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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 284
Views: 77718
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 19 5:24 pm   Subject: Wildlife
planks , araldite and grit makes a good substitute for a rough wall top when fastened under the eaves

iirc other sticky and shaped options are available for the wee fly eaters .

insect news is ...
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

Replies: 172
Views: 69915
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 19 8:59 pm   Subject: Exciting news
that is good as it means crop rotation with a small input can give the right ph for the next crop.

a bit of a nudge from 7 is far better than trying to get 7 and then nudge it.

for the most ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 284
Views: 77718
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 19 5:23 pm   Subject: Wildlife
insect watch

a rather nice painted lady ( or ladyboy ) was sunning it's new shape on a brick on the shed roof

so far all very nice

the way the rather chunky hoverfly was looking at it made m ...
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 49
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 19 5:07 pm   Subject: this year's tomatoes
5 burpee big boy plugs ordered

if all survive to grow on i might have to get a bit imaginative in the use of sunny walls or i need to work out how to trail one on a shed roof, last time i ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 284
Views: 77718
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 9:17 pm   Subject: Wildlife
iirc several welsh coastal islands were used as warrens.

flatholm in the bristol channel definitely was, in not sure about steepholm but i am fairly sure others around the uk have been mentioned as ...
  Topic: Solar panels.
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 327
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 3:37 pm   Subject: Solar panels.
bench test at 560 is very likely to be half of that most of the time but it could be twice that on a cold sunny day

the more i learn about this kit the more complex it gets.

if they are ...
  Topic: Solar panels.
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 327
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 12:05 pm   Subject: Solar panels.
80 or 120 Ah gel are probably what will fit in the battery bank space but it is worth measuring and checking sizes before you order em.


li storage is far better but it still aint cheap ( once ele ...
  Topic: Solar panels.
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 327
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 11:58 am   Subject: Solar panels.
24 is ok for those tool batteries, you do need to endure the correct current is supplied as too much is out of service or on fire.

with an inverter and smart charger you would lose around 40% of wh ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 284
Views: 77718
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 10:50 am   Subject: Wildlife
a long time ago , somewhere i cant quite put a name to, i came across wild x big dutch bunnies from an escape.
huge and a variety of coat patterns.
  Topic: Solar panels.
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 327
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 10:46 am   Subject: Solar panels.
led lights take almost nothing.

from the numbers on the label a fair guess would be that they might give 200 to 300 w at about 20 v during daylight.

again a guess without knowing battery and con ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 760
Views: 451367
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 19 7:49 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
smells of is an interesting addition to a description but as you mention smell is a bit subjective
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 760
Views: 451367
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 19 4:00 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
young hawthorn tastes of bread and cheese, which is one of the local names for the buds as forage.

nice in a salad butty
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 284
Views: 77718
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 19 2:21 pm   Subject: Wildlife
hares are ace, i managed to teach a saluki to notice but not give chase which made watching them much easier
bunnies got fetched , untouched but bothered, so did small or large dogs etc etc
...
  Topic: Solar panels.
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 327
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 19 12:15 pm   Subject: Solar panels.
lights no prob

tools ,depends what they are , if they are like mine they need a fair bit of feeding at 18v or 28 v which means inverter and dedicated charger

pooter, my decent laptop ate a `12v ...
  Topic: Solar panels.
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 327
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 19 10:53 pm   Subject: Solar panels.
the panel bit is fairly simple

getting the right kit between the panel and the appliances is the trickier bit.

what do you need to run is the first question .
 
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