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Pipe identification and magnaclean placement

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Grenage, 17 Nov 2020.

  1. Grenage

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    We've an old Potterton Kingfisher boiler with a pumped open-vented (I think) system. I was going to install a Magnaclean as I know the CH isn't the cleanest from radiator removal during decorating. I'm not 100% sure on the function of all the pipework:

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    1&2: This is obviously the shower pump outlets.
    3: Connects from the motorised valve to the tank heating coil for DHW.
    4: Must go to the CH circuit.
    5: Boiler output to pump.
    6: I think this might be a vent going to the cold tank.
    7: I think this might be an inlet from the header tank.
    8: HW tank feed coming from CW tank and entering bottom-right.
    9: Shower feed coming from CW tank to the pump.
    10: Tank heating coil outlet - but it splits into two immediately after exit. I think one might go to a towel rail in the bathroom and the other back to the boiler.
    11: I think this is DHW from the tank to the shower pump, taps - and I assume it goes up to vent.
    12&13: I suppose these are mains feeds to the expansion and CW tanks; I don't know why there are three.

    The boiler is in a fitted unit in the kitchen; it's very snug and I have no way of fitting anything there. The floor is tiled so I can't fit one under a hatch in the floor before the CH return.

    Choices are:

    1) Put a magnaclean on the boiler output before the pump.
    2) Leave it alone until I can access the floor around the boiler.
    3) Something I haven't thought of because I don't know what I'm doing.
     
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