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  1. #1
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    cleaning blower wheels

    On clean and checks and even on blower motor replacement, how are you cleaning the wheel onsite when temps are cold as hell.

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    mmm commercial or home?

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    Mostly homes, group homes, hotels, small businesses and such.

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    if it cold outside then why not use shower tub to clean it?

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    Like when the hose is frozen? We don't have that problem here. You could use a garden sprayer and get hot water from inside or hook a hose to the water heater drain if close. Bath tub, kitchen sink or mop sink too if the customer doesn't mind.

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    Problem up north is the 0-deg temps, million dollar + homes that can't get dirty or a filthy doctors office.

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    I would think that if it's necessary to clean the blower, that goes beyond a simple clean and check. Then I do commercial/ industrial. I've take wheels out of equipment to a car wash before.

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    or a mop closet
    Quote Originally Posted by jxw9634 View Post
    if it cold outside then why not use shower tub to clean it?

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    We always clean them during the summer. Its warm out, plus we've already got a hose out to clean the condenser.

    Other option would be brush and shop-vac.

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    I agree with the brush and shop vac method. If your blower wheel is that dirty then you are probably gonna be cleaning the evap coil too. I use a Solo pump sprayer with warm water and a little cleaner for the evap. I always rinse with clean water even though some say you don't have to because of the strong smell of some cleaners.

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    i use a fin comb and thin brush. I wear a jacket.

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    under the circumstances ,you might try compressed air or nitrogen ....man its freezing here ...
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