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wibbly wobbler

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  1. Thanks 🤦‍♀️ I do breathe yes but cooking is a rarity and I've not used the shower once as it needs resealing (and yes I do wash 😜 ). Judging by the colour of the wood in the bathroom, I suspect there may have been an undetected leak for a while from ages ago, I wonder if that had something to do with it.
  2. I did have quite a lot of condensation when the temperature dropped but didn't have the stove operational at the time. Touch wood I've got to grips with it now and I'm ventilating properly. I was actually contemplating emailing piper boats and asking them if this issue was known to them.
  3. That's what I'm afraid of. I have temperature and humidity monitors at each end and in the middle and try not to let the humidity get too high. Moisture catchers all over the place and have now placed a small dehumidifier in the engine bay. I did suck the leaked water out with a wet vac, maybe I missed a little bit. It's a 2007 piper boat and fit out.
  4. There was mold on the ceiling from the bathroom through bedroom to around rear hatch but not noticeable until months after I bought it. I cleaned it all with mold killer and re painted with anti mold paint. I have only had the boat since August last year so don't know if there have been issues with mold in the past.
  5. Currently I'm thinking selling the boat is an even better solution, though I suspect given it's present state, no-one would touch it with a barge pole.
  6. I have been reading soo much about it. And believe I'm well out of my depth. I've had to leave the boat after only starting to treat it (due to covid), so dread to think what state it is in now and how much further it has spread. 🥺
  7. 🤦‍♀️ 😂😂
  8. Oh no, I certainly couldn't cope if my stove ran away 😱 😉 The stove is definitely the life force of the boat and I'm trying to do my best to look after it. I'm going to sneakily Google a H Cowl so I can pretend I know what that section is referring to. I keep meaning to fill the tank up completely so I can get a proper measure of usage but at the minute I'm just using Jerry cans to top up levels.
  9. Haha, I was going ask to which one you were referring 😂 To be fair, that's the one think the guy from lockgate did say, always make sure the stove has completely cooled down before lighting it again. I did try once without waiting and boy did it not go well. Not only did it not stay lit, it sounded like it was going to blow up and nearly took my eyebrows off.
  10. Yes the flame is predominantly blue. It's only really yellow when I wake up (having left it on overnight around no. 3-4 (when freezing outside)), but I turn it down to 2 and it soon goes back to blue. I find it struggles a bit on lower settings when it's freezing outside and doesn't burn consistently, so I need to put it on 3 or 4. I didn't have the issue with coking before the temperature dropped but the burner net now has a layer on top after every use (which I clean, otherwise the flame does not burn well and it sometimes lets off fumes). The diesel is different from what was being used before and I've changed the brand of methylated spirits I use, is that likely to cause this effect? Do you add additives to your diesel or cleaning tablets in your burner pot? Thank you for all this, it helps greatly. As you can probably tell, I am absolutely clueless 🤦‍♀️ Yep, totally knew that 🤦‍♀️🤣
  11. I will definitely fish it out and swap it when I get back, and need to pay more attention to the flame and try leaving it on for longer periods. Thank you 😊
  12. Oh you're joking 🤦‍♀️ I really do need to get someone to look at it. The flame is blue once it gets going, it's only really yellow briefly on start up and when I wake up in the morning (I thought that was because it was on too high a heat as the outside temperature had risen). I've been soo ingrossed in trying to sort the mold I haven't really paid much mind to the stove, just grateful it's working. I'm sure the woman said there was a longer spare chimney attachment, I will try to find it and see if that makes a difference. Thank you soo much for your help, greatly appreciated.
  13. No idea off the top of my head I'm afraid (I don't have it to hand to check), I think it was Addis. Just a cheap one that has a true hepa filter, which allegedly catches mold spores (all about the filter).
  14. I will have a look at that, thank you. Unfortunately I have to go to work and do not want to leave the stove on for long periods of time unattended. I have oil filled radiators on timers to try to stop the temperature dropping too much.
  15. I deactivated my Facebook last year to keep my sanity. I have previously emailed the manufacturer and they have been very helpful, I didn't want to keep bugging them but it might be a good idea, thank you.
  16. The woman I bought it off had left it unattended for about a year and a half, I don't know if that had anything to do with it. Either that or I'm doing something seriously wrong . I'm beginning to think that I'm way out of my depth and possibly made a really bad decision.
  17. Ok, thank you. I think I need to get it looked at anyway because it is coking up after every use which I'm pretty sure is not meant to happen.
  18. It came with a diesel stove which I put on when I get in from work and leave on until I go to work the following day but I cannot leave it on 24/7 as I work full time. I might try leaving it on 24/7 on my days off, but I fear the mold might have spread to far already. That's what I'm concerned about, plus I don't want anything harmful to end up in the canal.
  19. I have not taken it out for months. I was going to take it out on the day I discovered the mold (discovered it while checking my levels) and thought better of it, thinking heating the engine up in the cold weather would only create more damp afterwards. It has a diesal stove that I put on every night when I get in from work. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work for a while so that didn't help.
  20. I have bought a dehumidifier and a cheap air purifier (it catches mold spores) to put in there. Thank you
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