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My hydrometer is 4 years old.  But I go through three auto-siphons
every 2 years.  Yesterday when my LHBS was open, my auto-siphon
worked.  Today when my LHBS is closed and the damn thing won't draw
a suction

Does anyone sell an auto-siphon with replacement parts?

Dick

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On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:06:51 -0000, rdadams@smart.net (Dick Adams)
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What exactly are you doing to yours to have to replace it so often?
I've had mine for at least 3 years, and it gets lots of use.  One
thing I noticed is that you should wet the plunger part a little to
lubricate it, then start your siphon.  My procedure is to siphon from
a jug of iodophor solution or Star San with the device, but dipping
the plunger end into the sanitizer first.  After it drips dry, the
plunger is still moist enough to go into the large tube without
forcing, and I just go about the racking.  I just sense that forcing
it in dry risks breakage.

John S.

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JS <jayceeessfouratfrontiernetdotnet> wrote:
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If I knew the answer to that question, I wouldn't have needed
to ask thr question!

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Makes perfest sense.  I rinse, samitize, and rinse before and after
each use using Iodophor and, obviously, water.  With the exception
of the one-time the case developed a pin hole crack/leak, the problem
is the siphon not drawing a suction on the wort.  FWIW I siphon
primary to srcondary to keg.  Also I force nothing.

Since I first started this thread, I purchased and replaced the
plunger.  The siphon is bow functional.

Are you taking the plunger out when storing the siphom?

Dick

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On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 23:49:13 -0000, rdadams@smart.net (Dick Adams)
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Yes, I store them separately.  Where did you find a replacement
plunger?

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