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I was wondering whats the best way to clean out my res/pump. Can I put tap water + vinegar or will it damage the pump? I don't have any distilled water left. I'll have to wait till tomorrow afternoon to pick some up, should I just wait till then?

I was thinking of doing something like this with regular tap. Was gonna add some vinegar so it can get rid of the grimy stuff, but only if it doesn't damage the pump.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOe09hTiCxA[/ame]

Thanks guys! smile.gif
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 10/9/11 at 12:55am
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I ran just hot water from the tap to clean mine, i would say to use vinegar to though. Then run some distilled though it when your done.
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I ran just hot water from the tap to clean mine, i would say to use vinegar to though. Then run some distilled though it when your done.

Vinegar wont damage the pump in any way??

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Quote:
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Vinegar wont damage the pump in any way??

Thanks & +rep!

I just ran the vinegar water through the RAD, I'm not sure about the pump...it should be ok.
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I'd be wary of vinegar in acrylic, it may make it frosty or eat at the glue. Usually just dish washing soap and water.
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I used hot water and soap in mine, worked fine
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1 part vinegar two parts tap water rinse with distilled
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Alright thanks guys! I'm guessing vinegar is safe, ill just make sure to use hot distilled to flush right after & ill do this muyiple times to make sure its all clean.

+rep & thanks!
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1 more thing, is it safe to shake it while cleaning it?
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1 more thing, is it safe to shake it while cleaning it?

Yea, i did a swishing motion myself. Just make sure you dont hold it wrong and bend any of the fins....I did on mine lol.
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