No, I don't mean toilets. I mean radiator sludge.
I'm the new owner of some old huge cast-iron radiators (and the house that goes with it). I imagine that these radiators haven't been cleaned in some time. I'm thinking that before I put in a new mod/cons boiler that a cleaning may be appropriate.
The brits seem to have the concept of the "powerflush" with powerflushing machines:
(FWIW, my system looks exactly as pictured, though I'll have to wait for my "mr. cheapies" infrared thermometer to arrive to get an accurate idea of temperature distribution.) I'm having a lot of trouble finding information on the web about this idea in the United States. Googling powerflush or similar terms gets me a lot of info on british heating, american cars, and water efficient toilets. I can't imagine that it is *that* rare a concept in the Northeast, with all the old steam-to-forced-hot-water conversions like mine.
So do you guys and gals powerflush, and if so, what do you call it?
Last edited by milesjamie; 03-04-2008 at 02:40 PM.
I've cleaned out copper and aluminum radiators using white vinegar.
The most complex I got was when I used a drill pump and a pail on one unit.
There is the risk of causing it to leak since you will be removing some of the metal in the process.
Important note Ė I donít know man made laws, just laws of physics
Disclaimer: I'm a big fan of Darwin awards.