Shop boiler

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By ubee on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 09:37 pm: Edit Post

Read in the journal about lines freezing from boiler. I know of a few people that run a mix of rv anti-freeze in their system and have not had any problems. Its alot cheaper than regular boiler anti-freeze compared to 55 bucks for 5 gal bucket that I pd. I was told by one installer that rv was all he ever used and has never had a problem. He says biggest problem with outdoor boiler is acid eating out firebox in 8-10 yrs ,even stainless steel! have a Merry Christmas!

By admin on Thursday, December 25, 2008 - 07:32 am: Edit Post

Actually, it was not the main line from the boiler that froze, just the feeder line off the main line to the shop.

Putting anti-freeze in the type of boiler I have is a big no-no! Voids the warantee and is a sure fired way to disaster.

Once I get a different zone valve in and the water in the feeder line can constantly circulate, then no more problems. Just waiting for the valve to come in.


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