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    hmmmmm interesting.

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    how does a thermostat work... ?

    Dear all,

    This is my new thermostat but nothing moves when i put it in hot / boiling water.

    Which bit is supposed to move?? the only thing that i can move is the small pin at the top... but only 2 mm or so. doesnt seem right to me.




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    wax in center core expands when hot and opens valve against the pressure of that big spring

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    hmmmmm interesting.

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    thanks, i realised that i wasnt giving it enough time in the hot water, and it wasnt hot enough...

    so put it in a pan on the hob and boiled it for a coupld of minutes...

    that did the trick and it opened right up.

    ingenious design
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjhill
    thanks, i realised that i wasnt giving it enough time in the hot water, and it wasnt hot enough...

    so put it in a pan on the hob and boiled it for a coupld of minutes...

    that did the trick and it opened right up.

    ingenious design
    That's taking the term ' I cooked my engine' a little too far.


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