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engineman
Can antifreez be added to a heating system

I have a home on Cape Cod Mass. The winters can be very bad. We loose the electricity all the time during storms.

I want to know if it is possible to add antifreeze to a forced hot water base board system to prevent water damage. I have in the past lost the power for several days in below freezing conditions.

I would like to take a winter vacation with out worring.

If so what kind, how much, and how would I get it into my system? Thanks for the help.

johnjh2o
Re: Can antifreez be added to a heating system

Yes you can, but it has to be non toxic. It's not cheep but it will do the job for you. We used quite a lot of it in unoccupied homes. It has to be pumped in and then tested to be sure your protected to the temperatures you require.

http://www.houseneeds.com/shop/HeatingProducts/boilers/boilertreatmentindex.asp

John

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