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Talisman wrote:do you have to take it apart to stop the pump?
ive just got a maxi 210 and have no need to run it as my beers are all maturing.
i have no use for the pump line and didnt think about turning it off.?
(has anyone found a link to an instruction manual for these... im still searching the net now)
DaaB wrote:Blimey, freon freezes at -158 deg c, that's one helluva chiller he sold you Steve
DaaB wrote:I think Norm worked for Schwepps, not sure if it was in a technical capacity though.
Rab has tried adding glycerine which proved to viscous for the pump, I believe glycol may cause the same problem. I think using a vodka addative is worth a punt. At least it's food safe and drinkable if it leaks.
SteveD wrote:Just jumper across the recirculation in/out ports with a bit of pipe. I think that the pump also keeps the bath water moving as it's the bath water being recirculated, which also retards ice formation. If you stop the pump, the thing might freeze up more easily.
Oggy' Bar wrote:The Maxi 110 is usually factory set at 10C or thereabouts. So anti-freeze isn't necessary. (This can be changed by adjusting the internal thermostat)
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