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  1. I'm just glad I didn't end up throwing the thing in the river out of anger.
  2. Yeah took your advice and I checked the spark all seemed good. Put new one in. Started on first pull. Thanks for advice. Very useful ?.
  3. Solved!! After taking apart the carb I discovered it wasn't the problem. It was just a dodgy spark plug!
  4. I haven't checked the spark yet. Fuel was coming through the overflow when I ran it. Cleaning out the carb. Did smell quite a bit like fuel.
  5. Generator not starting and taken off carb but this doesn't look good..
  6. Bing, bang, bosh engineering that any idiot can repair but still chugging after nearly 60 years of punishment. Like to see if it outlives most new engines.
  7. Problem sorted. The problem was definitely a clogged pump. I replaced it with my spare pump as I couldn't get last bolt off to clean inside. Need to put it in a vice. Just glad it's s simple fix.
  8. Raw cooled. Not yet checked everything. I've got a spare sabb engine with a water pump in the back garden if all else fails! Would a 12 volt low pressure pump on water line work if it doesn't work?
  9. Perfect thanks. I've used this manual before but not great.
  10. Same as yours. I'm not sure. I just opened up every bolt and cleaned and sucked everything through.
  11. My Sabb GG engine is s overheating after running for 5 minutes. I've taken the water pump apart and cleaned it and the water line is clear but seems low pressure. Doesn't seem to be providing enough pressure to go into engine. No water is pumping out of exhaust which It should do. Any suggestions?
  12. After many months of huffing a buffing I think it will be easier to buy a lpg generator instead of petrol and I will not need to get a generator storage box made up as it's not petrol so I can chain it up inside the boat. Can you run the gas generator on the stern? Or is best to leave the generator and bottle chained up on the bank whilst running.
  13. Says he is gas registered on Canal pages. But I get your point. I will ask to see ID card before he starts any work.
  14. Gas fitter has quoted me £350 to fit gas oven. It's a whole new fit with idolater, regulator etc. Is this a good price?
  15. So the gas box is sorted and the oven is in my boat. Gas engineer is coming around to give me a quote today. Gas oven requires a whole new fit Oven is around 1 metre away from gas box. What is the usual price to pay for a gas fit?
  16. No I haven't bought anything yet. Still trying to work it all out. This is my daily power required. Going to be continuous cruiser. No fridge and the oven I just ordered will require no power at all ( Statesman Legacy 50- X2 battery AA battery ignition). I've got x3 110ah batteries. Got a budget of around £350 for generator and £200 for charger.
  17. Going to get a cheap charger off eBay for now. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-Leisure-Battery-Charger-40-Amp-240v-12v-40A-Boat-4WD-Caravan-Motorcycle/201645728867
  18. Any thoughts? Looking to run a 40/50amp charger... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-EU10i-Inverter-Generator-/333336404914?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10
  19. B2019

    New sink

    I'm looking to change my narrowboat sink and drill a new grey water hole on the side. Anyone ever seen this before? What is the best best way of closing it off?
  20. Ok perfect. Thanks. If that is what Rob said I will listen to him. I see. So make sure the two drill holes are right up the top.
  21. So my gas locker has been made and the engineer came around yesterday with the box to find out where to place the vent pipe that goes off the boat. Unfortunately as it's a small boat there was no place for mounting brackets. So he said he will drill two holes through the box and boat. Fit two bolts with rubber washers to secure the box and make sure no gas can enter the interior of the vessel. Is that compliant with the above?
  22. The picture is just an example of the engineers work. Mine will be similar to the picture hopefully. The engineer said to me that he fully aware of BSS requirements. The box will be bolted to the boat. It's much cheaper to get a box made and bolt it to the boat instead of a box welded to the boat. I won't have a spare bottle. Only one as I'm using it for the cooker. Cold water only on my boat unfortunately. Thanks for all of your questions and I will make sure to ask the engineer all of your questions. Most likely a strap around the bottle but another question I need to raise with the engineer. Many thanks.
  23. I've been in contact with someone who can make me this gas box. Anyone see any issues with the design?
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