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by woodi
Sat May 18, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Rayburn hot water tank
Replies: 3
Views: 2662

Re: Rayburn hot water tank

Yep, we too live in a single storey cottage, and the heating system had to be simple because I put it in myself. It is the height of the header tank feeding the hot water cylinder that determines your hot water pressure, which won't be incredible but definitely sufficient. As long as you ensure that...
by woodi
Tue May 07, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: 24v House
Replies: 8
Views: 4035

Re: 24v House

Hi - we lived for a long time in a truck, using 12v electrics powered by solar and wind. We've now moved about 10 feet away into a cottage that we were going to wire for 24volt, but eventually decided on 240v. Here's why. 12 or 24 volt means you're carrying fairly high currents and so need heavier c...
by woodi
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Poly Tunnel
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

Re: Poly Tunnel

I should add that we have a commercial tunnel too, and they aren't hard to put up, but you do need a few people to help. The hardest part is marking out where the anchors are to go. Once they are in, it all pretty much just slots together. Spend plenty of time measuring before you put the whole thin...
by woodi
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Poly Tunnel
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

Re: Poly Tunnel

If you want something not too huge, then I saw a poly-bender at Lammas - just weave yourself a bender type frame from willow or hazel (or whatever is going really) and cover with plastic. Bury at the sides to keep it tight and stop it flying away. Alternatively blue plastic water pipe - the 2 inch s...
by woodi
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: SHIT!
Replies: 20
Views: 8187

Re: SHIT!

We've had outdoors composting loos for the last year, and when we moved into our present cottage, decided to go for it and build an indoor compost loo with a separator. Gets emptied once a week, no smell other than sawdust,but you do have to carry out a container full of pee, and a compostable bag f...

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