How to Replace Water Jug on Cooler?
If you need a new water bottle for your cooler, changing it out is a relatively simple task. However, you must follow certain steps to ensure that the process goes smoothly and without spilling anything.
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Before you begin the change, prepare the bottle by removing any dust or dirt that is on the surface and wiping it down with warm, soapy water to remove any residue. You should also wash your hands before you handle the bottle so that you don’t transfer any bacteria to your replacement jug.
Next, place a clean, absorbent cloth and a sturdy chair near the cooler for easy access. Positioning these items can help you quickly set the new bottle in place, and it will reduce the risk of splashing when you lift the bottle.
A 5-gallon water jug weighs approximately 40 pounds, so you should be prepared for the weight and avoid injuring yourself if you need to lift it. If you don’t think you can do it alone, ask for assistance from a friend or family member.
Once you have the bottle in hand, check its cap for any cracks or chips. If it’s cracked, you should not use it. The cracks can break while you move or lift the bottle, which could be dangerous.
The most important step when replacing a water bottle is to make sure that you are lifting it with your back straight and the bottle close to your body. This is crucial because if you twist the bottle, it could injure your back.
Another important step is to make sure that you are using the correct size of bottle for your dispenser. A bottle that is too large or too small can lead to leaks in the dispenser, which will waste both your time and your money.
If you are going to use a glass bottle, inspect it carefully for any hairline cracks or chips that can damage the bottle’s seal when placed in the dispenser. These cracks can easily break, which can result in spilling the entire bottle into the dispenser or even causing an accident.
In addition to checking for cracks, you should also inspect the bottle’s neck and top for any signs of leaks. Any leaks will cause your water to become unusable, which is not what you want at a business.
Once the new bottle is ready, you can safely move it to the dispenser and replace the old one. Just be sure to rinse the bottle down with water before moving it to your dispenser, as any dirt or debris could create an imperfect seal and leave you with a leaky water cooler.
Lastly, remember that when you are done with the bottle, dispose of it properly to keep your workplace safe and hygienic. Recycle your empty water bottles at your local recycling center to cut down on plastic waste.
If you are using a bottom-loading water cooler, changing out the bottle is not as difficult as you might expect. Instead of having to pick up the heavy, bulky bottles that traditional water coolers require, you simply open the cabinet door and slide out the empty bottle. Then, pull the adapter from the new bottle and let the probe tube drip any remaining water into the bottle before inserting it into the cooler’s opening.