know this because at the CG spout I have a potable lead free "Y" with the regulator for the RV side and a garden hose attached to the other side without a regulator. Last summer I left the supply on for the garden hose one night and the next day the hose had stretched and swollen to near double its normal size and was ready to split. It wasn't a cheap hose either, all the hoses I use are heavy duty because I want them to last.
My TT: 2013 Cherokee Grey Wolf 28BH