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Tom and Bex

URGENT - Pumpout card required - Lapworth

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Has anyone got a CRT pumpout card we can buy from them in Lapworth or surrounding area? Alternatively does anyone know where we can get one from? Shop on Lapworth locks has sold out and been waiting for a delivery for a while, and had ordered some ourselves online mid October, but still not here - is there a shortage?

 

Really need to pumpout later today. 

 

Will ring CRT later but thought it worth asking on here just in case!

 

Our alternative is to head up to Copt Heath Wharf, but as well as having to do Knowle locks (twice!) they charge £36 (£18 a side) whereas we can do both tanks with a single card usually. 

 

Tom

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4 hours ago, Tom and Bex said:

Has anyone got a CRT pumpout card we can buy from them in Lapworth or surrounding area? Alternatively does anyone know where we can get one from? Shop on Lapworth locks has sold out and been waiting for a delivery for a while, and had ordered some ourselves online mid October, but still not here - is there a shortage?

 

Really need to pumpout later today. 

 

Will ring CRT later but thought it worth asking on here just in case!

 

Our alternative is to head up to Copt Heath Wharf, but as well as having to do Knowle locks (twice!) they charge £36 (£18 a side) whereas we can do both tanks with a single card usually. 

 

Tom

We've got one you could have used ......but we are off the boat down in Reading for the week so that 'aint going to work! We'll be back at the weekend if you are still stuck.

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7 hours ago, Tom and Bex said:

Our alternative is to head up to Copt Heath Wharf, but as well as having to do Knowle locks (twice!) they charge £36 (£18 a side) whereas we can do both tanks with a single card usually. 

 

This is not intended to be insulting, but your alternative is to cough up and learn from the experience.

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2 minutes ago, Machpoint005 said:

 

This is not intended to be insulting, but your alternative is to cough up and learn from the experience.

Which reminds me, I need to empty a cassette today.

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3 minutes ago, Machpoint005 said:

 

This is not intended to be insulting, but your alternative is to cough up and learn from the experience.

Well, they have already "coughed up", but have been let down by the post or by the suppliers.

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There you go, Tim -- no doubt you were also a Scout.

Just now, Athy said:

Well, they have already "coughed up", but have been let down by the post or by the suppliers.

The money they have spent on a card will still be there, on a card, later.

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It may be worthwhile investing in a cassette loo, for any future emergencies. Kept in its box, in a cupboard somewhere, it will help avoid the situation you are in now.

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We have a camping toilet for emergency use, it is a bucket with a toilet seat on and a lid. No frills but just the job if you are caught out with full cassettes.

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As mentioned on another thread, having many years ago met a couple who had a pumpout tank split on their boat, nothing will ever convince me to have such a loo. Each to their own, of course, but having an alternative method of going is always advisable.

 

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None of the replies so far have been of much use to the OP.

 

I was going to join in, suggesting that there are a lot of bushes where they moor ?. However.......

 

If you are really, really, really stuck pm me for my 'phone number and I might be able to help.

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9 hours ago, Stilllearning said:

having many years ago met a couple who had a pumpout tank split on their boat, nothing will ever convince me to have such a loo.

On the basis that it was one couple, many years ago, the odds seem fairly remote...

17 hours ago, Tom and Bex said:

whereas we can do both tanks with a single card usually. 

We have often wondered if we could get both tanks off of one card.  What capacity are your tanks?

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Thanks for replies. Had to get one fron Cambrian house, Birmingham in the end! CRT customer service were useless, and just said they're aware of a backlog of cards and couldn't even give list of stockists. 

 

We do have a porta potty but prefer not to use it for various reasons. Thought we'd been organised by ordering cards in advance, and shop has always had them in when we've been there as well. We have used Copt Heath before when Lapworth is broken, but their pricing and the 5-6hr round trip puts us off, particularly in this weather. Anyway, all sorted now!

 

13 hours ago, mrsmelly said:

Which reminds me, I need to empty a cassette today.

And we're won't need to think about emptying our tanks for another 6 weeks or so.....

 

8 hours ago, GRLMK38 said:

Try the CRT offices at Hatton Locks.  The train between Lapworth and Hatton or Warwick Parkway makes it virtually next door.

 

It's all on this page https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/boating-services/water-points-and-sewage-disposal

Unfortunately it's just offices and they don't do pump out cards. That's what we were told when phoning them anyway!

 

2 hours ago, The Dreamer said:

 

We have often wondered if we could get both tanks off of one card.  What capacity are your tanks?

I believe 2 x 400L! Ex Black Prince boat. Only way we can do it at Lapworth is have an extension pipe screwed into offside fitting so we can quickly swap between tanks. Pumpout hose at Lapworth won't reach to far side otherwise. Only just enough time on one card, but certainly saves money! Best value is Hawne Basin though - £8 for both tanks, and thorough rinsing.

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On 05/11/2019 at 10:34, mrsmelly said:

Which reminds me, I need to empty a cassette nearly every bloomin' day.

Fixed that for you! ;)

 

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2 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

Fixed that for you! ;)

 

Always can though in a million places and nearly always for nowt :D We have a silly pumpout bog on this boat but aint daft enough to use it very often :P plenty of room in our boats bathroom for both types.

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10 minutes ago, mrsmelly said:

Always can though in a million places and nearly always for nowt :D We have a silly pumpout bog on this boat but aint daft enough to use it very often :P plenty of room in our boats bathroom for both types.

Careful Tim - belt and braces can be a bit of a hazard in urgent toiletry circumstances!  :o

 

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