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.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Hans Duinhoven" <email@example.com>
> Cc: "Telewest (PH)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Larry Colen"
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> 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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