DIYnot
Local | Network
   DIYnot > Forums
Local | Network
DIYnot Network Local DIYnot Network Local  
  Forum IndexForum Index     RulesRules    HelpHelp     Join FREERegister Free     About CookiesCookies     SearchSearch     LoginLogin 

Locating Magnaclean


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Plumbing and Central Heating
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
John M

from United Kingdom

Joined: 06 Sep 2007
Posts: 737
Location: Lancashire,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:26 pm Reply with quote

This be ok ?



Just trying to put it somewhere nice & easy getatable come service time

icon_surprised.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators

If you do not want to see this advert, click here to login or if you are new click here to join free.
JohnD

from United Kingdom

Joined: 15 Nov 2005
Posts: 35950
Location: Hampshire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 1251 times

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:20 pm Reply with quote

well, it ought to go on the return. But you want to fit it upright, on a vertical pipe, otherwise the contents (about a pint of water) will spill out every time you take the cap off to clean the sediment off the magnet sleeve.

This is not just a Service Time job, for the first few weeks or months you might want to have a look inside once a week until it stays fairly clean.

Can't you put it in the vertical pipe lower than the boiler?

p.s. you'll be getting air collect in that loop, I suppose?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
John M

from United Kingdom

Joined: 06 Sep 2007
Posts: 737
Location: Lancashire,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:42 pm Reply with quote

Umm I'll look @ the measurements, But it will mean it being behind the cylinder...... It has a bleed fingi on the top of it ....... So Its simple enough to psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss the air out ........ I wasn't planning on it collecting anything with a new system ........ Or am I about to be surprised icon_biggrin.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
JohnD

from United Kingdom

Joined: 15 Nov 2005
Posts: 35950
Location: Hampshire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 1251 times

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:01 pm Reply with quote

icon_exclaim.gif icon_exclaim.gif icon_exclaim.gif

as well as bleeding the air out, you have to unscrew the cap with a big spanner. The cap lifts off with the magnet. You have to close the two service valves first. I wouldn't put it behind the cylinder if I were you!

Interestingly, the magnet is so strong that if you let it capture e.g. a screwdriver or knife, you will not be able to pull it off, and will have to slide it down to the end to free it.

If you look at the makers website they have some demo videos which i think will help you understand how it is used.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
John M

from United Kingdom

Joined: 06 Sep 2007
Posts: 737
Location: Lancashire,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:23 pm Reply with quote

I have one in my pile O' bits here ...... I was just tossing the idea of mounting it up along side the boiler....... I recon' its worth a punt...... Not that difficult of a task if something weired happens....... Mind you life would not be life if the odd googley wasn't bowled your/my way icon_surprised.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
JohnD

from United Kingdom

Joined: 15 Nov 2005
Posts: 35950
Location: Hampshire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 1251 times

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:35 pm Reply with quote

you don't want to lose the pleasure of pulling the magnet out and marvelling at the black sludge it's collected.

Very satisfying.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
John M

from United Kingdom

Joined: 06 Sep 2007
Posts: 737
Location: Lancashire,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:00 pm Reply with quote

Umm ..... Sounds a bit pervy to me icon_surprised.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
chrishutt

from St. Pierre and Miquelon

Joined: 20 May 2005
Posts: 5344
Location: St. Pierre and Miquelon
Thanked: 18 times

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:53 am Reply with quote

JohnD wrote:
you don't want to lose the pleasure of pulling the magnet out and marvelling at the black sludge it's collected.

Definitely one of the high points in my life!
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
oakland99

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Aug 2007
Posts: 86
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:22 pm Reply with quote

JohnD wrote:
you don't want to lose the pleasure of pulling the magnet out and marvelling at the black sludge it's collected.

Very satisfying.


id buy that for a dollar!!!
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
simond

from United Kingdom

Joined: 26 Oct 2004
Posts: 4066
Location: Surrey,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 272 times

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:44 am Reply with quote

Has anyone had the pleasure of fitting an industrial Magnaclean? Was it any good?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Plumbing and Central Heating All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Similar Topics   Replies   Views   Posted 
Locating Magnaclean 14 2220 Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:43 am
Locating MagnaClean Pro 2 6 400 Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:43 pm
Locating sewer pipe 21 4880 Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:29 pm
Locating flu for new boiler 5 420 Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:12 pm
Locating an underground water leak? 12 3020 Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:22 pm


 
DIYnot
Find an Expert | Find a Supplier | Search DIYnot.com
Network | Advertising | Newsletter
DIY | DIY How To | @home | DIY Wiki | DIY Forum
By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service / Disclaimer.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Copyright © 2000-2014 DIYnot Limited.