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Old 10-30-14, 03:54 PM
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Question about a product

I just am wondering if anyone has heard a new product for boiler water.\, as a glycol substitute. The product is hydromx, and it costs $50. per gal,in a 5 gal pail. They claim that it will increase heat transfer, but I don't want to be the first to buy it. It is in one of the local plumbing supply houses.
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Old 10-30-14, 04:05 PM
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What is Hydromx? - Green Way Solutions


This innovative technology reduces energy, oil, gas or electric, consumption by up to 35%!
Hmmm... if that doesn't sound like marketing 'spin', I don't know what does!

Hydromx uses Nano Thermo™ technology
Uh-huh... put the word "Nano" in front of it to make it sound really fancy.

this technology changes the dynamic performance of the system so that it uses less energy to maintain the required comfort temperature
I can't even imagine how rearranging "the molecular structure of the fluid" could ever cause one's home to have a lower heat loss.

That's what they're saying, are they not?

Green Way Solutions has received international and domestic patents.
Ohhhh, I see... it's patented, so it must be good.

Sid, if you haven't noticed, I'm just a wee bit cynical of those claims!
 
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I'd pass, especially with those wild claims and the outrageous price.
 
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NJ, I like the way you picked that apart. We should all be so observant!
 
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Thanks Norm... I'm ashamed to admit that I've learned from experience! My cynicism comes at the price of gullibility!

Yeah, 50 bucks a gallon! That is a steep price. In fact, the price is part of the scam. If it's expensive, it's gotta be magic, right?
 
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Some twelve years ago my company spend roughly $2,000 a (55 gallon) barrel for a particular water treatment chemical used in low pressure steam, hot water and chilled water loops. It was not a "mouse milk" with unknown constituents but a combination of chemicals known to keep "muck" in suspension and offer corrosion protection as well as prevention against scaling. That price works out to be about $35. a gallon. This product is sold and supported by a multinational water treatment chemical company that has been in business since the 1920s. It was also highly concentrated, I used maybe a cupful to treat the hot water heating system at my parent's house for an entire year.
 
 

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