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Magnetic filters

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by alan999, 31 Oct 2012.

  1. alan999

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    Hi
    I was wondering if anyone ever removes these from central heating sytems after a couple of years. Ive come across a couple about 2-3 years old recently with the joints leaking when the filter itself is relatively clean.
    I'm thinking the filter has already done its job and the system should stay clean if the correct inhibitor is added. Removing them would cut out the risk of future leaks and servicing. Any thoughts please?
     
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    I would definitely leave it in place, it's there to help along with the inhibator. They can leak if not looked after and from over tightening. If the unit is leaking I would strip it down and clean with warm water and check the seals are ok.
    Hope this helps rob
     
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    I would definately leave it in, the early Magnacleans were bad for the isolation valves leaking but the replacement valves are a lot better
     
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    I would definitely leave it in place, it's there to help along with the inhibator. They can leak if not looked after and from over tightening. If the unit is leaking I would strip it down and clean with warm water and check the seals are ok.
    Hope this helps rob
     
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