This is really just curiosity, since I'm leaving my apartment complex
shortly & moving into my own house. But, the hot water in this place is
often slightly brown. I mentioned it to a maintenance guy one day and he
suggested it was the few remaining iron pipes. But, we were in the basement
at that moment. I pointed out that the laundry tub is about 15' from the
boiler, and that running the hot water for 5 minutes really ought to clear
out an iron pipe, especially after 2 other neighbors had been doing warm &
hot laundry loads just before that.
Is it possible for a circa-1970 boiler to actually have rust in the tank? If
yes, and somebody gave a damn about the building, what sort of maintenance
over the years would've eliminated or minimized the problem? By the way, I'm
using the term "boiler" because the apartments have baseboard heating, and
there's only one "thing" in the utility room.