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Old 01/09/2008, 08:07 PM
ACBlinky ACBlinky is offline
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What I do is soak my pumps in a 5g salt bucket. I use half hot water, half white vinegar for about half an hour, and then plug them in and run them for a bit. Even a big pump should be okay, providing the nozzle isn't pointed straight up! Once they've run for a while I dismantle them, scrub with a nail brush or toothbrush, then give them a quick rinse. The entire job takes about an hour, and I do it every few months at least -- the more often you clean the pumps, the easier they are to clean.
"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea."
- Isak Dinesen