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by merlin
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm back
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: I'm back

Thanks everybody. Yes you did Maggie, I'm missing it already :-( Nothing much has changed here I see, although I do think things are cheaper than they were :icon_smile:
by merlin
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm back
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

I'm back

Just a quick hello to everybody.
I haven't posted for quite some time. Don't know what happened really, but reading back on some posts, it's like I never left. Back in the UK for a short while, very short we hope.

Well that's it, Hi :-)
by merlin
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??
Replies: 33
Views: 3497

Re: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??

We have our first electric bill for the house next week, I can hardly wait!

Will all the insulation and solar tubes be worth it?

Have I been a complete pratt?

Watch this space....
by merlin
Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system

Right, I read the instructions and apparently the pics need to come from a public server. So I have added a page to the web site and plonked the pics on a new page. It's not pretty, but at least you get to see the photos. You can see the water jacket on the base unit, the pump is just a normal centr...
by merlin
Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system

Right, I have the photos:

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Ok, can somebody tell me how to use the image thing :-(
by merlin
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why hide?
Replies: 43
Views: 3017

Re: Why hide?

Interesting, I really thought it was a judge, a nun you say?
by merlin
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: treat painted cast iron stove
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: treat painted cast iron stove

We have never had a problem with rust, is it outside?
by merlin
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: treat painted cast iron stove
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Over here there is a special spray for that. Just mask it up and spray it from the can, it is really super stuf. I am sure you can get in the UK.
by merlin
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system

I don't really understand what an open vented system is to be honest. This is how they work out here: The fire has a water jacket. The water runs around the system by a normal central heating pump, it cuts in and out when the themostat gets to whatever temp you set it at. The system has an expansion...
by merlin
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fight obesity like tobacco
Replies: 180
Views: 19265

Re: Fight obesity like tobacco

Not a bad idea, and while you are there commission another inquiry as to why there is only one monopoly’s commission.
by merlin
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Does anyone know how to repair a crack in a metal drainpipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Does anyone know how to repair a crack in a metal drainp

Depends if you can get to the crack. Over here they have some two part filler stuff that you can get from the car part shops. the chap next door used it to fix his cast iron radiatior, it goes off like metal.
by merlin
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?

I planted a walnut some years ago, just a walnut, not even a tree. It is huge now, it is comming down in the spring, And I don't any tut tuts about protected walnuts, they are my nuts and I will have them out when I want to.
by merlin
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system

I don't know about the regs in the UK, however. I have just installed a new fire. It will last at least a lifetime. It runs 13 rads and heats the water, and no, we don't have it going like a steam train. It is working out really well. It was a simple matter to connect it up. If you already have a ch...
by merlin
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fight obesity like tobacco
Replies: 180
Views: 19265

Re: Fight obesity like tobacco

I read the link. Do you know, it gives me the right raging hump when tax payers money is spent by the trolley load on projects like this. This is not rocket science. You put it in your mouth and if you don't burn it off you get fat. Its on the flaming packaging, read it: This whacking great bar of c...
by merlin
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??
Replies: 33
Views: 3497

Re: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??

We were interested in starting a willow coppice, does anybody have any idea what the yield would be per 1000m2

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