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Old 09-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Limescale flakes in black/grey tanks

I would appear that we over a period of 5 years have developed a build-up of lime-scale on our black/grey tank walls. This is now breaking up in smaller and larger chunks, and our macerator system is not too happy with this. It looks like thick plastic flakes - smooth on the side where it was stuck to the tank walls, and rough on the other side.

If this was my water heater I would not hesitate in treating the problem with something like a vinegar solution, but two large tanks is probably a different kind of problem. My immediate thought is to "bombard" the tanks with something like Calgon water softner, or even a large helping of Calgon dishwasher tablets, but whether this is too aggressive I am not sure. I don't want to solve one problem and get 5 other ones.

What do you think is my best bet to get rid of the lime scale, preferably in one hit, apart from applying a stick of dynamite ?
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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Lime scale is easily dissolved with mild acid. It can be vinegar or a VERY dilute solution of Muriatic acid which you can obtain at a swimming pool supply store.
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CLR also will work
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CLR also will work
Can't make out the image - what is CLR?
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CLR a combination of Gluconic and lactic acid with some propylene glycol and Lauramine Oxide a surfactant. So a very mild acid with stuff that allows it to cling on a vertical surface. The lime scale is not harmful other than the fact that it is hard/abrasive. I suppose it could block level sensors. The muriatic acid is inexpensive and easily available and if you are working with a large volume probably your best bet.
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CLR is a brand name, probably an expensive fix... Muriatic acid is used in swim pools and hasn't hurt our seals.. Also it's a couple dollars a gallon at any pool supply or Lowes/HD.
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Calcium - Lime - Rust (which it gets rid of)
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