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  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 22 8:25 am   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Agreed that a woolly jumper is the first approach, sadly that doesn't help keep the house itself dry (my tenancy contract actually gives minimum temperatures for the house to be kept at, and I did dip ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 22 6:26 pm   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
I came across some heat pumps that were suspiciously cheap (£700 plus installation) given the costs for a full system (the ones eligible for the £5000 Boiler Upgrade Scheme).

I was less suspiciou ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 22 10:36 am   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Insulation is the first line of attack (defence?), but that applies to any heating system.

The UK grant only covers air-to-water, the intention is to fully replace a normal heating and hot water sy ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 22 4:58 pm   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
I came across some heat pumps that were suspiciously cheap (£700 plus installation) given the costs for a full system (the ones eligible for the £5000 Boiler Upgrade Scheme).

I was less suspiciou ...
  Topic: harvest
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 26
Views: 1773
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 23, 22 6:55 pm   Subject: harvest
The loganberry has swamped everything, but I've spotted my first tomato starting, and the squash plant is now going for full takeover. Leaves a good 14 inches across. No idea what variety - I saved se ...
  Topic: tomato experiment
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 78
Views: 30621
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 22 2:51 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
Well I thought mine were doing well until I saw this! I've got flowers on now, plants are short and sturdy. They will have to live with the encroaching loganberry...
  Topic: new cocktail
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 2
Views: 292
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 22 7:11 pm   Subject: new cocktail
Sounds delicious!
  Topic: flint
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 6
Views: 2666
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 22 10:37 pm   Subject: flint
I've got half a memory of being told that arrows from Doggerland and thereabouts were more likely to a multiple small flints - like you say - than one pointy one

But google is not backing that up s ...
  Topic: tomato experiment
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 78
Views: 30621
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 20, 22 10:15 am   Subject: tomato experiment
I've gone for throwing a large number of seedlings in and hoping one or two survive (unlike the squash plants....)

Really interesting about the different colours, I hadn't considered anything beyon ...
  Topic: Solar panels
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 100
Views: 113714
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 22 3:29 pm   Subject: Solar panels
Pans for induction need to be magnetic (iron, steel, etc).But, my other cast iron has a ridge on the bottom, instead of sitting fully on the base, so does not seem to work. Cheapo aluminium pans don't ...
  Topic: Solar panels
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 100
Views: 113714
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 22 7:49 pm   Subject: Solar panels
Cast iron pan on a cheap / dumb induction - best of both worlds. I do find the high pitched on/off switching irritating but I'm not sure how audible that is supposed to be (I can also hear my laptop c ...
  Topic: Wildlife
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 2068
Views: 2290532
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 22 12:48 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Quite a few bumblebees out by me, but I forgot to bring my squash seedlings in last night and they're now dissolving after getting frosted. Not quite "safe" yet!
  Topic: Solar panels for tenants?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 6063
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 22 12:46 pm   Subject: Solar panels for tenants?
... like the polystyrene insulation from boxes that I threw out last week...that would have worked it was only stashed away for the last 18 months. They are in tall skinny tanks with ventilati ...
  Topic: Solar panels for tenants?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 6063
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 22 12:21 pm   Subject: Solar panels for tenants?
Hmm not sure. All speculative based on the slim chance of moving house in summer (watch this space!). I've gone down a youtube rabbit hole a bit, and am now thinking perhaps insulation of house, solar ...
  Topic: Solar panels for tenants?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 6063
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 22 5:22 pm   Subject: Solar panels for tenants?
Not rambling! All useful. I glaze over a bit with technical specs that don't "translate".

Looking at the constantly used things, I have some light and heat for reptilian critters, work laptop set-u ...
 
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