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post #9 of Old 01-10-2020
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Re: Head Hose Scale

Originally Posted by capttb View Post
Watched the Harbor Patrol (county sheriff) tongue lash a dockmate for 30 minutes for using a palm sander without a dust collector on his cap rails. I can only imagine their response to someone whacking hoses on the docks.
I’m not doing it. Once I went through the effort to get it out, I’d put new back in. That said, I’ve seen it done. It didn’t contaminate, as the end was plugged. Plugging is always a good idea, as you extract longer length of hose, in the event it contains some settled “liquid”.

I just replaced the standing length on a couple of heads last season. Just the 4 feet or so, up to the vented loop, which holds standing water and is the most likely to scale. Chucked and replaced. Disgusting mess in the head, on extraction. I hate old plumbing more than any other job.

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