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Cleaning Vacuum Back Body Wall Clog

  • Monday, June 13, 2016 11:40 PM
    Message # 4073890

    Besides cutting out the vacuum wall inlets back body for repair.


    Does anyone or several folks have recommendations for procedures and equipment for cleaning out clogs that are estimated 5-6 " up into the back body pigtail besides a coat hanger?


    Also, the clogs are hard and does not permit vacuum suction to pass through.


    Thank you in advance.



    Last modified: Monday, June 13, 2016 11:41 PM | Patrick McCarthy, Sr.
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:22 PM
    Reply # 4075107 on 4073890

     There is a vac cleaning solution that you would put in it with a syringe and then wash it back-and-forth.  Valve it off and let it soak for a few minutes if you can?

     Be careful not to over do, you do not want fluid going back to your vacuum pump.


  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 8:45 PM
    Reply # 4076114 on 4073890
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    The NFPA 99 Code, does not cover this type problem or repair.

    So, any thing you personal do, will be on your own.

    The rule here would be to remove the blocked line and return the system back to the original engineered line size. If we are to believe Albert Einstein / and we use a fluid to thin out the proteases material, are we now just sending this material down the side wall of the vacuum tubing ?

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:48 AM
    Reply # 4077324 on 4073890
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:41 AM
    Reply # 4078661 on 4073890

    Hi Patrick,

     

    Start with some hot water in a large syringe.  Leave the adapter and syringe in place so the water stays in contact so soften the clog.  Then do your best with the methods you have been attempting already. 

     

    Be sure to wear gloves and eye protection.  Always consider vacuum to be contaminated.

     

    We can't afford to rip the walls out every time someone allows debris to be suctioned into the pipeline. 

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:53 AM
    Reply # 4078806 on 4073890

    Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:23 AM
    Reply # 4078903 on 4073890

    Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom and experience.


    I appreciate it!


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