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Post  memu51 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:52 am

Hi

I have an original Boilermate with a pin- holed header tank- its not leaking yet but shows corrosion. I am not sure whether the original header tank is still available - so is it best to convert a Boilermate 2 tank or fit a plastic feed/expansion tank which is what Gledhill suggested. Also if the F/E tank has pin-holed what state is the store likely to be in - there are no sign of leaks - as yet!!! and it functions very well

Thanks for any help/advice

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Re: Boilermate Header Tank

Post  mike on Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:51 pm

The plastic F & E tank will be cheaper!
The BM II is around £200:00p
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Re: Boilermate Header Tank

Post  mike on Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:52 pm

Also check the cold feed is not blocked and the unit takes water ok.
And the vent too.

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Post  memu51 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:18 pm

Thanks for your response on this - now to find a plastic f/e tank which will fit!!

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Re: Boilermate Header Tank

Post  mike on Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:57 am

You will need just a small 10 gallon header tank 4 gallon actual.
You may need to relocate it and alter the pipework.
If not go to;
http://www.segel.co.uk/
Where they are £192:00p for the copper one.
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Re: Boilermate Header Tank

Post  memu51 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:02 am

Hi Mike

Thanks for that - £195 + £26 ?? for the plastic tank cover - somehow a plastic F/E seems like a good idea!

I am dreading the day the contraption passes on - its been very reliable for the past 18 years - I have only changed a the pump overrun board a couple of times. Does the main copper cylinder pin hole ? - I should think this is the only way they are not viably repairable

Is there current equivalent which could be fitted s a replacement.

Again thank you - you have been most helpful!!

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Post  mike on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:16 am

BM II.
Replacement would be;
Gledhill Boilermate BP unit. But not an easy change.
Or;
Go unvented cylinder, but discharge pipe work required.
Better one would be Albion Direct mainsflow with built in tank.
And 2 pumps as you have now.
All require alterations etc.
Depends on cupboard space and location etc etc.
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If the BM fails internally, then it is game over.

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Post  memu51 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:03 am

I just managed to pick up a Boilermate 2 locally - guy said the main tank had a small leak at the bottom - bought it for spares + header tankl

Header tank is very scaled/sludged but looks ok and intact - what is the best scale remover for copper - may investigate the Boilermate 2 as it looks in better condition than mine!!

Would the leak be coming from the main tank or are they joints that can leak under the casing?

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Post  mike on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:08 pm

Use the header tank.
Forget about the unit if leaking
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Post  memu51 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:17 pm

The unit is ok for spares anyhow - but is there an effective scale remover to shift the heavy scale from the inside of the copper F/E tank ?

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Re: Boilermate Header Tank

Post  mike on Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:12 pm

BM II
I descale With Fernox DS3 using a small descale pump.
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