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BWM

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    Hawkesbury
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  1. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    I meant shaky as a very cheap component, not fit for use. I've not used a Clarke generator for some time but at the price I doubt their reliability used daily.
  2. Land Rovers can drive on water.

    This one looks a little thirsty!
  3. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    Clarke generators are poor, ok for someone using occasionally but not for a regular power supply.
  4. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    Quite often if your space is limited, and inevitably to access the top loading. We had one that lasted for years, in that time a small, concertina'd, plastic was the only item that failed (easily replaced). We bought an alternative waste water hose, as the one supplied was very shaky.
  5. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    One advantage of these, despite their size, is that they are extremely light. The downside of this is that you have to load the spinner fairly evenly or they get a wobble on.
  6. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    Definitely worked as described, using got water delivered by a paloma, but unfortunately I don't know the detail of the machine he altered.
  7. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    You can tell i'm not an electrician!
  8. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    Some years back, a friend of mine disconnected the heating element in a washing machine and managed to run it off a low voltage inverter. Not sure if you could still do this with a more modern machine?
  9. 2LW on Ebay

    I wonder if this engine is the equivalent of the roadside offers of years ago, speakers, video recorders, etc. with the insides all found to be full of bricks instead of electrical components, when opened at home?
  10. Diesel Bug - Ensure You Fill Your Tank

    In the mid eighties I worked at a garage maintaining black cabs, one particularly cold year diesel tanks were freezing up and those who didn't suffer from it said they added a small amount of petrol before filling up with derv.
  11. Seized Mushroom Vents

    Not all mushroom vents use brass studding for the threaded part, and left unused will seize quite easily.
  12. Crystalline residue on top of waste tank

    When our boat was in for rebottoming I installed a stainless water tank and noticed that grinding waste had attached itself to the tank, you couldn't easily brush it off, not scientific but something I observed. I didn't realise that stainless formed a coating, is it similar to the oxidized surface found on aluminium?
  13. Crystalline residue on top of waste tank

    The only reason for suggesting bitumen is because it would appear that it is vapour rather than liquid escaping, and a cheap, temporary solution. In no way would it constitute a viable long term repair. I wonder if the top has failed due to grinding debris? Was told by someone that the steel dust from grinding locks onto the stainless and acts similarly to an anode, rusting at an accelerated rate.
  14. Extant full length butty's and horse boats

    How does this butty built at Stockton fit in (second from the left), a large Northwich replica?
  15. Crystalline residue on top of waste tank

    Tank must be porous, urine does create chrystaline deposits in drainage systems. If you can't afford to replace the tank I wonder if you cleaned the deposits off, and then paint the affected areas with bitumen might get you out of trouble temporarily?
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