Heating element removal - Page 2

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Smoking_Gibroni

#11: Post by Smoking_Gibroni »

Thanks everyone for your advide. I used shims to knock out the element, but it started to strip the copper from the element. In the end, seeing as I was going to have to replace the element anyway I took it off with a hacksaw. The limescale in the boiler is so heavy it completely covered the aperture, and is like bedrock in the bottom of the boiler.

Probably a big "no" but I carefully drilled out a load of the limescale from the end, removed the elements and then started to strip some of the limescale away by hand. I had no idea it could be so tough and grow so thick. So now I'm just going to leave it soaking in citric acid and wait!

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