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  1. Another point I disagree with is the often quoted " boats only have short flues so need help in achieving a good draw " . Well my stove is on high legs, the flue is only 1000 mm, if I open the air intake fully it will run out of control like a blast furnace, there is no lack of draw in my installation.
  2. Surely the draw is the volume of air being sucked into the stove, more draw and you only need a smaller air intake but it's still the same volume of air going in?
  3. I noticed that insulated flues are becoming the recommended standard now by various authorities for narrow boat stove installations, there are gains in safety and emissions using these but they also cut out the flue as a radiator of heat into the cabin, in my opinion that's a lot of heating lost. My questions are does anyone agree there was a safety issue with non insulated flues in the first place? ( I don't ) Is this over the top BSS for the sake of it or a good improvement in safety standards? Have you ever been burned or had a fire from an uninsured
  4. I think section 43 states that they can charge for facilities and services, but I can't see how a visitor mooring could reasonably be either of these things. I have been Googling to find section 43 but I can't find it now.
  5. Just received this reply from CRT. Thank you for your email of 14/03/16 where you requested information about our overstay charges on visitor moorings. Since January 2015 we have invoiced 19 customers for overstay charges and continue to do so. Of these 19, 7 have paid in full, 1 has paid in part under a payment plan, 5 have not paid yet and 6 invoices were subsequently cancelled with a credit note for various reasons. It is Section 43(3) of the Transport Act 1962 which authorises British Waterways and therefore the Canal & River Trust to make such charges as the Trust
  6. Define "a couple of days" ? Second , I realise you meant that is just your own view, and has no evidence to back it up, but you might like to say so in future to avoid confusion.I would certainly disagree.
  7. Are they making it clear it is a voluntary payment though ? I am having trouble thinking of any person if asked if they would like to volunteer £25 for nothing that would hand it over. Presuming they are sane, not stoned, or being mugged.
  8. Not sure I follow your argument, that seems to be CRT can do whatever it wants, even threaten charges that don't exist ( yet ) and everyone should comply without complaint. You are actually happy to have signs that are false, and designed to deceive boaters ? If this charge is voluntary and CRT has collected it without saying so then its as close to fraud as I can think of getting. I have asked them to if they have ever collected this charge but got no reply.
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  11. "Lignite, often referred to as brown coal,[1] is a soft brown combustible sedimentary rock formed from naturally compressed peat. It is considered the lowest rank of coal due to its relatively low heat content. It has a carbon content around 6070%.[1] "
  12. Well, its not 2 days, its 14, if they are not actually charging anyone.
  13. I can't see its likely that one of those will magically burn all night. It defys the laws burning stuff. 10 kilos should burn overnight if your stove is airtight and the air control can be turned right down.
  14. But CRT have an ethos that promotes blatant lying, and trying to fob off enquires and complaints with pure BS, and inventing evidence to back up what they want to do. I have personally found this from the customer service up to the enforcement and legal dept.
  15. It must be lower heat output than coal nuts, so what does one pack weigh ? I can't see £12 a pack is going to be better value than coal at £10 x 25 kg. Edit. Just had a look on Amazon and its 10kg for £12.50. Which makes it totally uneconomical.
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