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Author Topic: who was it that uses 3 gallons of white vinegar in their stove?  (Read 809 times)

victor6deep

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I can't remember who it was on here but I remember they said they used 3 gallons of white vinegar with their fill water and boiler treatment.
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Re: who was it that uses 3 gallons of white vinegar in their stove?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 05:03:42 AM »

In my opinion, using vinegar in boiler water is counter productive.  The best boiler pH is around 9.  That is the point where oxygen tends to be the least reactive and therefore the least corrosive.  Vinegar will neutralize the water treatment chemistry and lower the pH.  The water will be more corrosive.
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Re: who was it that uses 3 gallons of white vinegar in their stove?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 08:51:42 AM »

Yea it's just forum non sense if you ask me, white vinegar has a ph of 4.5!  Boiler water should be as boiler stated between 9 - 11.
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Re: who was it that uses 3 gallons of white vinegar in their stove?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 09:11:40 AM »

I believe the point may have been raised once because the original poster believed that vinegar would tend to dissolve any scale, which it probably would.  But in an open, 0% make-up system, oxygen is usually a much bigger threat than scale.
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Re: who was it that uses 3 gallons of white vinegar in their stove?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 10:19:11 AM »

Maybe they meant to run it in it just for a couple days as a scale remover, I'm not sure.  But during all normal operation it would be working against you not for you
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