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by alexgadd
Thu May 28, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Cooling Food by Evaporation
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Cooling Food by Evaporation

The sand is in the bottom tray, there is another pot inside that is used as 'fridge shelf'. In your experience should I have some sand inside as well as under the big outside pot? I have insufficient solar for any large appliances and we are not advanced enough to be worrying about a pantry, am work...
by alexgadd
Thu May 28, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Low Impact building Courses
Replies: 11
Views: 2334

Re: Low Impact building Courses

D'oh!

Was thinking you meant you had the designs for a roundhouse :oops:

Alex
by alexgadd
Wed May 27, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Cooling Food by Evaporation
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Cooling Food by Evaporation

... and turning off the fridge . We live fridge-free in the south of spain and only use a freezer a couple of months of the year when we have sufficient solar power. It is totally doable in your climate. What problems did you come across? I'd be happy to see if I can help. Did you try a pot-in-pot,...
by alexgadd
Wed May 27, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: The big leap
Replies: 19
Views: 5065

Re: The big leap

Hi again, at the moment I live in suburbia on the Wirral nice place but not what I want. I would hope to be able to survive on around 50 euros/pounds a week. I base this on the UK pension provision. One day I will only have a a government pension to exist on. That is circa 85 pounds per week so the...
by alexgadd
Wed May 27, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: The big leap
Replies: 19
Views: 5065

Re: The big leap

Clara wrote:if anyone can tell me where to get baking soda in spain I'd be grateful!
Do you have a mercadona nearby? That is where I get mine.

Alex
by alexgadd
Wed May 27, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Low Impact building Courses
Replies: 11
Views: 2334

Re: Low Impact building Courses

Clara wrote:Want to run a course in a beautiful part of southern spain? I've got the footprint for a roundhouse if you do....
Hi

Can you give me info please?

Thanks

Alex
by alexgadd
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Composting Toilet Chamber Dimentions
Replies: 0
Views: 1073

Composting Toilet Chamber Dimentions

I am starting to build a compost toilet, and need some advice. I am building a twin chambered vaulted toilet that is an external build. As a result the toilet area will be raised above the chambers. I am looking to find out an informed decision on the size of the chambers required. There are two of ...
by alexgadd
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit meat
Replies: 23
Views: 5244

Re: Rabbit meat

There are a number of good internet links out there on what we can grow / kitchen scraps we can give them, but I find this book better because it's telling me exactly how to go about it, and what is needed at each stage (eg what to feed normally, when breeding, etc). Thanks, the t'internet will nev...
by alexgadd
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit meat
Replies: 23
Views: 5244

Re: Rabbit meat

Check out http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780141038629,00.html for the re-issued 1941 book' Keeping Poultry and Rabbits on Scraps' only £6.99! good book i picked that up from local bookshop with the ish bible about a month ago. Good book, as in factual & relevant to 2008/2009 or ju...
by alexgadd
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit meat
Replies: 23
Views: 5244

Re: Rabbit meat

Check out http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDi ... 29,00.html for the re-issued 1941 book' Keeping Poultry and Rabbits on Scraps' only £6.99!
by alexgadd
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Charge Controller Size? - Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Charge Controller Size? - Help Please

Thanks people, had a reply from a company that deals and sells solar stuff, this is what they say: "The charge controller is related to the power output of the solar panel (since you can always connect loads directly to the battery if the load current would exceed the current rating of the controlle...
by alexgadd
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Charge Controller Size? - Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Charge Controller Size? - Help Please

Hi

I currently have 18W solar panel for charging 72Ah leisure battery as part of my offgrid living. I am intending to buy either 1 or 2 130W panels giving me either 148W or 278W.

Can someone recommend the size of a charge controller for:

a) 148W, and
b) 278W

Thanks

Alex
by alexgadd
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: WonderWash - Manual Clothing Washer - Help with Instructions
Replies: 10
Views: 4870

Re: WonderWash - Manual Clothing Washer - Help with Instructions

Anyone know where these can be bought in either the UK or Spain? I tried World of Camping but got this reply: "Sorry this item wont be back in stock" Thanks for any help. Alex Outdoormegastore.co.uk says: "Unfortunately the washer has now sold out for this season. We would hope to receive the new 2...
by alexgadd
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: WonderWash - Manual Clothing Washer - Help with Instructions
Replies: 10
Views: 4870

Re: WonderWash - Manual Clothing Washer - Help with Instructions

Anyone know where these can be bought in either the UK or Spain?

I tried World of Camping but got this reply: "Sorry this item wont be back in stock"

Thanks for any help.

Alex