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Gas Safe or HHIC ?

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A Heatline engineer checked my gas boiler (C28) yesterday and informed me that my boiler needs to have a system clean. Should I be looking for GasSafe engineers or HHIC engineers?:confused:
Thanks in advance

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  • abtmay
    abtmay Posts: 60 Forumite
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    :confused:anyone?
  • andrew-b
    andrew-b Posts: 2,413 Forumite
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    abtmay wrote: »
    anyone
    u answered your own question...:D
  • abtmay
    abtmay Posts: 60 Forumite
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    andrew-b wrote: »
    u answered your own question...:D

    You mean a HHIC engineer who is GasSafe registered?:confused:
  • andrew-b
    andrew-b Posts: 2,413 Forumite
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    No i mean "anyone" can do it.. You can DIY it if you want :) Never even heard of HHIC...just another meaningless acronym to me.

    Though do you mean powerflush or a hot chemical flush. The former requires a powerflushing machine (can be hired) plus the ability to fix leaks should they spring up! The latter is really easy to do yourself for about £25 (cost is the chemical cleaner and inhibitor) and you'll need a length of hosepipe, a radiator bleed key, something to open up drain off points (ideally a spanner) and a few hours of your time on two days a month apart.
  • Canucklehead
    Canucklehead Posts: 6,254 Forumite
    edited 12 January 2010 at 6:07PM
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    abtmay wrote: »
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    A Heatline engineer checked my gas boiler (C28) yesterday and informed me that my boiler needs to have a system clean. Should I be looking for GasSafe engineers or HHIC engineers?:confused:
    Thanks in advance

    Good afternoon: if you consider yourself competent you could DIY a flush. The HHIC, the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council maintains a voluntary register of heating installers who have signed up to the Benchmark Scheme and is a wealth of information on heating and hot water. GSR is the mandatory registration body for gas installers, and the CIPHE, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, maintains a voluntary register of qualified plumbers (many of whom also belong to HHIC and GSR;)) Any of these could theoretically powerflush/chemical flush a CH system.

    HTH

    Canucklehead
    Ask to see CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering)
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