Heat exchanger cleanup and cleanout - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 01-31-2003
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dargiem is on a distinguished road
Heat exchanger cleanup and cleanout

Does anyone have a procedure for cleaning out a heat exchanger? I have a 3" dia. one on my Universal M25XP that looks like it has been some time since anyone paid it any attention. I would like to "do it myself" rather than send it out.

Thanks in advance,

Mike in Noank
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-31-2003
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
toxicsail is on a distinguished road
Heat exchanger cleanup and cleanout

I used Salt-X, 5 gallon pail, bildge pump and hose to conect bildge pump to raw water side of heat exchanger. Then another hose back to the 5 gallon pail. I ran the bildge pump untill the water was very dirty then replaced with clean water and Salt-x untill there water was not nasty any more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-31-2003
RichH's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,930
Thanks: 9
Thanked 79 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 15
RichH will become famous soon enough
Heat exchanger cleanup and cleanout

I strongly recommend that you use a non-acidic heat exchanger de-scale compound. Most
DIYers and many mechanics pickle heat exchangers and engine internals with muriatic (HCl) acid - the result being a lot of dissolved metal. Use RydLyme or Marsolve. Get a small vane pump and recirculate it through the exchanger, etc.
http://www.marsolve.com/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:24 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.