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dor

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  1. I wonder if they have done similar work on stoves burning coal or nuts. Probably no better. I have lived much of my life with open wood fires or stoves. Not the last thirty years in a house, but a lot of it on a boat. Most of the first thirty five years was with open fires and often smoky wood stoves ( in Wales the main source of heat). It would be interesting to know if my lung disease was influenced by that, compared to my modest smoking habit before I gave up thirty years ago.
  2. Until recently, all the motorcycle batteries I have bought have been dry-charged, sold sealed with foil as you say, with a separate container of acid that punctured the seals as you filled them. I believe the H&S means that they can no longer sell batteries like this, and they must be filled before sale.
  3. Isn't "waterless coolant" what Lister owners call "air"?
  4. A few years ago a friend spent over £1000 a year to store mostly his lp collection when he move onto a boat. Several thousand of them, retired music journalist. He put it down to just another cost of boating.
  5. Certainly had someone else with him when he went past my mooring on the way to Nantwich.
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  7. Watched a couple on iPlayer yesterday. The production seems to be improved from previous series. So, so much better than the "celebrity" barging about programmes. Good mix of boating and the areas he visited. Probably one of the best programme/vblogs available at the moment.
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  10. A broom is useful for the Beeston Iron footbridge, having watched a BW man deal with it. Swing the rope under the footbridge and catch it with the broom.
  11. I'm pretty good at proof reading, so find simple mistakes annoying. I find it remarkable that mistakes like this can pass so many people and still go through. A few years ago signs were put up on the culvert access gates on the Llangollen canal saying "No public rightaway". I wondered just how many people this had passed through without it being spotted or, more likely, couldn't be bothered to correct it. It is an appalling reflection of the standard of people employed by the Trust.
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  14. Ad is thirty months old so ... maybe try a pm.
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  16. My wife has a small IKEA ‘anglepoise-like’ light with brick and 230v halogen 20w lamp. As suggested I cut off the brick and fitted a 12v led lamp, several years ago now. Works fine; used when stitching or reading in the evening so not likely to be subject to more than 12.7v.
  17. Interesting. This "forest waste": I've not come across this as a diesel additive, so is it something that gets extracted from waste wood? In my working days I was involved with animal feed supplements and we used a material that was a by-product in the paper and wood chip industries as a binder in mineral blocks. We referred to it as a "vegetable gum" (I even got it accepted as an organic ingredient). It was also used as a binder in the brick industry. If this material is similar it is not surprising it is gumming up the injectors.
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  19. It could be worse! It takes me about an hour to change the bricks. You need to remove the bricks before removing the baffle plate. Make sure the grate is very clean with no dust before trying to remove/refit the bricks. The important thing with the baffle plate is to make sure you can move it right forward, which it is sometimes reluctant to do if there is a lot of clinker built up. Some vigorous jiggling about while pulling the front up and forward usually works - make sure it does come as far forward as it will go. If it doesn't move easily, I can poke down the flue with a bit of pi
  20. Thanks for coming back with a conclusion. Let's hope it all ends well.
  21. Worrying fofr those people who lend their boat to family or friends for a few days., not an uncommon occurance. Time to check your insurance policy.
  22. Just replaced the fire bricks in my Stovax Brunel 1A. God I hate this job. Despite only burning Excel, I find I need to remove the clinker that builds up on the top of the baffle plate every few months. The fire bricks only need doing every two or three years, but require the baffle plate to be removed. The rear one suffers most; the side ones would last a lot longer but I normally change them as a set while I’m at it. Firstly need to remove all trace of ash, then jiggle the baffle plate about to try and get it to slide forward. The side bricks can then be removed, but usually very t
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