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wiltshirewonderer

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    Toggenberg
  • Boat Location
    Kennet & Avon
  1. wiltshirewonderer

    The Victron will be ours

    I'm trying to find an old blog via google that I have just recalled from when I was considering putting Venus on a Raspberry Pi (As described on Victron github page). Can't remember the technical details but I remember a chap documenting his experiences figuring out how to communicate via one of the Victron API's and do some fairly decent graphing and triggering of external events via a linux box (Probably a Pi again!). One of those 'child' things turned up in the household which took away all the spare time I might have allocated to such projects....
  2. wiltshirewonderer

    The Victron will be ours

    I haven't done it but yes, I'm pretty sure it is possible. Either via the aux inputs on a multiplus or a ve.can based adaptor conected to the ccgx (https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ve.can:ve.can_resistive_tank_sender_adapter)
  3. wiltshirewonderer

    Ebac hot fill washing machines

    indeed. Its why I didn't repeat the question again until now. Just as well I did or it could have been an expensive tie wasting exercise!
  4. wiltshirewonderer

    Ebac hot fill washing machines

    Sigh.. Scratch that! I thought I'd ask them again (Last time was before launch). The chap I'm currently speaking to said hot water for 60c and above on Ebac machines as well. Ah well, back to the drawing board then as the unique selling point of these Ebac machines (for me) does not in fact exist....
  5. wiltshirewonderer

    Ebac hot fill washing machines

    These guys say that they don't follow that approach, the machines take from the hot supply and heat further if necessary. Cold input is only used if required to cool overly hot water or if set to a cold wash. Edit: I specifically asked them about it as when I previously researched this I found exactly what you said from the other suppliers - hot was only used for 60c washes or higher.
  6. wiltshirewonderer

    Ebac hot fill washing machines

    Has anyone tried installing/using one of these on a boat? They seem a sensible way of reducing electricity consumption and taking advantage of 'free' hot water. I emailed them querying peak power usage and whilst suitably vague they did state that the machines use a 1kw heating element. However, the initial response form customer services also went straight into stating that they aren't suitable for a marine environment as they need to be perfectly level otherwise they won't function properly during the spin cycle (They balance the washing load to stop damage and this requires them to be dead level). Further questioning reveals that all modern washing machines function in the same way, some being more sensitive than others.... So, has anyone tried an ebac machine on a narrowboat? Did you have any joy or did it end up in tears / smoke and a refund?
  7. wiltshirewonderer

    what jobs do people have (without sounding nosey)

    I'm attempting to make a living as an artist. Didn't think it through very well as whilst the art bit is compact and very suitable for boat life, framing and packaging materials take up a massive amount of space!
  8. wiltshirewonderer

    River canal Rescue, worth joining?

    I bet it is.... Complete lack of clarity in the beginning - the business T&C's don't help either as they suggest the two hours that count are the ones that are spent on-site. I agree, I also believe they are double charging as they sent two heads. Only one of the blokes actually did anything and TBH, I think only one could at any given time in this situation (Using a hacksaw with an arm down the weed hatch). Not sure what two people could do with a hacksaw which one could not? I do worry that one day someone will be hit with a bill for more than a boat is worth when they send a minibus load of engineers over from Germany (Say 12 people x 10 hours travel time - 120 hours billable before they actually do any work)
  9. wiltshirewonderer

    River canal Rescue, worth joining?

    I've got RCR bronze cover so get the first two hours labour included. Had my first ever call out a month ago. Two chaps turned up and fixed the problem in less than an hour (bike wrapped around prop). RCR are chasing me for £££ for labour above the two hours because they want two lots of labour and to cover travel time! Less than impressed I have to say.
  10. wiltshirewonderer

    Lucas 2v Traction Batteries ??

    Looks a good price. Also worth checking out these, the larger sizes are also a very good deal: http://solarwindturbinebatteries.co.uk/products-page/new-cells-ipzsepzshpsz-2v-cells/
  11. wiltshirewonderer

    Recommend an auto washing machine

    Yup, read those in the past - they turn up fairly high in the google results when looking for hot fill machines. I'm keen to see the spec to see what temp washes it will use the hot feed for. Pipe runs and the rest of it not really an issue. Once I've seen the spec I will be able to decide whether it makes sense for my specific install and usage scenario.
  12. wiltshirewonderer

    Recommend an auto washing machine

    Linky as requested. They look interesting but I haven't found a tech specification. Hoping they will have very low power requirements.
  13. wiltshirewonderer

    Recommend an auto washing machine

    ebac have finally launched hot-fill models so may be worth a look.
  14. wiltshirewonderer

    Boat Maintenance Job - OFFERED

    Shame my mooring is way out in West London or I would have jumped at that offer - currently setting myself up as an artist so two days paid work a week on a historic ship would have been perfect. If you haven't had many responses it might be worth putting up a notice on the Facebook London boaters group?
  15. wiltshirewonderer

    Custom made outside seating - any recommendations?

    Also keeping tabs, my boat came with some but they were not waterproof. Also, do others keep them inside when not in use? Not sure if it was the lack of waterproof-e-ness but I had to do a bit of repainting as I ended up with micro blisters on paint underneath them after leaving ours out all summer.
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