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Dust From Steam Heat?

The Wire Nut
The Wire Nut Member Posts: 420
When the boiler turned on for the first time at my office building at the start of the heating season, and the radiators got hot for the first time, I noticed a ton of dust appeared to be kicked up in the office. Can anyone explain that?

A co-worker thought it was soot from the boiler, but I told her I didn't see how soot could travel through steel pipes and radiators. I thought it might be that the heat of the radiators unsettled any dust that had settled on them since the last time they were hot. Is that possible?
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    ur right on the money

    Ur right on the money, EF. Yes, those months of off season, the dusts will collected and then the first heat, it'll"fly" off... Many customers I know will do their "spring" cleaning in the fall for this reason...
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