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  1. We had her for two years; we also moored at Yelvertoft. But now we live in the far north of Scotland it became impractical so we sold. The engine burnt a lot of oil so it was quite smokey! Did the air-conditioning work when you had her?
  2. Thanks. I also complained to ASA and heard from them recently. I did some more reading and found that IR heaters are quite successful in high-ceiling warehouses but people still need to get the air temp up to 21C or so to be comfortable. Somewhere in their ads they say the panel heaters operate at a surface temperature of 22 to 24C. So they can't radiate any heat to a human body at 37C !!! They are just convectors.
  3. OP replied to a PM saying engine was running. It was an oil pipe, not a fuel pipe. I don't think he's been back since!
  4. Do you mean the decompressor? You don't need to touch this. Leave it in the running position. 20psi oil pressure is OK. Can you try the extra fuel? Lift the brass flap on the fuel rod and make sure the rod is free to move. It's normal to oil this daily.
  5. I do not understand this bit; what top?
  6. "Oil Used in Central Heating Just about all oil fired central heating used in Britain on a domestic level uses 28sec oil. This oil is sometimes referred to as Kerosene. The "sec" part of the oil description refers to seconds. This seconds part is used to define the viscosity (or thickness) of the oil. Originally this was measured by the time it takes for a ball bearing of a set size and diameter to pass through a set distance of the oil. 28sec oil burns very cleanly leaving minimal deposits such as smoke and soot on afterburn. 28sec oil can also be used in popular kitchen ranges like AGA. The other type of oil that can be used in a domestic situation is 35sec oil. You may be thinking, "how do I tell these two oil types apart?" There is quite an easy way of doing so by checking the colour of the oil: 28sec Oil = Yellow 35sec Oil = Red" http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/centralheatingoil.htm So, the answer is probably 'yes'. But, as others say, 'get advice from the supplier'
  7. In post 51, you said, "When Keeping Up posed the fuel question, he provided a formula in which the rate of consumption was proportional to speed." but he didn't, he said speed cubed.
  8. So, are you admitting that you were mistaken? Your quote is exactly what I said!
  9. He never said this! He said, ab initio, that consumption was proportional to RPM cubed. We are agreed that RPM is proportional to speed. ( roughly)
  10. What's the name of that contactor sensor thingy in a washing machine? It's used instead of a push-button on/off switch. Something like a true power device? This is so pernickety it can prevent the machine from switching on.
  11. Joules are not dependant on volts; 10MJ is 10MJ regardless of volts. Our meters already measure Joules but a calibrated in kWh. The meters measure true power, so they take account of volts amps and power factor.
  12. kJ or MJ would be the most correct units to use for energy. As you know, 1 kWh is equal to 1,000 joules per second for one hour or 3,600,000 Joules = 3.6MJ. MJ's work equally for any voltage, unlike Amp-hours.
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