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Two magnetic filters on my heating system? !?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Storms, 14 Nov 2015.

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Is using two magnetic filters on a central heating system going to cause any problems?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. I dont know

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  4. The only problem is that the filters will require extra maintenance to keep them in good nick

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  1. Storms

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    I already have that fernox tf1 installed. But due to split opinions I'm now tempted by the Magnaclean professional 2. So I've decided I'm gonna have both. The way I see it, it's just gonna make my system even cleaner.

    What do you guys think? And is the Magnaclean pro 2 the best version of the Magnaclean? Also where's the cheapest place to buy it?
     
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    Residual head?
     
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    Dumb it down pal and explain a bit further. I don't know if you're talking about BJ technique or filters
     
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    Ive added a vote to sexy up this thread a bit more
     
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    Can "I don't know" also mean "I don't give a toss"?
     
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    Get your self an Adey magacleanse unit which comes with 2 magnetic filters , bolt that on the wall & pipe it to your boiler

    or try this set up

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    Only voted so I could be included in this group
     
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    I couldn't even be a7sed to make the request :LOL:
     
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    thanks transam and terrywoofkit, I think youre right it wont cause a problem.

    So the 'No, having two filters wont cause a problem' win it. Come next pay day gonna order the magnaclean pro 2.... anyone know where i can get a cheap one... going through financial difficulty atm so every penny helps
     
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    So why waste money on something that would be superfluous?
     
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    well from what I gather the magnaclean scoops up more magnetic sludge than the TF1... so I believe it a worthwhile investment. Economies of scale and all that
     
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    Economies of scale... Hmmm where have I heard that before? Think I know who the alter ego is.

    If you believe it is a worthwhile investment then it's up to you whether you can afford it. What is your expected ROI? As pointed out, you may not see problems but you could be creating longer term ones. What pump is in your boiler? What is the head of your existing system? As mentioned this should include residual head.

    Good luck with becoming a heating tech and passing your ACS. Not that you'll need it I'm sure ;)
     
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    what? I think you have me mistakenly confused for someone.

    Well the bottom line is, I can't afford a decent plumber and the warranty on my boiler is void for reasons best kept secret. I can't even afford to get it serviced professionally any time soon. Therefore I need to ensure the system is running as cleanly as possible to avoid boiler failures.
     
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    See my edit.

    Also a clean system is only a partial part in a healthy boiler.

    Best not kept secret really, you may get better advice as to how to ensure a good system operation. I'm guessing you fitted yourself?

    A service does not just make sure the boiler continues to work, it makes sure that it continues to work in a safe manner. Can you afford not to do that? Would cost you just over a pound a week for this vital task.
     
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    Wonder if he's got that filling loop sorted yet? :LOL:

    Hi Mustafa - how's tricks?
     
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