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  1. Thanks for that - very kind of you. I'll give him a call.
  2. I still have my old stove at the moment - reduced to a pile of bits! Still deciding what to do with it. Yes I might in the end have to get a collar made - who do you recommend?
  3. Unfortunately not. I’m building a back cabin - the boat didn’t have one before - and the flue exits right in the middle of the drop cupboard section! The stove itself is a bit too far forward as well but that is easier to deal with (I think!)
  4. Thanks for the extra pic: I’ll check your dimensions against mine but looks pretty similar. I rang Brinklow but only an answering machine. I guess they are on full or partial lockdown.
  5. No that’s BWM’s dimensions not mine. Mine is (I haven’t got exact figures with me) approx 8 ins total width with a 61/2ins outside dia collar to take the flue pipe. If I ground it to fit the space I need it to fit there would be virtually nothing left at the sides to seal onto roof.
  6. Thanks for pic - this is my problem: where it was and where it needs to be!
  7. That is a good plan - I can’t quite see why mine is such a monster; half inch thick casting, weighs a ton. Will 5in pipe leave enough clearance for flue packing?
  8. Yes it has - I know that determines the flue size at that point but the pipe itself could be reduced down from that. Does a stove with a tiny firebox really need a 41/2 in flue?
  9. I’m trying to move my Epping but roof space for the flue exit is tight - the cabin sides curve sharply inwards so the gap between them and the slide diminishes rapidly. (The slide is the traditional timber type which adds width.) Anyway the present collar seems on the large side - the internal diameter is 5 1/2 ins and the overall width (footprint width) of the collar is 8ins. How does that compare with others? And given that the exit from the stove is a 5x2 oval does the flue really need to be 4 1/2 ins?
  10. Still looking for a bit of a steer on this. Also the manual talks about flared pipe ends for joints but the connections to/from that metal box are conventional brass & olives as is the one on the heater. Everything seemed to work so I guess I just leave well alone.
  11. These people made a couple of custom rigid plastic tanks for us - very good, helpful, family firm. http://www.jpplastics.co.uk/index.html
  12. A few months ago I stripped out our Webasto C Type during the boat refit and now I'm about to refit it. I've got the manual but, being a bit dim, am still unsure where the main feed and return cables go. Presumably the +ve is to the fusebox pictured; is it to the screw connector? And the -ve is to the stud which has the brown cables grouped? The feed would come direct from the master switch side of the battery and the return to the end of a shunt on the -ve. Finally, the box pictured contains the fuel pump and an in-line filter which looks rather different to other set-ups I've seen - is it an ok system?
  13. Snapped across the bolt hole - possibly over tensioned sometime. I’ve got the broken bit. Not a problem compared to the other stuff. Swore loudly at it. It’s very sensitive.
  14. The Epping is in bits! Surprisingly straightforward really though I had to drill out most of the fixing bolts. I’m making a list of the bits in good order...it’s depressingly short. The list of damaged ones is depressingly long: the top, the flue box, an oven casting, three of the four firebricks, the grate, one foot. I think I’ll store everything out of sight and wait until the virus plague is over.
  15. Well bearing in mind that the timber suppliers near me are all either closed or prioritising customers on essential work, and that the ply I've now measured more accurately and found to be 15mm (not a size I've come across but it's quite old) I've decided to leave well alone. I'll probably stiffen it with some screwed and glued timbers on the underside.. Thanks for all your advice (and, yes, it's a traditional cabin with bearers either side of the propshaft.
  16. The soon-to-be back cabin area of the boat is currently floored with 1/2 inch ply. It’s in decent nick but I’m wondering about the merits of replacing with - say - 18mm especially as the main back cabin structure will be sitting on it. At present it is located on central fore-aft bearers and others down each side (eg no cross members).
  17. It will certainly be worth a try - if I can get everything apart without finding (or causing) any more damage.
  18. The good news is I finally got the top off. The bad news is the top of the oven us split in two (not by me) which looks like a complete dismantling job to replace (with a non-existent part no doubt).
  19. I’ve got the top screws undone/drilled out but the top is still stuck fast. Any tips anyone? I fear it would be easy to break it.
  20. Forget the first part - I’ve managed to get the brass posts off and they are secured through the plate. I think it may have been a mod? But any other general dismantling advice gratefully received. That was what I’ve been working from but as I’ve discovered mine seems different. Cheers anyway.
  21. I need to get the top plate off my Epping. I’ve found the two screws at the front but can’t find any others. The only photo I’ve seen shows them behind the brass pan rail supports either side but I can’t find them on mine. Any advice on this - and other likely issues? Thanks
  22. Thanks kind but they are different - I just meant the push and lock sort Jabsco use seem much better than these thumbscrew types from Seaflo.
  23. Ah well that’s good news ... and bad news 😂
  24. Yes but I’m not convinced they will work. The jabsco push in types seem much better.
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