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Help! Anyone know how to clean inside a double radiator?

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docket Mon 29-Sep-08 10:34:27

Down the gap I mean. I have just looked and it's really gross. I need to clean them but the gap is too small to get the hoover nozzle into. If you've cleaned yours, how have you done it?!



DeJaVous Mon 29-Sep-08 10:36:13

You need one of these, not sure of the English name though...

mamadiva Mon 29-Sep-08 10:37:43

Is it one of the ones with the zig zaggy bits in it? (Technical terms of course)

I use a thing from Betterware but you could probably find it anywhere else, it's just like a big long dish brush mine are short ones though but they work fab just gather a duster or someting at the bottom because the stuff that comes out is rather minging! PMSL.

mamadiva Mon 29-Sep-08 10:38:08

Yeah one of those.

DeJaVous Mon 29-Sep-08 10:39:19

oooh, is it maybe just called a feather duster?

PoorOldEnid Mon 29-Sep-08 10:40:25

why on earth would you bother

its dust and you cant actually see it

or if you really cant live with it hang a towel over it and pulli t through the bottom

docket Mon 29-Sep-08 10:40:33

Yes to zig zaggy bits and yes to hideous stuff falling out of the bottom, well I can imagine it would as I don't think they have been cleaned for rather a long time blush. Shall go to Bettaware forthwith thanks ladies!

southeastastra Mon 29-Sep-08 10:43:06

wet a small mouse or hamster and guide it through the gaps

docket Mon 29-Sep-08 10:45:57


jooseyfruit Mon 29-Sep-08 10:47:17


jooseyfruit Mon 29-Sep-08 10:52:00

Lol southeastastra......moist rodent grin

littlelapin Mon 29-Sep-08 10:55:02

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cupsoftea Mon 29-Sep-08 11:13:10

Get a long thin stick and use it to push wet cloth or baby wipes through the zig zag bits. Worked for me!

littlelapin Mon 29-Sep-08 11:29:10

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Cappuccino Mon 29-Sep-08 11:31:56

"why on earth would you bother

its dust and you cant actually see it"

quite, Enid

and chopsticks? aren't they are bit short?

littlelapin Mon 29-Sep-08 11:54:34

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kiddiz Mon 29-Sep-08 11:56:13

I'm afraid dust in places where I can't see it is the least of my worries. I need to be more concerned with the dust I can see, getting around to doing anything about that which I can't is a distant dream!!

WendyWeber Mon 29-Sep-08 11:58:35

garden cane + microfibre cloth smile

(NB I am a champion domestic slattern but even I have a go at this - the dirty old dust in the middle of a double radiator goes airborne with the heat & recirculates along with all the lovely clean new dust. yummy hmm)

PoorOldEnid Mon 29-Sep-08 12:01:46

a goat hair radiator brush


FabioVicePeeperPlopper Mon 29-Sep-08 12:03:53


FABIO CLEANIO™ radiator cleaning

use an old net curtain on one of them wires you thread them though to hang

shove between doouble radiator and whoosh back and forth

you have to glue the top of the net curtain to one end so that it doesn't all scrunch up at the shoving end.

You should wash the nets before you put them up again.

Next time, I will tell you all how to get the muck out of the plughole using cushion covers.

littlelapin Mon 29-Sep-08 12:07:38

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WendyWeber Mon 29-Sep-08 12:08:17

net curtains? what are they then?

PoorOldEnid Mon 29-Sep-08 12:08:26

choc brownies = tick
goat hair brush = wtf

FabioVicePeeperPlopper Mon 29-Sep-08 12:09:11

WW you find them in old ladies houses

WendyWeber Mon 29-Sep-08 12:09:59

well that explains why I don't know about them, but how come you do?

<narrows eyes suspiciously>

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