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When and how much boilersaver do you add to the feedwater? I know on the bottle it says 32 oz treats 4,000 gallons. Thats just a few grams per gallon. Do you keep adding it to the feedwater at that rate or do you just add it when you drain the boiler and add new water? Does it leave the boiler with the steam or does it stay in the boiler? What do you do when you steam sweet corn?
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When and how much boilersaver do you add to the feedwater?

I'm responding as if you have a full size engine, using full strength LSB 4000.
This also assumes that you have moderately or very hard water, over 7 grains per gallon ( 120 PPM ).
If your water is soft, use half the dose described.
When Filling a boiler, dose at 4 ounces per 100 gallons of boiler water capacity.
If you have a model live steamer using LSB 8000, use a capful.


Do you keep adding it to the feedwater at that rate or do you just add it when you drain the boiler and add new water?

When adding water to your makeup / feedwater tank, dose at 1 ounce per 250 gallons.
Another way of saying that is 4 ounces per 1,000 gallons, or 1/10th the strength in the boiler water.
For a live steamer, a 1/2 capful every other tank-up will do.

Why is this ?
Because when you add water, which contains minerals salts and crud, you are also adding a little bit of treatment to handle that bad stuff.

The treatment is getting saturated as you are steaming.
It gets to the point where it cannot hold any more.
If you listen to the whistle and cylinder exhaust, if it is sharp and clear, the treatment is good.
If it starts to sound wet and mushy ( and the water level is normal ), that is the engine telling you that it needs a blowdown.

It only takes a few minutes.
Make sure you have plenty of makeup water with a dose of treatment in it.
In a safe location, bottom blow down the boiler to just above the low level of the sightglass.
Then, refill to normal level. The idea is dilution; blow off some of the concentrated water and replace it with fresh water and fresh treatment.
Go back to enjoying your steaming day.


Does it leave the boiler with the steam or does it stay in the boiler?

At the dose rate prescribed, Terlyn is present at about 300 Parts Per Million in the boiler.
It gets used-up and bound with minerals, salts and crud as you steam. It also beneficially releases ammonia - like vapors into the steam, at very low PPM levels.
It mostly stays in the boiler until you blow it down or drain it.

What do you do when you steam sweet corn?

Simply cover the food.
Don't let any rust, crud or mud coming from the boiler get on it.
I have supplied Terlyn treated steam for cooking food, for many years.
There is no off-flavor or any other complaint.
I cannot say that Terlyn is USDA or FDA approved.
The manufacturer simply never applied for that.
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