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Need Squick advice

Dave Miller
Dave Miller Member Posts: 26
After many skimming sessions and quick drains to clean out sediment only, my replacement steam boiler water was still a little cloudy. It was still surging in the sight glass and draining back into the glass (is that called "priming"?).

So I added Squick, on the advice of the local supply house, and my question is how long do I let it "work" before draining off the sediment? The instructions say "precipitated sludge may be drawn off" but not when.

Any thoughts............?


  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177

    a week or two should do it. then you might want to skim it.
  • Link
    Link Member Posts: 4

    I believe that squick is utilized a an agent to stop boiler surging, not as a cleaning agent. The boiler piping needs to be correct and proper cleaning/skimming should be done. I'v used this product with great results after the boiler was properly skimmed with TSP.
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