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Cleaning pigtail, is this method dumb?
So it occurred to me that I never checked the pigtail at the beginning of the season and I lighted on what may be a stupid idea.
I don't have any pictures handy but here is a description of what I have. The pigtail comes out of the boiler to a tee. On top of the tee is the pressuretrol and to the left along another tee are a 30 and a 3 lb gauge.
My idea is to disconnect the last gauge and blow into it to ensure the pigtail is clean, then pour a bit of water into it and reconnect the gauge.
I guess the downside is that whatever muck might be in the pigtail will sit on the bottom of my boiler.
How knuckle-headed is this?
I'm just a homeowner that has a steam system, take my advice with a few grains of salt.