Re: Water hose DOES have bad smell
- From: "Flo Cala" <flocalatakeout@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 13:08:11 -0400
Frank Tabor <ftabor@xxxxxxxxx> posted:
Mine is the Camco also, and I just checked it out. No smell other
than a very slight plastic smell, which I would expect. I even
blew through it a bit and checked the air coming out. Nada.
Using it weekend before last it didn't taint the water either.
Points to ponder on the Camco water hose:
1) The hose was not really new as you had used it before.
2) Your nose was not near enough to the new hose in a closed
location to notice any odor.
3) The smell and off taste may go away upon use.
4) Yours was made from a different batch.
5) Distribution destinations vary.
6) Odors affect people differently.
7) After the 2nd sniff, receptors in the nose become "fatigued."
8) RV dealers carry Camco products -- not just Wal-Mart, which
requires products they sell to be within Wal-Mart's specs. These
specs are not necessarily the same.
From nose and odor research (Note last sentence in first quote):
"Our human nose is elegant, sensitive, and self-repairing, but the
E-nose [electronic] sensors do not fatigue or get the "flu". Further,
the E-nose can be sent to detect toxic and otherwise hazardous
situations that humans may wish to avoid. Sensors can detect toxic
CO, which is odorless to humans. And humans are not well suited for
repetitive or boring tasks that are better left to machines. No
wonder the E-nose is sometimes referred to as a "sniffer". However,
the human nose is still preferred for many situations like the
selection of a fine wine or to determine the off-odor of recycled
Oh, oh... Alzheimer's? Read this <g>:
" 'Participants with Alzheimer's needed much stronger odors than the
healthy sniffers,' say Claire Murphy and Steven Nordin, who led the
study 'The more demented [the person], the higher the threshold, but
there was no such correlation for taste;' adds Nordin. 'The research
suggests there is a specific detection dysfunction to odors.' "
We have older white water hoses and have had no taste or odor
problems from them, so it's not an "all" situation. My advice to
smell a water hose before purchase stands. Have camping partners
check also. Keep the sales receipt.
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