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Steam Generator Cleaning


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01-06-18, 03:09 PM   #1  
Steam Generator Cleaning

My owners manual ,states that i can use citric acid or acetic acid. Use 1L . Could you tell me if I can get this in a Liquid form?
I would like to use a Calcium,Lime & Rust Remover.(A Non Foaming Acid Cleaner. Not sure if I should use it.(see picture)
We have a Steam Cabin. Thanks

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01-06-18, 03:50 PM   #2  
What are you trying to clean.... the steam generator tank
or the visible chrome parts ?


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01-07-18, 04:31 PM   #3  
The steam Generator tank. After you pour in your cleaning solution, start steam function to fill Generator w/water.Stop steam function
before steam comes out.The scale in the steam generator dissolves in acid liquid & the system drains dirty water out automatically after
60 minutes.

 
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01-07-18, 07:19 PM   #4  
What was that???? Are you reciting the instructions to clean the tank?

Are you trying to clean the mineral deposits shown in your photo or descale the internals of the steam generator?

 
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01-07-18, 07:42 PM   #5  
Apparently trying to flush out the heating tank.

I would stay with the citric acid. As far as I know it only comes in a granular form. You can mix it in warm water to dissolve it and then use that in the steam tank.


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01-08-18, 04:51 AM   #6  
Does your steam generator have an automatic drain? If not, get in the habit of regularly draining it or add an auto drain kit. As you use a steam generator the water is evaporated away leaving the minerals behind. Regular emptying of the tank will keep the level of minerals down and help reduce scale buildup. My steam generator drains after every use so far after 10 years use there has not been a problem with scale buildup.

 
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