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  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodactyl

Replies: 26
Views: 589
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Oct 22, 21 8:15 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
Having lived in a 1990s built house where we just topped up the loft insulation I was surprised how little energy we used with old storage heaters and an E7 immersion heater.

So much so that I'm pr ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodactyl

Replies: 26
Views: 589
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 12:32 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
We're talking about house heating. Much of the laws seem to be based on towns/cities citing polution and ignoring those in the country. EVs are relevant as polution in towns isn't just down to one thi ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodactyl

Replies: 26
Views: 589
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 12:02 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
They still produce more dust than not driving them. It's also not just brake dust but tyre dust, road dust etc.

In the UK at them moment woodfuel has been over demonised possibly down to large comp ...
  Topic: Lintel drilling
Treacodactyl

Replies: 10
Views: 251
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 8:38 am   Subject: Re: Lintel drilling
Any particular tips?

Wooden battern with embedded rare earth magnets might hold up (ensure they don't get eaten by dogs etc). Or a woodern battern glued with a decent sticks like **** building adhe ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Treacodactyl

Replies: 436
Views: 1416165
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 21 6:45 pm   Subject: Exciting news
I'm with you Shan - green papaya salad is amazing. Ripe papayas are too cheesy for my liking
Had half a green papaya yesterday and the other half will be for today.... yummy!

Impressi ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodactyl

Replies: 26
Views: 589
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 21 6:14 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
Firstly I'd ignore most of the news. It's either cheap sound bites or ill thought out ideas that are going to go badly wrong at some point. One would hope the current gas price rises due to the overre ...
  Topic: tis a tool thing for chainsaw sharpening
Treacodactyl

Replies: 16
Views: 21844
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 21 7:06 pm   Subject: tis a tool thing for chainsaw sharpening
Like most things, if you work your way up after a bit of training then chainsaws seem fine. Possibly not worth dwelling on the fact many saws will slice right through protective clothing...

Many ac ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Treacodactyl

Replies: 1642
Views: 1507730
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 21 7:16 pm   Subject: Wildlife
My brother has bumble bees that has set up shop in a birdbox. Will they all have gone by the winter or might the queen hibernate in there?

Very likely to be tree bumble bees. They shouldn't cause a ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Treacodactyl

Replies: 1642
Views: 1507730
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 21 7:35 am   Subject: Wildlife
Isn't that just a type of cranefly?

Yep, Tipula maxima by the looks of it. Only a risk to you if you're a vegetable.
  Topic: chainsaw trousers
Treacodactyl

Replies: 16
Views: 23996
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 21 7:11 pm   Subject: chainsaw trousers
Nick in a mankini is a far worse image.

Funnily enough, just like a chainsaw, needs regular oiling.
  Topic: Wooden Sideboard
Treacodactyl

Replies: 14
Views: 14750
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed May 12, 21 6:41 pm   Subject: Wooden Sideboard
stamp and plate make prices, solid makes it last

That explains why the stuff I've got was cheap. No stamps or plates on most the the dozen or so items of early 20th century oak.

It's all well m ...
  Topic: Wooden Sideboard
Treacodactyl

Replies: 14
Views: 14750
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed May 12, 21 6:37 pm   Subject: Wooden Sideboard
I would have said that was oak. Bargain for someone.

You moving Shan?

Hi, Yes - it's complicated. Moving to Portugal but might end up in Germany for a couple of years. So much to do and so littl ...
  Topic: Mortice joints.
Treacodactyl

Replies: 61
Views: 78941
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue May 11, 21 8:07 pm   Subject: Mortice joints.
We thought it smelt like cow shit

It may have been Turkey Oak, I gather that can smell a bit whiffy.
  Topic: Mortice joints.
Treacodactyl

Replies: 61
Views: 78941
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue May 11, 21 7:34 pm   Subject: Mortice joints.
I always think fresh cut oak smells mildly of horse radish, definitely a lovely smell.
  Topic: Mortice joints.
Treacodactyl

Replies: 61
Views: 78941
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue May 11, 21 6:06 pm   Subject: Mortice joints.
That is look really good Nick.

I thought you were building yourself an outdoor bar.

No. . But I bet I can sit in it with a drink eventually.

In an antique pewter tankard?
...
 
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