I have a 500 gal outdoor drinking water storage barrel, that I want to attach a hydrant to (the hand operated type)
Yes I know the water will need to be disinfected after pulling it from the barrel. I have a Berkey filter and a big stove for this.
Bear in mind that NO HOT WATER WILL TOUCH THE PIPE, and I will shield the pipe from the sun.
My question is, if I run 2 in pvc fittings and pipe to the hydrant, using solvent glue, will any chemicals leach into the water?
Also I have seen 2” pipe that is marked drain/waste/vent only. But I understand this is only because they don’t want it hitting hot water. If only cold water touches the pipe is it safe to drink from?
Is cpvc a better choice? Can I find it in 2in fittings?
If folks answering can provide references, that’d be even “awesomer” :-)