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Bradhamlet 05-15-2013 06:31 PM

Dealing with calcium build up?
 
How do you remove the calcium build up in the raw water heat exchanger? I have heard from others that they use vinegar. Pros and cons?

Brad
Lancer 36

Minnewaska 05-15-2013 06:38 PM

Re: Dealing with calcium build up?
 
Rydlyme Biodegradable Descaler

Bradhamlet 05-15-2013 08:16 PM

Re: Dealing with calcium build up?
 
Would you also take this time to replace the zincs? I am wondering if they will be eaten up by Rydlyme?

Brad
Lancer 36

HUGOSALT 05-15-2013 09:26 PM

Re: Dealing with calcium build up?
 
When flushing with Rydlyme I always remove zincs and
remove/replace impeller as recommended by Rydlyme.

Minnewaska 05-16-2013 05:42 AM

Re: Dealing with calcium build up?
 
Whenever one finds themselves removing a zinc, its almost always a good idea to replace it entirely.

T37Chef 05-16-2013 06:27 AM

Re: Dealing with calcium build up?
 
I've used this product with much success, its basically phosphoric acid. Its designed to do.exactly what you want to do.
Barnacle Buster


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