I’m hoping for some experience or guidance here to help me with my property problem:
I’ve got a heating system with a gas boiler with a mix of microbore and more normal pipes. This seems to be a legacy of Irish late 70s, early 80s build with original pipes, and a few pipes due to a mid-00s extension that look of more usual diameter.
I’ve a LOT of sludge in my radiators and system. I’d like to clean it out but I’ve been advised that the standard “powerflush” would not be suitable with microbore. That it will just clog the system, and/ or pressure rupture my system.
I’ve gotten further advice that it IS ok to do this powerflush as long as you have a chemical additive to the water put in a week or so in advance.
I’ve gotten still more advice that just a low velocity chemical flush (after chemical has been in system a week or two) is the best option.
Has anyone been through this situation in a recent house move, refurb project - and if so, have you any advice to offer?
Or if anyone knows a good specialist in Dublin on this I’d really appreciate it.
Early “Googling” on this suggests there are a lot of chancers out there who could do more harm than good to my heating system!