Title: Boiler maintenance Frequency
Post by: Cr34tiv3Fully on November 29, 2011, 02:53:51 PM
How often should a boiler be worked for maintenance?
The boiler at our club is 2 years old.
Title: Re: Boiler maintenance frequency
Post by: Jennifer on November 30, 2011, 09:53:30 AM
Frequency varies based on water quality and usage.
In general Boilers should be blown down (drained under pressure) daily. Then at least every 3 months the boiler tank and all orifices should be cleaned to remove lime buildup.
2 years will be a lot of lime and will be hard work to hammer and chisel the lime to be able to remove the heating elements. You can use a delime product to help with fittings and limed parts (check out Scalebuster (http://www.steamsaunabath.com/catalog/scale-buster-16-oz-p-3488.html?cPath=69_72))
One of the best investments you can make to help eradicate lime is installing a water conditioning system (check it out Water Treatment System (http://www.steamsaunabath.com/catalog/steam-bath-boiler-generator-water-conditioning-system-bathology-p-300315.html?cPath=69_87))