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Is there any chemical solution for removing ash and fumes from Cast Iron Boiler's blades ?

Roohollah
Roohollah Member Posts: 131
Dear friends ,

In the first place , I would like to thank you all for the previous useful comments that you professionals made them .


As you know better , cleaning the ash and fumes off the cast Iron boiler's blades is one of the most difficult and time consuming jobs in heating world .Here, we have got some projects which their boiler rooms are equipped with oil burners and floor standing Cast Iron boilers . We tent to clean the boilers and burners off from ash and fumes ,and some boilers 's accessibility to middle blades and read blades are not possible although we use a flexible metal brush which is useful to scrubbing the inside of furnace easily . Also, rinsing the blades with plenty of warm water is the other aspect of the job .

Recently, I have browsing the net to see whether there is a chemical solution to spray onto blades of boilers to detach the dirt and ash easier ,however, I have got no solution . Hence , I am writing to request for help and how this job have done there ?


Thank you in advance for your time and support ,




I look forward to hearing from you ,


Yours Sincerely,

Roohollah


Comments

  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,757
    RE Michael's has a product called soot spray.
    Roohollah
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,350
    You'd probably need to use a soot saw to get all that mess out. It will take a lot of time.

    Looks like the burner was not set up properly and that's why it sooted up.

    Where are you located?
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  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
    I think Roohollah lives in Iran. Colleen
    Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
    Roohollah
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    Spray it down with water, The universal solvent. Commercial jobs you can get away with that. I said to spray, it not flood it.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • Roohollah
    Roohollah Member Posts: 131
    Dear Friends,

    I would like just to appreciate for the solutions and your time .


    The attached photograph has been taken from one of our projects which has installed for nearly 7 years . The boiler has been working with its oil burner for roughly 5 years without any maintenance or readjustment . In other words , i have installed and adjusted it since the time of the boiler room's startup . To my surprise , the burner has never failed and there was not sign of any white or black smoke out of the chimney . Also, whenever we asked to do some relevant jobs in the boiler room ,we never smelled flue gas or other irritating objects . However, we have known that the boiler and the burner had been in need of a good service , but the owner refrained from paying attention to it .


    As for me , I live in Iran and I have read Prof.Holohan's articles in a domestic monthly magazine which belongs to heating and plumbing industry and are written in Persian since 2000 ,and the more I read his matchless articles the more I engaged in this industry .Hence , I have taken up English language for 7 years .To be honest , it was one of my greatest dreams to communicate with Prof. Holohan .Thank God for this unforgettable present .


    Make the story short , Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable experiences with me .



    I look forward to hearing from you professionals ,


    Yours Sincerely,

    Roohollah


  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    We also have customers who refuse to maintain their equipment over here
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,564
    edited December 2015
    Would oven cleaner (probably containing lye) help to turn any residual oiliness into soap, and make the mess more water soluble?--NBC
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lye
    RoohollahZman
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    I would be concerned about the fumes and if cast iron is stripped down it could be like using soap on you Granny's frying pan.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • Roohollah
    Roohollah Member Posts: 131
    Thank you for the recent comments .Scrubbing and rinsing with plenty of warm water removed fumes from the inside of the boiler .


    Thank you for the help and cordial support ,


    Yours Sincerely,

    Roohollah
    Charlie from wmassSteve MinnichSWEI4Johnpipe
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    It looks good as new.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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    RoohollahZman
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,564
    edited December 2015
    Mr. Roohollah, who made that boiler. Was it from one of your local manufacturers, or maybe from another company, whose name we may recognize.
    thank you for the pictures, which we always love to see.
    Charlie, I dont think granny's cast iron frying pan is supposed to have any water on it, whether with soap or not.--NBC
    RoohollahZman
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    water is fine with proper drying.
    Let the debating begin!!! Rubbing salt on the boiler with a dry cloth seemed like a bit too much work.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,757
    You need combustion equipment. Not your eyes and nose to set up the burner.
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    Agreed, not sure what he has available over there.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • Roohollah
    Roohollah Member Posts: 131
    Dear NICHOLAS ,

    I do aplogize for the delay in answering your question .In fact , I was around for days and I did not access to the nest .

    With regard to your question , I would like to say that the boiler is Iran's best product .It's name is Mi3 - model m90 . To my knowledge , Perfect design and reliability make this brand stands head and shoulders above other domestic products . My crew and I have installed many different models of this brand for a decade and have not heard any failures . I will share more photographs of this brand soon .


    Thank you for your encouraging comment and your kind words ;also, I appreciate all the commentors and viewers who provide me with informative sulotions which enhance my productivity .



    Yours Sincerely ,

    Roohollah
    SWEI
  • 4Johnpipe
    4Johnpipe Member Posts: 477
    Good to see you here on his forum Roo!!!
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    Roohollah
  • Roohollah
    Roohollah Member Posts: 131
    Dear John ,

    I am so glad to hear from you ,Sir .

    I always express my heartfelt gratitude towards you all for accepting my presence in your cordial gatherings . The warmth , kindness , generosity ,hospitality ,and many other elements of these gatherings have strongly influenced my entire life .
    In fact, the more I engage in them the more I relish .


    Once more, thank you for all you have done for me over years .All your words and supports are greatly appreciated .



    Your friend ,

    Roohollah