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Old 07-04-2012, 10:27   #16
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Re: Leaking Calorifier

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DH, the good news is the answer isn't a million miles from your current location:

Surejust | Manufacturing equipment for the marine industry for over 25 years

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Thanks, Pete! I think mine is a C-Warm, however. I'll know for sure only when I can run down the former Moody guys. It needs to be the same if I want to avoid replumbing and changing the mounts.
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Old 21-04-2012, 09:04   #17
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Re: Leaking Calorifier

So I ordered the C-Warm calorifier and it turned out not to fit Apprently nothing is made in this size anymore Although my boat is not that old (2000).

So I took out the old one, and it occurred to me that -- a radiator shop would be the right place to take it. A few hours and 48 pounds later, my calorifier is back in usable condition. They soldered it and pressure tested it and declared it fit for use, but of course without guarantees that other parts of the seam might not fail later. The new one is on its way back to the dealer -- saving me about $1300.

It's a lot of work detaching and reattaching seven pipes (cold water in, hot water out, two central heating connections, two engine connections, one pressure relief outlet) and so forth. These plastic push-fit plumbing connections are not so completely perfect to use.

But anyway, the repair seems to have worked. I'm about to take a hot shower on board!

Think -- radiator shop.
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Nice one , glad to hear your solution. I'm thinking, in today's throw away world, those guys would be of the few to have the skills to do the job. Regards Joe
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