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Central heating filters.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by RPerrin, 18 Apr 2016.

  1. RPerrin

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    Hi all,

    I'm about to do some maintenance on my sealed system, and, as I am having to drain it down, I'm considering installing a particulate filter. Some people seem to swear by them, and others say they are not necessary, so I would be interested in your comments/advice.

    As a selection, I'm looking at the Magnaclean Pro 2, the Spirotech MB3 and the Fernox TF1.

    What are your thoughts/recommendations?

    Thanks.
     
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    If the system is clean you don't need one.

    Usually fitted by those installers who are not cleaning so much.

    A mag filter only collects mag dirt. But some have a little wire wool meant to collect a little non mag.

    If its clean and I badly want a filter then I usually fit a gauze filter.

    Tony
     
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    Spirotech, then Magnaclean.

    Forget the Fernox POS.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    I have fitted a few Fernox TF1 without any problems so far.

    Tony
     
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    I shall put your Blue peter badge in the post ;)
     
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    ****** Tony.
    Filters are usually fitted by installers who would like ongoing protection.

    And that's not how a spirotec works

    Ok so some installer fit a filter rather than flush. But don't put us all in the same box.
    Every boiler I instal gets a spirotec mb3 fitted
     
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    You could always go with one of the new Honeywell filters...

    That'd look lovely under a boiler in the kitchen eh? Why couldn't they have made it white FFS :rolleyes:

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    Spiro ,,, we don't call them magnaleaks and tf fountains for no reason lol
     
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    What bad things.
    they don't split and leak.
    Don't need to open them so no seals to damage
    Easy to clean on service
    Never had a blocked plate etc with one fitted seen loads of blocked plates where magnacleans/tf1s/all the other ****e on the market are fitted.
     
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