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Re: Cleaning control lines

I canít say for sure the bleach was even necessary. I didnít try a control. I have to wonder if the weakening is impacted by the amount of bleach used. I used only a tablespoon for a load.

In any event, it the only time theyíve been cleaned in 10 years. The dirt and grime were undoubtedly weakening the line too. Iíve never seen a line like this part in the middle, unless it was chafed. I bet the over engineering will likely accommodate the loss. Iím going to redo the eye splices, as they are minorly chafed inside.

I washed one line at a time. If I had two in there, I think Iíd prefer the mesh bags for each. Pillow cases canít allow as much flow and these lines had some real dirt I would presume would be captured inside a pillow case.

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