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  1. Yesterday afternoon there were about 2-3 every ten minutes going past me at Norton Junction on the GU. A bit quieter today, but still a few per hour. Judging by Moomin's comment above, they're mainly avoiding the Leicester line. Maybe people think Leicester is still locked down, like it was last summer.
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  3. I do normally have a bike with me. But for complicated reasons I won't go into here, my bike is currently elsewhere. I've read this a few times and I think I understand. Thanks.
  4. Update: At 3:30 I discovered that the nearest place I could get PTFE tape was an hour and a quarter walk away. And the place closes at 5:00. So of I went at a brisk trot to get there before it closed. I made it, and after a 2 and a half hour round trip, and returned with a roll of tape - cost 60p! I've now refitted it all and, hallelujah, it seems to be holding (touch wood). Well it's been a rather tiring day. My phone tells me I've walked 28,000 steps, which is good exercise, and best of all, I get to have a shower now. Thanks everyone for all your help - especially Tony, I
  5. This is all the bits This is all the bits loosely screwed together This is inside the brass fitting which was on the bottom of the accumulator.
  6. I'll take a picture. The brass fitting I took off the accumulator has ptfe tape in the thread, so that's why I assumed that. Give me 2 minutes
  7. There's another piece which I've found which I thought was part of the accumulator, a brass fitting. I've taken that off and it all goes together now! So I put it all on and it's weeping. I suppose there should be some ptfe tape in the thread? I don't think I have any of that. Any clever ideas?
  8. Update. I got a threaded plug as recommended by Tracy as a temporary fix. Manged to get the accumulator off but I can't get the plug onto the fitting. It's the right plug I think but there's a plastic bit sticking up which prevents the plug from going on. Can I cut this plastic bit off to get the plug on, or is it needed for something?
  9. It doesn't mention it. They also do a blue one which doesn't mention it either. The advantage of MC is that I can go in a talk to them. I could even take the old one in to make sure I get the right size. Me too. Thanks for all the help so far folks!
  10. I've ordered a threaded stopper thingy which should arrive at an amazon locker near here by 1pm tomorrow. I can try and put that on so I can have a wash! Then I can wait until I get to Braunston and pick up this: Is that the right thing?
  11. Thanks. There's no way what I have can be 25 litres. I think I'd have to start dismantling my wardrobe to get that in!
  12. The accumulator does seem to turn, but I was nervous of doing that! Are they called something else?
  13. Ahh, so it's not a specifically boat thing?
  14. Is it this what you mean? https://www.plasticpipeshop.co.uk/34-BSP-Threaded-Plug_p_4270.html The problem is I can't even see anything. The accumulator is sitting on a wooden base and is boxed in underneath. I can't even work out how to remove the accumulator right now. And I'm tired! I'll be able to look again in the morning.
  15. Thanks. Can you recommend anywhere round here?
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