Any suggestions on how to clean an old-fashioned steam radiator? The
spaces between the coils are filthy, and my vacuum cleaner's wand
won't fit in there!
Also, one of the radiators has a "humidifier" gadget -- a metal trough
inside the coils with a reservoir at the end for pouring in water.
It's filthy and covered with a heavy layer of scale, and I don't know
how to remove it to clean it. Do I just have to pull hard to get the
thing out? Or does it have to be disconnected somehow?
How hard would it be to just disconnect the whole thing and take it to
a car wash or pressure washer? This time of year you aren't using them
for heat most likely, and it would take the clean-up mess out of your
house. Just a though, not an experienced opinion.
Jonathan Sachs wrote:
Put a pan or towel underneath to catch any water and use a damp bottle
or (clean) toilet brush.
Hard to say without seeing it... but again, I'd try a bottle brush,
perhaps a wire brush. A little white vinegar might help loosen the scale...
Of it's really rusty, and you can't get to it with a brush, look up
methods for cleaning old tools with electrolysis. In this case,
however, you would use the resevoir as the "bucket".
May no harm befall you,
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
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