I posted before my hols about the frost damage on Waterlily here ....
I visited today (Saturday) to fix the pipe behind the cooker shown in the pic from the link above. The cooker came out ok (lighter than I thought) and I fixed the joint by taking it back to the elbow and putting in a new piece of pipe. Turned on the water and pump only to hear the sound of running water still !!! Argh.....
I let it run for some time to find the second leak.....
The frost had opened up a run of pipe completely - under the pot cupboard of course which is very difficult to get at meaning a partial dismantling of the boat !
The split was under the cupboard middle top. I spent some time scrabbling around cutting the pipe and sweating a new piece in.
I can't beleive that none of the pipes were lagged at all. Needless to say as it went back all the pipes were lagged as best as possible.
After I fixed the 2nd leak I fired up the water pump and could hear water running in the bathroom - this time it was the washer on the shower mixer that had been damaged. So the mixed tap came off the wall and was stripped and put back - it was a teasing puzzle !
All went back pump on and up to pressure and nothing .... no water sounds no pump running on and on..... So 3-0 to the frost. It makes me wonder how many others will return to their boats in spring to the same problems. Just happy I have the tools and ability to sort out the damage.
Just got to finish the lagging and reassembly then I can enjoy the boat again
Blooming gates...stay shut!
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