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Old March 5th, 2018, 05:18 PM
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I changed over to stainless tanks this year. What kind of brush are you all using? And what are you using for a cleaner?
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Old March 5th, 2018, 06:44 PM
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Old March 5th, 2018, 08:16 PM
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I use a soft car wash brush on a handle and plain ol' water.
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I use a bulk tank brush and a little baking soda, then rinse well at end of season. Just a good scrubbing with water at beginning of season each year unless I find something odd.
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Pre season I use water and a pressure washer, in season I use permeate and my WX15 sap pump, reduced down to 5/16 tubing, post season, permeate and pressure washer again. With the in season cleaning if done right after emptying a woods tank I only need the permeate and the WX15 pump, no brush. For my sap tanks at the sugarhouse, since they are emptied slower I need a bulk tank brush (available at dairy supply vendors) and that WX15 sap pump pushing permeate thru a 5/16 tube. To do that I reduce the 1.5" to 1" cam lock, then I have a cam lock 1" to attach which reduces that to a 1/4" ball valve then to 5/16 tubing. Very effective. I suspect any good 1" pump would do as well to.
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Pressure washer for the tanks in the sugar camp. We slosh the last few gallons of sap through the tanks in the woods with a mop, drain and then rinse with clean drinking water and use the mop again. Every tank gets rinsed every time it gets emptied.
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Sponge mop and warm water. Get the kids to do the tanks that are too high for me to climb out of

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What do you all use to clean plastic barrels and plastic totes. Same as the bulk tanks. thanks
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