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8 way separated

Neild5
Neild5 Member Posts: 163
I use 8 way in my boiler, at about a third of the concentration recommended on the bottle, I add till the pH is 11.  When the boiler is running there is a band of clear water in the sight glass,  5-10 minutes after the boiler stops it is back to a homogeneous solution.  I don't see it is a problem, but think it is weird. 

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  • Neild5
    Neild5 Member Posts: 163

    Intplm.
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,605
    That is interesting but you sure have clean water. Keep it up
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,605
    Blow down the sight glass & see if the clear water comes back.
  • 109A_5
    109A_5 Member Posts: 1,342
    Hello @Neild5,
    Is the clear liquid at the top of the sight glass actually condensate from the steam entering from the top port of the sight glass assembly ? When the steam stops the new (chemical free) condensate stops. During idle periods it all goes back into an equal mixture.

    National - U.S. Gas Boiler 45+ Years Old
    Steam 300 SQ. FT. - EDR 347
    One Pipe System
    Intplm.CLambethicalpauldelcrossv
  • Neild5
    Neild5 Member Posts: 163
    109A_5 said:
    Hello @Neild5, Is the clear liquid at the top of the sight glass actually condensate from the steam entering from the top port of the sight glass assembly ? When the steam stops the new (chemical free) condensate stops. During idle periods it all goes back into an equal mixture.
    I hadn't thought about that,  but it makes sense.  It was the first time I have seen it do that.