Boiler cleaning question.

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Boiler cleaning question.

Postby Lesgold » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:39 pm

Hi Folks,

Just a quick question on cleaning the inside of a boiler. I have a 5l electric boiler that I use specifically for small gin runs. After a few runs with the botanicals in the boiler, a bit of a build up is occurring on the walls of the boiler from the oils etc. Hot water and detergent doesn’t do much and foreshots only works to a point. Anyone out there got some special mixes that may do the job? Don’t want to use anything abrasive if possible. Thanks in anticipation.

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Les
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Re: Boiler cleaning question.

Postby The Stig » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:04 pm

Napisan should sort it out
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Re: Boiler cleaning question.

Postby wynnum1 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:50 pm

If you look on YouTube it shows soda blasting stainless with Bi-Carb Soda that may be worth looking at as can buy small equipment just need an air compressor.
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Re: Boiler cleaning question.

Postby The Stig » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:07 pm

Just a little overkill there Wynnum
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Re: Boiler cleaning question.

Postby wynnum1 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:09 pm

No you can buy the equipment for next to nothing the compressor is the expensive part plus can use on other projects.
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Re: Boiler cleaning question.

Postby Lesgold » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:20 am

Thanks Stig and Wynnum. Tried the nappysan first and it did the trick. The sandblasting with carb soda trick is one that I’ll lock away. Looks impressive. Got the gear to do it but was too lazy to set it up for a small clean. I like that it doesn’t etch or abrade the surface of the material being treated.
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Re: Boiler cleaning question.

Postby The Stig » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:48 am

I think that soda blasting oil away would just end in a gluey mess
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Re: Boiler cleaning question.

Postby wynnum1 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:33 am

The Stig wrote:I think that soda blasting oil away would just end in a gluey mess



The soda is dry so would mix with the oil so how would it be gluey .
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