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Discuss Worcester Bosch filter fitted too high? in the Central Heating Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Andy Slack

    Andy Slack New Member

    I have had a new 32 CDi Compact WB boiler fitted recently,along with a Greenstar filter.

    The filter has been fitted very high up, about 4-5 cm from the ceiling. Watching youtube videos, it seems the lid has to be unscrewed and the filter lifted out from the top. Can the filter be unscrewed (top and bottom) instead and removed this way when servicing the boiler? I don't want to find the warranty is invalid as the boiler can't be serviced in 12 month's time.

    Also, should I (a homeowner) be able to remove and inspect the filter or is a corgi registered engineer required to do this?

    Thanks
    Andy
     
  2. SmokeyJ

    SmokeyJ GSR

    You can remove the whole filter and clean out if there isn't enough space to get the magnet out, just more of a pain in the arse to do so.
    A homeowner shouldn't need to inspect the filter.
    They never really get that dirty tbh unless the system wasn't sufficiently cleaned prior to the install. So once a year with the boiler service is normally adequate.
    You don't need to be 'gas safe' to clean one, just a basic understanding of the system. I.e making sure pump and boiler are off before isolating it.
     
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  3. Andy Slack

    Andy Slack New Member

    Thanks SmokeyJ, that's a big relief to know.
    Regards
    Andy
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Not the best but better than not having one fitted
     
  5. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Can you post a picture?
     
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  6. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    Just out of pure professional interest what made you choose a Worcester Boiler ...Rob Foster
    centralheatking
     
  7. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    Your GSR installer should have fully informed you of all aspects of your installation before you signed it off and then you pay the final balance etc. However this is one of the reasons UkPF
    is so good Rob Foster aka centralheatking
     
  8. Andy Slack

    Andy Slack New Member

    This is the filter

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  9. EvilDrPorkChop

    EvilDrPorkChop GSR

    You could have got that another 10cm lower which at that point I'd suspect you'd get the lid off and the filter section out.

    TBH wrong filter for job. Needed something different if it was going above boiler.
     
  10. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    That is daft , Centralheatking
    Any residual water will go all over the boiler
    hall of infamy for this one uck
     
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  11. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Don't Worcester specify their filter for the extended warranty though? Or do they do different versions?
     
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  12. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes
     
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  13. EvilDrPorkChop

    EvilDrPorkChop GSR

    Don't fit Worcesters so don't know, however I have read somewhere they now do a compact one?

    TBH I won't fit anything other than Adey for filters.
     
  14. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Same here, I haven't fit a Worcester in 4 years and always stick to the adey filters. That's another plus for baxi, they don't specify a filter just so long as you fit one.
     
  15. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Is that attached to pushfit connectors?
     
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