Draining water box every day!

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Noticed in the manual HydraMaster wants the water box drained after last job every night. I have never done this and was wondering if I should start
 

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Hmm. I’ve never drained a water box unless I was parking a machine for long term storage. I don’t see any reason to do it when the machine is used daily. Just be sure to keep the machine from freezing in the winter.
 

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Noticed in the manual HydraMaster wants the water box drained after last job every night. I have never done this and was wondering if I should start
I've never done that and I can't see any reason why that would be in the manual. The only time you are supposed to drain the water box is when you're doing flood work. It might not be a bad idea to drain it if the machine isn't being used daily or at least several times a week. Another reason to drain might be if you're winterizing the machine. I've never had to do that since mine's garage kept. Just keeping water in the water box does no harm whatsoever under normal circumstances. I haven't done that on my Boxxer 421 in over 16 years. Which Hydramaster machine are you talking about?
 
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I drain mine at the end of every day, but that’s just me. But I’m not using mine everyday either, only on days off from my full time job.
 

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Only truly conceivable reason I could think of draining is if you have hard water, mineral deposits could cause the float and thermal relief to wear out faster.

I really doubt it's much of an issue though.