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  1. 32 minutes ago, swirly182 said:

    In a safe and controlled manner you could leak test all the connections in the locker. Mix some fairy liquid with water and start spraying. Fully open the locker to provide good ventilation. I would start at the flexible hose connections.


    Of course, if you aren't confident / competent isolate and wait for a technician. (engineers don't use tools!) 

    That would be my course of action and if no spray available a brush or even a strip of rag. It is quite likely that if using propane that the connection to the bottle is not quite nipped up enough. I have not used butane for many years but isn't there a rubber seal between bottle and hose that gets brittle over time?

  2. 3 hours ago, djadria said:

    Alan /Easy-T


    Do the 6kg calor bottles fit neatly in the holding bracket (foot and strap)?  tA

    The 6kg ones do but I use 3.9kg ;)

    The strap holds them securely. They sit at the back of the circular well and I have a length of pipe insulation to fill the void at the front of the cutouts. Not really needed to be honest.

  3. 17 hours ago, djadria said:

    Yes you are right Rodders!


    i didn’t think of smaller Calor Bottles. One 6kg seems to last me a year unless off grid!


    Hmm - methinks a swap to 3.9 would do the trick - and widely available too.


    is it same fitting propane?



    That is what I use as far easier to handle with its lighter weight and smaller size . I probably use 6kg a yer.

  4. 46 minutes ago, Bianchiwill said:

    Hi all, can anyone tell me if it is actually possible to live in a caravan on one site all all year round. Thanks Will.

    Very difficult to find if we are talking touring caravan.  It depends whereabouts you want to be. I have seen sites offering an all year pitch for £2,500. I suspect that strictly to comply with their licence you waould probably need to move off site for two nights after every 4 week period. Caravan could stay.

  5. 8 hours ago, LeadFarmer said:

    If the whole country needs masks, will there be a shortage as there was with PPE?


    I think many already do have masks. I know that people that I know do even though they are presently not using them.

    I have masks but I am not using one as where and when I shop social distancing is good. We have them should the need arise to enter a smaller shop where distancing is harder or if we need at some time in the future to take a taxi or a bus ........ or if they are made compulsory in shops. We live in Wales

  6. 2 hours ago, kelper said:

    Masks can be reused after a simple wash in a washing machine. To avoid contamination, it's probably a good idea to wear each one only once and then put it in a bin or ziplok bag to take hope and reuse.  Why not keep half a dozen in the car?

    I shall not be washing reusable masks. Presently I will only need to use one for the Monday shop and the Wednesday shop once the law comes in, if it comes in in Wales. Distancing is still good where and when I sop and so the masks will remain hung on an undercover washing line until the next week.

  7. 31 minutes ago, mickfishing said:

    If as you think you may have a problem with on going  noise etc can i suggest in the morning putting your sterio on high put the speakers against the wall pile cushions against the speakers and go out for the day when they get woken at 6 in the morning after a late night partying maybe they will realise putting a hot tub under your window was not a good idea worked for my mate who's neighbour thought it was a good idea to do diy at one in the morning .

    That amused me as it brought back memories. I lived in a semi and, aged about 24, was ripping out the kitchen one winters night prior to building new units. I had moved the electric cooker out of the way and keeping an eye on the time. My neighbour had previously said don't worry if you are making noise just get on and get it done. I saw the time on the cooker clock was around 9.30 and I thought better start wrapping up as it is getting late. Just then my neighbour knocked and asked if I new what time it was. I said just turned 9.30pm and I was just putting tools away and I'm sorry if I have gone on rather late. He was a very nice chap and laughed saying that it was 1am. 


    Roll on 6 or 7 years. He had gone on holiday leaving his daughter at home aged just over 17 or maybe 18. She decided to have a party. At midnight I went around and asked that the music was turned down; it was for a while. At 1 am I went around and asked that the music was turned down; it was for a while. At 2am, I knocked again and when the door was opened walked into the front room. There was a separate component Hi Fi system. I unplugged the amplifier and took it away, A couple of the youths said 'you can't do that. I told them to stand aside was far better than bleeding out. :)


    The next day my wife and two daughters were going off to visit relatives 3 hours drive away. At 6 am I put our stereo speaker against the wall, placed all the sitting room cushions and seating cushions against it and cranked to full volume with a tape of brass band music that I had bought as a joke (long story). By 7am we were out on the road. We got back about midnight. I went around the next day to return the amp and the lass, looking much the worse for lack of sleep asked me not to tell her dad. Nothing was further from my mind but, if I still lived next door I would have done 35 years later. ;)

  8. 2 hours ago, Stevan said:

    Traditionally a deposit is a token of Good faith on both sides. The buyer confirming his intention to buy and the seller agreeing not to sell to anyone else before the transaction is complete, and potentially incurring additional costs.

