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Old 08-09-2012, 02:52 AM
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First time flushing, im running up to 200 degrees under load. (Sabre 28). of course we all want the easy way out. Id like to not take the starter or aluternator out to flush. I dont have a lot of room on that side of the engine (sailboat designers). I can easly tap into my raw water strainer and run off a 5 gallon bucket on deck. If I acid wash let it sit for a beer or two what are my chances of sucess without power flushing? Will the acid kick up any sand in the jacket and help flush it out? Also my exaust is low on the stern, I dont think I can get a 5 gallon bucket under the exaust. with at least partly sinking the bucket behind the stern. if i spill and im killing fish and getting fined? how long should i run the engine after to insure flushed out?
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:15 PM
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Question Acid Capture & Disposal question

I've read a couple of different opinions re: used acid exiting the boat & the environment. I'd don't want to dump the stuff into the canal, at any rate.

I like Dave's method of circulating the stuff w/ the engine off, keeping it sort of a closed system. Also thinking of catching it in a bucket, but have a very low exhaust port so maybe need a fitting, a large ID hose and a 5gal bucket on a line.

Where's the best place to dispose of used neutralized solution? Take it home & (when the wife's not lookin) dump it down the sink?

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The byproduct of the wash should be salt water, and mineral deposits. No environmental catastrophe
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:30 PM
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I used to freak out the students, by drinking neutralized acid.

Take some hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide, mix together. You get salt water, that I would drink.

Point is that neutralized acid is harmless.
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Well alright, if you can drink it everyone's happy.

Thanks for the chem 101 lesson
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