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hello,..I am installing an outdoor wood burner and I need to know if any one can give me solid information as to the correct anti-freeze to water mixture rate? any good advice is very appreciated. thxs

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hello,..I am installing an outdoor wood burner and I need to know if any one can give me solid information as to the correct anti-freeze to water mixture rate? any good advice is very appreciated. thxs
Does your Boiler manufacturer even recommend it! Most people I know do not use any in their system. I haven't used any on mine since new 5 years ago.

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You'll want to contact the manufacturer of the equipment/system. I talked to the maker of my boiler yesterday about the issue and they allow/recommend 30% mixture of Fernox Alphii or No Burst glycols.
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Does your Boiler manufacturer even recommend it! Most people I know do not use any in their system. I haven't used any on mine since new 5 years ago.

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You must live in a fairly warm climate; no antifreeze in MN would mean you would never shut down the system. I know that is the plan (not to shut down) but what if you go on vacation for a week in January?

I would check with the manufacture, it may vary depending on what part of the country you are in.
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You must live in a fairly warm climate; no antifreeze in MN would mean you would never shut down the system. I know that is the plan (not to shut down) but what if you go on vacation for a week in January?

I would check with the manufacture, it may vary depending on what part of the country you are in.
I am in MI so it is not a cold as MN. But running a 30% mixture? that would be 30 gallons on a 300 gal system.

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I am in MI so it is not a cold as MN. But running a 30% mixture? that would be 30 gallons on a 300 gal system.

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30 gallons on a 300 gal system would be 10%; 90 gallons would be 30%
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30 gallons on a 300 gal system would be 10%; 90 gallons would be 30%
Told you I was from MI didn't I? But what I mean't was it would be a large cost for the antifreeze.

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