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Heating advice
« on: 12 January 2018, 18:04:06 »

I had to drain down central heating to replace a part (DTM - had to replace olives as well, else it weeped), and what came out was black-ish, but also had black bits in as well.

Worth running a cleaner through, then drain again, before refilling with 2 bottles of inhibitor?
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #1 on: 12 January 2018, 18:07:43 »

Yes
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« Reply #2 on: 12 January 2018, 18:12:17 »

Def yes and a lot cheaper than a company would charge you..
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #3 on: 12 January 2018, 18:18:47 »

+3 Yes!  :y

My boiler was kettling like hell this time last year, to the point that I thought it was going to jump off the wall!  :o  ::)

I drained it and filled it a couple of times to flush and then chucked a couple of bottles of Sentinal X200 in and it's running smoothly again!  :y

Fernox F3 has also been recommended, but that's a bit more aggressive and I think you're supposed to leave that in for a day to 2 weeks max.  :y  I'm going to try that in a kettling boiler elsewhere.  ::)
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #4 on: 12 January 2018, 18:53:19 »

Get one of these, brilliant bit of kit, this comes with all the, additives..

https://www.travisperkins.co.uk/Adey-Magnaclean-PRO2%20Chemical
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #5 on: 12 January 2018, 18:54:12 »

Linky no worky.....  ::)
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #6 on: 12 January 2018, 19:06:36 »

I think yours is a Potterton profile like mine?

Mine used to kettle like mad when I moved in here. Fixed a couple of leaks, fliushed and filled it up with a cleaning agent and ran it for a couple of weeks, then drained and flushed. What came out was a horrible black mess. I chuck a bottle of inhibitor in each year and it's still silent. Now 20 years old. The longer I can put off replacing it with a godawful condensing boiler the better. :y
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #7 on: 12 January 2018, 19:09:55 »

I think yours is a Potterton profile like mine?

Mine used to kettle like mad when I moved in here. Fixed a couple of leaks, fliushed and filled it up with a cleaning agent and ran it for a couple of weeks, then drained and flushed. What came out was a horrible black mess. I chuck a bottle of inhibitor in each year and it's still silent. Now 20 years old. The longer I can put off replacing it with a godawful condensing boiler the better. :y

Yes and I have no intention of changing mine either unless I am forced to.  :y

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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #8 on: 12 January 2018, 19:11:54 »

I think yours is a Potterton profile like mine?

Mine used to kettle like mad when I moved in here. Fixed a couple of leaks, fliushed and filled it up with a cleaning agent and ran it for a couple of weeks, then drained and flushed. What came out was a horrible black mess. I chuck a bottle of inhibitor in each year and it's still silent. Now 20 years old. The longer I can put off replacing it with a godawful condensing boiler the better. :y
Yeah, Suprima, with more ECU repairs than is healthy ;D

Its never kettled, though pump occasionally vibrates (and mounted desperately close to a plasterboard partition).


I'll get to shitfix and grab a bottle of sentinel x400m and run that for a couple of weeks.  Already got some sentinel inhibitor from TP to put in afterwards :y
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #9 on: 12 January 2018, 19:16:53 »

Oh, yes. Mine has had some decent 105 deg. C rated capacitors in the ECU too. ;D
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #10 on: 12 January 2018, 19:33:21 »

Oh, yes. Mine has had some decent 105 deg. C rated capacitors in the ECU too. ;D
As had mine...   ...which helped, but not cured its reliability.

In reality, it needs a new ECU, as the PCB is now so trashed, its getting really hard to fix.  Most of the tracks are pieced out with 2.5mm twin and earth, covered in solder.  And there aren't many areas that aren't so badly scorched than the board doesn't feel a bit brittle
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #11 on: 12 January 2018, 21:56:06 »

Get your arse down to Tiffins and call it done...

A decent Naga and your heating will be sorted until spring :-*
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #12 on: 12 January 2018, 22:05:37 »

It has also been pointed out that if you let Sue use it, it might be more reliable  :P
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #13 on: 12 January 2018, 23:17:00 »

And I thought this post was going to contain gas and matches.

Disappointed of Hampshire.
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #14 on: 12 January 2018, 23:19:33 »

And I thought this post was going to contain gas and matches.

Disappointed of Hampshire.

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« Reply #15 on: 13 January 2018, 06:47:08 »

Fitting a magnaclean is certainly worth it. If you fit one, fit it somewhere easily accessible, as it needs cleaning out every year. The water circulating will stay nice and clear and all the black bits will stick to the magnets as well. Also its an easy access point to add inhibitor  :y
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« Reply #16 on: 13 January 2018, 10:02:36 »

Get your arse down to Tiffins and call it done...

A decent Naga and your heating will be sorted until spring :-*
As you well know, I had a take out last night, as I was trashed after a week from hell at work.

Dunno what yours was like, but mine was bloody hot. Even Mrs TB said hers was hot.  I've not long been off the potty, and I'm still crying :o
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« Reply #17 on: 13 January 2018, 11:57:35 »

Get your arse down to Tiffins and call it done...

