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  1. #1
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    Default Too late?

    I have been remiss in cleaning my 5/16 drop lines, for buckets, from last season. If I cleaned them ie. let them soak in bleach water with a rinse will I be able to get them back to like new condition or is it a loss and start fresh? My trip to Hawaii to priority.
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    I don't know about using bleach, I usually use a vinegar and water solution and let them soak in that. Seems to work good for me and its easy to rinse out with hot water. If you have any real bad spots add some baking soda.

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    I personally would toss them. If they have sat this long bacteria has impregnated the tubing. I always clean soon as my season is over, or toss the tubing.
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    still fine to clean them . i would use vinegar and hot or boiled water. has to soak 30+ minutes per batch in order to penetrate the plastic and kill the bacteria. if they are more than 3 years old its time to toss them anyhow.
    Fred Ahrens
    330-206-1606
    Richards Maple Products
    Ohio CDL sales rep
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    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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