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post #1 of 4
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I've seen several elaborate examples of setups for flushing rads using pond pumps and water filters. All those solution incur extra costs though, but just putting the rad under the tap also seems unsatisfactory.
The idea I'm playing with is using what I'm already getting to do the job, but not sure if it's a good or bad idea so looking to you more experienced people for an opinion on this.
What I am thinking is attaching a bit of hose from pressure port on pump/res combo to the in of the rad. and one hose from the out of the rad to a bowl. Then a third hose from the bowl to the in on the pump. At the end of the hose coming from the rad I'll attach (rubber band or something) one of those filters you have for brewing coffee to catch particles (and check what I've caught).
Just fill up the res and bowl with distilled water and run the pump for a while (how long?)

Does this sound feasible to you?
post #2 of 4
imo thats way overthinking it. flushing a rad isnt a scientific empirical experiment, just fill with warm distilled, shake like crazy, and drain. rinse and repeat until nothing comes out. simple.
 
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A million ways to do it. I just use steam hot distilled water, shook like mad, rinse and repeat until I had no more debris.
 
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Thanks, guess I just like to tinker around (or I'm to lazy to shake) smile.gif
Other than that, any flaws with my idea?
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