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#1 Gary400 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 08:43 AM

a friend of mine is working on a job where there taking out a old chiller system . they pumped the system out and ended up with 4 1/2 barrels of propylene glycol .i know it is not toxic because its coming from a food plant. but some time when we fill these systems we add corrosion inhibitor and i know this system has it in it i put it in 6 years ago . im getting a 55 gallon drum of this used fluid and was wondering if any one has used it before . he said the piping looked good inside but the fluid is moving all the time . in a tire it will be sitting alot and i dont want it to eat the rims ever .

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:09 AM

Put tubes in the tires and never look back :thumbs:

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:09 AM

Take some and put a piece of metal in it over the winter. That will let you know what it will do.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:20 AM

Put tubes in the tires and never look back :thumbs:


thats what i may do . i doubt you cant just go to your local JD dealer and get a set of JD 400 rims anymore . i know this fluid shouldn't corrode steel but ill be thinkin about it all the time .

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:44 AM

We used it in our closed loop refrigeration systems. I don't recall it ever reacting negatively to anything it came in contact with. I guess I wouldn't hesitate to try in my tires. When we tore our systems down years later the glycol and piping looked like new.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:46 AM

I'd put it in my tubeless without hesitation.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 02:55 PM

Kinda off subject a little, but this is a component used in the electronic cigarette industry. It's used to blend flavors into the liquid used to smoke(vaporize). I use it myself along with vegetable glycol...yummy.

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 11:25 AM

Use it. It is nothing more than a "fancy" sugar and won't hurt a thing. Tubes or not.

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 06:23 PM

Kinda off subject a little, but this is a component used in the electronic cigarette industry. It's used to blend flavors into the liquid used to smoke(vaporize). I use it myself along with vegetable glycol...yummy.


I agree and as a user of it too I approve this message :D

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 06:58 PM

Lol

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 07:06 PM

It's used in solar water heating systems and the thing you have to watch out for is that it will go acidic if overheated for long periods and then it can cause corrosion to start. Part of the regular maintenance of a solar HW system is to test the PH now and then. It would be an excellent choice for wheel weight IMO.




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