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    tube cleaners

    we have recently aquired a chiller as part of a maintenance agreement. i need to buy a tube machine. this is the only one we have under contract. i know goodway is the standard but i am looking for something cheaper. we don't do enough of these to justify spending big bucks on a machine. back in the day i used copper pipe with a adapter on one side for the brush and a hose bib adapter on the other for water and plenty of elbow grease!

    any recomendations on a affordable but functional machine?
    IV IV IX

    use your head for something other than a hat rack.......Gerry

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    It's Friedrich Nietzsche.

    Get a Goodway and be done with it.
    Do not weep, do not wax indignant. Understand.
    -Spinoza

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    check on ebay for a used one if you want to go that route

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    Goodway is pretty much the most bang for your buck. They run the gamut of size and speed and cost. Their smallest machine (don't remember the model) should do you fine. Elliott makes tube cleaning gear, but it's higher end. Thomas C. Wilson also makes machines along with their tubing gear. Of course, there's always the drill......

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    yea man better do the investment!!
    get the goodway and b done with it
    no signature blast'em man blast'em
    !!!KILL THE TERRORIST!!!

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    I love my Jet Mate Maxi Vac. Very compact and has as much guts as a Goodway. Reverses for those internaly enhanced tubes also.
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    "Wheel" mechanics work on "Wheel" chillers

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    application is always to be considered but if not a gateway would use a wilson holds up well. Takes up very little space if a apprentice isnt carrying it for you!!!!

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    Been using Goodway machines forever.
    God Bless our Veterans

    God Bless the USA

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    should of checked spelling meant goodway never been great at typing

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    We use Goodway tube cleaners around here, git's the job jone...

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    I only use Goodway?
    I have a customer with a few 1000tr chillers, does their own tubes.
    I have seen their machine, it is orange? They are cheaper than hell!
    I will see what it is and repost!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullgear420 View Post
    It's Friedrich Nietzsche.

    Get a Goodway and be done with it.
    i'll get a goodway.

    how about you getting a life and stop correcting spelling on the internet.
    IV IV IX

    use your head for something other than a hat rack.......Gerry

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    I'll ad my voice to the Goodway chorus.

    I've used a rod - very bad for the tubes,
    a drill - very bad for me,
    a hydro gun - it shot the brush thru the tube, fun to use, not very effective,
    and a Goodway.
    At the last facility I worked at we even had a Goodway Tower Basin Vac, once we made some custom wands to get under the fill it was awsome.

    Klaus
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    "I'm one of those regular weird people." Janis Joplin born January 19, 1943

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