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  Topic: old double glazing
ken69

Replies: 11
Views: 17622
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed May 02, 12 4:02 pm   Subject: old double glazing
Had my seals done two years ago..9 windows 70. Got the name from the local classified.
And...for several years now have been using polystyrene blocks in the exterior reveal of the windows at the bac ...
  Topic: How much insulation
ken69

Replies: 50
Views: 33407
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Dec 16, 11 12:53 pm   Subject: How much insulation
Am well insulated in loft and floors.
Concentrating now on windows internal "baps", made from rockwool and cardboard with a covering of sheet/blanket whatever.
Designed but not yet made.
Also have ...
  Topic: Broadband Alternatives (to bloody Pipex/Tiscali)
ken69

Replies: 8
Views: 2953
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 08 2:59 pm   Subject: Broadband Alternatives (to bloody Pipex/Tiscali)
Hi Rhyd.....been on broadband for six months, from Tiscali Dial Up to PlusNet..9.99 a month less Quidco cashback 28 one off, comes out cheaper than previous dial up.
Part of BT and some way from th ...
  Topic: Freecycle or greedcycle?
ken69

Replies: 39
Views: 21621
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Sep 01, 08 10:34 pm   Subject: Freecycle or greedcycle?
Can honestly say that having joined Freecycle as a 'wanter', am now a giver.
If it's free, after a while it sinks in to give freely.A religous conversion almost.
Same with charity shops, stuff is ch ...
  Topic: How do you forage?
ken69

Replies: 16
Views: 5185
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 08 5:39 pm   Subject: How do you forage?
I go on a bike, with panniers, loads of plastic bags and clamped to the cross bar is a walking stick with hook handle and an apple catcher (a lemonade plastic bottle with cut out piece at the end.
Ol ...
  Topic: free wood but ...............
ken69

Replies: 6
Views: 7068
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 08 7:06 am   Subject: free wood but ...............
I never got on with it, River, burnt like cotton wool.
  Topic: So who's going to pick our fruit?
ken69

Replies: 45
Views: 48394
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Sun May 18, 08 9:47 am   Subject: So who's going to pick our fruit?
In ye old days, in this area, strawberry picking was a good earner.
For jam mainly and the best for the markets.
THEN it became cheaper for the canners to buy Polish strawberries, now apparently it ...
  Topic: So who's going to pick our fruit?
ken69

Replies: 45
Views: 48394
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Sun May 18, 08 7:28 am   Subject: So who's going to pick our fruit?
Marvellous chance for our own unemployed.
Thought the whole idea of labour movement within the EU was to stabilise wages and therefore prices.
Can anyone unemployed legitimately refuse to work in th ...
  Topic: Translations: what languages do you speak?
ken69

Replies: 22
Views: 6261
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 08 12:18 pm   Subject: Translations: what languages do you speak?
English and rubbish.
I still haven't got to grips with english!

Alcohol English....Norfolk Engish..."Hev yer gott a loight boy"
  Topic: Translations: what languages do you speak?
ken69

Replies: 22
Views: 6261
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 08 10:36 am   Subject: Translations: what languages do you speak?
English and rubbish.
  Topic: Soya beans
ken69

Replies: 53
Views: 12862
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 24, 08 3:00 pm   Subject: Soya beans
A cheap, even free alternative to soya in the UK is runner beans, dried on the pod.
According to 'Diet for a small Planet', legumes combined with grains, rice or milk, makes for a complete protein. ...
  Topic: Ooops - runner beans a bit early?
ken69

Replies: 20
Views: 6450
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 08 2:16 pm   Subject: Ooops - runner beans a bit early?
Got a ton of purple seed, if anyone wants some. P.M. address or third part address, will send a handful.
  Topic: Ooops - runner beans a bit early?
ken69

Replies: 20
Views: 6450
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 08 8:47 am   Subject: Ooops - runner beans a bit early?
What is wanted Fallscrape, is an overwintering runner bean.
A b it like the way Passiflora climbers now come thru. Then maybe if you could cultivate an evergreen runner that would be a bonus.
  Topic: Ooops - runner beans a bit early?
ken69

Replies: 20
Views: 6450
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 08 2:57 pm   Subject: Ooops - runner beans a bit early?
You could try cutting them down, this will increase the root size, protect in the meantime with fleece. Keep cutting them down until time to plant, end May.
Make it a trial, prune some, run some, nur ...
  Topic: getting rid of an old hedge
ken69

Replies: 23
Views: 18434
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 08 2:34 pm   Subject: getting rid of an old hedge
[quote="gil"]How deep a trench ? Is this to asphyxiate the roots ?

This loosens them, Gil
The deeper trench the better, a pressure washer or watering can also help to rid the roots of earth, then ...
 
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