replace or not ?


Postby vw754 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:40 am

IVE been told if radiator pipes are 40 years old they need replacing....yes or no ? or will they be ok if i fit a new boiler and radiators? currently working ok (comi 24cdi worcestor)
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Postby htg engineer » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:12 pm

If the pipe are 40 years old -then replacing is recommended, especiallly if changing to a pressurised system.
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Postby vw754 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:43 pm

[quote="htg engineer"]If the pipe are 40 years old -then replacing is recommended, especiallly if changing to a pressurised system.[/quote]

Ialready have a combi fitted anyway,worcester 24cdi.
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Postby matt h » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:46 pm

I have installed combis onold radiator systems, but the old radiators do not provide as much heat convection as new. iF YOU WANT YOUR SYSTEM TO BE EFFICIENT AND TO HEAT THE PLACE UP CORRECTLY, USE RADIATORS WHICH TAKE UP LESS SPACE THAN FIT NEW. iT IS LIKELY THAT YOUR OLD RADIATORS HAVE A BUILD UP OF MAGNETITE AND COULD ULTIMATELY CAUSE YOUR SYSTEM TO FAIL :roll:
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Postby vw754 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:09 am

THANKS FOR THE INFO.
If i decide to leave my worcester boiler in place and just replace the radiators,so they look more modern,will that be ok,or should i get someone to flush the old pipes?
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