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  Topic: history done well
dpack

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PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 19 1:21 pm   Subject: history done well
[url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07nwybz] once upon a time...

the mansa musa one is ace , the others i have listened to so far are ace.

the blackbeard one got my like vote not least as th ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

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Views: 1584249
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 19 11:56 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
well done re the hall stuff, such things need doing properly to make them work and to protect those involved from fraud and or the consequences of incompetence.

i just had a couple of thoughts re t ...
  Topic: and in the other pets catagory
dpack

Replies: 0
Views: 42
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 19 11:16 am   Subject: and in the other pets catagory
[url=https://phys.org/news/2019-10-le-blob-paris-zoo-star.html] le blob

"Blobs of any size can be created, there is no known limit", said Dussutour.
Blobs up to 10 metres (33 feet) wide have bee ...
  Topic: Problem Radiator
dpack

Replies: 14
Views: 474
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Dec 05, 19 2:07 pm   Subject: Problem Radiator
try this first
if the affected rad has a thermostatic valve you can remove the top bit by unscrewing it and then try operating the valve by pressing the little plunger thing
iirc no top=fully open ...
  Topic: Problem Radiator
dpack

Replies: 14
Views: 474
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 19 11:14 am   Subject: Problem Radiator
it could be a thermostatic valve but the bathroom rad is often the one that is permanently on with two normal valves.

if i suspect a blockage i drain by turning off the feed to the expansion tank o ...
  Topic: Problem Radiator
dpack

Replies: 14
Views: 474
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 19 5:06 pm   Subject: Problem Radiator
drain, flush and refill it, if it is an airlock it should clear, even a lump or sludge might clear.

a CH pump should run quiet and vibration free, pop a screwdriver tip on it and an ear the blunt e ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 5831
Views: 1584249
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 19 1:11 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
tidy maam

the new articles will define a new battlefield but you get to landscape it and deploy the forces of all sides. seems a good start.

if you can get it right it should avoid known ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

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Views: 234160
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 19 4:43 pm   Subject: Wildlife
dik has claimed and retained his patch, which includes me

the sammison clan are still here, a medium size one was pleased for a small heap of bird mix there are others pottering about
...
  Topic: proto mutt?
dpack

Replies: 1
Views: 235
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 19 3:48 pm   Subject: proto mutt?
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2019/nov/27/doggone-it-how-an-18000-year-old-puppy-could-change-everything-we-know-about-dogs] dogor

apart from being browner of fur he look ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 5831
Views: 1584249
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 19 1:46 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
good luck, to go with your sound tactics might prevail, your plan b is outlined, they seem to have bluster and little else.

when a group gets stale and flaky at the top there is often a moment like ...
  Topic: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 668
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 19 11:35 am   Subject: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
not all, some.
saplings not thriving/dead and more mature trees ditto.

less insects and other wildlife over 10 yrs as well.

re the drowning thing, it is possible that springs have changed loca ...
  Topic: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 668
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 19 6:08 pm   Subject: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
the chemical industry was both big and small and varied from textile stuff like dyes and soaps to mustard gas over a couple of hundred years . plenty of scope for a range of horrible stuff to be in an ...
  Topic: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 668
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 19 11:55 am   Subject: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
You haven't mentioned the area,but were there any coking plants in the area,type of coal mined in the area etc?

a few miles west of huddersfield in the colne valley.
afaik none of the local coal m ...
  Topic: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 668
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 19 2:25 pm   Subject: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
the clay is capping the backfilled dams, the slope is not compacted, it is quite friable and mobile.
it is trees on the slope dying, i am pretty sure it is not compaction or root disturbance, some se ...
  Topic: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 668
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 19 2:33 pm   Subject: legacy environmental pollution advice wanted please
firstly a few parameters:
i will not be specific on location etc at the mo
anecdote is not data
what is stated is based on local knowledge and observation along with a good understanding of the hi ...
 
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