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Blindly going where most men have gone before

Ok let’s not all faint at once…I of no strength in my hands, no confidence in electrics fixed the pump and it actually works very well. One thing I did was to take photos of the pump whilst it was still fitted so I would know how to put it all back together again…but I omitted to take shots of the wiring – very silly. Thankfully I had enough nous to suss it out.

Brown is the boat end live and red is the pump end live and whats left (blue on the boat end and black on the pump end) is left.

First I had to get the parts and arranged with the very helpful (Ben Knott) site manager at New Islington Marina that the parts could be delivered to his office.

Cleghorn Waring seem to have every part for every pump and their tech support team were also very helpful and happy to check I had ordered the correct parts.

And so the parts for the pump arrive: the pump

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…and I set to work blindly going where most men have gone before…

20140321_124539First removing the old bits…and then greasing the (I want to call it a flange because it sounds such an hilarious activity but it isn’t a flange) chamber.

20140321_124659Then I insert the new impella as you do…

20140321_125944Then the gasket, then the lid.

 

the lidI want to polish it and shine it all up but given I don’t know if it will work it feels like a futile errand…listen to the lovely rain spattering my roof top and but a moment ago it was glorious sunshine.20140321_110340

…and so me, the pump the bits and the filter make our way back to the hoses and I connect it all together again as you do.

cleaned filterNote the new jubilee clips and cleaned filter.

then stuck it all back together again…

stuck back together

Tested it…

the test…and nothing happened, nothing at all, no motor no pumping nowt…so I went and picked someones brain and they came with new chock connections and put it all back together while I held the flange…I mean the torch…and then bingo it worked.

Put the floor backfloor and ran away.

For those of you in the know can anyone explain why some water goes back into the shower via the plug hole as if there should be a none-return valve that isn’t working.

Others may have noted that I didn’t fit all the gasket parts to the pump…am just afraid of starting something I cannot finish – taking things apart I have always been good at its the other part – putting it all back together again that I find daunting.

I was going to put some music on to celebrate but with the rain dancing a merry tune on my roof I am engaged in its music as the wind gently rocks the boat.and so it all went in and on went the lid yippee.

 

 

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Vaguehippo
 

I am a 55 year old male living alone on a narrowboat. I continuously cruise the inland waterways and rivers and have taken a year off work to see if the lifestyle works for me both financially and physically. I have sold my house and my car and now have bicycle and a boat. My main intention has been to slow down the pace of my life and enjoy each moment as much as possible.

Vaguehippo - Friday,11 April, 2014

I’m replying to my own post perhaps talking to myself which I seem to be doing a lot of lately…vaguehippo, the reason you’re getting water in the shower basin has nowt to do with your work on the pump it’s from another source. You know that one-way valve on the shower wall…the one with holes in it, probably some kind of breather for expansion as it is on the hot water feed…well its dripping. Interestingly and somewhat obviously it only drips when the water is hot after the engine has been running for a bit…well it’s dripping sufficiently to create a puddle and you might want to have it looked at old kid…

 

Paul Smith - Friday,11 April, 2014

Nice to see that you’ve now joined the ranks of eccentric boaters! Are you still stuck awaiting lock repairs or are you cruising again?

 

Vaguehippo - Friday,11 April, 2014

Paul Smith said
Nice to see that you’ve now joined the ranks of eccentric boaters! Are you still stuck awaiting lock repairs or are you cruising again?

I’ve turned around and am heading back a few miles as am having problems with my starter batteries, the Morso and bilge pump…I may have posted in the wrong part of the forum lol…a kick up the proverbial…but have had original work checked and much needs to be sorted so am taking my boat to a recommended Marine Engineer to have necessary work sorted out…then from the beginning of May I will be cruising again all things being equal which it seems they rarely are…can’t hardy wait to get going again…by eccentric boaters do you mean nutters…I think I was already that when i decided to buy a narrow boat…!

 

 

GM - Saturday,12 April, 2014

Vaguehippo said

Paul Smith said
Nice to see that you’ve now joined the ranks of eccentric boaters! Are you still stuck awaiting lock repairs or are you cruising again?

I’ve turned around and am heading back a few miles as am having problems with my starter batteries, the Morso and bilge pump…I may have posted in the wrong part of the forum lol…a kick up the proverbial…but have had original work checked and much needs to be sorted so am taking my boat to a recommended Marine Engineer to have necessary work sorted out…then from the beginning of May I will be cruising again all things being equal which it seems they rarely are…can’t hardy wait to get going again…by eccentric boaters do you mean nutters…I think I was already that when i decided to buy a narrow boat…!

