All water heaters and heat exchangers need a periodic descaling flush to maintain performance. Bucket Descaler® industrial descaler system makes descaling fouled heat exchangers fast and easy. Remove lime scale buildup form heater elements and heat exchangers in minutes, not hours with Bucket Descaler and safer SpeedyBright industrial descaler, classified by UL to NSF/ANSI Standard 60. Over 50% of the US lives in moderate to hard water which contains high levels of calcium carbonate and other minerals. Without proper maintenance, a new tankless water heater or heat exchanger can lose over 50% of its efficiency in the first 6 months alone! That’s where Bucket Descaler® comes in. Descale a standard water heater, heat exchanger or on-demand tankless water heater in about 30 minutes or less. Get step by step instructions on how to use a descaler for a tankless water heater Simple attach the portable, acid proof and self contained industrial descaling unit to the in/out water connections and circulate with safe, environmentally friendly SpeedyBright™. This system will remove limescale from units in minutes. You’ll see the difference in no time. The Bucket Descaler® quickly circulates our SpeedyBright™ cleaner, maintaining its powerful action through constant agitation. It eliminates scale, rust, lithium carbonate, calcium and more on contact, returning any heater to near peak efficiency in minutes. And for bigger units, add our optional valve kit. This allows you to draw more cleaner and water from an auxiliary bucket. Perfect for larger water heaters and heat exchangers. By combining industrial strength technology with a compact, durable design, Bucket Descaler® makes cleaning tankless water heaters, heat exchangers and water boilers quick and easy.
- Clean fouled heat exchanger tubes quickly
- Descale Tankless Hot Water Heaters (Gas/Electric/other)
- Clean Residential Hot Water Heaters (Gas/Electric/Other)
- Descale Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers, Descale Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers
- Condensing Boilers
- Commercial On Demand Hot Water heaters
- Light Commercial Heat Exchangers
- Plumbing Lines
- Radiant Flooring
- Small, portable design makes it easy to remove lime scale and descale hot water heaters and small heat exchangers in any environment.
- Powerful 3.3 GPM acid-proof pump quickly circulates lime scale removal cleaner for optimal performance
- Acid proof fittings, hoses and pumps for years of use
- Optional circulation (SC-DS-5-VLV-KIT) valve allows flow from auxiliary bucket for larger applications. Extends usability.
- Fits any standard 5 gallon bucket (included)
It really depends on two factors. The size of your tankless hot water system and the level of scaling on your heat exchangers. Generally, it should take about 30-45 minutes but more severe scaling can take up to 2 hours.
Using vinegar in your system will certainly work to descale it. However it will take hours upon hours. Using SpeedyBright, your results will be excellent and completed in about 15% of the time.
Short answer is no, but using SpeedyBright is smart in a few ways. One, it’s a phosphoric based descaler, not hydrochloric and therefore offers powerful performance but without the danger of corroding your sensitive heat exchangers. Secondly, SpeedyBright is classified by UL to NFS/ANSI Standard 60 for potable water systems. Others’ may not be. Oh, and one more thing. SpeedyBright is pre-measured for easy use. Dump it in and dump a gallon of water in and flush tankless heaters quickly.