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Cleaning question
#1
Cleaning question
In the wiki page on cleaning, it suggests to submerge the hoses and mask in soapy water for 30 minutes.  Does anyone with a heated hose (with electrical connectors built in) do this?  I wonder if repeated weekly soakings could corrode or damage the connectors...

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Brian
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#2
RE: Cleaning question
I was reluctant to submerge the connectors on my heated hoses at first a well, until Sleeprider pointed out the hose manufacturers recommend doing so.  I've never had a problem with it. Just hang the hose up and let it dry before use.
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I concur with MitchS - there's no reason you can't fully submerge the hose. Just rinse well and hang up to dry.
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I have done this about 6 to 8 times to the same heated hose. No issues.
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RE: Cleaning question
As others have stated, you can submerge the heated hose. I've been doing that now for about 17 months or so. No problems what-so-ever.
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My supplier recommended soaking the hose and humidifier tank in 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water to clean and kill any bacteria. That's what I have been doing so far. I specifically asked about the electrical connection being submerged in water and she said it was perfectly fine.
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Thanks all! I will soak away. I like the idea of vinegar vs soap, too. I'll try that next week.
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RE: Cleaning question
Forgot to say, make sure it's completely dry before using it again.
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