Checking for leaks - a cunning ploy

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elgringo
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Checking for leaks - a cunning ploy

Post by elgringo » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:18 am

I do hope you don't mind this useful suggestion (as I'm sure you have this covered) . . .

The following came to mind when I saw today's Pic of the Day, i.e. K7's holey floor . . .

Whilst renovating a yacht a few years ago, we found a smoke machine (as per bee-keepers puffy little hand-held device) really useful to identify the source of tiny holes in the hull. Simply puff away on the exterior, and watch for smoke appearing on the interior. This identified the smallest of orifices prior to immersion, and saved those annoying problems once she was back in the water (and therefore much pumping of bilges).

I hope I'm not teaching Granny to suck eggs, and all that.
Just thought this might help.

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Lesley

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Mike Bull
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Re: Checking for leaks - a cunning ploy

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:28 am

Fascinating idea- and we already have our own smoke machine- he's called Rob! :lol:

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Re: Checking for leaks - a cunning ploy

Post by elgringo » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:15 am

Ha ha - if Rob is a chain-smoker this could work !!

The alternative would be the Pains Wessex Aurora Orange Handsmoke which emits a cloud of far denser (and very vivid) orange smoke.
However, this can be seen fom 4 klm away in a 10 knot breeze, at sea level, and even further from an aircraft - in which case the RNLI will be descending upon your (then very orange) workshop !!

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Re: Checking for leaks - a cunning ploy

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:00 pm

In point of fact it doesn't matter whether we leave a few holes in that floor because it's the inner floor. What really keeps the water out is a full length outer skin attached to the other side of the corrugations as seen in the pic. Now if that one leaks we'll be in trouble.
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Re: Checking for leaks - a cunning ploy

Post by bluebirdsback » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:50 pm

Thanks for volunteering me as a human leak detector Mike, would be happy to oblige but i fear i may face a fine for smoking within an enclosed area consisting of two sides or more. Bet the p.c brigade that brought the smoking ban in are kicking themselves now. :lol:
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Post by klingon » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:51 pm

Yeah we got by that one easily in Glasgow-take one Anti Smoking Warden-beat him to death with an ashtray then nail his corpse to the workshop door-they don't come near again!
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