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Purple Water

wildrage Member Posts: 162
I moved into this house 2 years ago, and realized I never had the boiler serviced. Its a gas commercial-grade Wells.

I talked to the techs, and they told me that it was a little dirty, but overall in great shape.

I went to check it out after they left, and I noticed that the water in the sight glass is a pinkish/purplish.

I'm assuming this is some sort of treatment or additive? Just want to be sure something isn't wrong. Good or bad?


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 15,328
    Looks like Steammaster, or something of the sort. Nice and clean, which is good!
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.
    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,513
    It does look like they added Steamaster tablets. That's a good thing. If you see the water start to bounce a lot, they may have added a little too much and you may need to dump some water and add fresh to dilute the concentration some, but the color looks okay.
  • wildrage
    wildrage Member Posts: 162
    Thanks guys. That’s what I figured, but you never know these days!
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