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Dry VS Wet Boiler Cleaning Method

Ken_40
Ken_40 Member Posts: 1,320
What color was the stuff? Grey, tan, whitish or black/brown? That's an awful lot of stuff for one year, unless of course you live in the arctic, or fresh air comes from a nearby sawmill...

You didn't happen to have your digital camera out that day, did you?

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  • D107
    D107 Member Posts: 1,849
    Anyone do wet cleaning?

    I was surprised to note in the Buderus G-115 manual the wet cleaning method. Seems like something that might be done every few years, but not necessarily every year. The dry brush and vaccuum method would seem to remove most of the debris.

    After a year's operation our new Buderus had between a quart and half gallon volume of ash and soot in and around the firebox and baffle areas.

    Thanks,

    David
  • D107
    D107 Member Posts: 1,849
    Here are the photos I forgot to post

    Thanks Ken, I'd say mostly black and grey. Note that in Feb we had a failure to ignite which was solved by new tube on Roth suction assembly, then tiger loop and increased pump presure from 145 to 155. From the problem there was some soot discharged (reddish, black I think) and the tech told me there was a lot of carbon on the end cone etc. So most of what was there may be have come from that first problem and hopefully not since.

    My thought is that that since the initial change on the suction assembly only solved the problem temporarily, it was the pump pressure change and tiger loop that made the difference.

    Thanks,

    David
  • Ken_40
    Ken_40 Member Posts: 1,320
    I think,

    you nailed it.

    Looks-a-lot-like a bad flame, followed by a good one. The good flame probably helped keep it as clean as it was! Had you left it alone for yet another year, it would have been spotless(;-o)

    Nice pics as well. Thanks for that one.

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