43651Experiments (was) Re: Aerating you product / equipment heads-up
- Oct 1, 2008My thoghts mixed in Harry's post, Right or wrong. Please read to
the bottom of this post.
> I used clear silicone fuel tubing from Supercheap auto supplies
I would not trust what Supercheap sells "as" good petrol grade fuel
line. I have brought this stuff for years and it ALWAYS degrades and
goes hard and cracks. As a ultralight pilot for the last 25 years.
The best solvent suited tube I have found is sold from KEMPE VALVES &
> It wasn't so much a rubbery "smell" I noticed. It was a "taste" ofswitched
> burnt or hot rubber in the product as an aftertaste. When I
> to a piston pump and copper lines, it disappeared. Mind you, a lotHarry, I've had many of these 12 volt car tyre pumps, there not good
at all because of the petrol grease and dust. How did you conect
copper tubes to the pump?
> the aquarium pumps sold here in Oz are cheap taiwanese imports soI'm
> not surprised that the flexing of the rubber diaphrams (just 2black
> rubber buckets) would cause off tastes to be transferred to theI thought the rubbing was on the out side of the cups?
> airstream and product.
Anyways, it's something to be aware of if
> you're setting up an aerator. If it happens to anyone else atleast
> they'll know the cause AND the fix.I checked my fish tank air pump by taken it apart, (tonight)
> regards Harry
Holy crap, even with my nose stuffed up with cold and Hayfever I can
smell tyre rubber!! But I can't smell it from the in side of the
pump, out of the out put tube?
Not so sure
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