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  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Nicky Colour it green

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PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 21 10:26 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
My feeling on wood burning is that it is better to keep it going if possible, rather than only occasional. Like you, at present, we are using ch in the evenings if it is cold, but in winter we keep th ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 8
Views: 87
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 21 10:12 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house


most damp is penetrating water, leaks or bridging
have the house eyeballed for that, fix if needs be
some damp is condensation, have it eyeballed for that etc


yep we fixed all the places w ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 8
Views: 87
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 21 4:53 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house

one of the best retro rigs i have ever lived with was open fire, backboiler, hot water tank, 5 radiators and a pump + leccy immersion heater for summer
cosy house, lots of hot water, low costs, fai ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 8
Views: 87
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 21 2:54 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
so its all over the news - we need to change our gas boilers - but what is the best solution for an old house? I keep reading how heat pumps work best with modern super insulated houses, probably with ...
  Topic: hot bin
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 4
Views: 3735
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 21 11:15 am   Subject: hot bin
We have one I use for 'noxious' waste like that. Forgotten what it is called 'green dome' or something I think. I use it for potato and tomato hulms, odd things l.

I think maybe you have a green co ...
  Topic: hot bin
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 4
Views: 3735
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 21 1:32 pm   Subject: hot bin
any one have experience of using these to compost at high temperature?

I am tempted to get one - I would use it to get rid of my cat's presents... bones, fish bones etc. Assuming it worked. I und ...
  Topic: pans for induction hobs
Nicky Colour it green

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Views: 7712
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 21 8:09 pm   Subject: pans for induction hobs
I like the induction hob - I was reluctant to move over but it has been ace - I like that you can turn it down to a much lower temp then you can with gas. also leaning over does not catch hair on fir ...
  Topic: PV panels on barn
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 11
Views: 3530
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 21 12:18 pm   Subject: PV panels on barn
Any sparkles on here?

We had a similar situation and the installers said no to using the barn, not sure how big the losses would be. We have a battery too made sense for us

if you were able to p ...
  Topic: PV panels on barn
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 11
Views: 3530
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 21 1:52 pm   Subject: PV panels on barn
ps have you got 3 phase?
no
  Topic: PV panels on barn
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 11
Views: 3530
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 21 1:50 pm   Subject: PV panels on barn
an alternative would be placing them in the field nearby - assuming this was allowed in a NP, which would be marginally further, probably more sunlight. I prefer the barn option cos it wouldnt be see ...
  Topic: PV panels on barn
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 11
Views: 3530
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 21 1:49 pm   Subject: PV panels on barn
How far is the barn from the house?

85m according to google maps
  Topic: PV panels on barn
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 11
Views: 3530
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 21 12:15 pm   Subject: PV panels on barn
I don't have the ideal house roof for PV panels - it's an odd shape and over shadowed on one side etc.

I do have a barn a bit of a distance from the house that has a south facing roof that might be ...
  Topic: Christmas pudding
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 48
Views: 223260
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 20 9:04 pm   Subject: Christmas pudding
not too late - stir up Sunday is next weekend - that's when we are making ours
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 90
Views: 221054
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 20 3:57 pm   Subject: Fireplace
lovely
  Topic: Using A Dehydrator
Nicky Colour it green

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Views: 71117
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 20 5:41 pm   Subject: Using A Dehydrator
I've often thought about getting a dehydrator, but I think I would only use it for apples and tomatoes
 
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