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Maffi

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  1. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    Oh FFS use some leeway here! Go to the council with the evidence gained and report them!!!!!
  2. I have knocked up this drawing Midnight. I think it is easy to see. I used 3x1 and a pair of 6 inch wheels with a long coach bolt for an axle. The total length of mine is 1.2 meters. Conceivably you could use 2x1 and 3 inch wheels its up to you. You can buy the wheels at B&Q.
  3. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    A lot of truck tyres have a locator/owner tag inside. I know its a lot of time on your part but if you took one tyre to a reading station it could identify who the tyre belonged too. From there you could contact them and find out who replaced the tyre for them. And then deliver the tyres back to them. Do you use house coal or smokeless?
  4. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    The stainless one from Machine Mart is only a couple of quid more and last longer.
  5. Thanks all for your input! My slide does drop down to hold the doors shut.. I cut off the 'D' handles (shown)...... .......and replaced them with this beautiful brass adornment, but that's only any good getting in the boat. I have a gadget, a length of 3 x 1 with wheels on, that I can use on the inside to lift the hatch and draw it back the first foot but its still difficult to open and close from the inside. My current method is to lift the slide with my head, but this is not much good for my neck. I am sure I am shorter now than when I first got on the boat 15years ago. Aluminum or Dural would seem to be a solution as I reckon it would reduce the weight by more than half. I had also thought a nice Sapele construction would look good but am concerned about security. It really is the lifting bit that is the problem, but even though I wax the runners it can often be hard to slide.
  6. Maffi

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    yeah I read it! Then I thought who the F are you. One thing you will notice about me is you can see my name, my picture. and the name of my boat. I dont hide behind a blank profile. You could pass me every day and I would never know who you are. You would only need to pass me once and you will know who I am. Your opinion matters not a jot to me because you chose to be invisible. Goodbye
  7. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    I started off nice, have you read from the beginning?
  8. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    Unfortunately many do/did. I have never understood why you would want that horrible yellow smoke streaming out of your chimney but I still occasionally see it! I am thinking most canal suppliers no longer deal with house coal, but where there is a will there is a way.
  9. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    That was my starting point! But when It comes to boaters and dumping their crap on the towpath I find "kindly asking" doesn't help much!!!
  10. My hatch slide is made from 6mm steel. God knows how much it weighs, probably 40-50 lbs. It can be difficult to open even with wax in the winter. But that is only part of the problem. Several times I have drawn blood by hitting my head on the slide when it has not been properly opened. The last time was Friday. I have on a number of occasions been bloodied by my interaction with the damn slide. Now then what I want is a slide that has a bit more give and a little less mass. So I am thinking Aluminium, or better Dural. Does anyone know where I can take my slide and have a duplicate made in Dural?
  11. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    MachineMarts Stainless Steel bin comes with a lid for £14.99 I think I posted a link near the top of this post. JFC!
  12. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    Ash is no good for resurfacing the towpath unless it has weathered for a year! OH FFS!!!!!! I am done with this! Machine Mart sell 12 liter SS buckets!
  13. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    The solution there is a simple one! We sit in millions of gallons of water! Damp the ashes down before putting them in the skip.🤷‍♂️ 😉
  14. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    OK so what do you propose we do with it? Ooooo is that stainless?
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  16. Maffi

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    Agreed ! but my post was about a specific problem which we as boater can rectify. Not large scale fly tipping, not dog shit. You will notice even the Swedish actress only deals with the smaller problems. You wont see her popping across to India, China, or Russia telling them they have "Stolen her childhood" (another pathetic lie). She is not telling the CCP they should be building electric cars, or closing down the coal fired power stations. NO! no she is dealing with the smaller problems as I am dealing with little things and I hope I can help to make a difference. I dont sit here at my Keyboard and tell you what you must do unless I am out there doing it myself. My own personal crusade has taken about 14 tons of rubbish of the canals!
  17. Maffi

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    I disagree you cannot compare a professionally run furnace to a poxy Villager stove on a narrow boat run buy some moron who thinks operating a retractable ballpoint pen makes him an engineer. I would argue that most boaters do not urn their fires hot enough to turn good coal into non-toxic shale. Come up with a way of collecting the particles from my smokeless chimney and we can talk.
  18. Maffi

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    Surely Athy if anyone is spreading 'cinders' on the towpath then they haven't burned their fuel correctly and the toxin level in those 'cinders is high? When I first started on my anti-littering campaign 10 years ago it soon occurred to me that many people had no idea how to run their stove. This was so apparent that as well as a plastic bag (for litter) I would carry a bucket and a seive. A good days litter picking would also get me a bucket, sometimes two of unburned coals. I once found a pile of ash 2 feet high beside a boat whose owner told me that he was born on a boat and knew "all there was to know about fires". He told me that the lumps were the bits that would not burn, which he added to the pile every morning. From that one pile (with his permission) I took two buckets of unburnt coals that lasted me three days. I recently re-visted the area and that pile as I passed this year and evidence of that pile was still there 6/7 years later no grass in it at all. Ash poisons the ground it sits on. Half composted sewage is not compost, It's a different class of waste altogether!
  19. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    Our local coal boat delivers about 11 tons of smokeless fuel every three weeks in the winter. There are about 17 or 18 coal boats. So a ballpark figure could be nearly 200 tons every three weeks. I dont know the ratio of coal to ash in a ton but assuming its a 1/4 that's around 50 tones every three weeks. 350 tons over heating season is not a few Kgs. Even if it only 1/10 that's still 140 tons. I look at the tow path more than most when I am on a litter picking mission and see many barren patches of tow path caused by dumping ash on the grass. These areas can be barren for 2 or 3 years. Something is killing the Flora. And who hasn't seen burnt stretches of hedgerow. From a boaters point of view it is a big issue. What is wrong with bagging it and binning it? Is it so hard!
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  21. Ah but how old was your engine? Oh good it's done. But you didn't call me back. Do you know what size the belt was and have you got a new one, just in case?
  22. Maffi

    FLYTIPPING

    I see a couple of boats in Banbury have resorted to dumping ash in the hedgerow!
  23. WOW! that was a quality side step Sam!
  24. I always thought my tank was pristine until Tooleys sucked out about 3 litres of gunge from my tanks.
  25. It's not really swearing, it's inculcation.
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