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    Default Cleaning out Rust Blooms ---- A TIP

    Super Iron Out to the Rescue.
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    This fall I had plumbers do some work and they were cutting out the cast iron pipe outside....
    When they left and after the 1st rainfall, there was a tonnage of rust everywhere .....
    I tried pressure washer with no luck.
    I went the next step aggressive with oxacilic acid and pressure washing.
    It got clean about 70% percent but on the next 3 rainfalls, all the rust came back.

    I used Super Iron out today and it seems to have done the trick.
    We'll see whether the rust blooms come back after a couple of rainfalls but I think we're in the clear.
    Hopefully this helps someone else down the road. Muratic acid, etc was all chemicals I was avoiding unless truely needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefwong View Post
    Super Iron Out to the Rescue.

    This fall I had plumbers do some work and they were cutting out the cast iron pipe outside....
    When they left and after the 1st rainfall, there was a tonnage of rust everywhere .....
    I tried pressure washer with no luck.
    I went the next step aggressive with oxacilic acid and pressure washing.
    It got clean about 70% percent but on the next 3 rainfalls, all the rust came back.

    I used Super Iron out today and it seems to have done the trick.
    We'll see whether the rust blooms come back after a couple of rainfalls but I think we're in the clear.
    Hopefully this helps someone else down the road. Muratic acid, etc was all chemicals I was avoiding unless truely needed.
    Thanks, that might come in handy some day
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    P.S. Now that the sun has got it all nice and dried.
    It's a great concrete brightener as well '-)

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