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    I am about to move house. The new house has been empty for a bit and the water/heating system has been drained down.

    The sytem is an unvented one, does anyone know how you fill the heating side and get corosion inhibitor into it? I can't find a header tank anywhere.

    Thanks in anticipation of the transfer of knowledge from one of the many intelligent owners of a Vetra C.

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    I'm not a plumber, but we recently had a new boiler installed which sounds like the type you have - known as a "system" boiler, it runs with a small reservoir inside the main boiler with the whole system pressurised to between 1 and 2 bar.

    On ours there is a filler pipe from the mains. This is isolated with two taps and a flexible link that *should* be disconnected.

    Best if you can find out the make/model of the bolier and post that up - I've seen installation/user manuals on-line before for some (when we were researching what to get).

    If it's not been serviced or used for a while it may be worth getting a Corgi registered engineer round to flush and refill for you - he should put inhibitor in then as well.

    HTH

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    Thanks Mystery,

    I have seen the flex pipe with two valves on it, in the airing cupboard, it seems to go to an expansion tank.

    I have found out that you can put the inhibitor in via the radiator bleed screw.

    Will have a look for the boiler manual when I move as not sure of the manufacturer at the moment.

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    Pretty sure rust inhibitor goes in though a rad bleed valve then fill & adjust the pressure via the flexi pipe/valves - keep bleeding the rads they're clear

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    Thanks, am quiet happy I can get the system up and running again now.

    Knew there was inteligent life with a Vectra C

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    right, is it an expansion tank or an expansion vessel. i would think it will be the latter as you wouldnt fill a heating sysem by the mains using a filling loop if you had an open tank.if you cant find the instructions, just let me know the make and i'll send you a pdf of the instruction manual.as for putting the inhibitor in, if it is an older system, it maybe worth running it with a cleanser before you put the inhibitor in. inhibitor is absolutely useless if the system isnt clean. you can put the inhibitor in via the radiator bleed nipple but it is messy and time consuming. it uses a sillicone gun type tube and the size of the hole is approx 2mm if that. if the system is empty, look for somewhere upstairs to disconnect the pipe and just pour it straight in. maybe remove a small radiator and valve and pour it down there
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    Yes it must be an expansion vessel, it is not open to the atmosphere and I think it has a diaphram.

    It will be a couple of months before I move in as I am away for May.

    All I remember from the viewing is that the boiler is a Glo Worm?? or Glo something and the complete system is less than 5 years old.

    Thanks for the offer of a pdf manual, will repost the middle of June should I need it.

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    no probs fella
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