Something You Modern Motorhomers Can't Do...

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  1. JJ

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    One advantage of the cooler evenings/nights here is that, before going to bed in the Wagon, I can turn off all the LEDs and fire up the gaslight for a few minutes.

    The light it gives off is really soft and comforting...

    and...

    all the flying pests are attracted to its flame and DIE.

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    That surely must be seen as mass isect-ascide considering the numbers, compared to Chris shooting just 1 cat........

    I use to have a gas lamp on my last boat and also a paraffin lamp so I understand the softer light, very pleasant.
     
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  3. JJ

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    I trust you pumped out the air in the bilge regularly given that any unlit gas sinks down...

    (see... I know some "Boaty" stuff...)

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    All I do know is, the light shone brighter if we'd had beans for uz tea.......:Blush:
     
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    you can keep all your led,s etc .gas is the best light .
    we know the secrets dont we jj.
    what mantles do you use . there is a chap in uk bringing in no2 mantles from china . they work fine . possibly not as bright as the veritas from malta but as they have gone doesnt matter . i have a number for him should you need any .
    i tried tie ons but too fiddly .gas lights are becoming the in thing i find . had mine 12yrs best bit of kit for travelling .
     
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    Thanks for your offer Alan but my use of the gaslight only became practical when I solved the mantle problem...

    I actually remember being charged £2 a mantle years ago... I used to spray it with hairspray before moving off to stop it breaking en route!!!

    Now I make my own converted... from a tie on one made by Luxor and available throughout Portugal in any of the hundreds and hundreds of small, owner run hardware shops you find in any town here... (you can buy ten nails or a kilo of them without a stapled plastic bag hanging on a rack anywhere in sight)... remember them, you UK dwellers???

    ...about €0.45 each.

    One mantle (without resorting to hairspray) lasts me months and months... :thumb:

    (note to Cheyne... yes... I will definitely fit your one as well... in due course!)

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I'm concerned JJ.....................


    ..................................You carry hair spray........yes...:Blush:
     
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    Don't concern yourself on my behalf Popeye!

    Worry about your line of thinking...

    "JJ used hairspray on his gas mantle."

    "JJ must carry hairspray."

    "Is he a real man?"

    Nowhere does it say I owned the hairspray... with (in those far off days) the almost non stop flow of young, beautiful ladies through my life, a can of hairspray was never far away... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    yes i knowe the ones .i just struggle tieing them on . might have to have another play. fereterias in spain .might have spelt it wrong . lovely places .
     
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    ah, yes...the fereterias and the Chinese bazaars....what a way to while away a few hours :BigGrin::Laughing:
     
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    have you seen the mice glue .spread it on a bit of card catches mice rats . buy it in the chinese shops .works a treat.
     
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    :Rofl1: No, not seen that :RollEyes:
     
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    a spanish friend told us about it a few years ago .my mate was transporting mice across europe .ha ha . i thought he was joking .mice glue .
    but he took us to the chinese shop in la linea and bought a tube . it caught two on the first night . soon they were all gone . i went and bought a tube of it . havent got any mice i hope might not get any if i leave the box on view ,hee hee .
     
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    Cant be doing with these girls talking about their hair.
     
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    Hi JJ. A loverly blast from the past, BUT dont forget burning gas produces Carbon Monoxide.
    Proceed with care
    Pudseykeith
     
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