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Old 08-02-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Tips on siphon tube cleaning

I'm on my 3rd batch but one thing I've failed to pin down in my process is a good solution for a blow off. The problem is that I keep using my siphon for the blow off and it ends up with gunk in it and then I can't use it to siphon. So I buy more siphon hose. I may end up getting this which should work with my BB but for now I'm stuck.

Is there a way to clean gunk from a long (say 3 or 4 feet) siphon? I tried my best but I couldn't seem to get the bits and pieces in the hose.

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Old 08-02-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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I usually soak the tubing in a bucket full of cleaning soultion. I use the auto-siphon so a few pumps gets is going through the siphon. I simply keep pumpin cleaner though the siphon and back into the bucket until it runs clean enough for me. Hope that helps

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Old 08-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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I do something similar to Krelja, I use some oxyclean in a bucket of water, hook the tube up to my autosiphon, and pump the cleaner through the siphon/hose (with the hose going back into the bucket. I leave it full of oxyclean for a few hours or overnight, then dump it all out, fill it with water, and siphon the water through for a bit. Usually gets most of the gunk off the inside.

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Old 08-02-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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This is a little funny....I used a 30 caliber gun cleaning pad and additonal ramrod pieces together....well, it worked! Good on guns too of course

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Old 08-02-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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Boiling it works alright.

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Old 08-02-2009, 05:16 PM   #6
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A good soak in oxiclean should work. Also, having a second hose is a good idea

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