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About jonathanA

  • Birthday 05/16/1962

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  1. For many years I used a Trangia meths camping stove, often in the door of my tent when camping. Conventional wisdom was to add a few drops of water to the meths when filling the burner. I think it was supposed to reduce soot- it never seemed to do any harm. the biggest problem was Making sure the burner was out before attempting to add more meths..... eta : there are some gel based alternatives that can be used in trangias not sure if any of them would be any good in an origo.
  2. Must be southern thing then as like keeping up im lucky enough to have found a plot of land next to the canal and I’m paying about a third of what I was in a nice marina with all the facilities. Although it will take a very long time before I break even !
  3. The point made by many people is that yes a GI can POTENTIALLY fail following some sort of fault current and therefore should be tested after an overload trip. This thread demonstrates how simple that is. if in your opinion then this makes me a fool well I can live with that because I care not. Educated to honours degree level and working in telecoms for 40 year I’m not merely a craftsman or technician masquerading as an ‘engineer’ but I expect that distinction would be totally beyond yours and wotevers comprehension so I shall waste no more time with you. As with any post on a forum people need to weigh up the opinions expressed and make up their minds what’s appropriate for their situation. I think it’s important to debunk some of the self appointed experts when they are wrong/misleading or at least present a differing view - don’t you agree ?
  4. Forgive me for having a life and not being glued to the canal world forum 24 x 7 just in case the One of the great ones may chose to share his wisdom with us mere mortals.... ffs
  5. If you have tested your GI and it’s ok and you know how to then there is no problem. It ain’t broke don’t fix it.... If you are determined to change it out then one with a status monitor is the way to go (leds or meter) I would recommend the safe shore device. (You don’t even need a multimeter to test these) Personally I would pay little attention to those on here who postulate that the GI must be capable of sinking the load of Hinckley B based on some American standard.
  6. Each time their own but to me wooden window frames on steel boats look out of place and given the choice I would never have wooden frames on a house. Even really good hardwood frames need staining or oiling every couple of years. double glazed units are they way to go for sure amazing how long it’s taken for them to become normal on new build canal boats
  7. Like @WotEver I’m not quite sure what you mean but I’m assuming you mean the little triangular bits of wood in the bottom corners of the wooden lining to the inside of the window... if so then the answer is decorative purposes simple as eta if you have made some sort of lining that matches the frame rounded corners then you have a done the same job some might say a better job !
  8. Pleased for them - looks like they have been very lucky
  9. Nova Scotia wharf Blackburn halfway up a 7 lock flight so Unless your passing through it’s a 14 lock round trip....
  10. I fitted a 12V shut-off valve to stop this from happening. Opens when engine is started and closes when engine is turned off. It also closes if the calorifier gets too hot (have a domestic style cylinder-stat to limit temp to 60C) If you do a bit of googling on legionares disease I think you will find that 60 isn’t hot enough to be sure of killing the nasty bugs. just saying....
  11. jonathanA

    New Seats

    They do limited sizes and it seemed expensive when we bought some for temporary use. by the time I weighed up the cost of decent material, foam zips etc I was happy to pay Amtrim to make up cushions for our L shaped Pullman. but would have been interesting to do and if you have some existing ones copy from probably a lot easier (we didn’t have )
  12. The Glenn skirting heater looks expensive for what it is. I’d go oil filled as slim said
  13. Yes no problem at all guess they are stainless steel. But of a pain to paint round. I’d be worried about hooks snagging on clothing etc
  14. I’ve got a pvc one didn’t seem to be any other option ! I also have press studs and they seem ok so far (couple of years) money well spent as we didn’t want / need one of those abominations on the back.
  15. Another vote for the wickes one .... the blow function is useful on occasion too
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