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Everything posted by TheBiscuits

  1. It's a Beta, this is most likely. Great engines, crap wiring looms. If this fixes your issue, break it again, clean the plugs and sockets, stick it back together and then put a big tie wrap round both plugs and pull tight. It might not help but you'll feel better!
  2. Maybe they should stop emptying the cassette over the hedge
  3. Which kind of proves @MtB's point. Guided at 200k, sold for nearly 400k ...
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  5. How much are you offering? I have a battery angle grinder and know where four of them moor ...
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  7. They aren't anything complicated. A couple of bits of tube cut at an angle mounted on a baseplate gets you most of the way there. Add a couple of caps and a couple of bits of bar and any fabricator worth their salt can make one - especially if they have the port one to look at!
  8. Must confess I don't recall reading the report, it just seems obvious to move the top lock along the proposed link to reduce complexity and cost.
  9. Why? Just move the top lock to the workshop side of the bridge and dig the connecting pound a bit deeper. It seems daft to have a pumped pair of drop locks there when there's a flight of locks close by. I don't particularly object to the Bradley concept, but if the society really want it to progress they should ignore Bradley Lane for now and dig out the locks and the link first and bring a useable canal to the other side of the bridge. Add: Crossed with David, same idea.
  10. Yes, but I don't recommend trying that!
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  12. Raw water cooled has an effectively unlimited supply of cold water if it doesn't block. A skin tank needs to be big enough to allow the water to cool down before it gets recirculated. The heat will transfer much faster on the engine because of the temperature difference. 40 to 70 degrees gradient on the engine, maybe 5 or 10 degrees at the skin tank. If you want to see the difference, stick a hose between your raw water outlet and inlet and see how long it takes your engine to overheat.
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  14. At least one of our members bought an ex hire boat which obviously meets the requirements. This boat is available for hire from a different hire firm as the owners are too busy to use it.
  15. Nah, potassium, sodium or lithium are way more active. I wouldn't recommend dunking a couple of kilos of them in water though!
  16. Update on 22/10/2021: Our teams have been working hard over the last few days to stabilise the water levels in the immediate area on both sides of the breach between Bridge 109, New Barn Bridge and Bridge 110, Aspen Bridge, Rishton on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. In addition to Barrowford Locks re-opening earlier this week, using our emergency abstraction powers to pump water from Knuzden Brook, limited resources from Rishton Reservoir, and with a little help from the rain, we were able to raise the levels on the 6 mile stretch from Rishton to Blackburn to allow assisted passage through Blackburn Locks to all boats that wished to leave the affected section of the canal. All 1,200 metres of pipes have been laid out and are supported in place to enable us to pump water over the breach. A crane has been onsite today to lift the pumps into the canal at Bridge 110 and are now successfully providing a sustained and sufficient feed to the Blackburn section of the canal and beyond. Whilst Blackburn Locks will remain closed to navigation, we are pleased to advise that Johnson’s Hillocks and the Wigan Flight will be open daily from 8am tomorrow, Saturday 23 October. The Wigan Flight will open as per its usual operating times, 8am until 4pm, with last entry at 12pm. Johnson’s Hillocks will re-open without operating times, however this will remain under review subject to water resources. Our Design Engineers have been onsite undertaking investigations of the work required and planning the early stages of clearing up to see the full extent of the damage. Site surveys and ground investigations have been arranged and once we have a full understanding of the work required, we will be able to plan and programme the required works. In the meantime, we are working with our neighbouring landowners to allow us to construct access to the site of the breach, whilst our contractors are organising the installation of the clay and stone dams and will start works to create access on the bed of the canal. Based on the previous timescales of similar projects, we estimate the repairs will take in the region of 6 months. Our teams will continue to assist and work with all those customers affected by this closure, and we continue to urge anyone further to contact our North West Customer Support Team on 03030 404040 if you, or someone you know, is seeking help in the affected area. A further update will be provided Friday 5 November.
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  18. That's a cruciform key, and they are much higher security than a star key like this: They can be opened with a screwdriver as @MtB said. The star key (or rack bolt key) is only much cop for single sided locks. They used to be quite common as an extra lock inside double glazing. Useless on the outside.
  19. I'm guessing you haven't looked at the planned works. It's a major building project not a bodge repair.
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