A decent Naga and your heating will be sorted until spring :-*
As you well know, I had a take out last night, as I was trashed after a week from hell at work.

Dunno what yours was like, but mine was bloody hot. Even Mrs TB said hers was hot.  I've not long been off the potty, and I'm still crying :o
The chilli paneer came out as hot as it went in. Was washed down with a very nice tikka massala so the afterburn was short lived... ;)
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #19 on: 13 January 2018, 16:13:42 »

Cleaner now it.  Need to run round and rebleed it all again.  When I've finished kickig the shit out of this poxy Windows 7 machine that won't (re)build.
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #20 on: 13 January 2018, 17:09:57 »

Rebleed now, so will leave it in for a week or so.


My hand is bleeding now, following an argument with that stupid Win7 PC, which I won* with my martial arts skills



*Won as in I'm broadly in one piece, it isn't.  Not won as in its working now.
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« Reply #21 on: 13 January 2018, 17:13:25 »

Rebleed now, so will leave it in for a week or so.


My hand is bleeding now, following an argument with that stupid Win7 PC, which I won* with my martial arts skills



*Won as in I'm broadly in one piece, it isn't.  Not won as in its working now.

Sounds like you need to get yourself another Sammy, but hide it from Mrs TB  ;) :D
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« Reply #22 on: 13 January 2018, 17:15:25 »

Rebleed now, so will leave it in for a week or so.


My hand is bleeding now, following an argument with that stupid Win7 PC, which I won* with my martial arts skills



*Won as in I'm broadly in one piece, it isn't.  Not won as in its working now.

Sounds like you need to get yourself another Sammy, but hide it from Mrs TB  ;) :D
With my new found strength, Sammy is not needed ;)
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Re: Heating advice
« Reply #23 on: 13 January 2018, 17:24:37 »

A simple, single Karate Chop was enough...




Now I need to get down PC World, as that was my last USB keyboard  >:(. Useless cheap shite.
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« Reply #24 on: 13 January 2018, 17:30:48 »

Rebleed now, so will leave it in for a week or so.


My hand is bleeding now, following an argument with that stupid Win7 PC, which I won* with my martial arts skills



*Won as in I'm broadly in one piece, it isn't.  Not won as in its working now.

Sounds like you need to get yourself another Sammy, but hide it from Mrs TB  ;) :D
With my new found strength, Sammy is not needed ;)

Sammy would stop you cutting yourself tho  ;)
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« Reply #25 on: 13 January 2018, 17:33:00 »

Whats more impressive, was it was a left hander.
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« Reply #26 on: 13 January 2018, 17:45:30 »

Temper temper. ;D
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« Reply #27 on: 13 January 2018, 18:24:25 »

Temper temper. ;D
Had I known how much keyboards have gone up in price, I might have been more careful.  Welcome to the start of post brexit costs  :'(

Even the cheapest is over a fiver now  :'(
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« Reply #28 on: 13 January 2018, 19:04:15 »

Temper temper. ;D
Had I known how much keyboards have gone up in price, I might have been more careful.  Welcome to the start of post brexit costs  :'(

Even the cheapest is over a fiver now  :'(
Like my eldest when he chucked his Tomtom out of his window when in a fit of pique.  ::)
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« Reply #29 on: 13 January 2018, 19:32:19 »

Temper temper. ;D
Had I known how much keyboards have gone up in price, I might have been more careful.  Welcome to the start of post brexit costs  :'(

Even the cheapest is over a fiver now  :'(
Like my eldest when he chucked his Tomtom out of his window when in a fit of pique.  ::)
My last standalone TomTom was thrown out of the window at the end of the Aston Expressway ::).  I never replaced it.  Its predecessor was modified by Sammy.

Fair to say, I've stuck to built in OE satnavs since ;D
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« Reply #30 on: 13 January 2018, 19:54:57 »

Temper temper. ;D
Had I known how much keyboards have gone up in price, I might have been more careful.  Welcome to the start of post brexit costs  :'(

Even the cheapest is over a fiver now  :'(
Like my eldest when he chucked his Tomtom out of his window when in a fit of pique.  ::)
My last standalone TomTom was thrown out of the window at the end of the Aston Expressway ::).  I never replaced it.  Its predecessor was modified by Sammy.

Fair to say, I've stuck to built in OE satnavs since ;D

They still piss you off but you canít throw them out of the window ::) :D
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« Reply #31 on: 13 January 2018, 19:59:30 »

They still piss you off but you canít throw them out of the window ::) :D
I struggle to remember if a proper one ever has  :-\, ignoring when the NCDR had a faulty laser, and wouldn't read the CD until it had all warmed up :D
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« Reply #32 on: 13 January 2018, 20:06:02 »


My last standalone TomTom....


My old Garmin is serving as a temporary speedo in the BMW at the moment.  :)
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