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Old 04-13-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Hey All.

I want to clean my condenser and evaporator coil. What is the best product available to the lay person to do this? I use my pressure washer from inside out on my condenser with a wide fan so I don't damage the fins, but what is the best cleaner/surfactant I can use?

Is greased lightning any good? I have several large spray bottles of it.

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that may be corrosive. Simple Green/ citrus based cleaners are good.

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Thanks Yuri. Words from the Master. Will Do.
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same amounts one to one mix .....in a spray bottle and do it dry top to bottom and go have coffee...come back and the condenser will be foam up bigtime...light hose spray again top to bottom (inside out) it will look like a new condenser... trick put water in bottle first then the cleaner light shake ....spray 6" away from condenser...it will foam up as soon as it hits the fins.. http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/VIR...&cm_vc=IDPRRZ1 rubber glows and no wind around.done commercial condensers the size of a garage door,and they come out mint.yours once a year in the spring won't kill the fins...then do a water only inside out in say july..works great on window units evap and cond coils

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Simple green applied to both sides of the coil.

I prefer a foaming condense coil cleaner, as it pushes the dirt out.
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Should we start the firestorm about the Pro's and Con's of spine coils and how to burn them out/I mean clean them.

maybe that foam would work good for them.
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Should we start the firestorm about the Pro's and Con's of spine coils and how to burn them out/I mean clean them.

maybe that foam would work good for them.
Other then to say its an approved method. I won't tell someone how to do it.
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remember a couple yrs ago the fighting we had here about it. Can't believe how personal some guys take their commenting and perceived insults here and everywhere.
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I just got some weird pop up which hopefully is not linked to this page. said I was running microsoft antivirus whcih I don't, I use McAfee and have MS disabled and wanted me to run a scanner program to remove viruses and prevent "breakage". sounds like foreign hackers. I closed out everything and am running a full scan. hopefully no one else gets it.
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I get McAfee free with my service and had Norton before which I paid for and both worked perfectly. Use a router too which helps a lot as it blocks incoming unless you ask for it.

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