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Single fed indirect heating system cylinders

Postby Paul79 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:25 pm

Alright,

First time posting however my problem lies with my current single fed indirect system, powered by a floor mounted boiler, it appears that the radiator pipes are blocked, bought fernox f3 to clean it but after reading the back and doing some homework that's a no go, anybody know any solutions that i can get or use that would get me some kind of heat
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:45 pm

Hi paul79
If your pipes are blocked the only solution is to power flush the pipe work and radiators. This can be expensive so you need to be sure that blocked pipes are the problem.
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Postby Paul79 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:14 pm

Is there no solution or liquid i could use to remove it

Spoke to British gas and they offered to flush and repipe at a price
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:27 pm

Hi paul79
It is unlikely that all your pipes are blocked so if you can identify where the blockage is you could replace that section and then fit a magnatec of similar cleaner in the system.
Using chemicals can lead to all sorts of leaks so probably better not to try.
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Postby Paul79 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:36 pm

The thing is the radiator in the living room is as cold as a brick but the pipe going from the floor into it is warm?
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:41 pm

Hi paul79
Have you checked that the valves on both ends of the radiator are open (if there are some).
Is the pump working.
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