In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.
Oh dear... slight problem with our new Becton Bunny stove
With days drawing in and an autumnal feel every evening we lit our brand new Becton Bunny (see post ) fire for the first time last Tuesday. We expected a bit of smoke especially as the paint cured with the heat but when both smoke alarms went off setting Jade a trembling uncontrollably because of the noise as well as the thick smoke, we realised there must be a problem with the fire. So after dousing the flames as rapidly as we could, Ian went out to screw fix and bought a pack of smoke bombs. Lighting the first one we watched to see what would happen. At first all seemed well until suddenly smoke started pouring through the seals in the doors as well as from around the joints on the chimney flue. Now the flue was down to Ian as he fixed that to the stove but the doors are down to the manufacturers. With the stove still in warranty we had no doubt that something could be done although I was very concerned that the whole stove would have to be sent back and we would be without heating. As it turned out the manufacturer was brilliant. They were very concerned and said a replacement door would be on it's way to our sons address within a couple of days. All we have to do now is find away to stop the smoke escaping around the bottom of the flue!
First lit and all seemed well although we did have a slight smell of curing paint.
And finally:- Another Heron theme but with a difference.