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Old 04-16-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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Anybody have any favorite methods for cleaning and/or drying your plastic tubing? I can never seem to get all the water out.

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Old 04-16-2009, 01:31 AM   #2
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I don't worry about drying my tubing, but I do sanitize it before putting it away. The last thing that touches it is StarSan, so I'm not concerned.


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Old 04-16-2009, 01:32 AM   #3
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I place mine over the sink and close the cabinet doors. It works well but I don't think you have much to worry about as long as you sanitize before and after use.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:35 AM   #4
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I always plug the end of it an fill with an oxyclean solution (if a tubing that gets skunky), let set 10+ minutes and rinse out, or simply rinse. I don't worry about drying all the way as it will be sanitized before next use.


Tubing so cheap if i feel it gets funked up, i just pitch it an go get more.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:48 AM   #5
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I leave my tubing in a five gallon bucket full of sanitizer and just pull it out when I need to use it.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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I go to my driveway, hold the tubing at one end, and swing it in a 360. The centrifugal force makes most of droplets fly out and whatever drops are left are small enough to air dry. I started doing this after I found black mold growing in some tubing.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:32 PM   #7
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I usually just sling it around, then hang it up. But if i'm in a hurry to pack my hose away, I'll sling it around, then hook it up to my oxygen for a few minutes to dry it out quickly.
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I leave my tubing in a five gallon bucket full of sanitizer and just pull it out when I need to use it.
I did this once accidentally and when pulled it out, had kind of a white, slick film on it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:07 AM   #9
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I did this once accidentally and when pulled it out, had kind of a white, slick film on it.
I haven't had that happen .
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I stick one end of it in the grate of a box fan and it dries it out in about 10 minutes.


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