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Old 17 June 2014, 16:43   #1
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Best way to clean a heat exchanger tube

Mine is blocked up and could do with a real could clean, any ideas on what I can soak it in or use !!

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Old 17 June 2014, 17:20   #4
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The better question is what is it blocked with and what is it made out of? A hot ultrasonic cleaning might help break scale up. A spinning wire brush might be the ticket. Or as suggested above just high water pressure.
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Old 18 June 2014, 11:33   #5
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Last time I done it had to use Brick Acid !! cleaned and polished in one hit !!!
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