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by Greenbeast
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: How We Approached Dealing With The Planning Authority
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: How We Approached Dealing With The Planning Authority

sensible stuff, we've been following the same path, being friendly and cooperative with neighbours and the LPA, my other half is the local vet so she has some social standing in the area, etc...
by Greenbeast
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bokashi Bran Composting...
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Bokashi Bran Composting...

I think she really wants me to be the daughter she can buy Chanel number 5 and beauty products for (like my sister); whereas my idea of spoiling myself is buying composting bins..... i know who i think has the right idea.... It's been a long time since i was a consumerist like that. My birthday mon...
by Greenbeast
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bokashi Bran Composting...
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Bokashi Bran Composting...

We've been using it on and off for a few years now and I think it's brilliant. The stuff in the compost bin seems to rot more quickly after each bucketload too, although I could just be imagining that :lol: I too have noticed this, so i don't think you are imagining it. There are several great thin...
by Greenbeast
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Price per unit of electricity
Replies: 18
Views: 1835

Re: Price per unit of electricity

we pay 8.9p + £55 annual standing charge, which at our usage, is about 2.2p

so about 11.1p total
by Greenbeast
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Experiences with no hair washing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1977

Re: Experiences with no hair washing?

also regarding your previous post, after a while of doing this washing your hair once shouldn't 'reset' the process as your head would still be used to not over-producing the oils. going back to washing regularly and then stopping again would have you head constantly trying to adjust to different co...
by Greenbeast
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Experiences with no hair washing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1977

Re: Experiences with no hair washing?

i started my no-poo experiment a year ago this month, i wash daily with just water and have not used anything on it but water in that year (no bicarb, no vinegar, nothing) Took a while to go through the transition but got there in the end, still find i have a greasier pillow case than the wife but t...
by Greenbeast
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: hot water temperature
Replies: 21
Views: 3645

Re: hot water temperature

thomzo -
i believe you've understood the situation correctly

i must add, now that the solar isn't contributing and we're just using immersion, we rarely heat to 60C, because it does just dissipate before it'll next get used.

But then we don't use the heating so the house is very cold
by Greenbeast
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: hot water temperature
Replies: 21
Views: 3645

Re: hot water temperature

you don't lose the extra energy you put into the tank (well apart from slightly higher loses due to bigger temperature differential) because as you add cold water to mix the temp down you aren't using as much hot as you would have been...
by Greenbeast
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: hot water temperature
Replies: 21
Views: 3645

Re: hot water temperature

What is meant to happen is that you have your tank at above 60C to kill legionella and then use TMVs to bring the temp down so as to not scald at the outlet

My solar heats the tank to 90C but the TMV brings it down to a nice and safe 45C
by Greenbeast
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: 10:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1891

Re: 10:10

i thought i replied the other night but i must have had too many glasses of homemade apple wine...

similar to ina, i don't see the point in this for our house as we're using almost half of the average in this country and i am always trying to minimise our usage anyway
by Greenbeast
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home Brew web site please.
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

Re: Home Brew web site please.

www.brew-it-yourself.co.uk

that's who i use, they also have an attached forum, that might prove useful
by Greenbeast
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: deodorant
Replies: 17
Views: 1829

Re: deodorant

Yeah i use a crystal one too, its an alum block (Potassium alum), used for nicks and grazes after shaving. It is antibacterial and so kills off the bacteria that make the smell in the first place. Works a treat and does last forever, i've just had to buy a new one after obliterating mine on the 3rd ...
by Greenbeast
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Moisturiser
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Moisturiser

i use extra virgin olive oil, have done for 6 months now and its great

i know you said you don't like 'just oil'
by Greenbeast
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: 'no poo'
Replies: 21
Views: 2147

Re: 'no poo'

its tricky to say, i think it varies wildly from person to person.

I have short male hair and it probably took a month or so
by Greenbeast
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: 'no poo'
Replies: 21
Views: 2147

Re: 'no poo'

i've been using just water for 7 months now. once past the transition period its been great, feel nice and looks good (apparently)

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