Posted by Peter Lothian on June 13, 2001 at 15:37:45:
In Reply to: Re: Summer shut down clogged system posted by Harold Kestenholz - Hydronic Network on June 12, 2001 at 15:24:50:
Harold, how often should the sludge be drained. I am approaching 3 years in my new old home, without it being drained. I asked the service tech about sludge buildup on his last visit, and he replied, "There's not much you can do about it." I suspect that the sludge has not been drained for quite a bit longer than my tenure, as the valve handle appears to have been removed to make room for the burner unit.
If I tackle this myself, how much water/sludge will I drain from the chamber? Also, I will add a length of pipe to get that valve out beyond the burner so I can put a handle on it and drain it in the future.
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