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.....and the living ain't easy.


morddwyd

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Frost forecast in sheltered spots, daffodil bulbs on sale in the supermarket.

Guess it's that time of the year again"

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Forum Editor

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"Some people even have them on their fish tanks"

That's because the tanks hold tropical fish,and they'll die if the water temperature falls below about 72F for long.

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morddwyd

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I know.

Brilliant invention.

Can't think why people don't apply it to their own heating.

I've got one on my hot water tank. When the water gets a bit cool it switches the heater coil on to warm it up.

Amazing!

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"Amazing!"

When my youngest daughter was doing her A levels she had to do a project which involved inventing something. She found out that elderly people trying to save money on heating can fall asleep as the temperature drops and hypothermia looms, so she devised a visible and audible warning device operated by a thermostat.

As soon as the temperature fell below 40F it sounded a high-pitched bleeper, and turned on a flashing red light.

Thermostats are simple things, yet they have a wide range of applications.

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woodchip

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thermostat are not reliable, I have a friend overseas Manager for them told me you would have to spend a lot of loot to get a reliable domestic one. Would not warrant the cost

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morddwyd

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"Would not warrant the cost"

What rubbish.

My original comment was tongue in cheek, as fm clearly knows or he would have responded as vigorously as usual!

All systems are fitted with thermostats, as are many individual radiators.

My CPU fan is regulated by ons, and I also have one in the cooling system of my car.

They can be bought in any DIY store at very little cost.

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john bunyan

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Yes- Domestic central heating thermostats are quite reliable. Mine also has a "frost guard" that triggers the boiler even if I am away. I leave the base temperature at 10 deg C to stop pipes freezing etc. all the time.

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john bunyan

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Yes- Domestic central heating thermostats are quite reliable. Mine also has a "frost guard" that triggers the boiler even if I am away. I leave the base temperature at 10 deg C to stop pipes freezing etc. all the time.

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Bing.alau

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My central heating also turns itself on if the temperature falls below freezing, I'm not sure of the exact temperature, but don't care either as long as it does so. It is not too bad at present because I have had workmen in since 07.30 relaying part f my living room floor. So doors are wide open with comings and goings. The sun's shining and I am just waiting for the grass to dry out a bit before mowing it.

j.b. Hope you don't mind me asking but how is your recovery going?

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flycatcher1

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6.6C at 0600 in sunny Oxfordshire, at least it is not raining!

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