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philjw

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  1. I went up Watford last week and was a bit frustrated that 6 boats were let down before anyone was allowed up. We were the second uphill boat,arrived at 09:30 and came out of the top soon after 12:00. I think I worked the second from bottom lock eight times. My memory is that the norm used to be 3 boats in each direction. The VLK said that they are doing 6 as this saves turning the flight and it adds 30 minutes which they don't want to lose with the restricted hours. I wasn't convinced.
  2. Are you sure that they are not real gold? I was looking to replace one on a PRM 120 and they are nearly £20 https://www.asap-supplies.com/prm-cp1331-drain-plug
  3. It seems that a lot of the waterways in France are suffering from low levels,closures and restrictions at the moment due to the heat wave. You will need to do your research. I've been re-planning our trip at the end of August this morning. We won't now be doing the Nivernais but are currently looking at the Soane or the Rhone au Rhin as being more likely to be open.
  4. If that's the sort of filter I think it is then it comes apart by twisting. I would use the quick release feature by pushing (pulling ?) the blue bit to release the connector from the pump. I don't see one but turn off the isolator between the tank and the pump first. That said I would be surprised if the filter is completely blocked. I would first check that the water tank breather is clear and then check for blockages in the feed pipe from the tank. That could be hard to do with the tank full. The feeds can block up with rust on steel tanks.
  5. This may not apply but on some Seat (i.e. VW) diesel car engines the instructions are to switch the ignition on and off half a dozen times to bleed the fuel filter. The logic is that the fuel pump only runs for a set period of time. Might be worth a try next time.
  6. You are supposed to wash off Fertan with water when it has done its stuff. One of the reasons why many prefer Vactan which doesn't need rinsing.
  7. philjw

    Trolley?

    I recently saw a boat with one of those in front of the cratch board, laid on its side. It looked quite a reasonable place. Didn't extend outside the boat's width and very accessible.
  8. The alde will fire up without the room thermostat calling for heat or the switch turned on but will cut out as soon as the boiler thermostat reaches its temperature. The room stat controls the pump as Tony has said and with the pump circulating water the temperature drops below the set temperature of the boiler stat and the burner will continue to fire. You are right to say that the room stat would have to be set above ambient for the water to be heated, My money would be on the calorifier piped as another rad. Turning on all the rads and seeing if the domestic hot water gets hot should prove this. Turning them off again one by one should show if just one rad is piped in series with the calorifier.
  9. I bet the warranty was for two years. Even if not the seller would probably not accept liability.
  10. Putting Slaithwaite into Canalplan gives Nearest self-operated pump-out Wool Road Bridge No 70 — 8 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 30 locks away Nearest boatyard pump-out Aspley Basin (Huddersfield) — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 21 locks away Shepley Bridge Marina — 11 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 32 locks away Sowerby Bridge Junction — 17 miles and 44 locks away
  11. philjw

    Stern Tube

    OP did say "repacked" so I think it is safe to say he means the stern gland. Are there any re-packable stern tubes?
  12. You wouldn't want to be sat on the lav at the pump out though.
  13. You would think so wouldn't you but I pretty much always choose the fastest route. Also lots of times when I go rogue and and deviate from what the sat nav thinks is the fastest route and the ETA and remaining mileage drop significantly. So how can it have been the fastest route?
  14. I wish there was a way to set a minimum standard for the roads chosen by the sat nav. You often find that the machine chooses to take a crazy route down dirt tracks when there are perfectly good alternatives on real roads.
  15. Agreed. That's part of the service hirers pay the big bucks for. I didn't appreciate the boat was hired.
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