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#902064 - 23rd Sep 2014 10:29am Power flushing
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How much should it cost to power flush a 7 radiator central heating system, British gas are looking at £700/£800.

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#902070 - 23rd Sep 2014 10:37am Re: Power flushing [Re: Finney]
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The best way to find out must be to get other quotes, there are lots of companies who advertise this service around the area.
Some advertise from £180 but that seems too low to do a decent job.

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#902076 - 23rd Sep 2014 10:52am Re: Power flushing [Re: Finney]
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Cheers Salmon, I have had a look online and the prices start at £180 and increase to silly money. Hopefully the system will refill and run giving me a bit of time to get it done, if not I will need someone today/tomorrow if anyone can recommend someone,will know within the hour.....fingers crossed

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#902077 - 23rd Sep 2014 10:54am Re: Power flushing [Re: Salmon]
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H.S.S.will hire you a power flusher for £90,if you're savvy enough to do it yourself you know you will be getting a thorough job.

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#902099 - 23rd Sep 2014 3:36pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Finney]
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Cheers Ludwigvan looked at that one, may have to get a few quotes

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#902191 - 23rd Sep 2014 8:14pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Finney]
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Give Eddies gas services a ring on 07855735125 mention my name. Ian.

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#902236 - 23rd Sep 2014 9:54pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Finney]
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Originally Posted By: Finney
How much should it cost to power flush a 7 radiator central heating system, British gas are looking at £700/£800.


The question is, does it actually need flushing? And if so, what type of flush do you want? Are there reasons why it needs a flush, ie: cold feed pipework incorrectly configured?
If you decide to go with the £180 flush, all I can say is good luck.

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#902309 - 24th Sep 2014 11:49am Re: Power flushing [Re: ianyam]
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Originally Posted By: ianyam
Give Eddies gas services a ring on 07855735125 mention my name. Ian.

Cheers Ian

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#902310 - 24th Sep 2014 11:58am Re: Power flushing [Re: _Steve_]
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Originally Posted By: Finney
How much should it cost to power flush a 7 radiator central heating system, British gas are looking at £700/£800.


The question is, does it actually need flushing? And if so, what type of flush do you want? Are there reasons why it needs a flush, ie: cold feed pipework incorrectly configured?
If you decide to go with the £180 flush, all I can say is good luck.


System is configured 100% correct, however the restriction/ blockage is on a joint where the cold feed meets the open vent. This joint is under the bath and access is limited. I have looked at the joint and the job is possible however I'm not a plumber so would leave it to a plumber to do.
As for the £180 quote this was via the internet and the first I saw to be able to compare prices against what the gas board quoted, I am not likely to use the cheapest company as I always get four or five quotes for jobs before parting with cash.
The system will need a flush as when bleeding the radiators black water is coming out also the old pump was heavily gunked up


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#902325 - 24th Sep 2014 3:19pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Finney]
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£700/£800 is a joke. It would probably be cheaper to simply buy new rads. They are not outrageously expensive unless you have very exotic fashionable ones.

I routinely remove and replace them when decorating - easier than trying to paint/paper behind them!. It is not hard to do, and I suspect you can do a better job of cleaning the sludge out of them off the wall, outside, by using a little ingenuity.

Saves you a fortune, and you know it's done properly if you've done it yourself!

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#902328 - 24th Sep 2014 3:46pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Excoriator]
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Originally Posted By: Excoriator
£700/£800 is a joke. It would probably be cheaper to simply buy new rads. They are not outrageously expensive unless you have very exotic fashionable ones.

I routinely remove and replace them when decorating - easier than trying to paint/paper behind them!. It is not hard to do, and I suspect you can do a better job of cleaning the sludge out of them off the wall, outside, by using a little ingenuity.

Saves you a fortune, and you know it's done properly if you've done it yourself!



I agree the price quoted is silly and a price I will not be paying. The system is fully working again but will need a flush sooner rather than later.

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#902406 - 24th Sep 2014 10:57pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Finney]
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Does your system have a header tank?

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#902409 - 24th Sep 2014 11:07pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Excoriator]
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Originally Posted By: Excoriator
£700/£800 is a joke. It would probably be cheaper to simply buy new rads. They are not outrageously expensive unless you have very exotic fashionable ones.

I routinely remove and replace them when decorating - easier than trying to paint/paper behind them!. It is not hard to do, and I suspect you can do a better job of cleaning the sludge out of them off the wall, outside, by using a little ingenuity.

Saves you a fortune, and you know it's done properly if you've done it yourself!



Pmsl advise from an expert. grin

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#902410 - 24th Sep 2014 11:11pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Excoriator]
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however the restriction/ blockage is on a joint where the cold feed meets the open vent.



Originally Posted By: Excoriator
Does your system have a header tank?


Erm, what do you think? dunno

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#902416 - 24th Sep 2014 11:41pm Re: Power flushing [Re: Finney]
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Yes system does have a header tank in the loft.

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