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boiler itself gurgles

Have to agree with Steamhead. Dirt and sludge lay on the bottom and entrap the water, which turns to steam when heated. Have this problem in my hot water tank, due to the high amount of iron and calcium in our water. Looked into buying a commercial hot water tank with a cleanout door, but the cost is prohibitive, can buy a lot of hot water tanks for that price. Try blow down or a good boiler cleaner like Squick; plus blowdown. Depends on how much mud is in the thing. Be careful. Sometimes when cleaning out old boilers that have not had their water treated, you remove the sludge that plugs up the holes. Been down that road before! Try to charge your customer for cleaning out the boiler, and then make it leak to the point of having to replace the boiler. Lots of explaining to do there! Pipetight, do it right!


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