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john of wessex



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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 15 7:29 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Another job for the Involuntary Euthanasia Society?

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 15 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They should be very busy people.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

having had a quick look online prices vary from free stable grade if you collect to around 200 for organic in smallish amounts

as stable grade is often oil seed rape straw unless it can be gnt organic it might be full of herbicides from the pre harvest spraying municipal compost can be even worse for residues as there is nowt to stop folk adding recently "permanant"sprayed stuff to a green waste stream.this sort of thing can ruin veg beds.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our stables have gone over to wood chip which seems to take ages to break down and comes form god knows where.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Original question = yes the EA.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Original question = yes the EA.


If someone wanted to do localised water testing before and after a certain point to have evidence of manure contamination, what are we looking for? Nitrates? Ammonia? COD levels?

Just, you know, asking...

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All of the above and BOD. You'd need to know someone with the right kit though.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Magic. Thanks.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what the efferlump said .


easy tests ,when you take the samples remember to rinse the clean bottles in the water you are sampling a few times to avoid adding anything you took with you in your bottles and wash your paws after as there will probably be plenty of coliforms you can share with both yourself and your critters.

if you can only do one bod would be the best to establish manure in the stream and tis easy to do if you have basic lab skills

either a meter with a dissolved o2 probe or a test kit for fish tanks will do a fairly good job

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Funnily enough, BOD is the hardest one for me to do. Takes too long, anyway.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

5 days but you can just leave it in a warm cupboard between test one and test two.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
5 days but you can just leave it in a warm cupboard between test one and test two.


I hope to sell Scottish Water a hundred grands worth of system for doing this tomorrow. Maybe I'll give it a test run in the garage first.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



my way works but your way would stand up and dance in a "legal"situation

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think a hit man is probably a bad move, so stand up and dance might help.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cheap hitman wanted. PM me?

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