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  Topic: ceps and other things
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 761
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 7:58 pm   Subject: ceps and other things
a kilo of ceps in the dryer

lots of others up
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
dpack

Replies: 21
Views: 267
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 5:10 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
pv suits some things, from 85m away the feed back to the house might eat an unfair slice of the cake

grid storage needs 3 phase and a long time to pay for the kit

house size batteries are not do ...
  Topic: Editing an old article
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 47
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 10:47 am   Subject: Editing an old article
there have been assorted upgrades and server changes etc so the old maps may not apply
  Topic: Editing an old article
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 47
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 10:46 am   Subject: Editing an old article
pm sean or jema from here, they might be able to advise you
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
dpack

Replies: 21
Views: 267
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 7:22 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
from cragside to the three gorges there are options for water+gravity, they do need to be chosen for site conditions

water has a huge specific heat capacity and is ripe for harvesting with heat exc ...
  Topic: Lintel drilling
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 45
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 7:08 am   Subject: Lintel drilling
pppps are you attaching to a vertical or horizontal surface?

if you are under the lintel the pull strength test won't work to identify the type unless you can get to a side as well
  Topic: Lintel drilling
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 45
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 6:47 am   Subject: Lintel drilling
pps

the weight of the curtain is a factor, as is how much swishing is expected.
curtains can be surprisingly dynamic in response to inadequate fixings

ppps identifying the sort of lintel/beam ...
  Topic: Lintel drilling
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 45
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 6:29 am   Subject: Lintel drilling
ps drilling most structural metal is difficult and often considered a bad thing

if it is a box form lintel and close to the surface they can be drilled and self tapping screws used for the fixing. ...
  Topic: Lintel drilling
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 45
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 6:18 am   Subject: Lintel drilling
you could use a combination of small fixings into the cladding/plaster and strong builders adhesive from a mastic gun to attach a batten and fasten the rail to that

if required remove any paper and ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
dpack

Replies: 21
Views: 267
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 21 7:27 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
the 4 or 5 ft is plausible backfill, if it cannot be dug out the best way to tackle the damp on the inside is to strip the wall and use a multi layer tanking render to give a moisture proof barrier. ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
dpack

Replies: 21
Views: 267
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 21 9:32 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
We did have an extra coil put in the thermal store for potential solar water

that would be my first move
whatever else you do, warmer water in a tank is always a bonus and iirc pays for th ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 1641
Views: 1498506
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 21 4:06 pm   Subject: Wildlife
another 4 sparrows, bit late but they look well nest fed
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
dpack

Replies: 21
Views: 267
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 21 3:40 pm   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
solar thermal water is a useful tool to reduce other inputs for hot water

it was built for wood fires, the walls and chimneys are the designed-in heat store, you have wood, it is a restore option i ...
  Topic: a different not for the pot, wasps
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 142
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 21 7:52 pm   Subject: a different not for the pot, wasps
ps i am typing, they are not

if that sort of thing ever happens, go for plenty of nasty op's, a delivery system(area and for the nest)

wait

get them when they are a little calmer and busy wit ...
  Topic: a different not for the pot, wasps
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 142
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 21 7:15 pm   Subject: a different not for the pot, wasps
most hold a few thousand at most and are not much bigger than a grapefruit wearing a shoe
even those can be interesting if upset

that chap was lucky it was a historic palace rather than a r ...
 
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