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  1. #1
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    York YK Barrells

    Do you need to take of both ends to clean the tubes on this chiller?

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    No, I have never seen this done. That would require dismantling of piping on entering and leaving head.

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    I recommend pulling both ends off every 3 years or more. Some things will end up in the entering side of the barrel but will not make it through the tubes like tower fill, birds, squirrel bones, etc. Yes, these are all things I have found before and more. These items will not plug up a tube from the inside...they will plug up the entire tube itself preventing water flow and tube brushing from the return head won't get rid of them.

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    [QUOTE=jayguy;16530631] Some things will end up in the entering side of the barrel but will not make it through the tubes like tower fill, birds, squirrel bones, etc. [QUOTE]

    Also, the screwdriver that found its way there and ended up, blade first, in one of the tubes. Where it rattled around until it wore a hole in the tube, resulting in a chiller full of water and with a grounded motor (semi-hermetic, direct drive). A co-worker found this exact scenario once. Just to give the OP an idea of how important this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitry View Post
    No, I have never seen this done. That would require dismantling of piping on entering and leaving head.
    If you have marine boxes piping will not be an issue, and dropping both heads used to be common practice and in my opinion is the best way to do it. Remember the "Jiffy Gun"

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    OP asks a loaded question-the process of pulling both heads requires a working knowledge of that job-such as water quality, tower quality,and biological debris. (i used to pull both heads on some 2500 TR OM's because of the oak trees by the towers)

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