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alistair1537

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  1. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  2. Ah those will be the internal combustion type then...Things might have to slow down a bit more if they move us to solar power - like cruise for a day - moor up for 3 days to recharge...and no cruising in winter. I could live like that.
  3. I'd imagine most boats are moored up for winter?
  4. I think fudd is doing 1000A/h at 48V - so 4 gallons of diesel then? How many hours cruising can you do on 4 gallons?
  5. A thousand Amp hours is a shed load of power? Are you sure you need that much? What is the voltage going to be on this system please? I am also thinking about an electric barge...my next boat.
  6. Locking bar made to hold down the engine covers - keep the bits safe.
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  8. Ah, true experience is when you make a balls-up and then realise, "Hang on, I've made that balls-up before?"
  9. Well, I have two humidity meters installed - both normally hover around 70% - I'll be keeping an eye on those for any changes. It is very simple to disconnect the air duct at the rear of the stove so I could even run comparative tests over half a day each way - external draught or internal? I'll have to fettle a stopper for the duct though, or I'll be adding an extra vent when the stove is uncoupled.
  10. Certainly this will be an issue - I don't know enough to make comparisons. But having heard about other types of heating used on boats - i.e. solid fuel stoves v radiators or hot air heaters - does anyone have any firm opinions as to the condensation levels in these different scenarios?
  11. Alright, feedback time - so I had the stove already fettled for a external duct - that allowed me to "feel" the draught being pulled in by the stove at various levels of burn and damping - it really is a minimal amount - I expected way more draught to be honest. The factory suggests the 75mm ducting supplied be Tee coupled to a 100mm pipe that runs to an outside wall - usually in either direction. Seeing as this is a barge and my route was to the engine room, I planned the pipe to fit under the gunnel - I connected and tested 100mm plastic waste pipe - it works fine - no noticeable difference what-so-ever. Happy days - the problem lies in routing the pipe. So I thought a narrower pipe might work too - so I tried a 75mm gutter down pipe - same result. I am currently burning the entire day today through a 43mm plastic drain waste pipe - works like a charm - the length of the pipe run is around 7.5m. So far, it seems like it is working well. I have noticed the pipe is fairly cold dragging in external air, I may need to lag it to prevent any condensation issues.
  12. Or you could disconnect the heating element...every wash is a cold wash.
  13. I see you even took the time to edit your garbage.
  14. Hi Ally, I have a Waterford-Stanley Oisin stove fitted - it is a solid-fuel - It has a front mounted damper which has been shut off and a rear mounted external air damper - factory option - fitted. This allows me to duct in air from outside the boat to burn the fuel. I did consider "holing" the boat at the stove to duct this air in but better sense and help from Dor and the missus have persuaded me to duct from the engine bay which is sealed from the living area and has it's own vents, port and starboard. I have not completed the ducting yet, mainly due to laziness. The thing is, the ducting would be very easy to install and remove - so this experiment lends itself to an attempt at least. My understanding of safety and economy has pointed to other types of heating and I realised that other combustion methods of heating now involve a "sealed room" situation to pass safety requirements. So, why not extend this thinking to solid fuel stoves in boats? Unfortunately, there are a lot of naysayers. They certainly have a lot more experience than I do, but that doesn't mean they are all-knowing - none of them have tried to what I propose as far as I'm aware.
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