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A/C Flushing
September 27, 2011
8:30 am
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Steve Pooler
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Thanks for the report Angela  Laugh

Really glad you took the advise & didn't get hurt…Those things do tend to happen…

Or what's the sayin ?...INCIDENTS OCCUR…

Well maybe that's not the sayin but you know what I mean  Wink

 

Steve~

September 26, 2011
1:24 pm
Angela
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Steve,

Thanks for the grandfatherly advice on the choice of acid.  I just finished flushing my coils today.  I normally would have reached for the muriatic acid, but before doing so, I stopped to read a few of your posts both here and there, and opted for the phosphoric acid instead.  Good thing.  As I was backing out of the engine room door, the end of the hose popped out of the bucket, a siphon was created and soaked me from the left hip down before I could set the bucket down and pick up the end of the hose.  Glad it was only a phosphoric acid solution and not the other.  See, no matter how careful you are, you just never know....

 

I flushed each unit for 2 hours while I did other things.  So, I don't need the speed of the bad stuff since no one pays me to do my work anyway.  I will always remember this and will never opt for the muriatic acid.  Thanks again.

March 22, 2011
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I actually don't recommend DIY guy use Muratic acid...Just too many things can go wrong when using it for someone that is not aware...

I don't even allow guys that work for me to use it till they have done it with me for a season...

You can find links to what I recommend DIY guys using in this post : /forum/maintenance/an-easy-way-to-clean-the-water-supply-hoses/ 

 

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March 22, 2011
6:26 am
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I need to flush/clean my HVAC units on my Tiara 43 Sovran -- I have 5 units. I have a pump to create a circular flush system; I just need to know how much Muriatic Acid I should mix with water. Since the units hold cooling water in them, I would reduce the amount of water needed to mix with the Muriatic Acid; I just do not know how much water they each hold. I would like to hear from others that do this service themselves. I am located in Florida. Thanks!