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  1. #14
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    Viper works okay on light duty degreasing and just use a pump sprayer to rinse.

    On the real thick nasty greasy coils, I'll brush off what I can and then I'll wet the coil down with some warm water and then use straight Nu-brite out of a spray bottle. I know straight nu-brite is frowned upon, but it really works off you're careful about what you're doing and rinse thoroughly.

    I'm not a big fan of the KO blaster. It works okay, but it takes a lot to use effectively and cover the surface area needed.

    Some of the kitchens I work in use a orange colored degreaser made by ecolab. It comes in a squirt bottle and the stuff really works!!! Way better degreaser than KO or viper.

  2. #15
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    nu brite........
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by pvc1984 View Post
    Viper works okay on light duty degreasing and just use a pump sprayer to rinse.

    On the real thick nasty greasy coils, I'll brush off what I can and then I'll wet the coil down with some warm water and then use straight Nu-brite out of a spray bottle. I know straight nu-brite is frowned upon, but it really works off you're careful about what you're doing and rinse thoroughly.

    I'm not a big fan of the KO blaster. It works okay, but it takes a lot to use effectively and cover the surface area needed.

    Some of the kitchens I work in use a orange colored degreaser made by ecolab. It comes in a squirt bottle and the stuff really works!!! Way better degreaser than KO or viper.
    Econolab Grease Strip Plus?
    Works good on the bad ones but strips all the paint off.
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  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Econolab Grease Strip Plus?
    Works good on the bad ones but strips all the paint off.
    Yeah I think that's the stuff. I've only used it a few times and was very impressed with the results. Wasn't aware about stripping paint off though. Nubrite tends to strip paint off of coils too. Just gotta be careful on how we use it and how often.

    I would honestly rather deal with a clean unrestricted coil with some paint missing rather than having a caked up greasy mess. Just my opinion.

  5. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcb2875 View Post
    Are you talking about the grease filters on the hood exhaust system? Super Clean is good and if they aren't a complete disaster I have used Awesome Cleaner that you get at the dollar store for a few bucks and that stuff works real good for all sorts of cleaning and it isn't acidic or harsh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rcb2875 View Post
    When I was working in the fire suppression field installing and servicing the fire systems and hoods the absolute best and fastest way to clean the worst of filters was with a pressure washer. Even the little electric models work well which is what we used since we weren't in the hood cleaning business and only did so for few clients or the job required it.

    You could call one of your local hood cleaning companies and probably get some good advice there but all the ones we worked with used high pressure machines.
    And this is why you don't post after a surgery and full of Percocets...
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  6. #19
    Blast o coil in a spay can works good on greasy coils

  7. #20
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    I use Greased Lightning.

  8. #21
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    Nu-brite blue one is the best for me , I work most of a thai restaurant so I don't think any national gonna have more grease than Thai,chinese

  9. #22
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    One time though I had a nasty mobile home evap. pulled it used greased lightning and made it all pretty. Once it ran though the customer complained that it was leaking. I went back and sure enough, instead of the water running down the fins into the drain it was being blown off into the air stream. I talked to my boss and he said Joy dish detergent would solve it. I made a solution, sprayed and rinsed. Problem solved. I guess the greased lightning got it so clean it needed a little surfactant. After that I used the greased lightning to make them shiny with a joy solution and rinse behind it. Never had another problem.

  10. #23
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    I must caution anyone considering the use of ECOLAB Grease Strip Plus to clean condenser coils, since many coil fins may be aluminum. From the MSDS sheet:

    Reacts with soft metal (i.e. aluminum or zinc), producing flammable hydrogen gas.
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  11. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Viper won't take the paint off, don't stink and rinses of good with a hand sprayer.

    Viper in the can if you want foam or HD Viper if you want to mix and spray.

    Stuff works great on regular grease but real bad coils need a lot of work no matter how strong a cleaner you use IMO
    I agree, I use Viper on all of the condensors on all of our restruant equipment. Works well, doesnt smell that bad and easily sprays off with some water. Plus it is ok to use in food processing areas. If the grease is real bad I usually use a coil brush too.

  12. #25
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    2 viper and brush.

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