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Observation about HX designs

28W Member Posts: 141
I had my Vitodens 100 cleaned out for the first time recently, after 16 months of use. There was a small amount of combustion debris (maybe 1/2 teaspoon) that looked like coffee grounds inside, that the technician cleaned out, along with cleaning the condensate trap, doing a combustion test, etc.

It occurs to me that the fire tube HX design as in Triangle, Lochinvar, may in this respect be superior to the radial design as in Viessmann, since in the fire tube, the "coffee grounds" will simply flush out of the HX as the condensate drips down.


  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,013

    They also have higher water volume and lower head resistance.

    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
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