Morning everyone. Lee from iGas Heating Limited, here doing a Tool Talk review on behalf of Expert Trades and in partnership with Fernox. We're using a Fernox Power Flush machine. I'll turn the video and I'll show you what model it is. As you can see, the model we're using is a Fernox Powerflow Mach Three. And first impressions, really good steady build, nice and quiet compared to some machines I've used before, Kamco one's quite noisy. And yeah, so as you can see, these are the locks for connecting onto your flow hammer turns. Comes with everything you need, absolutely everything. There's the magnet over there as well. Obviously, it's drawing all the magnetite out of the system. I have used just the magnet bins on it's own before, which is great. It does a job, but when you use the magnet in conjunction with a big pump like this, obviously you get a much better flush.
One thing I really like is these hoses, rated up to 30 bar, nice and thick and one really good point is they're really long. So for example, my dump valve, we dump the water from, it's come right out into the garden, all the way down there down to a drain, and that one goes to an outside tap. So really good length, so you haven't got to have the power flush in someone's bedroom or something like that if you've got to be nearest to the tap. So yeah, really good positive. As I said, nice, good build. Nice big strong levers. If you're a bit heavy handed, you're not going to snap them off. And again, yeah, really nice and quiet.
As we go through I'll show you the results. This has been on for about five minutes, just flushing everything. It's what we do first, try and flush the whole system. I don't know if you can see that, but the water it looks like really strong coffee. So yeah, getting a lot of dirt out already and we haven't even started rad by rad, or agitating any of the rads.
If I just show you what else it comes with. Actually a rad agitator, so you rub this up and down the radiator, it loosens up all the sludge inside and then gets drawn out by the machine and the magnets. This one here is your magnet. Sucks all the rubbish out, really strong magnet, don't put it near your pacemaker or anything 'cause they are very strong.
Just going to go and check the magnet, the flush has been on for about an hour and a half now, done a couple of rads. As you can see, absolutely caked in magnetite. This is what's normally going round the heating system, or dirty heating system should we say. Purpose of this magnet, draws it out, clearly doing it's job really well. Good thing about these, you can actually do it live with the machine on, so you've got a bypass. What you do, once you finish, you turn them back round and underneath it says circulate, which obviously makes it go through the filter. But I put it on bypass so we can change the filter live without turning anything off. Really good feature.
Hello everyone. Just want to summarise what I think of the Fernox Powerflow Mach Three. First, we'll give you a bit of history on the job. Guy called me, "Rads not heating up very well. Had it flushed twice before. Really noisy pump. Four rads didn't work at all." So I went and had a look. I recommended a decent flush, proper flush. Recommended a new bigger rad in the lounge 'cause a massive lounge, big windows and everything else, so not heating up the room, no chance. Yeah, spent a day there, flushed the system on it's own together for a good hour. Cleaned the magnet, absolutely filthy, and in the dump from the first flush took about 25 dumps for it to get clear. So yeah, really badly dirty system, but showed obviously the Fernox machine was working well and the magnet was absolutely caked. So putting them together was both really good. Yeah, then obviously done rad by rad, changed the pump for a new pump. And actually got an email this morning from the customer, really singing our praises, saying the first time in about six months they've woken up with a warm house and the boiler working, the boiler not making any noise and the pump obviously not making any noise 'cause it was new.
Yeah, so to sum up, absolutely great machine. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure any other machine you'd still get good results, especially from such a bad system, but like I said, the build quality was really good. It seemed very quiet. Price is great, very competitive compared to other machines in it's class. And just the overall service as well from Fernox has been great and Expert Trades. So yeah, I really would recommend it. If you're going to buy one, take a look at a Fernox. Consider it up there with the others and give one a go. You really won't regret it.
Anyway. Thanks. That's Lee, from iGas Heating Limited. See you again soon.