OT: Plumbing and Radiators

Taking some radiators off to facilitate a bit of decorating. They are the 60's domestic iron type that seem to collect of a variety of oxides in the
form of a black gloop.
I usually flush them through with the garden hose, but anyone reccomend a good "cleanser" I can fill them with and let them stand a day or two to make sure they are clean before putting them back?
Steve
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wrote:

You can get proprietary system cleaner from places like B&Q, but better to reassemble the system and flush the whole thing through a couple of times, then put inhibitor into the system. Just cleaning the rads leaves the boiler and piping with plenty of junk in.
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when you've cleaned them ..with the B & Q stuff ..
put in some stuff called furnox ..and you;ll never have trouble again .
the cleaning will be in stages .,.
you've got to first put the cleaner in ...run up to temperature for so many hours .. flush again .. then neutralise the cleaning agent with another agent ..
then flush again ..then add the furnox.
all the best,,,markj
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when you've cleaned them ..with the B & Q stuff ..
put in some stuff called furnox ..and you;ll never have trouble again .
the cleaning will be in stages .,.
you've got to first put the cleaner in ...run up to temperature for so many hours .. flush again .. then neutralise the cleaning agent with another agent ..
then flush again ..then add the furnox.
all the best,,,markj
Thanks Guys.
I'll do that then...
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