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CoalCracker 01-23-2013 07:34 PM

Ball sponge cleaner
 
Just ran across these sponge balls for cleaning hoses.

http://www.gwkent.com/hose-cleaning-sponge-ball.html

Figure the 1/2" would work for hoses and the 3/8" would work for counterflow chillers.

Cheap too.

lotbfan 01-25-2013 05:33 AM

i have had too many beers to not giggle at the thread title a little bit before clicking on it

CoalCracker 01-25-2013 12:07 PM

yah know, it didn't even occur to me how that sounded. Now that I read it, I'm laughing!

DrunkleJon 01-28-2013 03:01 PM

Made me think of this

http://youtu.be/5T8Gxk7vbec

abrix 09-29-2013 07:35 PM

CoalCracker, how did those ball sizes work out for you? I'm curious what diameter hose you were able to get the 3/8" sponge ball through, as I'm looking at ordering some for cleaning 1/4" hoses.

CoalCracker 10-02-2013 12:03 PM

I actually never purchased them. I will be doing so soon though as my hoses could use a cleaning.

abrix 01-18-2014 09:12 PM

FYI, I ended up just cutting small pieces off the regular blue sponges that I use for cleaning brewing equipment and pushing them through dirty hoses with hot water. It sometimes takes a couple of tries to get the right size piece of sponge, but (so far) I at least haven't gotten one of these homemade sponge balls stuck in a hose.

[Knocks on wood.]

pelipen 01-19-2014 03:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abrix (Post 5834460)
FYI, I ended up just cutting small pieces off the regular blue sponges that I use for cleaning brewing equipment and pushing them through dirty hoses with hot water. It sometimes takes a couple of tries to get the right size piece of sponge, but (so far) I at least haven't gotten one of these homemade sponge balls stuck in a hose.

[Knocks on wood.]

That's exactly what I do. And if you have an air compressor, it's fun to shoot them across the house. I used to use ear plugs, but sponges were less expensive.


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