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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: _Steve_
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


Edited by Finney (24th Sep 2014 12:00pm)

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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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