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  1. Oh and what process / tools did you do to get rid of as much rust build up before treating? I have a metal scraper and sandpaper but wondering what else could be good!
  2. Ah ok cool, maybe I will go all craftmaster
  3. Gearing up to paint the accessible portions of my cabin bilge and wondering if there is much variability in rust treatments? I have plenty of this one left over from treating my weed hatch cover but want to make sure I am using some thing well suited to the job. I have a condensation issue in the portions of my cabin bilge that my back boiler pipes run through. Any recommendations of primers/paints to use in bilges that are damp prone?
  4. Can't get hold of the yard as it is good Friday but would like to know if this is a standard practice in grit blasting
  5. Have been using whatever I can get my hands on so far but I know some are definitely better than others. Do people tend to prefer certain kinds due to their heat output or other factors?
  6. Hmm, starting to wonder from a bit more research whether a header tank is an expansion tank (sorry for the tripping up on this)
  7. Well, we have a header tank but no expansion tank... There also isn't a drainage system Do you know if having a header tank in fact means that it is an open/vented system?
  8. right so after a lot of searching and a call with the previous owner I have realised that I actually have a closed, pump system. After experiencing an (electrical) pump failure yesterday we are quite keen to just disconnect the back boiler and use the stove on its own. Would rather just have the stove without the stress of the back boiler at this point. Any tips for disconnection? Wondering if we can just unscrew the back boiler entry and exit pipes and let the liquid in the back of the stove burn off or if we need to drain the entire system and remove all the pipe work? Getting pretty chilly so keen to get the fire on !
  9. Thanks very much all of you. I will do those things tomorrow and will definitely be looking to update the entire fuse system ASAP
  10. What is weird is that the pumps have started working again, then all stoped, and now have started working again. Can it be a fuse problem if this is happening. Our smart gauge says we have 81% charge in our batteries. It has been a sunny day and we have four solar panels, lights are all working etc
  11. Thanks so much! Ok so I have found it I think
  12. I am very new to electrics so could be confusing things
  13. My engine bilge pump is working. However my shower pump, domestic water pump and back boiler pump have failed. nothing is coming from the taps and nothing is able to be pumped out. Im not really sure what I am doing but I turned the batteries on and off and tripped the fuse box (I have one central fuse). Immediately after doing this the pumps didn’t start working). However, about ten minutes later they starting working for a brief period. I used the bath room sink tap, but when I went to pump it out the pumps all failed again
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