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Adey Magnaclean Professional

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by new_DIYer, 5 Oct 2017.

  1. new_DIYer

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    Evening,

    Just after some advice please on a Magnaclean Professional. Having moved in to a house I have one fitted, it is about 5 years old.

    I am wanting to drain it and clean but there are no keys for it. I am content in removing the lid but the inlet and outlet valves seem slightly stiff. Is this normal?

    Could I remove the filter lid without these valves closed? Any precautions I need to take.

    System is a combi system with multizone heating, upstairs and downstairs.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    You need to close the valves, and yes they can be stiff.
     
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    Thanks Dan.

    Will give the valves a bit of a crank, without the "key" I will use some moles and a cloth.
     
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    Let the system warm up first,then turn
    it off.
    Close both isolation valves,open the air vent to realease the pressure then using both hands,one to hold the body and the other to open the lid
    Thats the way i do it when there is no key
     
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    Have a container or old towel underneath as you will get slops!
     
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    Right... so I have now isolated, removed, cleaned and refitted. System up and running.

    Would it be advisable to dose the system with X400 or equivalent and circulate for a few days then drain off and dose with inhibitor? Or should I just keep checking the magnaclean in weekly stages and clean?
     
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