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  1. There is a narrowboat on our offside private moorings whose owner lives in Canada and comes over every year. The boat stays in the water all year round.
  2. If it is just moving the location of the stove then, hopefully, they already have a collar that is suitable.
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  4. I feel your pain. The previous owner put artificial grass on the roof which destroyed the paintwork but mostly in patches. Some back to red oxide, some fine, but all remaining good areas were sand non slip I was hoping to work on it last year but the good weather was in lockdown, then it rained for months, then we went to lockdown again forever (up north). I'm doing it now, its not pretty but I just want, for now, a couple of layers of paint on there. It's not easy working with the non-slip. I'll just have to see how it holds up. A boat with artificial grass on the roof went past while I was on the roof painting. They said get some grass then you won't need to paint. I told them the only reason I was painting was because of the bloody grass but they weren't listening. Ah well, they will be on their roof painting before too long, if they ever bother to inspect it.
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    When doing google searches beware. Auto correct does what it did in my reply and can change firewarm to firearm. Leads to some interesting results! We have had ours for probably 15 years now with no problems. We had to replace cracked glass, which was easy to find online and cost around £30.
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    It looks just like the one we have at home, a firearm. Ours is a firewarm 4. Some places say they are made by Parkray but others differ. Replacement glass etc seems easily avaialble. Newer stoves are Defra compliant older ones aren't.
  7. Good points about people with hearing impairments. For people who don't have an impairment it can still be difficult. A bell let's you know someone is coming, so does a shout. Which way do you move ? Some people say, coming past on your left (but that's rare). At the end of the day, it's the cyclists responsibility for not endangering people by their actions (like everyone else on the waterways) but some probably aren't aware of this and just do what they want to do. Signs might raise awareness but some people will just do what they want regardless.
  8. The colour match machines need a piece about the size of a stamp or 5p coin. I took a minuscule flake which was no use. I compared this flake with the paint mix colour charts in a Johnstones store both inside and outside, in the sunlight and took a pint on the nearest match. It took a while to decide the right match but it was practically identical. I did buy a small amount first to check it was right. Once you've got the right paint the tin should be coded up for buying more.
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  10. It depends how much further north you are talking about.
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  12. Would that be what people now refer to as confirmation bias?
  13. Hardcastle Crags near Hebden is worth a detour. Home of hairy wood ants and a lovely valley to explore.
  14. I received this in an alert but can't find anything else about it. Notice Alert Leeds & Liverpool Canal Location: Lock 69 to Lock 70, Wigan Flight, Leeds & Liverpool Canal Starts At: Lock 69, Lock 5 Ends At: Lock 70, Lock 6 Monday 24 May 2021 08:45 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Our teams are working with the Police to arrange recovery of the vehicle. An update will be issued tomorrow (Tuesday 25 May). You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/19809/lock-69-to-lock-70-wigan-flight-leeds-and-liverpool-canal
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