MagnaClean Professional 2 XP
Just recently I’ve had the exciting task of designing and installing a boiler upgrade system on a particularly large house off the Eastgate of Lincoln Cathedral. (Yes I’m a Yellow Belly through and
through, cut me open and I bleed buttercups). The upgrade consists of a twin 24Ri cascade system (Worcester Bosch, obviously, but other boiler manufacturers are available) and it’s for one of my best customers. Now, I want to give my customers the best installation possible using the best products available. Not only do I want to provide long term value for money but I also want to
be servicing these two boilers for the next 25 years plus. The two boilers incidentally, I’ve named Sharon and Tracey. Too often in this era of the high efficiency boiler do I see boilers dying young. The main reason they usually die young is poor system water quality. So as you can see in the picture, I decided to give Sharon and Tracey the best protection possible - the new MagnaClean Professional2XP 28mm. One each. Oh yeah, feast your eyes on those two bad boys! ‘The game is up system debris, because if you think you're getting access to my two baby girls - you can think again. Because there’s a little road block in place - and you're going to get your butt stuck right to it!’
But joking apart, together with a dosage of MC1+ I expect these boilers to live a long and low maintenance life. The 2XP is very simple to install. The original version had the soldered elbows which made it tricky to get the unit straight (when you have OCD that’s a problem) and mostly required a full drain down to stop the water drips. But, as with the 22mm version, the design has changed to a single inline compression joint on each connection making it easier to both retro fit and install from new. Like the 22mm version, the 28mm can be fitted onto a pipe that doesn’t move up or down (plumbers nightmare). Once the section of pipe is cut out there’s enough space to connect on without the need for annoying slip sockets. The plastic sheath that surrounds the magnet has changed too with there being a section for non magnetic debris to get caught (Lincolnshire limescale etc). The magnets on these things, in my experience really are powerful, not only do they get the black stuff but also the brown stuff too. Call me a geek, but I love my customers being able to see visual evidence of what would of been going into their boiler. Unlike a lot of heating products on the market, the isolation valves on these last very well. I still service the first one I fitted 7 years ago and the valves turn off completely to allow me to open it up wash away the contents. I don’t know about anyone else but I find product development like this inspirational. Well done Adey!