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Old 03-13-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Cleaning tubes from canister

When to clean them and how. I have mine set up for about a month and they have build up in them. They are green tubes
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I stopped using my canister because of the crap buildup in the tubes. However, this is how I cleaned them.

I used a small fishing weight tied to fishing line a bit longer than the length of the hose. On the other end of the fishing line I tied/sewed a piece of sponge cut to be long a narrow to fit inside the hose. Then I would drop the weight through the hose and pull the sponge through the hose. You will probably need to rinse out the sponge a couple of times as you repeat this process.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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I stopped using my canister because of the crap buildup in the tubes. However, this is how I cleaned them.

I used a small fishing weight tied to fishing line a bit longer than the length of the hose. On the other end of the fishing line I tied/sewed a piece of sponge cut to be long a narrow to fit inside the hose. Then I would drop the weight through the hose and pull the sponge through the hose. You will probably need to rinse out the sponge a couple of times as you repeat this process.
Good idea. this is how i do mine. I use a rigid pipe cleaner with extenable attachments. It was around $20 from a DIY or plumbing shop. I use a funnel to run some hot water through the tubes into a bucket. This softens and loosens all the gunk. I run the pipe in and out from each end a few times. Run the hot water through again and they should be spotless.....
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