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Current recommended filters

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by wizbongre, 6 Sep 2019.

  1. wizbongre

    wizbongre

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    All,

    About to have the new boiler fitted (Intergas Xclusive 36.)

    Installer is happy to leave the existing Spirotrap filter in place, or swap it if that's what I really want.

    Should I be moving to something newer/better or will the Spirotrap still be good enough? I don't want to spend money for the sake of it and also don't want to skimp on protection of the system.
     
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    The Spiro will be fine, spend your money on a decent OpenTherm control such as a Honeywell T6 instead
     
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    Personally I think they are all shoite and spirotrap worse than the other shoite
     
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    How come? Surely there must be some benefit to them?
    I’m trying to get ahead of the warranty conditions of a new boiler and do all I can to keep the system clean.
     
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    Having had filters of various brands over the years, one thing in common is that after a period of time (some sooner than others), they do not seal properly after cleaning, and are usually then over tightened, when new seals should have been bought.

    Therefore, I've now gone with the type that can just be flushed out without opening. Eg. Fernox TF1 Omega.

    Regardless of the benefits or not of filters, most boiler manufacturers insist on one to maintain the warranty.
     
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    Wouldn't waste money on replacing filter, they all only help a little bit and none actually stop debris getting into boiler.
     
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    How does that work? Surely you have to open something to get the gunk out?
     
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    I have an older Spirotech that "flushes out" by opening a valve.

    the valve is now worn and leaks.

    Luckily it has a brass cap to screw over the outlet.

    It will be harder to change the valve than to fit a new seal on, say, the lid of a Magnaclean.
     
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