Cleaning evacutated tube reflector
- September 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm #19056
We installed your Sun system TRC12 tube array in 2011 and have been very pleased with it.. once we got all the air out of the system! But now 5 years on the reflectors are building up a layer of green algae — while the tubes seem to keep clean on their own + an annual mop, I can not find a way to clean the reflector. The unit is all in one with direct flow through the tubes, I believe, so taking the tubes out is not an option.. are there any special shaped brushes / mops that can restore the reflector ?
- September 9, 2016 at 8:51 pm #19057
This not a problem that I have ever come across before, but sure others must encounter the same issue too.
I don’t know of any specific tool, but sounds like an engineering challenge of the homemade variety.
Not sure what angle your approaching, but maybe cobble together a garden cane with a sponge tied to the end to get some soapy water into those hard-to-reach reflectors.
Hope this garden shed approach helps.
- September 19, 2016 at 10:10 pm #19063
Ah thought as much. I have already tried toilet brush and sponges, but not good to do from top of ladder. So hope to get scaffold tower up and try out a few ideas. I’ll let you know if anything works.
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