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  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 73
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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 20 4:08 pm   Subject: Fireplace
I expect you know, or maybe someone has already said, but there are rules about the size of the hearth - it has to stick out so much further than the woodburner etc.

we made one with reclaimed gra ...
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

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Views: 2398
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 20 11:41 am   Subject: Fireplace
looks great - Sgt C - well done. What do you plan for a hearth?
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 73
Views: 2398
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 20 12:43 pm   Subject: Fireplace
OKay, I've found the original fireplace opening.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30331/20200625_161010.jpg

yay, nice looking arch - exciting
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 73
Views: 2398
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 20 12:42 pm   Subject: Fireplace
Sorry Nicky, but I have to disagree with you unless you always want to keep the door shut. We have a larger one, and with the door open, it provides some extra heat to the rest of the house. Keeps the ...
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 73
Views: 2398
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 20 6:53 pm   Subject: Fireplace
you probably wont want to get a bigger woodburner - you need to size it for the room rather than the fireplace - but if you have space enough to stick a kettle or dutch oven on top of the burner, that ...
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 73
Views: 2398
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 20 3:05 pm   Subject: Fireplace
at my parent's house one fireplace - when the plaster was stripped from the chimney breast there were signs of multiple alterations over the years - a big fireplace made into a smaller one, then made ...
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 73
Views: 2398
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 20 9:19 am   Subject: Fireplace
if there isn't a decent arch or lintel, it isn't a biggy to slip one in and make it good.
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 73
Views: 2398
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 20 9:14 am   Subject: Fireplace
Your house is so full of good habits!

it is and it isn't - it is mostly slowly slumping....

In my experience, buildings fail slowly, not in a sudden whosh. Habit does hold things together for ...
  Topic: Fireplace
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 73
Views: 2398
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 20 7:52 pm   Subject: Fireplace
I think i would want to remove more of the plaster on the front of the chimney breast to establish there is a proper lintel or arch of bricks offering support to the higher chimney breast further up. ...
  Topic: Barley Water
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 5
Views: 853
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 20 9:02 pm   Subject: Barley Water
does it have to be barley water? would he enjoy lemon cordial?
  Topic: Hello
Nicky Colour it green

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PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sat May 23, 20 2:17 pm   Subject: Hello
heya
  Topic: My allotment
Nicky Colour it green

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 16, 20 10:36 am   Subject: My allotment
well done
  Topic: Exciting news
Nicky Colour it green

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 15, 20 5:56 pm   Subject: Exciting news
i have ants in the greenhouse, we seem to muddle along together. They can make a lot of tunnels around the roots of the tomatoes which I think isn't ideal - but they dont like water and so it seems t ...
  Topic: Used to be some pallets and a barrel.
Nicky Colour it green

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun May 10, 20 7:56 pm   Subject: Used to be some pallets and a barrel.
pretty good. I've been eyeing up the pile of pallets and thinking of making a bench. I suspect my bench will look like a pile of pallets...
  Topic: Squash plant sizes...
Nicky Colour it green

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 06, 20 7:01 pm   Subject: Squash plant sizes...
oh I had assumed it was just crown prince squash, they are pumpkin shaped.
 
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