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Jen-in-Wellies

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  1. Not all narrowboats. Some have separate tanks, hence my question earlier to the OP. It makes a difference how the filler is sealed.
  2. What is the fuel tank on your boat? Is it a separate tank under the rear deck with a pipe, or hose between the filler and tank, or is it built in to the shell, so the rear deck is the top of the tank? This has implications for how the lock is assembled and sealed. Your wording suggests the former.
  3. I've just been sent one of these routers by Three. No need for an external aerial where I usually moor, but useful to know where one can be connected. Jen
  4. That is because their paint factory is very unsanitary. They can't make pure white paint, so have to think up a pretentious name for what is actually white paint with a hint of pigeon droppings.
  5. If you can afford a London residential mooring, you can probably afford something a little more up market than Leyland for your boat. https://www.farrow-ball.com/white-paint
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  9. Edited: Deleted as the question had already been comprehensively answered. Didn't notice there was a page 2 before typing!
  10. The difference between full and empty doesn't look to be that much at the best of times.
  11. Just out of interest. What is the reason for the small fender attached to the eye hole at the top of the rudder? Protection in locks?
  12. If this is still the case, then study the current Ebay T&C's carefully.
  13. You seem to be resistant to the idea that it could be a problem with the cable, but what you are describing sounds very like a problem with the cable... A coaxial cable shields the signal travelling down the central conductor. It should be pretty immune to proximity to other things, like poles. A break in the central conductor could make, or break with varying degrees of signal transmission depending on small amounts of movement. Try a new cable and connectors between aerial and TV, just run it through a window for now. See if it improves matters. A cheap thing to check and replace if it turns out to be the thing.
  14. Thanks for the update and explanation. Makes sense why BBCode has been put in the bit retirement home. Is there any chance of adding sub and superscript to the standard post editing toolbar? Alongside Bold, Italic, Underline and Strikethrough? That would make some techy posts a lot easier to write without having to resort to compose keys, or copy/paste from another app, particularly for those on mobile gadgets. Jen
  15. What MtB said. 🫂
  16. Look for cables that meet European standard H1Z2Z2-K for solar interconnect cabling. These will have insulation with good resistance to damage from UV light and Ozone when left outside long term. Lots of suppliers, for example.
  17. I'm not aware of anything in dead tree format that is more up to date. Any suggestions for the OP?
  18. This is an important point. Fire can spread with frightening speed on board and more than one way out increases your chances if the blaze is between you and your usual exit. Make sure that any modifications don't impede this.
  19. Another thing to keep in mind when choosing between spray foam and Kingspan is the time it will take to do a good job with the later. Either a lot of your time, or a lot of expensive some one else time. Depends how much time or money you can spare for insulating. Spray foam is quick and you are paying some one else to do it. With a thickness guarantee and checking their work as @Chewbacka says.
  20. Two books it is worth reading. Both by Graham Booth. Narrowboat Planning and Narrowboat Builders Book. Both are a little dated in places now, but they will give you lots of ideas. I used them when planning and doing the fit out of my boat. Jen
  21. Sandy Heath transmitter is horizontally polarised, You need the antenna oriented like this, not like this. Almost certainly not. A log periodic pointed correctly at the transmitter will outperform an omni directional. This assumes everything else is good. Cable, connections etc. Getting the aerial higher may help you. Trees and buildings in the way absorb signal. The cable and connections have to be good first. Any other changes will be useless if these are poor.
  22. 2010 isn't the year of manufacture, it was the year the standard was last changed to which it was built. The alarm I have, which now needs replacing because it was made in 2014 with a seven year life says EN50291-1:2010 KM98848.
  23. Yes it does matter. As well as the standard, BS50291-1, or -2, there should also be a date of manufacture on the alarm. A -1 standard alarm is only OK, if it was already on the boat. If you buy a -1 alarm, but the date is after your last BSS exam, then an eagle eyed inspector could fail it. My boat has a recent -2 standard alarm and an older -1 alarm. That's OK, because the old -01 alarm is marked as being made 2014, 06, 10. Jen Edited to add, My -01 alarm also says replace after 7 years, which I'll now need to do. I'll be buying a -02 standard alarm.
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