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oilpan4

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 5:29:55 PM

Just like the title says: How often do you see a "free water dispenser" at gas stations or truck stops, its usually next to the tire filler.

I for one don't see "free water" very often.
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WhiskeyBurner
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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 7:59:44 PM

Don't think I ever have seen that, it's usually air and vacuum at all out local ones. The only time I've seen water is bottled and on station's store shelves.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 3:25:21 AM

very rare these days. I think most went extinct the last time we had a drought and water rationing was mandated
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: May 22, 2013 3:31:05 PM

havent seen this in a couple of years in any gas station i've used...
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ace12012
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Message Posted: May 22, 2013 1:28:01 PM

have not noticed this.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 10:10:46 AM

not very often.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 6:39:38 AM

I have not looked for one in a long time.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: May 12, 2013 2:00:28 PM

I cannot say that I have seen one. I did see a DEF (diesel exhaust fluid for non diesel people) pump at a truck stop though. Kind of like that idea instead of dumping it in by gallon jugs.
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sagnat
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Message Posted: May 12, 2013 1:47:23 PM

All of the stations close by me have an air & water station.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 8:44:31 AM

Like previously noted - not often seen anymore, but usually found near location for checking/inflating tires.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 1:17:52 AM

Check the restrooms, no free containers, how about the garden-hose-faucet connector valve.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 12:45:48 AM

I have not looked for one in a long time.
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blckwolf
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 8:38:00 PM

Not often. This is a service that should be free, or at most, 25ยข for a gallon or so.
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Z12
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 6:55:30 PM

A few times
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 5:07:10 AM

I have seen quite a few of them.
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giwan
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 12:16:28 AM

Why would you need water?
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kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2012 8:55:52 AM

Never look
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2amy
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2012 10:40:50 PM

Some truck stops have them but on every third or fourth bay as I have seen.

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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2012 9:40:14 PM

This category is Fuel Economy, and is for "Talk about automobiles & fuel economy".

I'm not sure what this topic, about how often you see a "water dispenser" has to do with fuel economy.
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Rosonk
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2012 9:31:42 PM

never
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boops54
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2012 7:38:22 PM

Never seen free water.
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Bud76
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 10:06:44 PM

never
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kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2012 6:26:54 AM

Never
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cmmattia
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2012 9:51:01 PM

not as much as it once was...
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Z12
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2012 8:07:37 PM

Not very often
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TheRavenHeart
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2012 10:47:43 AM

Haven't seen one of those since the mid-eighties.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2012 8:08:15 AM

A water dispenser is just one more thing to maintain for a store owner and at the same time it discourages drink sales. It's a lose-lose situation.

If I'm on along trip I'll take canteen or a thermos with me.
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CritterSitter
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2012 1:01:54 PM

Just like the air for our tires, water is SOMETIME now being CHARGED FOR!! They (water dispensers)are like Pay Phones, rapidly becoming EXSTINCT!!!!
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cpcaviness
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 9:02:01 PM

Never
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 3:55:32 PM

Not at all.
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somertime66
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 1:17:17 PM

humm or air
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wlotocky
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 8:59:58 AM

always
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kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 8:46:30 AM

never
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 4:04:45 PM

Most stations that I stop at have a hose bib (read faucet) near the gas pumps, but there's no hose (bring your own?)
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russells350
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 7:28:25 AM

always
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Z12
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 9:58:58 PM

Never seen it
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Jkent1953
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 11:14:13 AM

Rarely.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 8:59:38 AM

Pretty soon they will be charging us for it in restaurants. I noticed that the majority of people in restaurants now are ordering water since soft drinks, coffee and tea have gone up as much as your meal. Even though coffee has increased in the can, you can still make a boat load for mere pennies. These people clean up on drinks and desserts.
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diamondsPA
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 6:26:25 AM

never
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beetle9711
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 6:23:59 AM

truck stops
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th78
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 5:05:40 PM

never
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Cummins2500
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 3:11:48 PM

Only see them at a truck stops.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 8:14:45 AM

Like...never?
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 7:57:37 AM

At big truck stops that have been around for a decade or more, but not most of the new stations.

[Edited by: OilerFan at 6/13/2012 7:58:08 AM EST]
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Mattchooness
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 5:23:46 AM

Not very often.
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 3:56:15 AM

I have found plenty of water to feed my thirsty water injection system on my diesel.
So far about 1 out of 3 places I pull into that looks like it might have water does have water, all I have to do to find it is drive around the station to find it.
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 1:37:48 AM


We usually call that a "faucet" rather than a "water dispenser", but whatever.

Titanic's point is well taken; the mass population of cars no longer needs water often enough to justify a faucet being installed if not already there. I figure I'm doing good if it's got clean window water.

[The topic reminds me of a commercial (for Viagra of all irrelevancies) where a guy drives a Camaro across the desert and notices he's overheating, so his solution is to stop in to a gas station and buy a small bottle of spring water to pour in his radiator. This of course gets him all the way home to downtown L.A., the moral being apparently that Viagra is for those disconnected from reality.]

Good luck on your project, Oiler :-)


[Edited by: sluggopyle at 6/13/2012 1:42:34 AM EST]
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:22:49 AM

Its been a long time, but again I have not looked for one in a long time.
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minet
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 9:21:14 PM

never, because they want us to buy drinks from them.
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Seamus4513
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 9:50:29 AM

Never
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kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 9:39:43 AM

haven't looked
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 5:53:32 AM

I haven't seen any. They want to sell the bottle water.
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