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Old 10-02-2015, 12:23 AM   #1
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Advice Please... drinking from hot tap?

Hi Ive been filling my baby's bottle from the hot tap (as its the perfect temp). However I dont know if the water heater etc is copper lined.

Does anyone know if it is safe?

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Old 10-02-2015, 12:45 AM   #2
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Copper is expensive, most are probably ceramic lined. If your comfortable with the water system it should be good. Mostly I would be concerned with the safety of the supply side, condition of the tank or hose to camper. Bottle water sitting in hot water will eliminate questions. Give the baby a tickle for me.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:14 AM   #3
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Copper is expensive, most are probably ceramic lined. If your comfortable with the water system it should be good. Mostly I would be concerned with the safety of the supply side, condition of the tank or hose to camper. Bottle water sitting in hot water will eliminate questions. Give the baby a tickle for me.
X2 with Timtation. Most likely you have a Suburban brand water heater, which is a steel tank with a porcelain lining.

The following is taken from the manufacturer website:

Airxcel | Suburban Manufacturing Products

Longer Life


Heated water attacks all metals, but not porcelain. That's why Suburban uses a porcelain-lined, steel water heater tank with an anode rod to "absorb" the electrolytical action - just like your water heater at home. In fact, when a Suburban porcelain-lined tank is properly maintained, tank life may double or triple its three-year limited warranty, saving owners the cost of premature replacement. In addition, every Suburban tank is pressure tested twice during the manufacturing process to ensure its integrity.

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If you have an Atwood brand water heater, then it's an aluminum tank:

http://www.askforatwood.com/images/W...tage-Sheet.pdf
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Yes it is Suburban, cheers for that
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Ok I'm slow this AM , I know that the water heater is not copper lined but if it were why would that be an issue?????

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Ok I'm slow this AM , I know that the water heater is not copper lined but if it were why would that be an issue?????

I'm with you. Houses had copper pipes for years, and we lived
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Hi Ive been filling my baby's bottle from the hot tap (as its the perfect temp). However I dont know if the water heater etc is copper lined.

Does anyone know if it is safe?

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We used nursery water from a gallon jug. Left the jug on the counter and gave him room temp bottles. He is 1.5 now. It helped tremendously because we never needed to heat or cool his bottles. Wish us luck, we got number 2 on the way.

How old is your little one?
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It is not the copper pipes in old houses that was the issue it was the lead solder used at the joints that was the potential issue. But lead solder is no longer used. Copper piping is still used in houses but not as much as in years gone past. Mainly due to costs. Even a copper penny is no longer copper its clad. But I am not convinced that the old solders were a huge issue but that is another argument.

Our first camper had copper piping.

But I am still trying to figure out today why a copper liner in a water heater would be a bad thing.
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It is not the copper pipes in old houses that was the issue it was the lead solder used at the joints that was the potential issue. But lead solder is no longer used. Copper piping is still used in houses but not as much as in years gone past. Mainly due to costs. Even a copper penny is no longer copper its clad. But I am not convinced that the old solders were a huge issue but that is another argument.

Our first camper had copper piping.

But I am still trying to figure out today why a copper liner in a water heater would be a bad thing.
I would like to have a copper lined water heater if there were such a thing.

And, up until about two years ago, most of the valves and faucets we plumbers used contained lead. Everything we buy at the supply house that will be connected to the potable water supply system must be lead-free now. We still use many other products containing lead, asbestos and other materials known to be bad for humans (and rats).

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I would like to have a copper lined water heater if there were such a thing.

And, up until about two years ago, most of the valves and faucets we plumbers used contained lead. Everything we buy at the supply house that will be connected to the potable water supply system must be lead-free now. We still use many other products containing lead, asbestos and other materials known to be bad for humans (and rats).

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You are exactly correct....... many people think that when the go to Lowes,
Home Depot, etc that none of the products they buy are hazardous or contain asbestos but that would not be correct. Millions of pounds of asbestos still go into building construction annually. The urban myth that anything built after 1985 does not contain asbestos, but that is far from correct. Watch for labels that say contains natural fibers because that probably has some asbestos.

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