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I have a Fernox TF1 made of plastic. It always seems to leak a bit after being serviced and needs the joints tightened up. Occasionally it has leaked quite a lot (enough for a puddle after being unnoticed for a while). I don't like the top cap which has threads that are stiff and awkward (even with silicone grease). Is the metal version any better (TF1 Omega) and does anyone know if it's a straight swap without alteration of the existing isolators (in other words does it drop straight in to an existing TF1 plastic installation).

It's this one: The Industry Favourite, Award Winning, TF1 Omega Filter by Fernox
 
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Yes straight swap but you need the omega with valves
 

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The omega is much better.
You don’t need to remove the lid to service the plastic ones.
 

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Omega far far better in my opinion the Tf1 is ok if you want a water feature indoors ha ha a common fault I am afraid . kop

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The omega is much better.
You don’t need to remove the lid to service the plastic ones.
Yes, I know this but my gas man insists on taking the lid off. I tend to clean out every few months by closing off the valves, removing the magnet, opening the bottom valve over a bucket and then slightly opening the feed side valve which lets the rubbish out into the bucket. It certainly works very well. I had it installed when I had a new boiler some years back and the rubbish it collected was substantial. Now there is much much less.
 
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Omega far far better in my opinion the Tf1 is ok if you want a water feature indoors ha ha a common fault I am afraid . kop

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That looks a very neat unit. I think I'll wait until the next annual service. I had to have the system partially drained recently and it has only just had the inhibitor replenished so I don't want to waste that. The TF1 is behaving (for now) after a bit of a tighten up.
 

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I have replaced the TF1 before with the omega why does it have to be with valves as you posted? just a question
The other ones have compression fittings not flat face threads
 
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