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Toilet siphon

A toilet siphon or toilet syphon is the component in a toilet cistern which discharges the water from the cistern into the bowl, flushing the toilet. It is normally made out of plastic. Generally speaking, toilet cisterns operated by a … Continue reading

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Motorised valve

A motorised valve is a central heating system component which controls whether hot water from the boiler is used to heat the radiators, or the water in the hot water cylinder for the taps. It is usually found adjacent to … Continue reading

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Central heating inhibitor: what is it & how to add it

Central heating inhibitor or radiator inhibitor is a chemical added to a central heating system which prevents sludge from building up. It is an important element of maintaining a central heating system, ensuring its efficiency and protecting it from costly … Continue reading

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Power flush: what is it, why do I need it & how much is it?

A power flush is a way of cleaning and maintaining a central heating system by flushing chemicals through the boiler, radiators and pipework. Its purpose is to remove sludge and other foreign debris which may have built up inside the … Continue reading

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Forced air heating

Forced air heating is a form of central heating in which air – not water – is used to heat the home. It does this via a system of ducts and plenums integrated into the building, and one or more … Continue reading

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