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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippedover View Post
    Now for those who understand that despite the man's recommendations to wash in the dishwasher, which is tantamount to spitting into the wind, we all know you've got to use powerful chemicals and a good soaking at the least to properly clean the cell. So how do you do that when it's 20-degrees outdoors, there's no garden hose to use and if you dump the tub in the wrong place and the water freezes, you could get sued by the person who slips on it?

    We've installed the Dynamic Air Cleaner for years. Even have a couple of their demonstrator machines where cigarette smoke is put into a plastic box. They're pretty impressive when you see them in action. The nicest parts? The fit in a 1" filter rack, when it's time to clean the cell, you take out the entire section, which is comprised of the pre/post filters (fiberglass) and the carbon 'cell' and throw it all away. Vacuum off the bone chaser frame, put in a new media element and for all intents and purposes, you've got a brand new EAC every time. And if you don't think they work, you should see the list of clients we have who have kids with asthma who beseige us regularly for new media 'cause the kids can't live without 'em. Every Dr. we have for a client buys one without hesitation. And families with kids in school report consistently that cold and flu brought home from shool via the rug-rats don't go through the whole family like they did before they had the EAC. Just my words of experience and I've sold them all. Honeywell, Aprilaire, Trane. All suffered from the same problem. How to properly clean them cost effectively.
    Good point, skippedover! Sounds like your a real believer in EAC's. Here is what I use for air cleaning and odor removal! http://www.air-purifiers-cleaners.co...r-purifier.htm

    It works really great. It cleans the air in 3500 sq fit home. I'm not sure if it would work as well as what you are installing or not. But I'm happy with mine.

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  2. #28
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    get a bottle of fantastic and spray them down realy good let sit for a few minutes and hose them off

    after cleaning no mater what method take a tissue and wipe the piano wires off real carefuly. The resado with block or break down the iozaion field as the book will explain also

    should be done at least bymonthly or they arent even a good filter imo

  3. #29
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    Coil cleaner

    I use coil cleaner also and this works very good. Rinse good. I've also been told that Simple green works but have never tried it.

  4. #30
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    i use that scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner it does a good job most that still have them put in the dishwasher i still like the dynamic more !!

  5. #31
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    Hmm Soaking in DW detergent not enough?

    Ok wait. I’ve had Honywell EAC since 2002. I clean it every 30 days. I used to clean them in the DW and the first few cleanings turned the white DW racks grey from the aluminum but after that I kept on using it.

    In 2006 I got a new DW and switched to hand cleaning the coils in my double utility sink. I soak them in hot water, DW detergent and STPP, then pull them up and down so that the water moves through them, let them soak again, pull them up and down again, change the water let them soak to rinse. In the summer I then hose them down outside for a final rinse. In winter I can’t do the outside hose down. After washing and rinsing I let them sit to dry overnight before returning them to the unit so that the blower motor(vs blower in on position during the winter) will not pull any moisture across it.

    So is using DW detergent enough—should I be using this simple green stuff? If so where do you get? What about wheel cleaner would that be better?
    Coil cleaner..I bet a homeowner cannot get this stuff can we?

    Is the car wash better than soaking in DW detergent? I guess I take them to the drive through stand there and wave the wand over them instead of the car..is that all there is to using the car wash? Will the force from the water bend or damage the coil or wires?

  6. #32
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    It doesn't really matter how you clean them as long as they are clean and damage free. Some ways of cleaning them are quicker than others. Since you are not paying someone to clean them your way is fine.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

  7. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by karsthuntr View Post
    It doesn't really matter how you clean them as long as they are clean and damage free. Some ways of cleaning them are quicker than others. Since you are not paying someone to clean them your way is fine.
    Thanks but my way takes several hours of soaking and rinsing ,although I am not standing there waiting, so I am open to quicker ways and any manual way that may be more effective

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