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Frost protect in Solid Fuel CH

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tony Wheeldon, 30 Jun 2021.

  1. Tony Wheeldon

    Tony Wheeldon

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    Hi!

    we are thinking of buying a bungalow with Solid fuel CH. the chances are we may want to go on holiday for 2 weeks + in the winter. How would you protect the pipes etc from frost/freezing?

    thanks
     
  2. crystal ball

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    Trace heating maybe
     
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    Scarlet Pimpernel

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    I explored the same option many years ago, such as adding an antifreeze to the primary water side. I couldn't find anything recommended, so I drained the water each time, which is a bit of a nuisance.
    We only have two radiators, so no big worry re-filling it.
    I always drained the secondary hot water side anyway.
     
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    If it’s a boiler and rads ( indirect)?you want to protect there are anti freeze chemicals you can add specifically designed for the purpose manufactured by

    Fernox
    Sentinel

    for example
     
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