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Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease

To: Hans Duinhoven <>
Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 14:03:46 -0600
  Sorry to disappoint me?  Shucks Hans, you're the one with the problem,
not me. ;^)  I was trying to help.

  OK, now I see what your problem is.  I noticed it, too.  What it boils
down to is that there's more travel in the control mechanism in than
there is at the valve.  So, here's my fix, er, not a fix, just a
work-around.  I adjust the cable in the summer to close the valve
completely.  In the winter I adjust it to open the valve completely and
never try to close it completely.  It takes only a few minutes and is
accomplished by moving the housing in the clamp.  



Hans Duinhoven wrote:
> Sorry to disappoint you - the new cable (plastic outer one) never worked
> from new.
> Like Paul said it slips out of its clamp on the valve when being forced to
> the closed position.
> Cheers,
> Hans
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <>
> To: "Hans Duinhoven" <>
> Cc: "Telewest (PH)" <>; "Larry Colen"
> <>; "mglist" <>
> Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 10:38 PM
> Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease
> > Hi Hans,
> >
> >   Sorry to hear abouut the damage to life and property in your country.
> >
> >   About the cables: I believe the cables and mechanisms are suitable to
> > the task.  The problem is that they are dried out and/or rusted.  I had
> > a B on which the heater control knobs wouldn't turn.  I corrected the
> > probs by cleaning and oiling the cables and mechanisms.  It was a PITA
> > to take it all apart but it was worth it.  It beats hanging out in bars.
> > (biiig grin)
> >
> >   Cheers,
> >
> >   CR

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