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Hot Water Boiler - Limescale build-up

So, just dismantled our hot water boiler, prior to replacement. Was curious to see just how much limescale had built up since the last de-calc session in 2009. Horrendous. See the pictures - one is of the heating elements, one looking up inside and the last looking at the bottom..

Nice to think about when you're having a shower.

Think we'll consider a water softner for the HW system..

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Re: Hot Water Boiler - Limescale build-up

I don't see them advertised any longer, but there used to me an electro- magnetic device that you mounted on the outside of the water pipe. It worked apparently and was very cheap compared to installing a water softener.
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Re: Hot Water Boiler - Limescale build-up

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I don't see them advertised any longer, but there used to me an electro- magnetic device that you mounted on the outside of the water pipe. It worked apparently and was very cheap compared to installing a water softener.

its also snake oil
 

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