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Look what I made!
#1
Excuse the childish title.. I just thought I would share what I made today:

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It's the rising main going into the cold water storage cistern, which then feeds the hot water storage cyclinder.. Which once full feeds the hot water tap, as well as having a vent going back up to the CWSC

Took me 4.5 hours in total, which includes half an hour waiting for a part and 20 minutes trying to fix a leak, and some time for getting it assessed.
Took over an hour to drain down and a further half hour to strip down, all included in the 4.5 hours.

I had 3 leaks, 1 of which was because the washer fell out and I didn't see it, the other was because I hadn't done the valve up, and the other was because I hadn't done the coupling up (never put pressure through a system before you've done all the compression fittings up) Oh and I may have had a small drip on some soldering, which I tried to remedy, but turned 1 leak from that fitting, into 3... Nice.

Was great fun though!
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#2
nice work, it was all going well til you told us about all the leaks and missing washers, you should have stopped at 'look what i made, it's bloody marvellous' still, seems like you worked fast, can you pipe honey through it tho? honey on tap would be masterful...
Keep it foolish...
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#3
"alkali" Wrote:nice work, it was all going well til you told us about all the leaks and missing washers, you should have stopped at 'look what i made, it's bloody marvellous' still, seems like you worked fast, can you pipe honey through it tho? honey on tap would be masterful...

Ah but I had the least leakage of all 5 of us! 1 guy flooded the entire area of 6 bays!

Probabaly could pipe honey through it given enough time to work it out and make a pump that'll do it, straining it would be the problem, what sort of heater to use etc etc bla bla bla

If I come up with anything though I'll be sure to let you know, in the hope you would pass this information onto your honey consuming friend.
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#4
that reminds me, do you have surplus honey? can i buy some from you for him? or is there a season?
Keep it foolish...
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#5
"alkali" Wrote:that reminds me, do you have surplus honey? can i buy some from you for him? or is there a season?

Er, don't see too many bees around this time of year Tongue  I love honey too Wink
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#6
there is loving honey and there is having abizarre fetish for it...

No, actually my mate cannot eat any processed food as he has a massive number of allergies. It's not worth suggesting ways of curing these as it is due to an illness, but the one sweet food he can eat is honey, no sugar, molasses, fruit or alternative sweeteners can pass his lips. He has a large stockpile of honey, but would be excited to think there were bees working their little wings off to make him happy.
Keep it foolish...
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#7
Well plumb Jon...

I am now working on the honey on tap thing... ummm  honey
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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#8
There is a 'season' of when honey is produced and we're coming into that now, but I do have a fairly large stockpile. Problem is keeping up with it as my 4 outlets sure do shift it. But yeah I'll sort you out some.. I guess he likes all types.. Dark, light, hard etc... ?

Andy, honeybees are still building up and will go 'bang' as it were after the May showers and the Rapeseed oil comes in, plus they can't fly in this weather as they're exoskeleton so will die.. Bumble bees however can operate overnight and in low temperatures, but they're dropping like flies (excuse the pun)... They like certain varieties of beans (runner, long etc) so if anyone can, grow some in your garden.. But look up exactly what they like..

Oh and Mike, tell your friend it takes 1 bee to make one TEAspoon of honey, so he's largely responsible for the death of alot of bees every 6 weeks, but helping them in the long run.
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#9
Jon... when can i get to go have a look at some hives, do i need to do it through the Medway Bee Society or can i just come and do the rounds with you...

Oh and i'll take a jar or 2 off your hands..
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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#10
Years ago I designed some specialist packaging for sending Bees in the post (true story!)

Farms buy in bees for pollenation of crops and things - thats as much as I know about the habits of Bees......

Dont they also eat tiny bugs and things Jon?  I think part of the plan was for crop preservation also.

I do recall the packaging couldnt tilt as it had a hive of sorts inside and needed good airation.

Sadly I couldnt test the packaging with live contents, to be honest, I didnt think I wanted to at the time!!
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