Friday, 23 April 2010


Oh dear, I was called out last night and went today to see a customer with no power. I arrived and discovered the power bollard had tripped. Quite embarrassing all round. I had no choice but to charge my call out fee as I had made a 30 mile round trip and time is money.
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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Water, taps and leaks.

Close-up of tap water
Its still very busy with damaged taps due to the frost earlier in the year. You can save yourself a lot of heartache and expense (call outs) by trying your water system at home before going on holiday. Please do this a few weeks before you go away as it may take some time to get the right taps and also arrange for engineer to fit them.

I've lost count of the number of taps I have stopped off so that people can finish their holidays and then get things fixed when they get home.
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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Gas leak

A standard 20lb propane tank.I had a call out last night to Chatsworth Caravan Club Site. A customer arrived at tea time with a brand new caravan. When turning on the gas it was leaking very seriously. I was there within 45minutes to find the most dangerous gas installation that I have ever seen. The high pressure gas pigtail had only been finger tightened and gas was rushing out. After tightening the pigtail and leak testing the whole caravan the problem was sorted out but the customer unfortunately had to pay for a Bank Holiday call-out.
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Thursday, 1 April 2010


Easter is here and its the start of the traditional caravan and motorhome season. There does seem to be a growing trend to use vans during the winter now and with the modern heating and insulation there is no reason why you shouldn't.

Easter Eggs by Mystaric on FlickrI'm sure the roads will be full of caravans and motorhomes today and tomorrow. Enjoy the Easter break and remember if you have a problem the MCEA engineers are here to help. If your in Derbyshire or North Nottinghamshire then please call me as I'm available all weekend for breakdowns.

Happy Easter everyone.

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