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  Topic: Solar panels
Treacodactyl

Replies: 100
Views: 116737
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 21 3:52 pm   Subject: Solar panels
I'm not actively involved in the industry so I can't casually point you at anything more "tangible"

That's why I asked Jema as he was quoting someone who is actually selling them. If I just look fo ...
  Topic: Solar panels
Treacodactyl

Replies: 100
Views: 116737
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 21 12:39 pm   Subject: Solar panels
There's a huge number of new entrants into the battery market, including at least one in the UK:

https://www.britishvolt.com/

I was hoping for something a bit more tangible.

I know there's mo ...
  Topic: Solar panels
Treacodactyl

Replies: 100
Views: 116737
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 21 9:23 am   Subject: Solar panels
In three years time batteries are going to be very different and much cheaper.

Any more details on that? I can't help thinking with the increase demand prices will stay high.
  Topic: Solar panels
Treacodactyl

Replies: 100
Views: 116737
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 21 4:07 pm   Subject: Solar panels
Any thoughts?

No idea about the costs but is the 25 year guarentee underwirtten by anoyone, i.e. what happens if the company goes bust?
  Topic: Upping the power tool ante
Treacodactyl

Replies: 26
Views: 43335
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 21 10:32 am   Subject: Upping the power tool ante
If I needed a large number of tools and a decent battery I'd look at one of those 'battery' generator things.

On that note this popped into my inbox as they say.

£3000 is a bit out of reach but ...
  Topic: Upping the power tool ante
Treacodactyl

Replies: 26
Views: 43335
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 21 8:51 am   Subject: Upping the power tool ante
It will probably come Treacodactyl.

I remain sceptical. I also have a little cordless Stihl chainsaw, the domestic version. It's very good for light work and I've bought the hedge cutter from the ...
  Topic: Upping the power tool ante
Treacodactyl

Replies: 26
Views: 43335
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 21 9:09 pm   Subject: Re: Upping the power tool ante
By the looks of that link, the nail is pretty much in the coffin for corded.

Depends on what you do. For a tradesman working on site they will be great but they've been working with them for years ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodactyl

Replies: 29
Views: 82684
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Nov 12, 21 9:46 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
Vehicle tyres are probably the biggest source of plastic pollution in our rivers and seas, according to a new report commissioned by Friends of the Earth.

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/sustainable- ...
  Topic: logging in
Treacodactyl

Replies: 47
Views: 109403
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Fri Nov 05, 21 12:13 pm   Subject: logging in
You should always start with a https link.

That might explain the problems.

If you go here: https://www.downsizer.net/

The banner forum link is only: "http ://forum.downsizer.net/" (without t ...
  Topic: logging in
Treacodactyl

Replies: 47
Views: 109403
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Tue Nov 02, 21 12:57 pm   Subject: logging in
Yep, I had the same problem yesterday. Changed my password and it still doesn't log me in as normal.
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodactyl

Replies: 29
Views: 82684
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Oct 22, 21 8:15 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
Having lived in a 1990s built house where we just topped up the loft insulation I was surprised how little energy we used with old storage heaters and an E7 immersion heater.

So much so that I'm pr ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodactyl

Replies: 29
Views: 82684
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 12:32 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
We're talking about house heating. Much of the laws seem to be based on towns/cities citing polution and ignoring those in the country. EVs are relevant as polution in towns isn't just down to one thi ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodactyl

Replies: 29
Views: 82684
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 12:02 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
They still produce more dust than not driving them. It's also not just brake dust but tyre dust, road dust etc.

In the UK at them moment woodfuel has been over demonised possibly down to large comp ...
  Topic: Lintel drilling
Treacodactyl

Replies: 10
Views: 11873
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 8:38 am   Subject: Re: Lintel drilling
Any particular tips?

Wooden battern with embedded rare earth magnets might hold up (ensure they don't get eaten by dogs etc). Or a woodern battern glued with a decent sticks like **** building adhe ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Treacodactyl

Replies: 444
Views: 2268346
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 21 6:45 pm   Subject: Exciting news
I'm with you Shan - green papaya salad is amazing. Ripe papayas are too cheesy for my liking
Had half a green papaya yesterday and the other half will be for today.... yummy!

Impressi ...
 
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