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  2. Pulp fiction is brilliant for lighting fires. Tearing the pages out is one of the best bits.
  3. It looks like the game might be changing..This has been predictable for a long time.
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  5. I say that sliding out bit is a solid plate and the ash comes out underneath into the hearth because this is designed to be installed in an open fireplace. Wood burning fires need occasional maintenance but the general idea is to burn the wood in a bed of its own ash.
  6. If it is reasonable in the circumstances then it is reasonable in the circumstances.. IF the Board (Trust) is satisfied. (ii)the applicant for the relevant consent satisfies the Board that the vessel to which the application relates will be used bona fide for navigation throughout the period for which the consent is valid without remaining continuously in any one place for more than 14 days or such longer period as is reasonable in the circumstances. (MY EMPHASIS)
  7. Funny you should say that. This would be a good explanation for why it won't burn coal properly.
  8. It does look a bit funny doesn't it. A little bit of a woodburner look.
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  10. It not only has a dodgy kink but seems to also be made of thin wall ducting tube which is not appropriate. Major alterations needed I think. In the meantime good luck with it I hope you can get warm plus do get a CO alarm to be safe.
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  12. It is interesting about the fuel type. Sometimes there are batches of fuel which are very bad. I've had Homefire and also Brazier which were terrible in the past. It can also be related to the damp in the fuel. Coal bags are rarely sealed and can hold significant moisture.
  13. It is CO not CO2. The ones I use are Fireangel CO9D. They do work and can give advance warning by displaying a low figure before the alarm state. Yes. Olive stones also good.
  14. Needs to be straight. Have you got a CO alarm with a digital readout? If not then please get one.
  15. Slightly shocking but also a shrewd observation. The biggest enemy of a fire is cold things. Some people do try to reduce the size of the firebox due to having an idea that the thing is too big but in the event of it getting cold this can cause a negative outcome. I had a Villager Heron and also had a Villager Puffin (same fire different door style) and they both had a flat baffle plate just below the flue. It was removable and I removed them in both instances as the clag buildup in the flue dropped down and caused problems. Of course a properly operating flue won't get any of this clag but it is very common on sub optimal installations such as those found in canal boats.
  16. Seems likely to be a flue problem.. Do you have a CO alarm? The best type have a digital display so you can see if there are any issues before an alarm state occurs. For example if you have a digital display CO monitor and it reads 10ppm you know you are not going to die but you also know there is a problem.
  17. I have a tumble drier in a boat with less accomodation space than a 30ft narrow boat. 8 square metres floor space including everything. Very comfortable. The drier is one of the 2.5kg units. Boat is on mains electric. Tiny little thing it doubles as a seat. Very good with a vent ducting and a fluff filter. Proper tumble drier. Not a fan of domestic appliances myself as do not like luxury but a tumble drier I do like and if I have power to run one then I will have one. Clothes can be washed in a sink with bio washing powder.
  18. A lot of fires work better when really hot. I'm getting some secondary burn on the wood. Being miserly with fuel is not always sensible but also be careful not to get it too hot. It is quite cold tonight outside. Flues are also a critical component. If the flue is unwilling to heat up properly then the fire is unlikely to get going well. Excessively long external flue terminals can cause issues in this regard.
  19. Also if the air in the boat is cold then it can be counterproductive opening the bottom vent too much because the result is drawing cold air this reducing the temperature of the fire.
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