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WJM last won the day on October 9 2014

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  1. Thank you so much for your perfect responses. The rich value of forums. You have answered my original question completely!
  2. Excellent, thank you. Google Earth has nothing earlier than 1999 and those buildings were already gone. by then.
  3. Many of my maps show three bridge structures over the Grand Union (Paddington Branch) at Southall/Northolt. But as long as I have been on this canal there has never been anything there. I have searched all the usual places for some historic record of what was there but I have found nothing. This Taylor Woodrow mosaic is on the bank where these bridges were. Does anybody know what was there?
  4. Perhaps it is symptomatic of our complex time. Essentially, I was just asking, would this pump empty a shower? Reliably? Would this £22 pump empty a shower tray, if situated lower? I thought it was a simple question.
  5. Hi Tony, thanks again for your input. The failed pump was an impeller type (star shaped spinning wheel) located lower than the base of the shower tray. My core question is, would a pump like the one I linked to above work in this application? (Emptying shower water) It’s the difference between £20 and £100!
  6. Thanks Tony, I may have the terminology wrong. The failed pump has one of those star shaped rubber wheels that spins inside a circular void. A Whale Gulper costs around £100 but there other (similar on paper) pumps that cost much less, an example is linked below. Would something like this work? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brushless-Water-Pump-800L-H-5M-DC-12V-24V-Solar-Brushless-Motor-Water-CircuH164-/203540022080?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  7. My shower pump has failed and needs replacing. Centrifugal Impellor type pumps seem to be the favoured type of pump for moving waste water overboard. But this type seem to be much more expensive than the Diaphragm type pumps used in systems like boat central heating. Is there any compelling reason why a centrifugal pump must be used for shower water? Or would a disphragm pump work just as well?
  8. Interesting. There was no mention of it. I figured it couldn’t be as much as £50 so it is probably a better option than an honest 1 Day. Any idea how much it is? I can’t find anything about it online.
  9. I went up to Teddington this weekend just for one night. I was shocked. A visitors license was £50! If I had been staying a week it would have been £80, and a month would have been £170. I’m not sure what warped thinking is going on here. The more casual your visit the more it hurts! In the past I recall a special Teddington weekend visitors licence that allowed the Kingston reach only. And I also recall a Wey transit license. Have these specials been discontinued?
  10. Thank you everybody. You have been really helpful. This forum is excellent and your contributions are really appreciated!
  11. The body of the alternator seems to be heavily painted or anodised. But I suppose I could scrape back to bare metal. Would that work?
  12. I can’t find an exact match on the Prestolite site. But I did find this on a Google search. https://www.adesas.co.uk/product/171/?doing_wp_cron=1615657893.4654760360717773437500
  13. Thanks for the speedy reply. The new one is BA030-2005. By the way, there is a cable already connected, joining the B+ and the B- and it has a little sealed black box at one end.
  14. I am planning to replace my alternator. The new one has arrived and it seems to have a lot more electrical connection points than the old one. I need some advice on how to connect the new one up. Presumably the thick cable is the one that takes the power away. Where on the new alternator should it go. And the thin spade-connector cable, what is it for and where should it go? Thanks in advance.
  15. Thanks everybody who responded. You have been very helpful.
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