DIY – RV Water Hose FREEZE PROTECTION

DIY – RV Water Hose FREEZE PROTECTION


good morning ladies and gentlemen it’s
getting cold it’s pretty cold right now actually but tonight is probably gonna
be the first freezing night here in Memphis we need to prepare so let’s do
it alright so you got the electric space
heater all we need now is a good hose you need to insulate the hose or buy a
hose that won’t freeze five more feet than I need but should work perfectly alright so the idea behind this is get
the hose put this heated tape on it that plugs in put it inside of this
three-quarter inch tubing it’s a half inch hose with the heat tape so I
figured three-quarter inch should be fine and then tape it all up with this
all-weather duct tape see how it works all of that came to a grand total of
seventy three dollars I probably could have done it a little bit cheaper on
Amazon that was the 25 foot hose and everything needed to get it ready for
the winter I’ll go ahead and link below what I would have done if I had given
myself more time than one day let’s get building all right the first
thing we’re gonna do is we’re gonna take this hose we’re gonna take this side
that is gonna hook up to the spicket and that is where so that is where we’re
gonna put the thermostat this is the thermostat it’s gonna go on the end
closest to the tip of the hose so that we can then plug in power cable into the
electrical outlet outside all right just for a quick rundown of what we’re doing
we are going to take this hose wrap this hose in aluminum foil then we are going
to put this onto the outside of the aluminum foil like so after we are
finished we are going to wrap it in this pre-cut thingamajigger right here like
so and then we will tape it all up with this beautiful outdoor duct tape and
we’ll be good to go so what this aluminum foil does is it helps to
disperse the heat around the entire pipe or hose and and make sure that the heat
tape does not burn through the rubber of the hose it’s not necessary necessarily
but it is recommended alright guys as you saw at the beginning
I wanted to show you how you should do it you if you wrap the hose in aluminum
foil you put the heat tape through it you put the pipe insulation over top of
that and then you wrap it all up with duct tape or HVAC tape like something
reflective or something like that that’s how you should do it I was gonna do the
whole thing like that but then I got lazy so eventually I stopped doing the
aluminum foil because the aluminum foil was a pain I didn’t feel like taking
like 87 years to do this and I also just stopped wrapping it all the way around
this is gonna be fine for me because I’m in like a pretty mild winter here yeah
this should do it I’m gonna go test this out outside and then we’re done alright
just disconnected that has that’s not gonna work why why not happy about this the hose did not
work it’s just a really terrible quality hose I should have checked the hose
prior to doing all this this is a flex on hose and it’s made for marine and RV
so there’s really no reason that it shouldn’t have been able to do what I
wanted to do please nobody buy this brand of hose they’re a terrible
terrible terrible company but now I’m gonna go return the hose and the heat
tape and I guess I’ll just take the loss on the tubing so then the other solution
is you can just disconnect your hose at nighttime and then reconnect it in the
morning which is what I’m gonna do I’m probably gonna buy one of those heated
hoses at some point I’m sure I’m not doing that again so yeah I hope you
enjoyed this video guys yeah I’m really really irritated but until next time I’m
gonna go back to Lowe’s and return all this stuff subscribe to my channel give
this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it if you had a laugh watching me be
miserable and until next time guys I’ll see you later this is the turning lane
it’s actually starts all the way up there but we’re here on the side of the
highway

56 Replies to “DIY – RV Water Hose FREEZE PROTECTION”

  1. I never thought for one minute that it wouldnโ€™t work. Maybe just a tiny ring on the inside to make it snug up. I can hear you cussing ๐Ÿคฌ all these miles apart. This is like a real life lesson learned. What will you do different next time. Thatโ€™s the lesson. Merry Christmas. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘

  2. Did you make sure that there was a rubber washer in the female connector end of the hose? You are a smart guy so you probably did. Oh! your fly was down. Hee!!!! Hee!!!!! Have fun and be safe. Chiefone;ung.

  3. Another good video. I was wondering the same about the washer, they have a tendency to fall out unnoticed. Anyway, disconnecting at night should work well too down there. Have a GREAT Christmas.

  4. Get some Teflon tape to go around your threads on the male end of the connections really cheap and great for getting a water tight seal.

  5. Put the insulation you have around your existing hose and let it run slightly at night. Moving water doesn't freeze!
    Ill be thinking of you when I get to Naples! Have my fifth wheel headed down 95 South in the Great state of Georgia already 68 at 8am..

  6. I bet after all that you were glad you didn't wrap the whole thing in aluminum foil and tape the whole thing. LMAO. Shit like that happens to me all the time. The only people that don't screw up are people that don't do anything.

  7. That sucks you had to return all that stuff. I know there are a lot more expensive, but I think the heated hoses that you purchase already set up or worth the money you can use them you're around but when you're in cold weather you simply plug it in like you did with the heat tape. Always great video Sam, Merry Christmas!

