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Jennie

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Hi all,
My customer would like a magnetic filter fitted. There's not a lot of pipe space - pics attached.
I've figured my two options would be an Adey Atom on the 22mm flow above the boiler (obviously not ideal, but I don't much fancy trying to access the 22return), or a very easy install on the 15mm return underneath the boiler.
What would you all do?
ThanksIMG_1754.jpgIMG_1754.jpgIMG_1753.jpgIMG_1757.jpg for all your advice,
Jennie
 

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Isn’t there rules about boilers being fitted in a location like that?
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My answer to your question though. Would’ve to extend the pipes from the ceiling to for the filter. Or fit a Spyro
 

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Downstairs radiators. Not sure how many, until I return to have a closer look.
Could you cut that lower (the 15mm) and bring the 22mm further down and loop it back up with a filter ?
 

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If you get the original manga clean you can fit it on the return above the boiler and remove the solder elbow, the first magnackeans have more fitting options
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Then u won't be able to open it as I looked at pics ,it is tight , is the 15mm below going to rads
 
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Jennie

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If you get the original manga clean you can fit it on the return above the boiler and remove the solder elbow, the first magnackeans have more fitting options
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Then u won't be able to open it as I looked at pics ,it is tight , is the 15mm below going to rads
Yes, the 15mm pipes below go to rads. So the filter would serve part of the heating circuit - but possibly only the smaller circuit. But better a filter there than none at all.
 
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Jennie

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Thanks everyone. It's so useful to get your insight. Think I've got a way ahead now. :)
 

Ed Morris

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Hi all,
My customer would like a magnetic filter fitted. There's not a lot of pipe space - pics attached.
I've figured my two options would be an Adey Atom on the 22mm flow above the boiler (obviously not ideal, but I don't much fancy trying to access the 22return), or a very easy install on the 15mm return underneath the boiler.
What would you all do?
ThanksView attachment 40335View attachment 40335View attachment 40334View attachment 40337 for all your advice,
Jennie
Have you had a look at the Altecnic/ Caleffi Dirtmag Mini, it is small and also has the option to install as straight through or as an angled valve.
 

centralheatking

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Thanks everyone. It's so useful to get your insight. Think I've got a way ahead now. :)
It is quite acceptable to fit a filter away from the boiler as long as its on the heating circuit. You may have a more suitable spot if you look around....things are a bit tight around the boiler. centralheatking
centramag produce really good unit with a good non magnetic filter as well and that is a straight thro type. AND for the others NO I did not design this one but 3 others that are in production which protocol
forbids me from naming...I dont mind as I got paid well for those a few years ago.
 
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Jennie

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Hi everyone, I've done the job. And fitted a Magnaclean Atom on the preferred 22mm return pipe to the boiler, in the tight corner between the wall and ceiling. It was very tight, and also with a toilet in the way. But I've done it. Thanks for all your advice. :)
 

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