WATER TREATMENT? CLOSED SYSTEM BOILER?

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BodyshopPat
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: THERMO-PRIDE WC 27-- 1980 MODEL
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: modified CLAYTON 1802G WITH STAINLESS COILS
Coal Size/Type: LUMP-SLACK- STRIP MINE- VARIOUS SIZES TYPES
Other Heating: RINNAI TANKLESS LP - AND HEAT PUMP

Post By: BodyshopPat » Sun. Jan. 28, 2018 10:44 pm

the inside of the boiler I am about to install is like new, we removed the plate where the domestic water coil would go and inside its really nice,,, what kind of treatment would you guys steer me towards to keep it this way? and how often should it be tested ? thanks!!

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Post By: BigBarney » Mon. Jan. 29, 2018 12:08 pm

Fill it with plain water and if there are no leaks you never touch it again.

My boiler has the original fill from 1995 and it still is clean and clear

as the day it was installed. The waters oxygen content goes down fast

after installing and if you never add water it will stay that way.

BigBarney

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post By: lsayre » Mon. Jan. 29, 2018 12:50 pm

This is the product that AHS is currently recommending:

https://www.rectorseal.com/8-way/


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europachris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
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Post By: europachris » Mon. Jan. 29, 2018 4:24 pm

That's the beauty of a hot water system (even though I love steam and big radiators). Once you fill it, heat it and purge the air, you'll never have to worry about it as long as you have no leaks or a failed expansion tank that continuously causes the relief valve to drool whenever the boiler heats up and the auto-fill valve to refill it when it cools back down. That constant supply of oxygen in the water can eat things up pretty quick.

Steam systems (particularly the one-pipe, non vacuum type) suck in air thru the vents every time the boiler cools down and the steam condenses, only to have to purge it all back out on the next call for heat. Boiler treatments to reduce corrosion are much more helpful, as well as keeping the boiler clean to minimize foaming and other nasties that inhibit getting good, dry steam.

Chris

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: THERMO-PRIDE WC 27-- 1980 MODEL
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: modified CLAYTON 1802G WITH STAINLESS COILS
Coal Size/Type: LUMP-SLACK- STRIP MINE- VARIOUS SIZES TYPES
Other Heating: RINNAI TANKLESS LP - AND HEAT PUMP

Post By: BodyshopPat » Mon. Jan. 29, 2018 7:43 pm

thanks for the helpful info!!!

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: THERMO-PRIDE WC 27-- 1980 MODEL
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: modified CLAYTON 1802G WITH STAINLESS COILS
Coal Size/Type: LUMP-SLACK- STRIP MINE- VARIOUS SIZES TYPES
Other Heating: RINNAI TANKLESS LP - AND HEAT PUMP

Post By: BodyshopPat » Mon. Jan. 29, 2018 7:48 pm

about ready to install, painted and cleaned and moved to the house from shop.
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