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  1. The manual or handbook will usually tell you where to find it.
  2. A reliable source that doesn't know when it happened, eh?
  3. I can see you are a master of the understatement. The cheap and quick solution is to sling a tarpaulin over the whole boat. No doubt you've noticed this on other boats, now you know why!!
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  5. When did this happen please?
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  7. I see you are in Ireland. Does the BSS scheme apply there?
  8. Those things are called catalytic heaters and were popular in the 70s. I never quite understood how they worked, other than by taking gas and converting it into CO2, water vapour and heat by a means other than combustion. Being flueless the CO2 and and water vapour all ends up inside the boat so by today's standards, they are considered unsafe. I dunno if they would be a BSS fail. I've an idea the only flueless appliances BSS allows are cooking appliances.
  9. "Composting toilet" is undoubtedly a misnomer because composting does not happen in the toilet appliance. It fills up too fast and the solids have to be removed and dealt with elsewhere "Separating toilet" seems a much more accurate description give all they do is separate the solids from the liquids. Once separated by the toilet, the solids have to be dealt with away from the toilet, and can be disposed of by one of the following methods. 1) Composting in the garden compost heap, or 2) Composting in a bucket for a year or two, then I'm not sure what 2) Desiccating for several months then putting CRT bins, or 3) Putting straight in the CRT bins after a token storage period of a few days or weeks, or 4) Paying to have it collected monthly by Circular Revolution Ltd. The next debate will be what happens to all the urine separated out by these toilets. Does it really all go in the elsans?
  10. Same here. FAR more detail is needed in order to attempt an answer. Photos of the outlets of both the existing and the new changeover regulators would be a good way to start. If no photos, a detailed explanation of the type of outlet on each regulator would be a start. The dimensions of each changeover valve are likely to be different too so the pipe may not line up with the new regulator once fixed in place.
  11. I bought a verrry nice narrowboat about four years ago with bugger all paperwork. It may or may not have an RCD, but if it has I've no evidence. Are you saying I've committed a criminal offence?
  12. I think those indemnity policies are indemnity against enforcement of the window and boiler regulations by local council Building Control, rather than the windows falling out or the boiler exploding.
  13. Thanks. This runs happily on solar for 9 months of the year I imagine? How much solar do you have? (This raises another point. I added two 100W Victron panels to my single 100W Vikram, and they made hardly any difference!! One for another thread though...)
  14. Profile pictures can be scrolled...! Or more accurately, have to be scrolled to see all of them.
  15. It has the correct number of cylinders... If you visit my profile there is a massive version of the same picture
  16. When I had a gas fridge on my first boat, it sipped the gas most parsimoniously. We changed the gas bottle about once every six weeks IIRC, fridge, cooker, Paloma water heater all running off it.
  17. Does this still happen if you use a different device to post, e.g. a phone or another lappy? Edit to add: I appreciate you probably won't be able to answer....
  18. I think if you call the same examiner who did it last time, you at least stand a good chance of it not failing on something it passed on last time! I think if you give the same boat to different examiners, you'll get different fail lists. Like car MoT examiners, they seem to vary in degrees of strictness in various sections of the examination. But to answer your question, Nigel Carton (of this forum) is a good chappie, but not sure if he travels as far south as Banbury.
  19. Getting back to the immediate subject, if the OP decides on a cheap, run-of-the-mill 240Vac domestic under-counter fridge instead of a £600 12Vdc one, which make and model of inverter does the team suggest to run it? (Assuming this is to be a dedicated inverter for the fridge and nothing else.) Can u guess why I ask? 😄
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  21. Gas is by far the most convenient as leccy fridges gobble the power, but probably the most dangerous too though. Not sure if BSS allows them on boats. Always good for ten pages of arguments about it!
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  23. Lol, I should have realised! Wouldn't work well on canals I don't suppose. As soon as you get your fist prop foul, the boat will be gone!
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