PB Blaster on RODI connection. Contamination worry?

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    Zissou What about my dynamite? VIP Member

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    For the life of me I can't get the washer hose off its faucet. I have the right tools, know the righty tighty lefty loosey thing, but it's just not coming off. I've banged on it a bit, tried to squeeze as tight as I can without crushing the threads, but I feel if I give it anymore torque it's just a break waiting to happen.

    I've been holding off on using the PB blaster, (penetrating oil); there's bound to be a bit left over on the threads that won't come off. Is this little amount anything to worry about? I'm installing a Y fitting to split off the washer connection for the RODI.

    I know the whole purpose of the RODI is to filter the water, but I just want to make sure, since a little oil goes a long way. In the meantime I've just been buying distilled water and the premixed stuff, which is a pain in the ass and waste of money.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Toolman RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH

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    Are you trying to run this hose to remove it and put it back on after you get water? If yes why not try installing an inline "T" with a shut off and quick disconnect?
     
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    I would worry about any oil in the water line myself. Can't you just clean it really good with some oil dissolver and a tooth brush or something? Then clean it off with vinegar water. :dunno:
     
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    Zissou What about my dynamite? VIP Member

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    The hot and cold water faucets each have a hose going to the washer. For me to get water for the RODI, I have to remove the cold hose from the faucet, and install a splitter. That way both the washer and RODI are fed, and all I'll have to do is turn a valve to feed the RODI.

    Being that the hose won't come off the faucet, I can't install the splitter. So I'm trying to find a way to get the hose off without breaking anything, and without having to a call a plumber ($$$) to do it.

    As far as an inline, it's a washer hose and not suited (I think?) to run a T into it. I can do it under the kitchen sink, but that's upstairs, and I hear you don't get as much pressure. :dunno:
     
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    I would use the PB blaster. IMO, not much will get inside the pipes since you are putting it on a hose connection. Just flush out the line really good. Any that gets through, will most likely get removed by the RO membrane.
     
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