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  1. It is possible to successfully compost ones poop whilst CC'ing, even easier if using a 'Hot composting' system. There are a couple Facebook Groups covering this in some detail. The whole point of Composting Toilets is to Compost ones waste. No-one using compost toilets should be dumping their contents in the bins or the Elsan points!
  2. Funny but I was actually told that I could use 'any old hose' this weekend in conversation with a boatowner who has a Rayburn installed on his boat! I meant to say copper not brass pipe in my question, the heat is getting to me. The actual connections to the stove will be carried out by the engineer who commissions the Uno I'm just getting everything into place. One further question on fuel lines. My engine has a mix of copper and rubber fuel line. It passed the BSS test last year no problems. Also I have the Fuel-Guard filter system fitted with a glass bowl and that didn't raise an eyebrow either!
  3. I have a dedicated heater fuel tank to supply our Heritage Uno but not sure of the BSS requirement for running the fuel pipe internally. I've been told by one chandlers that 6mm rubber is OK, another says 8mm rubber is fine, my initial thought was I had to use brass but obviously rubber is much easier to install with brass an the ends. Can any knowledgeable BSS requirment people please advise? I'll be having the stove professionally commissioned when I finally get the installing done. I must say the installation instructions for fitting into narrowboats are really thorough but it's the BSS side of things I'm unsure about.
  4. I'm after recommendations for a replacement engine starter battery size for my Bukh DV36. Unfortunately it will have to be one I can purchase from a store as we don't have an address or family nearby to take deliveries. We are just outside of Nantwich on the Middlewich branch of the Shroppie. Basically I just want a large heavy duty battery but with all these stop/go type offerings on the Halfords website I'm not sure what amps, cranking power etc. Charging will be taken care of by the single 80 amp alternator, complemented by solar and a 12v 100amp Centaur when using the genny or shore power. Physical size is not a problem as I shall be constructing a new battery-box.
  5. Come to the west of Ireland, we often get 4 seasons in one day!
  6. It's not very warm here on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Ireland. We're hoping it'll be warmer next week when we finally get 'home' to the boat on the Shroppie.
  7. Thanks for all the helpful comments. I haven't been able to actually visit my boat for nearly a year being stuck outside the UK due to lockdown but thankfully we're back next week & looking forward to continuing a total fit out. I'm installing a brand new Heritage Uno cooker/hot water & central heating system, hence my question. I have a 230v pump which I was going to install but have now decided I want to avoid relying on an inverter wherever possible.
  8. Hi everyone, I need a pump for the radiators for my central-heating on my 57' narrowboat & I'm trying to find a 12volt one rather than use a 230v through the inverter. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks
  9. We used to burn ours in the Rayburn on the smallholding but it had a tall chimney and no near neighbours so I can't tell you how its smoke smelt
  10. Thank you everyone for your comments. On the boat I already have an external aerial for the 'mi-fi' ( incidentally the Vodafone mi-fi works a treat in Ireland) so it's no bother adding an external FM/DAB aerial on the boat. It's really hard to find a portable radio with an aerial socket. Ocean FM is the local station in Ireland& it's great for keeping abreast of relevant information . It has to be portable so it can be used in the workshop, polytunnel etc. The cottage is pretty much 'off-grid' definitely no TV so the radio is pretty important.
  11. I'm looking to buy a portable radio (DAB) for use on my boat but also on the west coast of Ireland. Mobile phone signal is patchy so use of the mobile is not really an option. I used to rate Roberts radios but looking at the reviews of the current offering it looks as if their quality has gone the ay of most things and is rather hit and miss. Has anyone got any recent experience of purchasing a portable radio without spending a fortune?
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  13. Mike, with the greatest of genuine respect I would suggest that once this really terrible situation subsides, then will be the time for the inquests and hopefully lessons will learned. I really hope that this can be the shove that we in the western world need to make us all realise that the awful inequalities and undervaluing of all key jobs (including food preparation) are taken into account and hopefully a fairer more considerate society will emerge Sorry for your loss
  14. I think everyone understands the logistical problems BUT I have personally been involved in pandemic planning and I regret to say that in my opinion our government has been forced by irresponsible reporting verging on scaremongering.
  15. https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-03-22/coronavirus-outbreak-nobel-laureate There's an awful lot of reading out there Mike https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/23/grandmother-95-becomes-oldest-person-italy-recover-coronavirus/?WT.mc_id=e_DM1223974&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_FPM_New_ES&utmsource=email&utm_medium=Edi_FPM_New_ES20200323&utm_campaign=DM1223974
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