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Adding gel alcohol (antifreeze) to an oil hot water heating system


Posted by Thomas Weber on January 14th, 2003 12:56 PM
In reply to Adding gel alcohol (antifreeze) to an oil hot water heating system by Sally on November 10th, 2002 08:43 AM [Go to top of thread]

Often times, antifreeze in heating or colling units is not really meat to prevent freezing. Even pure RV anitfreeze will turn to slush long before the rated -50 degrees it touts. It is intended to alter water in such a way as to prevent it from causing the pipe to burst. It could be more acuratly called 'Burst Temp Changer' and not antifreeze. Problem is to find what that true 'Burst Temp' is. Even if the water in a line strats to turn to slush, it still might not cause enough expansion pressure to burst the line. Best to make sure the correct levels of mix is used for your worst case times....

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