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banjoman

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What is this strange stuff???
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:24:00 PM »

My stove stopped heating and after intensive searching found this stuff at the inlet of my pump. I had to drill part of it out then fished the remainder with a wire. It is hard and looks like it folded up as it entered the 1 pipe. Its color resembles the color of my stove chemical. Anyone got any ideas???
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Re: What is this strange stuff???
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 02:21:54 AM »

Where is the pump? Any chance the pipe is delaminating? What kind of pipe is it? 
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Re: What is this strange stuff???
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 03:21:39 AM »

The pump is on the back of the stove. It appears to be a 1 black pipe coming out of the stove where the stuff was clogged. The pipe and fittings were like new inside with no deteration. It almost looks like a film of sorts that was on the water and slowly tried to enter the pump inlet and hardened. Ive always used pro tech 300 that Alternative heating sells. Could that have somehow formed a film inside my water jacket? It would be interesting to have it analyzed to see what it is.
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