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Chris T

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  1. CRT have just sent an email clarifying the stoppage, which is as you said, the upper basin only.😚 sorry I can't seem to remove that little face. New phone, the previous one coincidentally being in the bottom of Bugsworth Basin.
  2. Ooh, that's great news, I just read the bit about boats being out of the basin and assumed. Thank you!
  3. Long closure for Bugsworth Basin coming up. https://mandrillapp.com/track/click/10513099/canalrivertrust.org.uk?p=eyJzIjoiOThucGNBTW5ucnRJYTJNN2t2bXQ2S2czUlRjIiwidiI6MSwicCI6IntcInVcIjoxMDUxMzA5OSxcInZcIjoxLFwidXJsXCI6XCJodHRwczpcXFwvXFxcL2NhbmFscml2ZXJ0cnVzdC5vcmcudWtcXFwvbm90aWNlXFxcLzIwMzY4XFxcL2J1Z3N3b3J0aC1jYW5hbC1iYXNpbi1icmlkZ2UtNjEtY2hpbmxleS1yb2FkLWJyaWRnZVwiLFwiaWRcIjpcImY1N2Y2NjVkZDMzMzQ1NmVhYzZhMDcyYjNkYzcwYzZjXCIsXCJ1cmxfaWRzXCI6W1wiMDZiODNhZWUyNzUxYTY4N2VlMTMzNWEyZjJlYWJhN2M3YjU2NjZhNFwiXX0ifQ
  4. Hello, I've read the suggestion to use Milton or thin bleach in water tanks several times before and always wondered how you would flush it through without (dilute) bleach ending up in the cut?
  5. Update on 26/05/2021: We are pleased to advise navigation has now resumed between Bridge 38, Black Road Bridge and Bridge 39, Hollands Bridge on the Macclesfield Canal following a successful testing period. The towpath will remain closed to complete further works. We politely request all customers to navigate through the area with care and to listen to any advice that may be given by the team onsite. A further update will be provided Friday 11 June. Update on 19/05/2021: Works onsite to repair the failed culvert between Bridge 38, Black Road Bridge and Bridge 39, Hollands Bridge on the Macclesfield Canal are progressing well, with a view to re-water the section over the weekend. Testing will be completed early next week and we are hopeful to resume navigation in time for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. A further update will be provided on Wednesday 26 May
  6. For curtains over our portholes, I bought brass coloured plastic rods for a few pounds. I really don't notice the difference day to day and of course they never need polishing. They may look more obviously 'fake' on the larger windows.
  7. While hubby is away emptying the cassette, thought I'd have a quick wee.... Sadly I've done that more than once too.
  8. The tank was cleaned out and painted a couple of years ago so hoping a clean out will do the trick.
  9. ? Well, hubby investigated the pipe from the tank and whilst it wasn't rusted, it was blocked with aforementioned crud. Poked it clear whilst reenacting the boy with his finger in the dyke (not that sort) and it's now sorted. For now anyway until it gunks up again. Thanks for comments.
  10. Hi, thanks for the replies. The pump wasn't really running on empty at all, we only realised it was low because of the colour of the water coming through and the flow has only changed since we refilled. The flow is low from the bathroom taps and the toilet flush too. The water pump seemed to be running fine when I had the pump outlet off. The pump is also running on once the taps have been switched off which is what made me think it was an air lock. How do I back flush??
  11. Hello all. We normally keep the integral water tank well topped up but think it recently got very low and the water coming out of the taps wasn't clear. Filled up at the next opportunity but since then the water pump running has been louder than usual and the water isn't running from the taps as well as it should, not quite a trickle, but not running properly. The hot water is still hot and cold still cold. Water pump filter is clear. Is this likely to be an air lock? If so, how do we clear it? Thank you for any suggestions
  12. Hope you don't mind me jumping on your thread, but I'm also looking for recommendations for a new cratch and cover. We are based on the upper Macc. So far tried coversandcanopies at Nantwich and Bethsaida, neither of whom cover that area and Kinver, who haven't got back to us yet. Any other suggestions welcome. Thank you
  13. Hello, it's a Becton B5MUG 4.5kW. I only know that the flue is at least 4 years old as that's how long we've had the boat. The stove isn't used that often as we don't live on board so no idea if it will be seized (probably!).
  14. Hello, I'm looking for someone to fit a new collar which has cracked where the flue meets the stove top. Had someone look at it who said it could be replaced in one of two ways, but they have never got back to me. Can anyone suggest someone who could do this, we are in the upper Macc? In view of the CO2 risks I'd rather leave this to someone who knows what they are doing. Thanks for any suggestions.
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