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  Topic: Garden steps
Slim

Replies: 18
Views: 280
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 1:11 pm   Subject: Garden steps
That would be a lot of weight, particularly when waterlogged

There's a reason that most steps are made of wood.....

Metal could be a fetching contemporary design accent and a home job ...
  Topic: Black garlic
Slim

Replies: 14
Views: 190
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 1:04 pm   Subject: Black garlic
I know a commercial composter that uses his piles for making black garlic (in sealed jars). He claims it's absolutely the perfect conditions.
  Topic: Heat powered stove fan
Slim

Replies: 31
Views: 2929
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 18 5:33 pm   Subject: Heat powered stove fan
I was hoping he would use the pipe fitting that held the fan as a "chimney" with fan assist to draw air directly over the thermoelectric cell for better cooling the cool side. The fan still basicall ...
  Topic: Heat powered stove fan
Slim

Replies: 31
Views: 2929
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 18 9:35 pm   Subject: Heat powered stove fan
Google must have remembered that I looked up stirling vs. thermoelectric stove fans. They've just suggested this scrapheap challenge DIY stove fan video to me (seems to be one of many out there): http ...
  Topic: Heat powered stove fan
Slim

Replies: 31
Views: 2929
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 18 12:48 pm   Subject: Heat powered stove fan
I thought those fans used Stirling engines?

Edit: nevermind, quick google showed that most are thermoelectric but there are stirling engine options
  Topic: Plastic crisp packets
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 1988
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 18 1:45 pm   Subject: Plastic crisp packets
I don't think it's a final solution, but this person has been working to catch synthetic fibers before they hit waterways: https://coraball.com/

I'm slightly tempted to get one, because line drying ...
  Topic: Oil fired central heating and hot water
Slim

Replies: 2
Views: 600
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 18 2:41 pm   Subject: Oil fired central heating and hot water
Ah ha, American style plumbing!

As sean suggests, the first thing to check is the thermostat on the boiler. It may just not be hot enough right now.

However, if there's a bit of a pipe run betw ...
  Topic: SD's new house, the practical stuff
Slim

Replies: 53
Views: 20723
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 18 11:19 am   Subject: SD's new house, the practical stuff
Do you waterproof with a paint on membrane, similar to "redguard" here in the U.S.?
  Topic: Plastic crisp packets
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 1988
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 18 11:51 am   Subject: Plastic crisp packets
"Downsizer Crisps - the ones in the earth-friendly packaging"
U.K. taters and oil, wildflower seeds coating the outside of the wax paper packaging.

Sells itself, once you get a few celebrity endor ...
  Topic: Plastic crisp packets
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 1988
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 18 11:56 am   Subject: Plastic crisp packets
You just need to threaten a public education about crisp packaging, and they will probably have an actuary that can tell almost exactly the number of Facebook shares that will make it more profitable ...
  Topic: Plastic crisp packets
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 1988
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 18 5:15 pm   Subject: Plastic crisp packets
Nitrogen! Isn't that what was used in the Oklahoma City bombing?

  Topic: Plastic crisp packets
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 1988
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 18 4:16 pm   Subject: Plastic crisp packets
I'm guessing that the foil further reduces air exchange through the plastic and lengthens shelf life.
  Topic: spectre and meltdown
Slim

Replies: 1
Views: 760
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 18 1:01 am   Subject: spectre and meltdown
That explains my unexpected update this morning.
  Topic: i am trying to spec a dream machine and
Slim

Replies: 16
Views: 1895
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 18 9:56 pm   Subject: i am trying to spec a dream machine and
I don't think I can do much to help, but these folks might be able to:

https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/

https://www.reddit.com/r/buildmeapc/
  Topic: mouse behavior, cargo cult ?
Slim

Replies: 5
Views: 1439
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Dec 19, 17 11:48 am   Subject: mouse behavior, cargo cult ?
Multiple containers of varying sizes? Maybe you can get them to sort their returns for you.

I picture you doing something like this by the end of the month: https://youtu.be/iGXYZwZEZa0
 
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