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How to clean fins on baseboard H/W heat?

I use a long thin air nozzle ( 1/8th inch curved tube ) from my compressor, which fits between the fins. While using short air blasts, I have the shop vac hose right on the area I am cleaning. The vac sucks up 98% of what gets dislodged.


  • Pat Satchwill
    Pat Satchwill Member Posts: 2
    Fin Cleaning

    I don't think my baseboard fins have been cleaned since the sixties.
    I swept and vacuumed them out and in the kitchen I flooded them with water to get the dirt out from between the fins and it worked great.
    Now I have no idea how to get the living room and dining room as clean (carpeted).
    Does anyone have a suggestion other than pulling the carpet out?
    Thanks alot
  • i use

    compressed air on a windy day, with the windows all open. but yo will still have to clean your whole house. bob
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  • Boilerpro_2
    Boilerpro_2 Member Posts: 89
    If you don't have an air commpressor....

    You could purchase a small compressed air tank at a home improvement store and refill it as many times as you need at the gas station. Cleaning those fins is definitely worth it....if they were rather dirty, you'll see a drop in fuel usage. While your at it, clean the fins of the refrigerator. These should be cleaned at least once a year. Cleaning them will cut your electrical usage and extend the life of the frig.

  • David Sutton_2
    David Sutton_2 Member Posts: 63
    long brisell vac brush....

    on my shop vac ,this is what i like to use as well as air,
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