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Old 02-12-2011, 12:29
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I just wanted to say thank you very much from a newbie who was worried about the closed season and getting everything winterised! Your tips and info have been invaluable.
It's good to hear the thread is doing its job there's a bit of all of us throughout it
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It's good to hear the thread is doing its job there's a bit of all of us throughout it
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I think that is the best bit about the thread everyone has added their experience and it does make me feel that I have a really good reference tool especially with something as important as winterising.
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Can I ask another question about salt this time. When you say that you leave salt to collect moisture how much do you use? I was thinking of about half a soup bowl for each room. Would that be enough?
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Can I ask another question about salt this time. When you say that you leave salt to collect moisture how much do you use? I was thinking of about half a soup bowl for each room. Would that be enough?
hi again, that's how much i leave, on a hard surface as well. Full dishes could overflow. They might not collect any moisture at all, some don't, others will, so be prepared to see either
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The cheapest salt will do the trick, 'my old girl' is 35 x12 3bed we used about 5tubs ( the tall type with the pouring top) cooking salt i believe, nothing fancy lol
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Checked mine yesterday-salt bowls damp but not runny. The dehumidifier half full, so changed the power tab- had a cuppa from a flask, while checking all was well-cushions upside down so that the sun doesn't bleach them. Curtains inside out and hanging on coat hangers inside open cupboards seemed okay. Had a walk round the site cos I'm nosey, and had the old gits special at Busy bees in Bridlington-Translation I had the pensioners special fish chips mushy peas bread and butter an a cup of tea....deelish!
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Has anyone ever left their central heating on, over the closed season, just for a couple of hours a day, set at around 8 degrees on frost setting? Is it worth leaving it on, or better to do a complete drain down??
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Its really a case of what your insurance recommends. If it were me it would be a complete draindown and the boiler in winter mode. I would have thought the heat would leave the van so quickly that 2 hours would me no difference!

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Has anyone ever left their central heating on, over the closed season, just for a couple of hours a day, set at around 8 degrees on frost setting? Is it worth leaving it on, or better to do a complete drain down??
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iv booked my draindown by a reputable company and they said ive to leave the central heating on frost mode. so thats what i will be doing.
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Thanks TreeTops, what about a few days away from van in winter, is it worth doing a complete draindown then?
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