Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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A plumber who has done some jobs for my sister over the years took a look at my heating system tonight. The verdict; nothing wrong with the pipes, no silt in the radiators, just some fairly crappy radiator valves. Two hours and a lot of bashing with a hammer later, six out of seven radiators are red hot, the seventh (fortunately the one I least need) is slowly getting warm, and will probably be OK eventually. Total cost forty quid, as compared to the £500+ I was being quoted for power flushing or the hundred plus for chemical treatment. Apparently most power flushing is a con - it's only really needed if you go over to a condenser boiler and have to get the pipes cleared completely to avoid corroding its innards.

As you can probably imagine, this is a BIG relief!

Only problem now is that I need to leave the radiators running for a couple of days to let the valve rubbers soften, and it's actually quite warm...
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