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korolev
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Re: Help please

Post by korolev » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:12 am

How about building a small box round it and fitting an incandescent bulb in it ? The heat should be enough to keep it thawed.

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Re: Help please

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:47 am

korolev wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:12 am
How about building a small box round it and fitting an incandescent bulb in it ? The heat should be enough to keep it thawed.

Or
One of these

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dimplex-Ecot1f ... B00NT0X8K2
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Re: Help please

Post by Stonecarver » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:41 pm

diamond lil wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Anybody know a foolproof way to insulate the regulator on propane gas cylinders? The only way I know is to pour warm water over it - but of course that just then freezes and the gas dies again :evil:
Adjust the Regulator Vent Hole

A propane gas regulator is normally equipped with a vent hole. Adjust the regulator vent hole in a way that it points down to drain out the moisture from the regulator instead of building up and freezing the regulator.
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Re: Help please

Post by diamond lil » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:09 pm

Son stuffed a handful of loft insulation round it and jammed a 6pt milk carton over it. See how that goes.
TY all for help xx

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Re: Help please

Post by jansman » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:03 am

I’ll bet that works too.
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Re: Help please

Post by diamond lil » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:03 am

Bloody thing froze again, minus 5 this morning. It never used to do this - only used to freeze at minus 9-10. So this morning we went really high tech.. I filled a pink hot water bottle and stuck it on top of the damn thing. Next door will think I've lost the plot. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Help please

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:57 am

Not silly if it works..

Our semi ferral (her choosing) cat was happy with her hot water bottle in her "box" last night

( Box is built into the lean too shed with a cat flap access lined with 25mm kingspan pir insulation on all sides ) so even her own body heat warms it quickly..

Won the approval of the local RSPCA inspector when we caught a sick stray who was asking about the cat flap and how sheds can be bad for cats (petrol fumes etc)
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Re: Help please

Post by diamond lil » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:36 pm

Aw that's nice Andy. We had a big ginger tom for a few years and we made him a cosy box too.

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