    There is often no right to a refund, if the buyer breaks that Good faith.

    I believe there is a right to a refund in this case although the seller is entitled to his reasonable admin costs

    A business seller will be subject to consumer rules and regulations. In particular Schedule 2, Regulation 1(d) of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999.

    It states that if the contract has been cancelled after a deposit has been placed the prospective purchaser is entitled to have the deposit returned in full, unless the seller has spent time, effort and money, in which case they can deduct reasonable expenses.


     A blanket non-refundable clause that entitles the seller to keep the deposit in all circumstances is likely going to be unfair and unlawful.


    If a reasonable refund is not forthcoming then tell the dealer that you will report the matter to the Office of Fair Trading


    Maybe also consider small claims.


    However there is every likelihood that the dealer will refund given time

  9. 23 minutes ago, Grandpa Steve said:

    If you went in to the showroom, or saw it first hand then you are at the mercy of the dealer and the contract you signed.

    I doubt that that is entirely true as if it was merely viewed then there is no contract established, however I suspect that the paperwork and deposit was probably done at the dealership which is usual.  

  10. 9 minutes ago, David 38 said:

    Read the contract details on your paperwork for what happens if you cancelled.

    I guess you loose your deposit think that's why we pay in the first to show we are serious.

    We don't know how, or importantly where, the OP paid his deposit.


    My case when I bought the present caravan might possibly be unusual. I viewed the model that I wanted at another dealership that I would not have used normally. I suspect that I got a PX price but cannot remember. I then phoned my usual dealership and asked for a PX and purchase price. I then told them that they could knock £200 off my present caravan's valuation as there was a minor repair that they had already quoted me £250 that I intended to have done at the next service and there would be no VAT when they did the repair. As they had a van coming in that was not pre-ordered I placed an order and made a £500 deposit over the phone to reserve that caravan. In my case the distance selling regs would have given me 14 days to cancel anyway

  11. 1 hour ago, 2seaside said:

    As the distance between two residential park homes should be minimum 6 metres (5.5 if both homes have the newer fire cladding), if this platform is really as close as 1 metre it sounds as if your neighbours are enroaching upon your pitch

    From my reading of one LA's regulations a neighbours porch can extend a metre into the 6m zone but has a limited length to be a small porch. Also non combustible construction, including a garage, can impinge but a minimum 4.5m clearance to adjacent outfit is required.

  12. 3 minutes ago, Stevan said:

    Yes, that is a risk. Back in the day it was commonplace to see, and you could buy in accessory shops, an extension lead to run from one of the seven pin sockets on the car to the plug on the caravan. It was also commonplace to see jump leads pressed into service to get cars started in the morning!


    I had two very neat roll up extension leads. They were in use up to 15 years ago. Prior to fitting mains electric to my then mains caravan some 10 years earlier we happily used the car to power our 12 volt system in the caravan for lighting and water pump. On a 7 week tour there was no problem even with a dynamo rather than alternator. With the relatively low demands placed on it it was never a problem. 


    After fitting the mains electric it was still used for the general lighting (florescent) and the waterpump despite usually being on EHU which obviously powered the three pin sockets but also internal spotlights and the fridge and an exterior light.  

  13. 4 minutes ago, GaryB1969 said:

    All I do know is that the price of masks has now (probably) risen!

    I bought plenty of washable masks on Monday by chance as we suspected the need for masks in some instances. We already had a couple in each car but had no need to use them.  


    Now I will need to use them at least twice a week and OH once. 

    7 minutes ago, David 38 said:

    I think a piece of cloth will do no need to buy a special one.

    It needs to be fixed in place. 3 layers of material is advised.

  14. 7 hours ago, Clarrissa said:

    i am not looking forward to the constant noise either to be honest especially when it is less than 1 meter away from my bedroom.


    If it is as close as you state then even if the staging is of 'non-combustible' material I would have thought that it would breach fire regulations and that the local authority could take action if the site owners don't. 

  15. I bought a Canon Pixma, probably 7 years ago. I could not get it to work on wifi. I tried using an ethernet cable and then going back to try wifi after initial handshake but no joy. The printer was about 12' fro, ,y lap top and so I used a 4, cable behind the units in my study and OH would access the printer through wifi to my laptop. About two years later I disconnected the laptop and moved it out of the way whilst spring cleaning. When I set everything back I forgot to connect the ethernet to printer. It must have been nearly a year later when I realised as it was working fine :lol: Go figure. Was able to connect OH's laptop to it directly by wifi from another part of the house. Probably the computer fairy had been at work

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