Good Container To Clean Aqua Rite Salt Cell

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Good Container To Clean Aqua Rite Salt Cell

Postby Zeppelin_Heaven » Sat 26 Jul, 2008 05:57

Okay, I am bad for never cleaning the salt cell (2 years). I have inspected before and see no signs of deposits. I am still paranoid and want to clean it with muriatic acid.

However, what's a good container to clean the cell properly? I have a steel bucket will that be okay? How long do I keep it in the solution?


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Postby Strannik-au » Sat 26 Jul, 2008 07:15

Nope.

First never use steel, use plastic bucket.

Second - you shouldn't submerge the cell fully because the contacts will corrode and won't make a good contact.

You should plug one end of the cell with something and pour the diluted acid inside.

You should keep the acid in until the bubbles stop.
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Postby Zeppelin_Heaven » Sun 27 Jul, 2008 02:36

Right now the salt cell is plugged still into the display control unit. Is it okay to keep the cable attached while putting the salt cell into the solution?
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Postby Strannik-au » Sun 27 Jul, 2008 05:04

nope, turn the unit off and disconnect the cables.
and make sure acid doesn't touch contacts.
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Postby Zeppelin_Heaven » Sun 27 Jul, 2008 06:25

Plastic bucket, 5 parts water 1 part muriatic acid. Disconnect cable, keep cable and its contacts away from solution.
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Postby Strannik-au » Sun 27 Jul, 2008 07:38

You got it.
Also keep away from acid the contacts on the cell.

If you accidentally get some on them - wipe it away immediately.

Also use rubber gloves and make sure you don't get acid into your eyes.

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