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uwbeer

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Hi, I have one of those soft syphon tubes but it's accumulating white spots on its inside (mineral deposits?). How should I clean the inside of the tube?

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andrew
 

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I replace all vinyl hoses every so often...seems good practice, especially with something sensitive like a siphon tube.
 

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I usually blast it out with my "Super Duper Blastomatic 5000". Well, at least that's what I call it. I just push the tube onto my faucet-mounted bottle washer and turn on the hot tap water. Seems to work pretty well, however I too change hoses out occassionally for staining.
 

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I've heard if you soak it in a sanitizing solution for about 30 minutes and then run some hot water through it should help get the job done.

But don't take my word for it, I'm just a novice.
 

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t1master said:
tubing costs a quarter a foot at the hardware store, go buy a new one ;)
The tubing you buy at the hardware store is likely not food grade plastic. It may work, but it may not. Just be careful.
 

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For mineral deposits just soak it in white vinegar for about 10 minutes and rinse well. Cost about the same either way but i have several sections of retired hose around now and that always comes in handy.
 
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