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About PaulD

  • Birthday 08/07/47

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  1. I would leave the accumulator in circuit. My Par Max 2.9 did work OK without an accumulator but it would fire up in the night as the calorifier cooled down. There was also some vibration / hammering when turning off taps. All fixed when I installed an accumulator.
  2. If its a Surecal there is a non return valve in the bottom fitting which stops it draining.
  3. Have a look at Vetus "Round air suction vent" ERV110. It includes a dorade box which is ducted upwards to reduce risk of water entering the vent. I built two into steel boxes (ducts) installed the corners and about 500mm above the rear deck of a semi trad. Scares me seeing open vents in the hull just above water level even on canals and rivers.
  4. New NOx standards and UK carbon floor tax. No new boilers for coal stations allowed. Will all be OK when Hinkley Point is finished - what can possibly go wrong?
  5. Just caught up with the news that the power station has closed which was a major employer and accounted for 9% of the local rates. Rugeley used to have a very big coal mine which also closed some years ago. Was a prosperous place once. Northern Powerhouse?
  6. It is a good restaurant but the a la carte is expensive. They used to have some special set menus on certain nights. Walking distance to a canal and station is a bit limiting. Burton and Stone on the T&M? Paul
  7. Soar Valley use 5mm for roof and sides. Very good welding and all panels straight. Will accomodate any special requests with good advice about what works. Very happy with my Soar Valley sailaway. Paul
  8. Possibly - see: Section 6.1.1 and 6.1.2
  9. I think it's called winding! Only way before engines were invented. Paul
  10. 2 strands of 6mm2 would be an alternative. A bit cheaper and possibly easier for getting round corners. Mine is like this. Paul
  11. If you visit Vehicle Wiring Products in Ilkeston you can get a 12v 20a toggle switch (ref # 60300) with standard blade connectors for £6.86 + VAT. Worth getting to know them as you live close by. Paul
  12. 16 valve Skoda - 8 in the engine and 8 in the radio Open top Skoda - skip Double the value of a Skoda - fill it with petrol Skoda heated rear window - keeps your hands warm when pushing it I'll try to remember the others. Paul
  13. I had a Saturday job at Halfords in the early sixties. There was some exciting new car stuff like flashing indicator kits to save sticking your arm out of the window and wing mirrors because most new cars didn't come with them fitted. Also Castrol oil, seat covers, touch up paint, ammeters, batteries, spark plugs, driving gloves. I don't remember any filters or drive belts. It seems very similar to what they do now and not much training was required to sell most products. Paul
  14. I had a problem with vibration / hammering eventually tracked down to an airlock above the calorifier. I remember now why I put a bleed valve in there! When I rang Jabsco for advice they said that I should have an accumulator installed and the claims in the advertising only apply to people who don't have any problems !!!??? Paul
  15. Alarm voltage is certainly higher for type 1 than type 6. After fitting the sealed batteries it was sometime before I got round to setting the smartgauge to type 6. The E03 errors started with the new setting. An occasional charge at 14.8 - 15v seems to be necessary to maintain capacity with sealed batteries. Numax insist on 14.2 - 14.4v max so you have to make your own decision. I certainly wouldn't worry about 14.7v for short durations. Paul