May I pick your brains one more time about purifying water in 55 gal. barrels? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Thanks to those who responded to my question on how to be sure your water is well mixed with the purifyng solution, when the time comes to fill your barrels. However, there is one barrels will not be stored near a water source....I expect to store them two rooms away. I suppose I'll have to fill them with pails, using a large funnel. So, unless you can come up with a better way to fill them, not using a hose, how can some of us be sure to have the water/purifying agent well mixed? Thanks again, for any ideas.

-- Jo Ann (, October 13, 1999


Jo Ann;You are putting us on right? My dear have you ever mixed up Kool Aid for Children?Ever put Cream and Sugar in a cup of Coffee? I'm starting to get a little concerned for you.

-- Dan Newsome (, October 13, 1999.

If you put your purifier in the barrel first, whether you fill it with a hose, pail, coke bottle, teacup, eyedropper, whatever, it will most likely get mixed in well enough. Even two rooms away I should think you could find a hose long enough to reach. Although we're now getting out of the normal "hose" season, you might still be able to find a "drinking water safe" hose at your local hardware store. If not, Wal Mart normally carries a shorter version for RV's. You can also check at the RV dealer.

-- got hose? (wondering_wh@ts_up.with_joann), October 14, 1999.

Sorry if I seem so stupid to some of you! I thought about a hose--- have seen the short RV ones at Ace's, but didn't think long ones (suitable for drinking water) were available. The next best thing I can think of is maybe to clean off a yardstick or handle of some sort, and mix the water around with that. Just thot it was a topic I'd not seen addressed....maybe because I'm the only duhm one! Thanks, anyhow.

-- Jo Ann (, October 14, 1999.

Jo Ann,

The only dumb question is the one that is not asked.

This is new territory for a lot of us, so don't worry if you seem to be over-worried about details. It's better to ask, IMO.

-- Sara Nealy (, October 18, 1999.

You can hook several hoses together. I had to do that years ago for a water bed.

-- wittey (, October 18, 1999.

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