:) lol No your not eccentric or a nutter until you actually cast off and steer away from the mooring. Up to then you could step back.

BTW could the water in the shower, after the water has been heated by the engine be the overflow from the calorifier?
 

 

 

tramman - Saturday,12 April, 2014

Vaguehippo said
I’m replying to my own post perhaps talking to myself which I seem to be doing a lot of lately…vaguehippo, the reason you’re getting water in the shower basin has nowt to do with your work on the pump it’s from another source. You know that one-way valve on the shower wall…the one with holes in it, probably some kind of breather for expansion as it is on the hot water feed…well its dripping. Interestingly and somewhat obviously it only drips when the water is hot after the engine has been running for a bit…well it’s dripping sufficiently to create a puddle and you might want to have it looked at old kid…

 dear one of little faith it sounds like you have got some brian not a nutter till you start answering your self back the valve could be a safety valve with muck under the seating by the way we are all mad unless we have a letter form a trick cyclist saying we are better

tramman

 

Vaguehippo - Saturday,12 April, 2014

by eccentric boaters do you mean nutters…I think I was already that when i decided to buy a narrow boat…!

:) lol No your not eccentric or a nutter until you actually cast off and steer away from the mooring. Up to then you could step back.

BTW could the water in the shower, after the water has been heated by the engine be the overflow from the calorifier?
 

by eccentric boaters do you mean nutters…I think I was already that when i decided to buy a narrow boat…!

:) lol No your not eccentric or a nutter until you actually cast off and steer away from the mooring. Up to then you could step back.

So does one become a nutter on a daily basis as one casts off…I felt nuts the first time I did that some 6 weeks ago and went nuts as I realized I’d left my mooring pins…shouted at the woman for not putting them aboard and realized I didn’t have a woman or a dog and it was all my own fault again – all sounds completely bonkers to me…

BTW could the water in the shower, after the water has been heated by the engine be the overflow from the calorifier?

could be the overflow from the calorifier…its clearly an overflow valve of some description…yes probably it is that…phew another worry less to worry about…it takes a worried man to sing a worried song…

 

 

 

Vaguehippo - Saturday,12 April, 2014

tramman said

Vaguehippo said
I’m replying to my own post perhaps talking to myself which I seem to be doing a lot of lately…vaguehippo, the reason you’re getting water in the shower basin has nowt to do with your work on the pump it’s from another source. You know that one-way valve on the shower wall…the one with holes in it, probably some kind of breather for expansion as it is on the hot water feed…well its dripping. Interestingly and somewhat obviously it only drips when the water is hot after the engine has been running for a bit…well it’s dripping sufficiently to create a puddle and you might want to have it looked at old kid…

 dear one of little faith it sounds like you have got some brian not a nutter till you start answering your self back the valve could be a safety valve with muck under the seating by the way we are all mad unless we have a letter form a trick cyclist saying we are better

tramman

Some brian…I ain’t seen him but will add to my list of paranoia’s…he’s here somewhere, do you know him? One of us is definitely nuts if the nutty one steps forwards then the rest of you can go home…but I’m Spartacus …there’s always one…my faith has dripped out of the overflow, safety valve or overflow for calorifier …when I get somewhere I can use to contain water coming from it should the cut of valve fail I am gonna have the thing off, clean and reseal maybe brian will do it for me if I can only find him…brian, briiiaaannnnnnnn

 

 

tramman - Saturday,12 April, 2014

please shake head slowly from side to side if you hear a ratel take more ale till feeling sleepy go to bed when you wake up nothing well have changed but it wont seem as bad good luck tramman

 

Vaguehippo - Saturday,12 April, 2014

tramman said
please shake head slowly from side to side if you hear a ratel take more ale till feeling sleepy go to bed when you wake up nothing well have changed but it wont seem as bad good luck tramman

The rattles I’m hearing are my marbles falling out and clattering on the floor before they roll away and hide under something immovable … ale certainly helps dull the symptoms … i shall take yr luck on board in every sense of the word – many thanks

 

 

tramman - Saturday,12 April, 2014

if marbles have got lost do not worry be happy   possibly land STRESS moving on  

 

Vaguehippo - Saturday,12 April, 2014

tramman said
if marbles have got lost do not worry be happy   possibly land STRESS moving on

Be happy move on…best advice yet

 

 

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