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Oct 19, 2022

Upgrade your service with ADEY’s Best Practice® steps

As the heating season gets closer and closer, use your upcoming calls to test the quality of the water – it’s your chance to test for any potential system issues and resolve them proactively before the boiler kicks in for the long winter.

Often, poor water quality is the leading cause behind system issues and failures. Also known as black sludge or iron oxide, magnetite is a result of oxidation inside untreated hydronic systems and if not dealt with, can foul pumps, deposit in low flow...

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Nov 12, 2021

“I’ve been in this industry for 30+ years and never had an issue before. Why does water quality matter now?"

Well, the ultimate reason is because high efficiency boilers and system components are less forgiving to water quality than older, larger cast-iron systems.

Poor water quality may include high levels of chloride, copper, water hardness and iron in the systems, as well as high and low pH levels, all of which can cause corrosion in the system. This corrosion often then leads to magnetite build-up, which is a result of oxidation in the system, and magnetite a.k.a iron oxide, or as you may...

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Mar 31, 2021

Wholesaler Benefits of Promoting Water Quality, by Mike DelConte at F.W. Webb

“As a wholesaler, we should be promoting the right thing, and promoting water quality is the right thing to do.

Technology is increasing at a very rapid rate these days, and unfortunately there’s a gap in the amount of people entering the skilled trades industry, whether it be carpenters, electricians or plumbers, and when you combine those things together, it’s now more important than ever to educate people coming into the trade now because this is likely to change over the next few y...

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Mar 31, 2021

Why has the topic of water quality become a focal point across our industry in recent years?

Well, the ultimate reason behind this is the increase in high efficiency systems and the awareness that these systems cannot cope as well as older cast iron systems when water quality is poor. As a result, boiler manufacturers are adding clauses in their warranty manuals and voiding warranties if there’s signs of lack of system maintenance or sludge/scale in the system water.

How do boiler manufacturers know if the system hasn’t been maintained?

If there’s a lea...

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