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Well water may be the problem if it is hard. I...

Well water may be the problem if it is hard. I don't think glycol would have contributed to the problem.

Once hard-water scale builds up on the boiler's heat-transfer surfaces, it is difficult to...
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Are you on well water or city water? Have a water...

Are you on well water or city water? Have a water softener?
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Another thought here. An automotive engine...

Another thought here. An automotive engine cooling system's job is to maintain the engine temp below a certain degree. It kind of does this with the cooling system's thermostat, but if the engine is...
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I keep going back to that Chevy V8 engine. If the...

I keep going back to that Chevy V8 engine. If the load on the engine is constant, which I'm a bit uncertain of, the coolant temp will stabilize when the heat absorbed from the engine equals the heat...
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There is one other slight drawback. Most...

There is one other slight drawback. Most hot-water boilers have no provision for adding chemicals unless the boiler (and perhaps the whole hydronic system) is depressurized and the relief valve or...
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I have no experience with it. But hydronic...

I have no experience with it. But hydronic heating should mostly have turbulent flow (rather than laminar), so there is aggressive mixing at the heat transfer surface with no boundary layer as in...
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