"I am a gas safe registered engineer, having installed several magnetic sludge traps from various manufacturers I find the TF1 to be the best all rounder. It is simply technical excellence in a box. It wins hands down in every area for me, it is easy to install, easy to service and brilliant as a dosing pot for inhibitor. This is the one that goes on every boiler that I fit. Highly recommended."
"There are a number of similar products on the market but Fernox FT1 has the edge over the rest. They are still improving the design ever so slightly, so look out for the universal O ring rather than the multi colour ones at present. The drain valve on the bottom of the unit is just so simple for removing anything collected, and the plastic drain valve cap/KEY is handy feature along with the magnet which can be removed without unscrewing the lid. The capacity of the unit makes it easy for dosing the system with concentrated chemicals but make sure the lid O ring is clean and in the correct place as we did have one unit that had a small weep but correct positioning and some silicon grease sorted it out. Look out for package deals on the unit and chemicals F3 or F5 cleaner and F1 as a inhibitor."
"Fitted this recently to my own central heating system to try it out before I start supplying to customers. Works brilliant, Proper chemicals added in the proper order, Drained system a couple of times to get rid of excess gunge and now I a clean heating system and pipes that are now easy to maintain. Get one before I end up buying them all. LOL"
"I have tried the rest and now I use the best, I have bought loads of these and they do exactly what they are supposed to, only had one problem with a leaking lid and it was swapped without hesitation by Screwfix, top company to deal with, much more helpfull than normal trade outlets."
"Relatively easy to install and service. There are noticeable results almost straight away. The boiler and whole central heating system is much quieter and smoother running. I think it is excellent value for money and would highly recommend to others."
"Was going to fit a Magnaclean Twinteck on my old Glow worm floor standing boiler, but finished up after a bit of research with a Fernox FT1 total filter. The FT1 Is dun in 22 & 28mm the connections at the back will rotate fitting any close to the wall pipe horizontal or vertical, it will work on horizontal return flow left to right or right to left or vertical flow up or down, you just rotate the connection piece at the back & fit the collard washers shown on instruction sheet for that direction. To clean all you do is turn the inlet & outlet valves off, just lift the magnet out of its sleeve, that will make all the magnetic bits on the other side of the sleeve caught by the magnet drop to the bottom were other non magnetic bits are stored, open the drain valve at the bottom after putting a bucket under or connecting it to a hosepipe, turn the outlet valve on for a few seconds this will blast every thing out. or you can undo the top & clean it manually. Note the Magnaclean TwinTech is only dun in 22mm and according to ADEY is designed for plastic under floor central heating & pips (FT1 will do that) Magnaclean Professional 22mm & 28mm is not a total filter it only takes out iron oxide and you have to scrape it off the magnet, and clean out the inside case with a rag, all 3 magnaCleans mentioned above are harder to fit to pips as against the FT1 were a pipe gap of 210mm for the 22mm & 220mm for the 28mm & you don't have to force the pips out to fix the FT1. Can I say more!. Had only 1 problem was the instruction book not the best to understand, see Fernox FT1 on U tube for demonstration."
"The TF1 was easy to install and is already catching metallic waste on the the magnetised area despite the boiler only having run for about 10 minutes since installation.The TF1 makes system dosing easy and it is a doddle to drain any accumulated dirt from the filter. It has only been in for a week so can't comment on long term aspects yet."
"I would reccomend these to anyone. I am a professional plumber and do a lot of boiler changes, i always recommend to my customers to fit one, sometimes they are sceptical but after i have run the boiler for half an hour and show them what this thing stops from going in the boiler they are very impressed. not cheap but better than a new boiler!"
"Fitted this to a sludged and treated microbore system. Started collecting immediately. Quite a lot larger than expected. Thankfully there was enough room in the airing cupboard. Wouldn't recommend this if it was going to be on show, ie. under a boiler. Good puchase if you need to leave your customer to clean it out during a desludge/system cleanse as in my case."
"It leaked soone after install and soaked the b carpet and chipboard flooring. I fixed it by tightening top cover.
Later the boiler needed fixing and this device had to be removed. British Gas engineer didn't even bother trying to refit it and installed his own solid brass one instead. He says they always ALWAYS leak and he couldn't be asked to fiddle with it or risk water damage after he left. That was his experience of the device..."