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  1. I used tap water. The water where I live is reasonably soft, and the deposits only drop out once until the system is refilled. As I use Ford 10 year long life antifreeze I won't be changing the antifreeze often, so the amount of scale introduced will be minimal.
  2. The only problem with shared ownership.(I had shares from 1992-2014) is that it is almost impossible to get days or weeks away in the summer at short notice, because all of the co-owners take their pre-booked holidays then. However it is a different story in winter when extra breaks are often available.
  3. The outputs of the two inverters will be out of phase, so potentially 400 volts plus across them. Locate than at least 2 metres apart so that you cannot physically touch both at the same time to eliminate the risk.
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  6. Heart of England boat hire at Glascote Basin is 1 mile from Tamworth Railway Station.
  7. Hopefully you are measuring the oil level after the engine has been stopped for at least 10 minutes, to allow the oil held in the galleries to drain back into the sump? Apologies if I am teaching you to suck eggs, but it is important to establish the level of knowledge before rushing into diagnosis.
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  12. I'm not a paint expert but 2 pack paints usually go straight onto bare metal or a suitable 2 pack primer. Could it be that the primer part of the Vactan is failing?
  13. I lived near St Helens when I was young and a goldfish would have been considered exotic! 🤣
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  16. I disagree, the Basingstoke Canal, River Wey Navigation and parts of the Thames within the M25 are nothing like slums (but you knew that anyway didn't you...). 😉
  17. Boat expenditure is also very lumpy, being dependent upon what needs doing as well as the fixed licence, mooring and insurance costs . If the engine goes bang at the same time the hull needs blacking and the cabin repainting it can cost thousands in one go.
  18. Also demonstrates the important drainage role that canals play.
  19. Well the previous owners of my rescue GSD shut him in the garden permanently, where he barked so much that the neighbours complained to the council's Environmental Health Officer. After the EHO had satisfied himself that the nuisance was real, he issued a noise abatement notice giving the dogs owners 30 days to resolve the issue or to have him put down. They chose to re-home him and that is how we got to have him.
  20. Personally I would charge them in situ. The ideal wiring layout is not as critical as some seem to think providing the battery cables, including interconnects are of adequate cross sectional area. Please be aware that a true equalisation charge needs to last until the temperature corrected specific gravity readings and tail current have remained constant for 90 minutes. Therefore you may well need to flick the "Forced Absorb" charge toggle off and on again a few times.
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  22. Indeed, diesel engines used for standby generators come in two ratings, Continuous. Can run indefinitely at 100% of rated load with one hour in twelve at 110% load. Sprint (or fuel stop). Can run at 125% of rated load but total annual hours must not exceed 250 hours.
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  24. A different view from a major UK fuel supplier. https://www.rix.co.uk/gas-oil/ Red diesel purchased during the winter months also has an anti-waxing additive. If it didn't we wouldn't be able to use our narrowboat during cold spells.
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