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    Aprilaire Steam humidifier Problem

    I live in Lone Tree, CO. I had the humidifier installed about 4 months ago. I get this yellow/brown sand/silt buildup in the canister and it starts to overflow after a couple months. I've cleaned it twice now and reinstalled the canister and seems to work, but I'd like to know if there is a sand/silt filter/trap that can be installed up line to help this problem.
    Last edited by beenthere; 02-18-2012 at 05:04 PM.

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    You might have very hard water. What you're most likely seeing is the result of water evaporating and leaving behind minerals deposits that are liquid in water but precipitate out as the water is heated. The only solution if that's the case is a water softener. If you've got a Krystal Klear dealer in your area you could have a descaler installed that would cure the problem.
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    turfguy1969

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