Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Please check the Forum Guidelines at the top of the Newbie section

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Kevin Wood

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 2221
1
With the trucks at work, DAF shite, when the light comes on you simply have to park up, metres from anything, so that rules out parking bays ::) and press a button...

The truck then revs its bollix off for anything upto an hour and a half ::)

Given that they spend all day doing 20mph, this happens alot ;D

.. and all in an environment where Kerosene is pi##ing through giant hairdryers all day long with gay abandon and no emission controls whatsoever, presumably? ;)

2
Nobody has mentioned the "TheBoy Milton Keynes" test, I notice. ::)
If I can induce brake fade between Horsham and Crawley, it comes as no surprise that he changes his pads every month ;D

I did that one with a 1700kg trailer with (as I later discovered) no brakes in July. ::)

3
Nobody has mentioned the "TheBoy Milton Keynes" test, I notice. ::)

4
The boiling point of DOT4 brake fluid is only 230 C, so if the caliper support has got up to 200 C I think the grease would be the last of your worries, TBH.

5
General Discussion Area / Re: Internet Providers
« on: Yesterday at 16:05:46 »
If you have a proper name, you don't need a number ::)

Or if you got in there Google have been reading your email for years ago..  :D

FTFY. :y

6
General Discussion Area / Re: old style petrol stations
« on: Yesterday at 12:09:07 »
Back in the day people knew you were driving a 'performance car' when you reached for the 5 star pump.

It was worth an inch in length and two inches in girth.  :)

.. until they noticed you were putting it into a mustard coloured Marina Coupe. ::)

7
Drove the Mondeo home slowly from Surrey using the skinny space saver, after my front offside tyre quickly went down yesterday.  ::)

When you say 'slowly'... I got passed on the M25 by someone in a Mondeo with a space saver spare on; and I was doing 70... ;D

70 is slowly, no?  ;)

8
General Discussion Area / Re: Internet Providers
« on: Yesterday at 08:29:36 »
Yep,  you won't regret going with zen.
Getting a domain name is the best way to give yourself flexibility. Might as well do it now and only suffer a change of email, erc. Once imho.

9
General Discussion Area / Re: Resident of Brackley
« on: 13 August 2018, 17:32:28 »
Is Terbert now going to become an angry shouty man who doesn't suffer fools ?  :-\  .they say theres something in the water in Brackley.  ;D
It's the stuff in the air I'd be concerned about. I hope Terbert has issued himself with the appropriate PPE. :-X

Glad to hear you've finally moved, Tony. :y

10
General Discussion Area / Re: Resident of Brackley
« on: 13 August 2018, 14:44:15 »
Glad you got oved OK.

Go steady on BT , as a major shareholder,  we need as many happy customers as possible. ;D

They could have fooled me. ::)

11
General Car Chat / Re: the lords/mayors car
« on: 13 August 2018, 13:15:13 »
That would be the bloated overweight local politicians and their equally bloated wives. :y

Only when lacking a better offer, surely? ::)

12
General Discussion Area / Re: Damp Under Bath
« on: 10 August 2018, 22:15:59 »
I doubt condensation alone would be the cause this time of year, or it would have been terrible over the winter. :-\

13
General Discussion Area / Re: Boiler being replaced.
« on: 10 August 2018, 20:40:19 »
Going to a sealed system might well solve the issues, if not simply because you notice when topping up is required because it has to be done manually! It might be a lottery on a system that old as to whether it is happy with the increased pressure, mind.

Exactly what happened for me in Bracknell - the old vented system was likely topping itself up constantly due to a small leak in an under-floor pipe, which became very apparent once I switched to a sealed pressurised system.

That limped along until the small leak grew to such a point that it needed refilling every day, at which point the tenants were a bit unhappy ;D (actually I kid, they are very understanding tenants!) and we had to dig up half the concrete kitchen floor to find and fix the leak..

Yeah, I think Chrisgixer was in the midst of the same fun and games in his place in notReadingHam last time I was there. Built before they realised that burying copper pipes in concrete without any protection was a bad plan.

14
General Discussion Area / Re: old style petrol stations
« on: 10 August 2018, 18:12:35 »
I dread filling up in places like that - normally when I'm in the back of beyond touring in the kit car. The engine normally pinks like mad until I can fill it up at somewhere that gets a bit more turnover. ;D

Ah, memories of going from Trac Mon to the only petrol station for miles around that did Super ;D

.. and no doubt wondering if the 95 RON might be a better bet anyway seeing as they might have had their bulk tank replenished sometime within the last decade... ;D

15
General Discussion Area / Re: Boiler being replaced.
« on: 10 August 2018, 18:10:05 »

Kevin is right - I think. We do have a header tank in the loft, but last winter for some reason the water in it was getting very (very!) hot. There is no lid on the tank, so it steams. Steam into a cold (in winter) loft results in condensation, which if left will probably cause damp. So something needs doing, just not sure what ATM.

It's a 1960's house, originally with a back boiler (behind the fireplace) and electric immersion heater. Gas central heating was added in the late 60's and the original boiler soldered on till about 2001. The header tank in the loft definately didn't get hot with that. That old boiler finally packed up and was replaced by the Baxi which we still have. Initially I don't remember the tank 'steaming' and I'm pretty sure I would have noticed - there is a lot of junk in the loft including the Christmas decorations which come down and go up once a year.

We had a small extension built about 3 years ago, and the Baxi was moved to accommodate the new kitchen layout. Then last winter I noticed the 'steaming' in the loft. Now the Baxi has packed up, but at least we still have the (50 year old!) immersion heater for hot water, and no urgent need to get the central heating working - at least for a month or two.

I like the sound of the System heater - it's not a combi so does heat a tank full of hot (tap) water, and doesn't require a header tank so that solves the 'steaming' loft issue at the same time. We have had multiple CH pumps pack u over the years due to the very hard water here, so having the pump integrated into the boiler is a bit of a concern.

I only posted my woes to try and put some context into the prices being touted to moggy though.

A few things ring alarm bells there. Firstly, hard water shouldn't have much impact on the life of the primary side of the system. You fill it once, and once the calcium in that batch of water has been deposited somewhere, you don't get any more forming. If you are getting issue due to calcium building up, then the system must be topping itself up and constantly therefore adding more calcium.

If the header tank is getting hot then the system could be boiling due to a faulty boiler thermostat, poor circulation around the boiler or perhaps the system has been plumbed in such a way that water can get pumped over the air vent pipe through the header tank. That will cause evaporation, and topping-up, and perhaps your calcium issues?

I'm guessing the boiler move resulted in such an issue that wasn't spotted at the time?

Going to a sealed system might well solve the issues, if not simply because you notice when topping up is required because it has to be done manually! It might be a lottery on a system that old as to whether it is happy with the increased pressure, mind.

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 2221

Page created in 0.101 seconds with 14 queries.