While doing some research
on Barnacle Buster verses RydLyme, I happened upon a product offered by TRAC Ecological Marine Products
, the producer of Barnacle Buster: A "flush cap" designed to temporarily replace the cap on the Groco ARG raw water
strainer that is often used. We have 3: Engine
, A/C System; and, Generator
, that I routinely flush each year to remove debris and any "growies" that might have taken hold.
With one of these, I was able to back-flush the raw water
system on our air Conditioner very easily by simply replacing the cap and attaching a short length of hose led to a bucket and disconnecting the discharge side of the system, on which I have common garden hose connectors and connecting up our dock-side water
hose to backwash the heat exchanger
coils and then, when the water
ran clear (finally), replacing dock
side hose with a short length of hose attached to a small submersible bilge pump
placed in the bucket together with a 4:1 solution of Barnacle Buster and fresh water and recirculating that for 2 hours or so. When I began the process there were a couple of small barnacles
visible on the side of the glass cylinder of the raw water filter but quite shortly after beginning they were gone. The cap made the job very easy compared with the contortions the effort took in prior years and I thought others might like to know.