Cleaning hard water residue from incubator water line?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cara, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    My incubator keeps telling me it is out of water because the water line is almost completely blocked with limescale. I've only had it since October, but our water is terrible. Does anyone know how to get rid of it, so I can use my incubator again? It's an R-COM 20. Thanks!
     
  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CLR and a scotchbrite pad. You may want to use distilled water instead of water from your tap. That will solve any future problems.
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Thanks, I stocked up on the distilled water! Will CLR not damage the plastic?
     
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try vinagar first [​IMG]
     
  5. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I tried wiping some of the surfaces with vinegar, but it didn't seem to do anything [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Soak it with vinegar first then wipe it off. Let it set on there for a little bit. It will work.
     
  7. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Malt, white wine, red wine or balsamic? [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Either white or apple cider, ac has more accidity in it I have been told.
     
  9. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    That's probably where i went wrong before. I used Malt LOL
     

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