  8. I wonder if you could've cut the original hose fitting off and replaced it with a quality fitting? That way you could have preserved all your work. At least you were able to make a fun (fun for us anyway LOL) and educational video.

  9. It's good that you make vids about stuff that doesn'tย  work out like you planned, cos that's what happens in the real world. Haveย  a good Christmas if you celebrate that.

  10. (2:36 to 3:05 Did you forget something?")

    Okay, so I'm sure you already have an external water pressure regulator, right? Most city water pressure is way to high for the fragile RV plumbing. You run all this pressure into your system with no place to go. Fluctuations in pressure can burst your pipe, probably in an area that will be impossible to reach. People might assume that the city water goes right into your fresh water holding tank but it does not! Keep the pressure low going in (trust me), augmented by the pump when demand gets high (like when you flush the toilet or turn on a tap).

    The RV hose you bought from the Depot was probably okay. Make sure the gasket in the female end is seated properly. I would check the fitting on your RV for deformation or a crack. Or just use your fresh water holding tank to provide the water you need during freezing weather. I'm sure that rig has a 50 gallon tank! Refill when necessary.

  11. I have to laugh with you. This is what usually happens to me. I buy something, get it all ready and then it fails. Story of my life!

  12. For temperatures approaching freezing, just leave a faucet dripping steadily. I wouldn't use a heated hose until it goes below 25. Actually, I wouldn't use a heated hose at all. I'd fill my tank during the day and disconnect at night.

  13. Dude, sometimes we learn best when we fuck something up. It was a good idea, I woulda tryed the same thing. There are videos on YouTube of people doing the same thing ,but correctly. I think even with the heated hose, the pipe insulation is needed, don't quote me on that one though. Tractor supply should have that heated hose or something similar. Also, I'm not sure why people waist their money on cheapo duct tape, when gorilla tape is far superior, I use it for everything, and its water proof.

  14. So sorry about all the frustration. I liked your little helper though. Email Marcus Lemons at his Chicago HQ and ask if Camping World would like to sponsor your channel by having you review some of their products โ€“ like quality heated hoses, etc.

  15. Hey guys!! Did you see that โ€œturning laneโ€?? THEY WERE ALL GOING TO LOWES!!!! Welcome to Memphis; the DIY capital of the WORLD!!!!!! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„

  16. Yay ! No charred animals in this video ๐Ÿ™‚ Every water hose we've ever bought has done the same thing. Home Depot sells a 12 pack of sealing washers for about $2.50. Remove the cheap ill-fitting hose gasket and replace with 2 of the green Home Depot gaskets and voila …. hose no leaky ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Glad to see you are making your way home safely!! Merry Christmas man!! Glad your pipes didn't freeze!

  18. Youโ€™re fellow RVโ€™rs all feel your pain Sam. What a good sport you are. Maybe an adult beverage in order…cheers and a very Merry Christmas to you and Amelia.

  19. Maybe an extra washer on hose connection. Trailers these days dont put a very good quality inlet.. You did all the right things.

  20. I think you needed to watch my super easy video about cold weather RV camping for lazy mofos like me:) We're still in New Mexico, it's been down to 10 degrees, and nothing has frozen…yet. Thanks for the videos!

  21. You put so much into that- sorry it didnt work out. Great plan though! Merry Christmas to you Sam and to your 2775 subscribers!!!!

  22. Omg this was an awesome funny video! I worked at Lowe's for eight years and I feel your pain bro. Merry Christmas to you and all!๐ŸŽ„

  23. Well, Sam… I thought you would've found The RV Geeks by now. This is their heated hose prep. Granted, your hose was leaking around the connection to the rig… But you certainly had the right idea!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Merry Christmas, Shugah!!

  24. Speaking of thing-a-ma-jig, it appears your pants fly was unzipped. I'm also guilty of putting something together before checking to make sure it will fit.

  25. I also noticed you weren't using a water filter….get a water filter, it makes brushing your teeth a lil less painful

  26. Ha I woke up Xmas day to a frozen hose. I had only had the insulation on my hose. But temps were below 30 for 8hours so the hose froze. I had heat tape ready to use just with the holiday I did not get to it yet. I did what you did but forgot to do the foil so I may go back and do that or like you said take the hose in for the night and just have water in my fresh tank and run the pump.

  27. I'd be pissed with the hose, too. Would a better washer work? This is the last video I will watch b4 New Year's Eve so will wish you a Happy New Year. I enjoy your spirit ๐Ÿ™‚ Rich

  28. The connection itself appears bad, easy peasy fix, cut it off and get a $3 connector and replace it. No sense in letting all that work go.

  29. Im not sure if it would work but should try some plumbing tape like you use for shower heads and other stuff. Its really cheap too

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