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Cleaning your column

Cleaning your column

Postby TassieStiller » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:35 pm

I am now a veteran of around 5 runs with my column still and have a question for the more experienced amongst us.

I have seen the people who have the Stilldragon stills and a lot of them throw it in the dishwasher after a run to clean them.

I have a fantastic copper bubbler and wonder if I should be cleaning it often?

Should I run a citric acid wash every now and again?

Should I pull it down after a few runs and clean it (pulling the tree out and cleaning it), or

Should I not worry and just allow it to dry and put it away after each run and not worry about cleaning the internals?

Any thoughts and opinions will be welcome :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: Cleaning your column

Postby Bushman » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:56 pm

All I've ever done is rinse mine with water after a run.
I started my liquid diet and so far it seems to be working! I've already lost two days.

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Re: Cleaning your column

Postby SBB » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:07 am

Mine only gets a good flush out with the garden hose.
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Re: Cleaning your column

Postby DrWho » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:08 am

All I do is rinse it with hot tap water and dry the column. Then put it away. A hair drier can be used to dry out the internals. Bought the missus' a new one and inherited the old one...

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Re: Cleaning your column

Postby TassieStiller » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:48 am

Thanks for the replies guys.

Looks like a good rinse and dry out will be the method for me ....... unless I hear otherwise :handgestures-thumbupright:
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