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by baj25
28 Nov 2016, 12:39
Forum: Campers
Topic: Anyone used a maypole van cover?
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Re: Anyone used a maypole van cover?

Thanks for replies, I've ordered one, according to info it should fit. Probably the biggest benefit I see with a cover is protection from the sun, it trashes rubber and interiors over time. I do use the hidef wax as well after learning about it on here. I also understand what you mean about forgetti...
by baj25
23 Nov 2016, 14:45
Forum: Campers
Topic: Anyone used a maypole van cover?
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Anyone used a maypole van cover?

Hi, We need a new cover after the recent storm trashed our previous one. Last one was from JK but quality was not good, I've just found a Maypole MP6584 that says it is suitable for high tops (ours is an autosleeper trident), anyone used them or know if this will fit (it says height up to 68", ...
by baj25
20 Jul 2016, 12:34
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Another building type question for you
Replies: 7
Views: 2624

Re: Another building type question for you

Thanks CS, I too am an Engineer, of the electrical variety, my thought processes seem to be on the same lines as yours. I think I'll let him crack on as proposed. Cheers, Bri
by baj25
18 Jul 2016, 15:09
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Another building type question for you
Replies: 7
Views: 2624

Another building type question for you

Hi All, I am having a porch built (215mm no-cavity walls, about 2700x1200 floor area, double pitch roof) which is tied into existing structure with firfix wall starters. Builder says OK to fix the 2 rafters against existing wall with hiltibolts or chemical anchors and do away with horizontal ceiling...
by baj25
25 Feb 2016, 16:02
Forum: Campers
Topic: Water tank drain tap help
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Water tank drain tap help

Are you deliberately trying to get on the 'take it out of context' thread CS!
by baj25
24 Feb 2016, 13:45
Forum: Campers
Topic: Water tank drain tap help
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Water tank drain tap help

Thanks Ian, 3/4 BSP sounds about right, they look pretty common so should get one no prob. Yeah, I think it has a nut on the inside of the tank, the whole thing spins in the tank (it is cracked where it enters the tank, but that doesn't show in the pic). Just hope there is an arm sized hole in the t...
by baj25
24 Feb 2016, 11:06
Forum: Campers
Topic: Water tank drain tap help
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Water tank drain tap help

Hi all, we managed to smash the drain tap on our water tank last time out (Mrs baj put a levelling chock in a dumb place and it flipped up). http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t38/baj25/DSC_0035%20-%20Copy.jpg It is on a 1990 autosleeper conversion. Can anyone recommend where to get one from (are th...
by baj25
05 Mar 2015, 20:54
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: fit a rev counter and temperature gauge and oil gauge t25 19
Replies: 19
Views: 6992

Re: fit a rev counter and temperature gauge and oil gauge t25 19

Early vans don't have the signal you need from the coil pre-wired up to the instruments, late ones are much easier as they do. A search here will find all the details. Hth, bri
by baj25
05 Mar 2015, 20:48
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: not vw -LED dimmers for mains
Replies: 7
Views: 3124

Re: not vw -LED dimmers for mains

Inrush current into heating causing voltdrop? Low resistance when cold, increases when hot? I guess the electronics in domestic dimmer is going to be pretty crude so won't have cap to ride out the volt drop? Bri
by baj25
04 Mar 2015, 21:02
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Water inside my rear side panel
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Water inside my rear side panel

Get a bilge pump? ☺
by baj25
03 Mar 2015, 22:13
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Do I buy a MIG welder?
Replies: 17
Views: 9783

Re: Do I buy a MIG welder?

Yes. For all the reasons above. Once you have got one, you'll wonder how you ever did without. Clarke one is ok imho. Works well for me, buy during vat free. Bri
by baj25
03 Mar 2015, 22:08
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: New Kitchen: Induction or gas hob?
Replies: 11
Views: 2612

Re: New Nehctik: Induction or gas hob?

Don't know if all induction hobs are the same as the ones we have (for summer when aga is off), but they only have few steps for power setting, usually not enough and too much. I use camping stoves in preference these days. Bri
by baj25
20 Oct 2014, 11:27
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Square headlight inners not bright
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Re: Square headlight inners not bright

Good idea, will do. Ta, Bri
by baj25
19 Oct 2014, 11:01
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Square headlight inners not bright
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Square headlight inners not bright

Changed coolant yesterday and before putting upper grille back on I thought I'd have a look what bulbs are fitted to inners as they are rather dim. Think I might have found the problem, some twonk has fitted 24V bulbs! Oh well, off to local accessory place for some 12V lamps. Surprised it wasn't pic...
by baj25
17 Oct 2014, 12:01
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A throttle question
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: A throttle question

Sorry slow reply Cheeky, been busy. No, idle didn't change. HTH, Bri