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  Topic: SD's new house, the practical stuff
dpack

Replies: 54
Views: 21492
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 18 3:39 pm   Subject: SD's new house, the practical stuff
we are well into second fix, juggling trade's diaries and mission timings is the game at this stage.

before, after, before, at the same time, week after next, etc, etc

i need a second fix :lol ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 615
Views: 197291
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 18 10:46 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
ps not as dinner just for the odd look of them
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 615
Views: 197291
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 18 10:45 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
nice find , im rather fond of the purple ones which iirc are a different family although similar in shape
  Topic: Garden steps
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 442
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 18 12:42 pm   Subject: Garden steps
I wonder if one could apply some sort of anti-slip substance to it?

varnish and sand is cheap and effective especially on sawn timber. chicken wire is ace if not very long lasting.

specialist pa ...
  Topic: Garden steps
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 442
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 18 2:55 pm   Subject: Garden steps
with good carpentry and pre treated timber it should be safe and cost effective.
  Topic: Garden steps
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 442
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 18 10:24 pm   Subject: Garden steps
wood with a good surface/ edge strip is fairly safe, easy and cheap. it wont last more than a couple of decades.

1/4 " to dust granite, snowchem, rebar, good shuttering and casting can be awesome ...
  Topic: today's visitor, today's update
dpack

Replies: 14
Views: 1368
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 18 12:08 pm   Subject: today's visitor, today's update
as mentioned they do but a warm day, such as we had, can wake them up ( along with their lunch) and if it drops chilly before they are back in toad hall or a nice hotel they can be in trouble.

this ...
  Topic: today's visitor, today's update
dpack

Replies: 14
Views: 1368
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 18 5:37 pm   Subject: today's visitor, today's update
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29342/IMG_3702_opt.jpg

the little beasty was looking a bit chilled as it tried to work out where to go. anyway a quick warm in a hand and it was tucked into an impr ...
  Topic: Heat powered stove fan
dpack

Replies: 31
Views: 3277
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 18 10:57 pm   Subject: Heat powered stove fan
umm. i still recon a stirling to power a tiny fan is watchmaking

however i see no reason a stirling could not pull a kva (hp ) or two off a domestic woodburner giving more than enough power to driv ...
  Topic: the slimey hoard, winterwatch special
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 344
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 18 10:10 pm   Subject: the slimey hoard, winterwatch special
the leopards and littler slitherers are full of the joys of spring and treating an interlude of rather warm rain as an excuse for a party

as each would have several hundred descendants by s ...
  Topic: Printing booklets.
dpack

Replies: 1
Views: 345
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 18 7:13 pm   Subject: Printing booklets.
hot glue or ringbinding are relatively cheap options for up to quite a lot of pages

how many pages to a section depends on paper, etc etc etc . normal printer paper ie 80gm maybe a dozen sheets if ...
  Topic: Heat powered stove fan
dpack

Replies: 31
Views: 3277
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 18 10:50 am   Subject: Heat powered stove fan
rolex and t34 demonstrate the different approaches depending on scale. both are complex machines but one can be mended in a barn with a gas torch, half a dozen stout tools and a big hammer, the other ...
  Topic: Heat powered stove fan
dpack

Replies: 31
Views: 3277
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 18 8:06 pm   Subject: Heat powered stove fan
a stirling that small might be a bit beyond scrapheap challenge.

scale matters when it comes to coefficients of friction, longevity of tolerences, etc etc.

my point is small and moving requires ...
  Topic: Building With Hempcrete
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 829
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 18 3:19 pm   Subject: Building With Hempcrete
only slightly off topic , straw ( or wood wool ) and cement based stuff can be ok for some things.

if i was going for a long term structure ,stones, ceramics, time tested mortars and maybe the odd ...
  Topic: Heat powered stove fan
dpack

Replies: 31
Views: 3277
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 18 7:24 pm   Subject: Heat powered stove fan
not hard but it is very hot on one side
 
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