Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 2000 – #13

By Plant Engineering Staff August 1, 2000
Cleaning mixers
Problem: Cleaning the inside of a power cement or mortar mixer after a job is always a pain, especially when working with epoxy-based cements and grouts. Is there a cleaning solution for this tough job?

Solution: Fill the mixer half full of water and toss in 8—10 empty paper cement bags. Run the mixer while you clean up the other tools. After 20 min, pour the contents out and scoop up the paper pulp. The mixer is clean, maybe even better than before you started the job.

Contributor: Michael A. Middleton, Maintenance Engineer, Equistar Chemicals L.P., Tuscola, IL; 217-253-3311; Michael.Middleton

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