Discussion in 'Living in Cancun' started by CancunCanuck, Jan 26, 2007.
I really did think you meant Colonic's :lol:
Do plumbers in Mexico show off their plumbers crack with pride like they do here?
Heck yeah! I saw some nice cable guy AND cement guy crack today too. Lucky me. :wink:
Cleaning the tinaca is easy. You just shut off the water supply, run a few loads of washing to empty it out, then climb on in with a bucket and Max's beach spade and scoop up all the mineral deposits in the bottom of it. Once they're gone, slop some cloro around, then mop that up and turn the water back on.
If you've had work done to the housr that involved guys banging walls with hammers, you'll find that the lime deposits that coat the inside of the copper pipes (thus protecting you fromt he lead solder they use) will have shattered and will be clogging up the filters in all your taps. If you can get to the filters to clear them to restore the water delivery volume, you can put some muratic acid into the system from up at the tinaca and open all the taps up. We had dark green goop coming out of our taps when we did it.
Just make sure you fush the entire system afterwards to get the acid out before you take your next shower!
We I did, And would say I got my pipe cleaned everyday :lol:
Supply line? or outlet(s)?
Thanks Drewbert, that's awesome info!
And who's getting their pipes cleaned everyday? Would that be self cleaning?
Which awesome info did he give you? The colonblow link or the insturctions for cleaning the tinaco? I guess that's private.
It depends who we're talking about whether they do auto-cleaning or have someone come in and do their pipes.
Drew's advice is spot-on. That's exactly what we do every 6 months to a year. We have both a tinaco and a cistern and so have to clean out both beasts. But there's zero reason to pay someone unless you simply don't have time. We paid someone the first time and he didn't do as thorough a job as we wanted so we redid it anyway.