Monday, February 3, 2014

Heating problems

Another month gone in the blink of an eye and the boating season getting ever closer. Hopefully the rain will stop soon, but at least the white stuff has pretty much stayed away so far.

One problem which has raised it's head for us recently is that the header tank on our Webasto system has started to leak quite badly. PTFE tape was unsuccessful in stopping the problem and enquiries on the various forums seem to suggest that our type of tank, with brass fittings, was soon discontinued due to the same type of problem we were experiencing. 

A bit of web surfing led me to Kings Lock Chandlery and having spoken to Steve their Webasto expert on the phone, I nipped up in the car on Saturday to try and solve the problem. Steve was extremely helpful, discussed the options and supplied all the bits and pieces required to do the job including re-routing some of the plumbing.

So yesterday it was off down to the boat to do the job and in no time at all it was all fixed and up and running just fine. 

The new header tank and plumbing
So if you have any queries or problems with your Webasto heating, give Steve a call and I'm sure he will be able to help.

One point worthy of note regarding heating......talking to my neighbour at the marina yesterday re-enforced the importance of a carbon monoxide alarm. His had been recording readings and after a bit of investigation, he found his chimney was quite badly blocked with gunk. At least he was able to tell the tale thanks to the alarm doing its job. 

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