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    Just ignore me :-)

    Can't see how to delete a post.
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    Stihl FS-55 locked at bottom of stroke

    So quick update: Been getting on with other things the last couple of weeks. Just went to rebuild the brushcutter and discovered that the crankshaft I've been sent is the wrong one. It's the part I ordered, but the website simply lists the wrong part number for my machine. The conrod is too...
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    Stihl FS-55 locked at bottom of stroke

    The oil seals are in superb condition, as is the head gasket (the only gasket affected). The piston and barrel are very clean. That said, I'm quite tempted to replace the piston and barrel anyway, in case there's been some deformation that isn't obvious. In which case for a few more pennies...
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    Stihl FS-55 locked at bottom of stroke

    Yep. I already have that part in my basket. Trying to find advice on how to remove the crank bearing without damaging it, I don't have a bearing puller small enough but if it's quite robust, a pair of screwdrivers might do the trick... Update: bearing puller fit after all! Onwards and upwards!
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    Stihl FS-55 locked at bottom of stroke

    Ok so I have a banana-shaped conrod. Replaceable but I can't understand why the cylinder would have been full of fuel unless the carb is faulty, and the carb was relatively recently replaced with a genuine Stihl part. I don't want to rebuild only for this to happen again - any clues why a...
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    Stihl FS-55 locked at bottom of stroke

    Hi folks, I replaced the perished fuel hoses on my FS-55 brush cutter at the weekend. On pulling the cord to start there was a metalling slapping noise and the engine locked immediately. It never actually started Stripping away the housing, I can get a socket on the pull start mechanism and...
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    Where to get WBP ply?

    Hi folks, Can anyone advise on the best (national) merchant to get exterior ply from? Wickes/B&Q etc. don't indicate whether their ply is WBP, so I assume it isn't. I think I'm looking for EN636-3 and can't seem to find it. I can find marine ply, but that's twice the price so not an option...
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    Removable Fence post

    Thanks yes, I was coming to the conclusion I'd have to use a bolt-down post support and unbolt it as and when. Not the end of the world, just a bit of an eyesore! To set a met post below ground level would mean the post is more or less always sitting in water.
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    Removable Fence post

    Hi folks, I want to put a removable fence post at the side of my house. It needs to be 4"x4" post with minimal movement (it will also support the latch side of a gate). It also needs to stand up to the wind like a fence post sunk directly into the concrete would. When the post is removed, I...
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    Danesmoor 20/25 lockout during CH, but not during HW

    Thanks both, that's helpful. To your point, Terry, that's what confused me. I would expect it to lockout regardless of whether it's HW or CH; but Oilhead's point is well made, that CH and HW have different run profiles. Thanks for the help!
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    Danesmoor 20/25 lockout during CH, but not during HW

    Hi folks, I have a Worcester Danesmoor 20/25 boiler. Yesterday it started locking out when I put the heating on. The amount of time between boiler firing and locking out varies but can be as short as five minutes. Putting the water heating on does NOT cause the boiler to lock out. Pipework is...
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    Boiler firing even when off

    Ok, replaced both actuators and that's fixed the problem. Thanks to everybody who helped out (y)
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    Boiler firing even when off

    I've ordered two new actuators (CH one was a little corroded as I said previously), they arrived today but I haven't had the chance to fit them. The HW valve was seized closed, but I guess not completely closed because water was still getting hot. Since I freed it up and closed it, HW hasn't...
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    Boiler firing even when off

    Well yes, as far as I'm aware it IS off. Hence my comment that there may be a problem with it. I'm not using it by choice :D Edit: Tested, no fault on immersion heater or controller.
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    Boiler firing even when off

    Hi Stu, The weird thing is that on the outlet side of the valves, the pipes aren't that hot. Which suggests water isn't flowing. Yet my hot water is, well, hot. Which makes me wonder whether I've got a simultaneous problem with my immersion heater. That's controlled by a Horstmann Electrisaver...
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