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Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease

To: "Telewest \(PH\)" <>,
Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease
From: "Hans Duinhoven" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 19:10:15 +0100
So both cable types suffer of misoperation.
What I find is that the last travel of the valve to the closed position is
far too tough for the mechanism.
The valve looks like new, so I don't think age is a problem here.

BTW how did the storm hit your place?
Personally we only had a broke fence, but 6 people were killed in the
Netherlands where three people drowned and two others were hit deadly by
tree branches. One man was picked by the wind and "slammed" against a cast
iron fence and was dead instantly.
Thousands of trees were broken.
On sunday all public transport was discontinued after noon and today many
tracks still don't operate.
Airporsts were closed and many people were stranded there or at stations.

Wind forces up to 11-12 hit the coast.

Any options on the cable?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Telewest (PH)" <>
To: "Hans Duinhoven" <>; "Larry Colen"
<>; "mglist" <>
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease

> Interesting, it is my all-steel (spiral-wound) type that expand during the
> 'push' operation, the white nylon with londitudinal strands in a black
> sheathing don't suffer from that problem.  However they can't be clamped
> tightly at the ends as the nylon deforms, unlike the steel type.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hans Duinhoven" <>
> To: "Larry Colen" <>; "mglist" <>
> Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 6:24 PM
> Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease
> > Avoid cheap cables which have little steel in the outer cable.
> > I got this type from my regular MG parts store after the original was
> > damaged
> > acting as a short circuit.
> >
> > The new one is too flexible in length, so the though moving valve
> > (especially around the "closed"position) is giving this cable a bad
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