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    COIL SHOT

    Anyone tried this? Just bought 1 with the condenser needle wand. Company gave me a pressure washer to use but seems cumbersome to use on coils in the ceiling alone plus the GPM isn't as much as this kit.. Kit had 2 choices for tablets, 1 safe, biodegradable etc.. the other is caustic for heavier duty jobs.. Thoughts?

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    Looks nice if a hose is not accessable


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    Quote Originally Posted by Core_d View Post
    Looks nice if a hose is not accessable


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    Ya need a hose, Gun plugs into hose, wand plugs into gun if ya want to use the wand.
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    They got a big orange backpack tub like an exterminator would use that go with those, i was scoping them out at a local supply house


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    I do like the idea of the chemical tablet, instead of liquid chemicals.

    BUT,but,BUT!!! The top of the CondUnit still has to come off. You still have to check the motor bearings,thrust washer,dirt.You still have to check the Comp terminals.You still have to check the CCH. You still have to clean out the drain pan and drain holes.

    But w/ that wand going thru the now bent discharge air vanes, can you clean the top 5-8" of the cond coil,all the way around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechmanTerry View Post
    I do like the idea of the chemical tablet, instead of liquid chemicals.

    BUT,but,BUT!!! The top of the CondUnit still has to come off. You still have to check the motor bearings,thrust washer,dirt.You still have to check the Comp terminals.You still have to check the CCH. You still have to clean out the drain pan and drain holes.

    But w/ that wand going thru the now bent discharge air vanes, can you clean the top 5-8" of the cond coil,all the way around?
    Task is clean coil only.. Not regular full PM

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    I think an electric pressure washer would be the ticket. The $100 ones you see at home Depot/Lowe's.

    If I were just going to be doing coil cleanings all day long I'd bring my gas powered one with 200 + ft of the high-pressure hose so I could leave the pressure washer on the ground while I'm on the roof.

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    Pressure washers fold over the fins of a coil... IMO not a good idea.

    Chemicals do what they are intended to do... if one follows the instructions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Pressure washers fold over the fins of a coil... IMO not a good idea.

    Chemicals do what they are intended to do... if one follows the instructions...
    You can bend the fins with a regular hose pressure, too.

    Like with most things in life, don't be an idiot about it and things will usually turn out OK. :grin:

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