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  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
roobarb

Replies: 21
Views: 31958
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 21 5:32 pm   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Thanks for replies.
Do you have airbricks? Or extract fans?

No air bricks or extractor fans..we invested in a woodburner with an external air source, so we didn't have to install any air bricks, a ...
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
roobarb

Replies: 21
Views: 31958
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 21 5:16 pm   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Agree with you on the pellets, and sources being variable, especially as part of the reason for going down this route is to be as sustainable as possible.

We know that underfloor heating is best fo ...
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
roobarb

Replies: 21
Views: 31958
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 21 3:44 pm   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
We are considering replacing our current heating system (log burner with back boiler, with us sourcing the wood ourselves, so costs are minimal, but time input high) with a ground source heat pump. Th ...
  Topic: Trailcams
roobarb

Replies: 9
Views: 9587
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 20 5:06 pm   Subject: Trailcams
I asked a similar question back in 2016
https://forum.downsizer.net/about86204.html&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

We went for a Bushnell camera from NatureSpy, ...
  Topic: One duck left...
roobarb

Replies: 3
Views: 35526
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 19 8:14 am   Subject: One duck left...
Okay, she's going in with the chickens, and we'll assess the situation to see if either takes a disliking to each other. She was very quacky this morning, probably wondering where her buddy has gone, ...
  Topic: One duck left...
roobarb

Replies: 3
Views: 35526
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 19 2:00 pm   Subject: One duck left...
This morning we lost one of our ducks (old age we think), and now we are down to just one duck. We're not wanting to get any more ducks, but instead concentrating on chickens. We're now wondering what ...
  Topic: Indeterminate plum tomato?
roobarb

Replies: 3
Views: 21958
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 17 12:44 pm   Subject: Indeterminate plum tomato?
I've been growing plum tomatoes for a few years now in the polytunnel, usually Roma or San Marzano, with fairly good success. But the plants get so large and sprawling as they all seem to be determina ...
  Topic: Camera traps/trail cameras
roobarb

Replies: 37
Views: 136447
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 17 9:19 am   Subject: Camera traps/trail cameras
As the person that started this thread, thought I would provide an update. I ended up getting a camera trap for my birthday rather than Christmas (Bushnell Trophy Cam HD from NatureSpy)...OH did a lot ...
  Topic: Polytunnel? Validate me please.
roobarb

Replies: 38
Views: 130147
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 17 4:51 pm   Subject: Polytunnel? Validate me please.
If you are considering getting a PT then there are a couple of good books by Mike Gatter and Andy McKee, including How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel, which is invaluable for getting the most out of ...
  Topic: Camera traps/trail cameras
roobarb

Replies: 37
Views: 136447
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 16 5:46 pm   Subject: Camera traps/trail cameras
Thanks all. I will check out the ones you have suggested. Bushnell seem to do a range of cameras, and I guess it boils down to what we want the camera to do, and how much we're willing to pay.
  Topic: Camera traps/trail cameras
roobarb

Replies: 37
Views: 136447
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 16 5:45 pm   Subject: Camera traps/trail cameras
Not sure if this is the right section to put this query in, but I guess people who are interested in the environment may be able to help...

I'm thinking of getting the OH a camera trap for Xmas (al ...
  Topic: Anyone tried Grazers Slug and snail repellent?
roobarb

Replies: 13
Views: 23888
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 25, 16 7:59 am   Subject: Anyone tried Grazers Slug and snail repellent?
I'm very tempted to give it a go.

I'm not sure if powdered chalk would have the same effect, as it's got to be dissolved in a suspension to get it to be absorbed by the leaves. I suppose you could ...
  Topic: Anyone tried Grazers Slug and snail repellent?
roobarb

Replies: 13
Views: 23888
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon May 23, 16 11:45 am   Subject: Anyone tried Grazers Slug and snail repellent?
I emailed the company to find out some more (I asked about organic status) and got this reply this morning...

At the moment we are applying through OF & G for organic status, however this has t ...
  Topic: Anyone tried Grazers Slug and snail repellent?
roobarb

Replies: 13
Views: 23888
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 21, 16 9:12 am   Subject: Anyone tried Grazers Slug and snail repellent?
As the title says...

http://www.organiccatalogue.com/Pest-Control-Slugs-and-Snails/c61_179/p3647/GRAZERS-G2-SLUG-AND-SNAIL-REPELLENT-750ml/product_info.html

http://www.grazers.co.uk/products/gar ...
  Topic: IBC tap replacement
roobarb

Replies: 8
Views: 35263
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 16 8:11 pm   Subject: IBC tap replacement
It was the big main tap, which is the expensive bit to replace (more expensive than what we paid for the whole unit in the first place).

All sorted now though. We have decided we don't actually ne ...
 
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