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  Topic: Sealing a car port ceiling against the elements
onemanband

Replies: 14
Views: 242
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 17 11:11 pm   Subject: Sealing a car port ceiling against the elements
I don't know anything about them but what about spraying a fireproof coating ? - Like they spray on structural steelwork.
I guess it's a job for a specialist contractor so maybe it will cost more. OT ...
  Topic: Chicken house
onemanband

Replies: 10
Views: 561
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 17 4:50 pm   Subject: Chicken house
" disc can be ace with some sorts and a bit "melty" with others

Aye. Ace and melty.
I don't know how people manage without an angle grinder.
  Topic: Chicken house
onemanband

Replies: 10
Views: 561
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 17 1:57 pm   Subject: Chicken house
... and I have not yet dared try cutting it or screwing holes through it.

Take whatever saw you have and try it. It will cut it, how badly it damages it - there's only one way to find out.
Gener ...
  Topic: Chicken house
onemanband

Replies: 10
Views: 561
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 17 5:28 pm   Subject: Chicken house
REading that last post, I was just thinking "greenhouse frame"....

Good idea. Old greenhouses without glass are available cheap/free. They come with a ready made door. And light enough to drag out ...
  Topic: Compost tumblers
onemanband

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 17 8:46 am   Subject: Compost tumblers
They keep coming up with the idea here of charging us by weight for non-recyclable waste, but it is too complicated as it would be too easy to slip heavy stuff into someone elses bin in a close packed ...
  Topic: Compost tumblers
onemanband

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 17 10:44 pm   Subject: Compost tumblers
Slim. Is that your domestic waste by weight ? How's that work ? Does it work ? New thing or always that way ?
  Topic: Compost tumblers
onemanband

Replies: 22
Views: 1275
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 17 7:09 pm   Subject: Compost tumblers
Friend of mine made one ten or so years ago. He still uses it and is proud of the results he gets. Made from plastic 'oil drum' with hinged opening. It works best for finishing off compost, but capaci ...
  Topic: Groud Fridge
onemanband

Replies: 9
Views: 462
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 17 2:30 pm   Subject: Groud Fridge
Think it would be cheaper to build your own in many cases. Wonder what happens if it is below the water table; does it float upwards?

If you are above the water table and in well drained ground, ye ...
  Topic: Securing half a garage
onemanband

Replies: 19
Views: 960
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 17 6:32 pm   Subject: Securing half a garage
My only experience of building is lego (this possibly shows...)

..........I'd have thought the metal garage door would be more secure.

Lego is where I started.

Metal door v timber door for s ...
  Topic: Securing half a garage
onemanband

Replies: 19
Views: 960
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 17 3:46 pm   Subject: Securing half a garage
Lateral support will mainly be provided by restraint straps to roof and it being tied in at either end (various methods available).
Yes a wall can 'roll over' because of insufficient footings, but fo ...
  Topic: Securing half a garage
onemanband

Replies: 19
Views: 960
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 17 9:45 am   Subject: Securing half a garage
Onemanband will know better, but I'm guessing it's only 7 foot high, or so. Light weight blocks, not supporting anything won't need footings, unless your concrete base is 5mm thick, surely?

Yep. T ...
  Topic: Securing half a garage
onemanband

Replies: 19
Views: 960
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 17 9:33 am   Subject: Securing half a garage
I would expect the garage slab to be 4 inches if not 6 inches thick - so I wouldn't worry about footings - that would be v expensive.
A 4inch medium density blockwall with restraint straps to rafters ...
  Topic: Securing half a garage
onemanband

Replies: 19
Views: 960
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 17 9:55 pm   Subject: Securing half a garage
Wot Nick said - extend the wall.
Unattended garages are hard to secure - stick too many locks on the door, it attracts attention. If somebody sees what you keep in there and wants it, it won't be unh ...
  Topic: tesla get a bit nearer to mass scale clean energy.
onemanband

Replies: 17
Views: 1086
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 17 4:18 pm   Subject: tesla get a bit nearer to mass scale clean energy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-30476591

UK version.

IIRC last time it was mentioned on local radio - trials were successful.
  Topic: as good a place as anywhere,pressure washer,the autopsy
onemanband

Replies: 16
Views: 3992
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 17 4:24 pm   Subject: as good a place as anywhere,pressure washer,the autopsy
You should have bought it 18 months ago when it was 40

I've no issues with my Karcher. No idea what model - nothing fancy - was mid range when I bought it. No idea how many hours - easil ...
 
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