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RoseB

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  1. Thank you, this is really helpful! Hopefully last question - do you recommend putting in a balance valve before it goes through the calorifier? canalboat.co.uk suggest it helps a boat heat up quicker.
  2. Quote Thank you all for the links and advice. I’m really grateful. so it seems that if I replace what is currently there like for like, with single panel radiators, they will total 1.7kw. The heater is 4kw I believe. And surely the pipework doesn’t account for 2.3kw. Have I a) done bad maths somewhere or b) need to put in larger radiators? - triton did the fitout, and I’d be surprised if the original fit-out wasn’t ‘correct’ Edited 17 hours ago by RoseB
  3. Thank you all for the links and advice. I’m really grateful. so it seems that if I replace what is currently there like for like, with single panel radiators, they will total 1.7kw. The heater is 4kw I believe. And surely the pipework doesn’t account for 2.3kw. Have I a) done bad maths somewhere or b) need to put in larger radiators? - triton did the fitout, and I’d be surprised if the original fit-out wasn’t ‘correct’
  4. Ok kind knowledgeable people, hopefully you can guide me. my question is, when replacing the radiators, should I replace with single or double panel ones? I’ve a 57ft nb, which is 25 years old. Most things on it are that old too. It has an eberspacher D4 diesel heater and calorifier, I’m due to move on in 2 weeks and I’d like to know I can heat water for a shower and put the radiators on. I need to service the eber, but last time I tried, it did start up. All but one of the radiators are rusty and leaking, so I am going to replace them. They are all 450 high, then 500, 400 and 2 x 800 wide. Are double panel radiators suitable? better? Hotter? The two in the lounge have trvs. Shall I replace them all with standard vales? And please can someone explain ‘balancing’ a system?
  5. Thanks for all the advice, I took the long (very long because of the breach at Theale) way round, and had a wonderful time!
  6. This was my thought, but I think Jen seems to say that the chimney being insulated is enough.
  7. Could you link me to what I need please?
  8. So the person who had the boat before me used the stove without the chimney stack on top. Somehow, there is tar on the T&G in the boat, and marking down the side of it outside. what would be the best solution?
  9. A new boat owner about to be liveaboard, and SO excited about finally having a home I can put my mark on. The boat is a 57ft John White boat needing some updating. I'd like advice on what to start with/what order to do it all in, I am really comfortable with carpentry/joinery bits, but will call in friends for plumbing and electrics. -repaint boat (not urgent) -Cratch cover and board need replacing, I'll sew a new one. -Stove needs a twin wall flue -I'd like to install a boiler, it currently has a calorifier, radiators and 25 year old eberspacher diesel heater, don't think it is worth servicing? -Install solar and 12 sockets throughout -Rip up carpets, replace with hardwood floors -put a bath in/redo bathroom at some point, not urgent. Is it worth buying the nb building book for refits too? Thanks a heap
  10. Great, I shan’t be going via the Severn then. Glad that was easy!
  11. A newbie looking for advice. Currently have a 57' boat in a marina near Birmingham. Needing to move it to the Trowbridge/Bathampton area, certainly by end of November. Canal plan says take it down the Severn. - Is that sensible for this time of year, or should I take the long way round? - Does anyone have any contacts for Pilots? Gloucester pilots are charging 230 and don't help with prepping the boat before. A lovely man named Roger is unavailable to do it. (possibly a silly question but how does one go from portishead to bristol marina?) Any advice welcome
  12. I would love to chat to you about these boats! I would be certainly interested in commissioning one.
  13. Thanks for the photos. it already has a kitchen, shower, stove, bed that folds out and small dinette. I’m aware of the irritation of ‘making’ and unmaking the bed each day having lived in a van. and I’ve viewed it - just forgot my tape measure. thank you for the response
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