Central heating has been pogressively unreliable at chateau Sawyers, untilI thought that everywhere where gas is distributed it is colored, and you
just can not miss that smell, it grabs you right by the throut.
Well, 10 years old - and there was an open circuit capacitor! Dinkylittle
22uF 63V Philips axial lead beastie. Replaced that, and as aprecautionary
measure the other two electrolytics on the board, although they measuredOK.
There is such a reliability grade as 'for consumer products', where price
overrides durability concerns, no matter that those things are cold 'pro
grade' or whatever is current marketing phrase.
I will take a lessen from this. In future, whenever I fly I will check with
you to make sure you are not on the same flight with me.