The Beast from the East

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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by Welly » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:35 pm

Running an errand in a RWD lightweight pickup? what's not to like about that! :mrgreen:
PeterN wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:01 pm
I don't think our water supply has frozen up for at least 30 years
Our works toilet: Frozen.

Our fancy new Boiler at Home: Frozen 32mm condense drain :roll:

Still got heat though, the condense is being collected manually :lol:
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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by trufflehunt » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:25 pm

Welly wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Running an errand in a RWD lightweight pickup? what's not to like about that! :mrgreen:
PeterN wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:01 pm
I don't think our water supply has frozen up for at least 30 years
Our works toilet: Frozen.

Our fancy new Boiler at Home: Frozen 32mm condense drain :roll:

Still got heat though, the condense is being collected manually :lol:
I read this on MX5 forum earlier today...

"...... Next to car sat my condensing boiler, still churning out heat to keep the house warm, and just enough local heat to keep the garage above freezing.
I was mighty glad I had taken the precaution of drilling a small vent hole in my boiler condensate pipe just below the exit from the boiler.
It had already half-filled the drain bowl placed under it due to the outside pipe freezing solid, and had kept going.

I've already shown this trick to several neighbours, and they are all grateful for the tip-off. I've heard of no-end of people who have had this problem, and my plumber mate says he's fed up of having to either thaw out condensate pipes, or fit new boilers if they have been damaged by the internal water build-up so caused.

If you have either a 'Combi' or condensing boiler (both can be similarly afflicted) then I urge you do like me - drill a small vent in the pipe just below the sump, and let the water escape when the ouside pipe freezes.
You will have to monitor the receptacle you place under it and empty as necessary, but it's a darn sight easier than either thawing out the pipe outside, or suffering boiler damage and a freezing house!

When the danger of freezing has passed, simply block the vent hole with a small self-tapper and PTFE tape - works for me....... "
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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by grasmere59 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:54 pm

I have a non condensing boiler (ideal W2000),it's over 30 years old and in that it has broken down once which was a £1 "O" ring seal,it has no fan,no pcb,etc.Ok it might not be the most economical boiler in the world but it just hangs on the wall providing heat and hot water without any dramas. :D
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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by Doggy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:35 pm

Wisdom indeed.

I have a non-condensing boiler I got via fleabay for £29 in 2006. It was still in the original box, never been used, someone had been "meaning to fit it" for 2 years. Replaced the gas valve about 5 years ago and put some high temp sleeving on the ignition lead to stop it tracking to the casing about 2 years back....

AND I have an Aarrow inset multi-fuel boiler stove that runs on waste packaging timber I get FOC. :cheesy:
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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by Welly » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:43 am

Well that was that then I guess :roll:

We'll have to wait for this summers "record heat wave" next..........yeah look out for the second Wednesday in August when temperatures "smash" all previously held records by 0.25 deg C :lol:

I did learn one thing, wives don't like being in the back of a Citroen whilst carrying out a controlled handbrake turn, in the snow, near the neighbours' new car :oops: Daughters quite like it though :cheesy:
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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by Captain Jack » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:58 pm

Oh... sorry I missed all the fun. I was in Thailand :D
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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by Doggy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:27 pm

Shame on you! :mrgreen:
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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by Welly » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:08 am

Captain Jack wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Oh... sorry I missed all the fun. I was in Thailand :D
You absolute *#*##*%@# :twisted:



Hope you had a lovely time :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
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Re: The Beast from the East

Post by Bailes1992 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:37 am

I'm also a bit late to this one... The Duster proved to be excellent in the snow.

We had about 4" down here and it lasted a long 2 days. The Duster drove almost if the snow wasn't there, not a hint of slippage. None of that sphincter clenching when you hit a bit of slush and the car slips or wheel spins a little, it just drove straight and true all the time! Well, other than when I turned the TC & ESP off on a few quiet corners and kicked the arse end out a few times. :lol: Well impressed.
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