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  Topic: Sealing a car port ceiling against the elements
Treacodactyl

Replies: 14
Views: 250
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 17 7:09 pm   Subject: Sealing a car port ceiling against the elements
A couple more thoughts.

1) What have other similar houses done, if there are any?

2) Are building regs involved at all, if so the building inspector can be very helpful.

3) Not sure about dou ...
  Topic: Our House?
Treacodactyl

Replies: 15
Views: 513
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Mar 15, 17 1:35 pm   Subject: Our House?
This might be worth a try: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39265883/this-man-has-dressed-as-a-parrot-to-sell-a-house
  Topic: Do you have security cameras watching over your chicken?
Treacodactyl

Replies: 10
Views: 451
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 17 8:12 pm   Subject: Do you have security cameras watching over your chicken?
With my trail cameras I would say they can be triggered by something much more than 10 foot away BUT getting the triggering right can be tricky. The more sensitive it is to pick up something at distan ...
  Topic: Fracking
Treacodactyl

Replies: 374
Views: 98279
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 17 8:00 pm   Subject: Fracking
I trust brain surgeons, farmers and economist to know their field of expertise.

Farmers? I wouldn't trust some of them but then I know of cases where they've been successfully prosecuted and wonder ...
  Topic: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
Treacodactyl

Replies: 44
Views: 1823
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Mar 04, 17 7:58 am   Subject: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
I never said the North Carolina logging operation was necessarily god's gift to earth. But I also don't think they're likely to be breaking any rules or standards.

From the above link.

In North ...
  Topic: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
Treacodactyl

Replies: 44
Views: 1823
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Mar 04, 17 7:41 am   Subject: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
I would love to know how the rubbish can be used to make something that will lock in the carbon Tre. Perhaps we could find a use for our brash that way.

One of the very common uses for milling saw ...
  Topic: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
Treacodactyl

Replies: 44
Views: 1823
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 03, 17 12:03 pm   Subject: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
Thanks for the second link Tv Gwyn. When you ignore the tone at which its presented, the information presented is pretty helpful to this discussion

You mean when you ignore any of the stuff that d ...
  Topic: Today's forage...
Treacodactyl

Replies: 18
Views: 3171
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 17 9:17 pm   Subject: Today's forage...
Bees on rosemary and a rogue flowering hogweed plant today, along with the usual gorse. There's quite a few dandelions about but no bees on them yet. First flowers on the blackthorn but again, no bees ...
  Topic: Compost tumblers
Treacodactyl

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 17 7:19 pm   Subject: Compost tumblers
If you're looking for speed and automation, you may do better to pursue an "aerated static pile"

Basically, shove a perforated pipe under or through a compost pile, hook a blower and watch it go. ...
  Topic: Compost tumblers
Treacodactyl

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 17 8:54 am   Subject: Compost tumblers
Surely an old electric cement mixer would do the same job,without the hasle of tumbling by hand.

The idea with a tumbler is the heap is enclosed and very easy to tumble. It's not just about the mix ...
  Topic: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
Treacodactyl

Replies: 44
Views: 1823
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 17 8:50 am   Subject: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
I couldn't find out much about what the trees would have been used for if there was no biomass market. If they were grown for crop what was the original use and what is being used for that now? In the ...
  Topic: Compost tumblers
Treacodactyl

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 17 10:11 pm   Subject: Compost tumblers
That looks very similar to the one we're looking at via an organic garden association we're members of.

Our kitchen waste is already composted in plastic bins but would put that materiel in the tum ...
  Topic: Compost tumblers
Treacodactyl

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 17 9:51 pm   Subject: Compost tumblers
Just bought one for the in-laws...

They would probably take a long time to rot down.

Keeping kitchen scraps out of the reach of animals is a definite benefit. I'm still a bit unsure if ...
  Topic: Compost tumblers
Treacodactyl

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 17 3:15 pm   Subject: Compost tumblers
Dalek bins look like daleks. A plastic bin that's wider at the bottom than the top and with a lid. To turn you have to remove the bin and fork the compost back in. With a heap you have to turn ...
  Topic: Compost tumblers
Treacodactyl

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 17 1:59 pm   Subject: Compost tumblers
Does anyone have experience of compost tumblers? I'd like a way of speeding up compost production and have often looked at a tumbler but tend to think they're not really worth the money. I've read the ...
 
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