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Re: LSB 8000

Post by tburzio » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:14 pm

A treatise on "How to Test and Treat Boiler Water" would be a best seller for clubs all around the country!

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Re: LSB 8000

Post by SBITNER » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:25 pm

I run my de-humidifier into 5 gallon water bottles and run home made distilled water, it essentially costs me nothing because I am running the de-humidifier anyway and during the summer I can fill 5 gallons in 2 days. Since running distilled water I have had no foaming issues, the inside of my boiler is clean and I don't worry about additives or water quality. While it's probably not an option for you guys running the big engines, it is an easy alternative for someone with a smaller boiler, mine holds about a gallon of water when full.
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Re: LSB 8000

Post by Kimball McGinley » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:22 pm

Regarding buying LSB 8000: I recently asked a vendor that was visiting our club track if he had any LSB 8000 to sell, since he was selling steam oil. He told me that Teralyn has hundreds of distributors, as all it take to become one is to buy just 1 case. It comes at a slight discount, I believe, over a single-bottle price. However, they do not offer a bigger discount on multiple cases, so he cannot make any money by stocking it.

I guess I will soon become a distributor, too!

If anybody wants to sell off a few bottles, I would be interested. Just PM me.

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Re: LSB 8000

Post by John_S » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:42 pm

tburzio wrote:A treatise on "How to Test and Treat Boiler Water" would be a best seller for clubs all around the country!
The problem therein is that you will never get everyone to agree to a best practice :)

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Re: LSB 8000

Post by david griner » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:39 pm

Hello

FredV, could you please comment on how much water soluble oil was typically used at the end of a days running and possibly a brand name?
Thank you, Sir.
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Re: LSB 8000

Post by ccvstmr » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:45 pm

...this is not so much about finding agreement on the best way to treat boiler water. As Marty pointed out, there is no 1 solution to fit all locations. At the least, what may be obtainable is some kind of table showing various critical parameters (hi/lo pH, hi/lo dissolved solids, hi/lo oxygen content) and how to treat each combination therein.

I sometimes hear, how long does a boiler last? Like the water treatment question, there are too many variables involved in boiler operation to determine maximum life. If you only fire a model hobby boiler 1x per year, the boiler may last your entire life...and then some. Fire the boiler a little harder, say 1x or 2x per week during Summer months, most likely...the boiler will not last as long before repair or replacement is needed. Carl B.
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Re: LSB 8000

Post by applejak_2000 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:57 pm

As a Model Engineer just starting out, I'd like to ask:
What happens if you only use distilled water and nothing else? That is to say bottled distilled water that you buy in the supermarket? Should you still use LSB 8000, treat for acidity/alkinity, deal with dissolved oxygen, solids etc etc?

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Re: LSB 8000

Post by Fred_V » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:06 am

david griner wrote:Hello

FredV, could you please comment on how much water soluble oil was typically used at the end of a days running and possibly a brand name?
Thank you, Sir.
Dave Griner
i put about 2 ounces in a tender full. don't remember what brand but i didn't use the blue stuff. it was more yellow looking.
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Re: LSB 8000

Post by david griner » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:37 pm

To FredV----------Thank you for the information, Sir.
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