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  Topic: Wildlife
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 2250
Views: 2472471
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Nov 04, 22 11:22 am   Subject: Wildlife
I'm constantly chasing butterflies out of the house at the end of summer - they think it a good place to hibernate but it all goes wrong for them when I start lighting the fire and it warms up and the ...
  Topic: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 19
Views: 12148
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Nov 02, 22 11:15 am   Subject: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
Funny to hear, but you must have been extremely upset at the time.

too right I was. This happened at about 11pm, took unli about 3 am before I had mopped it up, dragged ruined carpets out et ...
  Topic: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 19
Views: 12148
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 22 12:07 pm   Subject: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
so my late husband used push fittings to install the downstairs sink. And it gave way. I thought my son was running a lot of water.. when I went to investigate found he was not there, but the entire ...
  Topic: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 19
Views: 12148
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 22 12:03 pm   Subject: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
I would second isolation valves. Husband fitted one to MILs toilet cistern after she tried to 'adjust' the ball cock and created a fountain which hit the ceiling and soaked her. SIL who lived close tu ...
  Topic: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 19
Views: 12148
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 22 5:43 pm   Subject: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
I'm a big fan of putting in an isolation valve at every opportunity. Saves a lot of hassle later.
  Topic: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 19
Views: 12148
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 22 8:22 am   Subject: Radiator valves and stuck nuts
given you now have a slow leak, I would go the whole hog and put in new radiator too.

Always the way, one small job generates another and another...
  Topic: tomato experiment
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 98
Views: 156160
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 22 2:11 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
well done on experiment.

I still have tomatoes ripening in the greenhouse - door and window open all the time. I stop watering them at the beginning of September, and this seems to slow down bligh ...
  Topic: Freezer thermostat
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 6
Views: 4877
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 22 8:53 am   Subject: Freezer thermostat
worth looking at the freecycle and for sale pages - locally there seem to be a lot of freezers available, people are getting rid of spare freezers due to energy costs
  Topic: Freezer thermostat
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 6
Views: 4877
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 22 8:55 pm   Subject: Freezer thermostat
I know nothing about thermastats - but my first thought would be to look at what it was doing to my electric meter....

can you put a thermometer inside to see what temp it is in there?
  Topic: Hi from an unusual allotment
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 25
Views: 183703
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 22 2:29 pm   Subject: Hi from an unusual allotment
I wonder if it is more about soil type? Have no trouble growing elders here - they last in the hedges for years, and I have an accidental elder tree that came about because I stacked some elder logs ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 35
Views: 30258
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 22 1:50 pm   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
but remember that if you have had a radon test, you have to pass this information on when you sell the house. Personally, I would prefer to know and remedy if necessary, but I know lots that say they ...
  Topic: Apple crumble muffins
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 13
Views: 10324
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 22 2:32 pm   Subject: Apple crumble muffins
I made these apple muffins last week - minus the crumble topping.

really nice moist and appley, and freeze well.
  Topic: EV price parity
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 19
Views: 4523
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 22 8:59 am   Subject: EV price parity
I'm pretty sure the speed restrictions on ebikes are to stop the selling of what are really mopeds or motorbikes in disguise because there is a useless pedal attached so technically it is a push bike. ...
  Topic: EV price parity
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 19
Views: 4523
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 22 12:37 pm   Subject: EV price parity

our first generation e bikes coped with all but one devon bendy hill going up, the new ones can climb far better

the cheap "commuter" types are ok in a smooth and fairly flat place, cheap off roa ...
  Topic: EV price parity
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 19
Views: 4523
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 22 10:41 am   Subject: EV price parity
whenever the Netherlands are held up as a great example of promoting cycling - and indeed they are - I always want to shout that is is mostly flat terrain there, and that there is a reason why it isn' ...
 
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