Okay................ - approaching suicidal here...
You are either toying with me or you don't appreciate how dense I am.
Please slow your brain down and try to line up "the answers" for me.... ?
It's obvious you are a trove of information but my head's still spinning.
Maybe I'll just end up installing 4 shower bags on a pully system - so we don't have to climb on to the roof to fill them - and run the hoses through the wall.... but it still seems like there has to be a more elegant answer!............. No?...................
I've outlined the basics - cost - simplicity - safety - are all major concerns.
I'm here now... I thought the garden hose "supply" was "no prob." but I re-read what you said about that. So, it would seem the "only" answer to the safety concerns is to ensure that all the water reaches 140-150 degrees before use. (?) Once it reaches that temp, if it's used or drained within 24 hours, we're good - right?
BTW - as far as filling this system goes, I've just been assuming we'd run a hose up to the roof... (?)
A coil system wouldn't solve anything for me since we have to assume the supply is contaminated - right? A coil would just make it that less likely that we'd get it up to temp. to kill the bugs.
This may be a "crazy" proposition but that's how my mind works... Are there reasonably priced "temp. sensitive valves" to be had? What if the hose was connected to a "collector" - say similar to the one in Costa Rica - but that there was no "recirculating"... the water would flow into the collector and not be allowed out till it reached 150 degrees -- am I talking Star Wars?....
Short of bleach or UV - I've got to get it to 150 - right? How do I ensure that?
The only other thing that caught my eye was the post above that talked about how copper kills the bugs........ but.... I'm assuming if that were really true there'd never be a worry - right? Just run the final product through 20 feet of copper pipe...?? It also had me wondering if I could buy a copper plate and toss it in the batch tank...? How about a bunch of those copper bracelets that are supposed to take care of your aches and pains...?