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Old 01-23-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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yah know, it didn't even occur to me how that sounded. Now that I read it, I'm laughing!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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