During this past winter the plug on the
water resevoir on our swamp cooler burst.
Also, the water connection cracked in a
couple of places. We were wondering if there
is a way to fix it or do we have to chuck
the whole thing. Any suggestions would be
So, I'm thinking you didn't drain your cooler last fall?
The drain plug is usually plastic. Both the plug and the overflow tube that fits
in it can be purchased from your local hardware or big box store. The water pipe
is also replaceable. That only becomes a problem if the tube is routed from an
interior tap to the cooler and isn't accessible.
You really need to read up on seasonal cooler maintenance to avoid this in the
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There's hardly anything to it. Remove the water line and drain in the fall.
Drain the line too. Put a cover on it.
Reconnect the lines in the Spring and hose out and refill. Check the fill level
and the pad wetting. Toss in a box of baking soda. That last part keeps the
thing from being a bacteria swimming pool.
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