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Offline DW

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Re: contamination
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2014, 08:53:24 PM »
I hear you Joe, just took me a year's worth of usage to realize this was the way to handle it.


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If it only took you a year, your a faster learner than I am.

Good point to leave the hoses on when they are not leaking. Feel like a bit of a moron now!!! :)  Would it be possible to put something better on there that was leak proof and that could be easily disassembled? 

Offline Joe Sr.

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Re: contamination
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2014, 03:13:58 PM »

I blow out the chiller with air to clear as much water as possible.
Why? Only thing I could think of is cold climates with hard freezes.

An abundance of caution?  I don't know.  Just seems like a good idea and I have a compressor so why not.  A fair amount of water comes out.

Good point to leave the hoses on when they are not leaking. Feel like a bit of a moron now!!! :)  Would it be possible to put something better on there that was leak proof and that could be easily disassembled? 

There are chillers with hose connections on the copper line.  I think they're soldered on.  Mine ain't got those.
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