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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:52 pm 
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My boiler has packed up twice within the last two years and was advised by two engineers that replaced the boiler parts that the rust/sludge from the boiler was causing the issue.

I have 7 radiators in my house ranging from 2 large, 2 med and 3 small radiators and I am looking to replace them can someone advise me rough prices including cost of pars and labour in London to do this? Or is it better to do a power flush of the system and install a filter to the boiler.

Is there a way to detect the offending radiator as it could be only one or two radiators causing the issue?

Hope someone can help.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator replacing
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Sorry to say but how big is a small radiator? and what about its valves, what condition are they in? where are you in London ? are you in Kensington or Lambeth? Do you have off road parking or a parking permit?
My point being that the only way you will even get a vague idea is to get a quote or two from a local heating engineer, any thing else is just a guess.

You want a heating engineer, NOT a plumber.

Did you also know you can take the radiators off your self take them outside and put a hose on each one and clear out most of the sludge (if not all of it) and you could also fit a "filter" such as a "magnaclean" or a "sentinal"

Ideally a powerflush is best, but you still should have a "filter"

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Hi,

@someone-else - if it is rust would an Power flush be the right route to go down for the long run replacing the radiators is the best option.

The engineer that fixed my boiler said that a power flush could loosen rut nod mke it worse. Sorry I am a newbie and looking at my options.


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I am NOT a heating engineer or plumber, but yes changing the radiators is good, but that also means that any sludge could still be in the pipes. So it could be said the best option is to powerflush and change the rads.

We had a new boiler, but first we had a powerflush, still got the same rads, oh and a "filter"

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