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Soft water for 1919 tube steamer make up?

Timco Member Posts: 3,040
Customer has a 1919 huge tube steamer. It's had a few tubes reolaced and the returns are rotted in a few places. One pipe.

They had another guy tell them a water softening system will make this thing last way longer and will remove deposits from the system.

Opinions from the pros??

Thanks, Tim
Just a guy running some pipes.


  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    way longer

    if this boiler is at the stage of tube replacement, then it is not a spring chicken, whose life-span will be increased by some magic chloride atoms from a softener.

    better to reduce any abnormal need for makeup water instead of softening.--nbc
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