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#3124115 - 09/13/13 07:12 PM Pressure Washer Pump De-Lime??
Keith_Stone Offline


Registered: 05/22/11
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Can calcium or mineral deposits be an issue with pumps long-term? I just read a post that the guy would de-lime pumps with vinegar and let soak for a few hours then flush and run with cold water. I've got a 10yr old Honda with a AR pump. Just curious. Thanks
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#3124126 - 09/13/13 07:23 PM Re: Pressure Washer Pump De-Lime?? [Re: Keith_Stone]
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#3124230 - 09/13/13 09:51 PM Re: Pressure Washer Pump De-Lime?? [Re: Keith_Stone]
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I am not so sure. I would not worry if I did not have any problems. Your AR pump should be good for 500 hours.
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#3124323 - 09/14/13 02:43 AM Re: Pressure Washer Pump De-Lime?? [Re: Keith_Stone]
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Registered: 11/20/06
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Originally Posted By: Keith_Stone
Can calcium or mineral deposits be an issue with pumps long-term? I just read a post that the guy would de-lime pumps with vinegar and let soak for a few hours then flush and run with cold water. I've got a 10yr old Honda with a AR pump. Just curious. Thanks


It depend on your water. Here in Germany it sure is a huge problem, the water is almost like liquefied calcium in my region. When i am in the US (New england) its not an issue.

Concentrated vinegar 14-15% works great on calcium build up but there are good commercial products also. Regular vinegar 5% is a little weak but it does work albeit slower.
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#3124349 - 09/14/13 05:39 AM Re: Pressure Washer Pump De-Lime?? [Re: Keith_Stone]
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We have an old product up here called CLR (Calcium, Lime, Rust).

People use it in dishwashers, washers, and COFFEE MAKERS!

Never used it, but this is like a 30 year old product so they must be doing something right.
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