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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarathos View Post
    I use the same approach as sparky05, I use a black nylon tube or bottle brush, mark the squirrel cage tine with a Sharpie, and start cleaning until I come back around to the mark, being careful not to dislodge the balancing weights. Take a small portable 1 gallon vac and clean out the loose debris and then give the wheel a good spin to remove remaining loose debris before reinstalling blowers. Works really well, and doesn't take that long to do.
    Where do you get your brushes, mine last for aprox. 20 cleanings and then they need to be replaced and they are not cheep.
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    i use the same brush i use for cleaning the burners and or boilers with. they work great. and sometimes if i feel like a good person and i have time i add detergent to the mix. and run warm water in with it over a sink or a bath tub. usually my pms r during the winter so i dont have a choice of going outside with the hose.

    heres a link to a similar brush i use
    www.schaeferbrush.com/FlueProducts.html
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    I use coil cleaner and let it soak for a good while. stiff brush and hose them off. If its too bad just sell them another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky05 View Post
    Where do you get your brushes, mine last for aprox. 20 cleanings and then they need to be replaced and they are not cheep.
    I usually go to St. Louis Boiler Supply, they have the brushes for cleaning boiler sight glasses, and sometimes if I'm feeling thrifty, I've gone to Harbor Freight and bought a multi-pack of brushes. http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...set-90631.html

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    ya thats the types of brushes i use. usually they are soft and have big brissels. works great. running it under warm water really helps.

    i just hate it when i am at a customers house and i clean the blower but the a coil is also plugged. the customers usually refuses me to clean it so i tend to tag the customer for 45 days...... thats what they get for not changing the filters (excess temp limit) causing it to work off the high limit! and of course the kicker for it check the amps on the blower motor and of course its over amping! note your work Some customers just dont care.
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