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Re: Protecting your LubeMizer, etc.
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2009, 11:34:56 AM »
If its froze solid and you try and run it you will need to find it :(

That's the reason that I always purge mine and refill with WW fluid..... :)  A simple procedure that eliminates grief.
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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2009, 02:26:27 PM »
If its froze solid and you try and run it you will need to find it :(

That's the reason that I always purge mine and refill with WW fluid..... :)  A simple procedure that eliminates grief.

That works every time.  Every time I remember to do it...  :-\
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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2009, 02:40:12 PM »
That works every time.  Every time I remember to do it...  :-\

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Re: Protecting your LubeMizer, etc.
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2009, 04:59:29 PM »
If its froze solid and you try and run it you will need to find it :(

That's the reason that I always purge mine and refill with WW fluid..... :)  A simple procedure that eliminates grief.

That works every time.  Every time I remember to do it...  :-\

Works everytime I remember also :D But I saw on the road alot and somtimes I forget to do it before I leave and she will be al froze up when I get home & then I normally wont remember til the next time I saw.
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« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2009, 05:05:00 PM »
Well,  it's good to know they'll take some abuse from freezing and have a good chance of coming out of it with only a blown fuse.

I did have some windshield antifreeze in it.  With just water I may not have been so lucky.
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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2010, 08:57:59 PM »
Well,  I ment to get back out to the mill last evening and take the water tank off and run straight WW fluid through the LumbMizer.  But I plum fogot.  The tank did have some WW fluid in it but this morning it was slush.  So I turned the LubeMizer off and we sawed without it all morning.  In the afternoon it had warmed up to well above freezing so at the end of the workday, I took the tank off flushed the system with WW fluid and brought the tank to the house. 

Anyway,  I forgot again but at least I didn't screw up and turn it on while it was frozen or slushed up.   :-\
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« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2010, 09:32:27 PM »
Experience makes one catch on really fast..... :) Especially "bought" experience..... :D

Mine quit pumping this morning.  I think that there is a leak in the suction plumbing somewhere and it is getting air.  I'll have to hose the sawdust out so that I can look for it.  Just another opportunity.  I gotta replace my brake shoe also.
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Re: Protecting your LubeMizer, etc.
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2010, 09:46:14 PM »
I just put on a new strainer assembly, they don't tolerate the freezing as well as the pump.
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« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2010, 06:23:51 AM »
I've had one freeze up in the past 6 years.   I used washer fluid without reading the small print.  Only good to 32  >:( .  I broke the 'T' fitting on the front end of the pump.   Cost $1.45 to fix.     Now I make sure I read the small print and buy the -20 stuff.   I also disconnect the hose from the tank and run the pump until nothing is coming out of the spray nozzles.
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