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by juperwort
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: central heating and domestic hot water from a wood stove?
Replies: 16
Views: 4870

Re: central heating and domestic hot water from a wood stove?

gaiafarm wrote:Hi there, we designing a 100m squared strawbale home .....


Wow thats huge. I assume you mean 100 square metres.

I'll get my coat :tongue:
by juperwort
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Starting small
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Re: Starting small

....and I assume those travels go past all the regular skip haunts?
by juperwort
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Starting small
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Re: Starting small

Quite an impressive amount of gubbins you have there. Are they really bungees holding up those pipes ? Class.
by juperwort
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Starting small
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Re: Starting small

been like it since childhood. Wherever I go, a large stash of useful bits follow.
I also have an interest in old aircooled vw's a by-product of which is a shed full of bits..
The scrounge gene is also quite strong, and my mind is always on 'What could I use this for'....
by juperwort
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Starting small
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Re: Starting small

The 7Ah batteries were part of a large array of about 50. When the bloke came to change them, as they have to every 2 to 3 years, I hung around and claimed the 8 that were still at 12v. I managed to get them to below 12v at the weekend by leaving the lamp on. Now the next test will be to see how man...
by juperwort
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Starting small
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Re: Starting small

.......I salvaged four 7ah 12v UPS batteries from work that were due to be taken away, but still showed 12v..... .....Hopefully, soon, I will get hold of a 12v CFL bulb & use the kit at the conservatory light too.... Well done :) - so how do I do this? no work, no pay, no electrical knowledge, ...
by juperwort
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: energy saving
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: energy saving

I wish it were easier to get LED light bulbs here. Where's "here"? Somewhere over "there" I guess :) I have four GU10 led's in the boys bedroom, & they are just not bright enough. I repleced one back with the halogen, but that blew last werek, so back to dim. I have seen the...
by juperwort
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Starting small
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Re: Starting small

The main aim for this wasn't to get any sort of payback, but a personal proof on concept. I am pleased that it seems to be working. I dont have much money for anything larger yet. I do have another bank of four 7ah batteries, which I may add to the system. Need to do the maths though as the panel ne...
by juperwort
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Starting small
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Starting small

I have been meaning to give Solar electric a go for a while. Recently, I received a Maplin mailout which had a 12w 12v solar panel on offer. I sent off for the panel, plus a charge controller. I salvaged four 7ah 12v UPS batteries from work that were due to be taken away, but still showed 12v. I att...
by juperwort
Wed May 27, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Where's Davy S gone ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Where's Davy S gone ?

Fair enough. Some of the posts were a bit troll like, some had novel ideas, I guess, some had other peoples ideas.
The pictures of Richmond were nice though...

J
by juperwort
Wed May 27, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Where's Davy S gone ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Where's Davy S gone ?

Seems his posts have been zapped, plus a thread i replied to yesterday has gone.....?
by juperwort
Thu May 14, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Starting window sill garden- questions
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Starting window sill garden- questions

I grow peppers & chillis on my inside windowledge at work. The peppers were grown from seed from one I was having for tea. I get small, 10 - 13 cm fruit, before I harvest.
by juperwort
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: bio-oil good?
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: bio-oil good?

Our local Bio-fuel supplier suggest that their UK produced oil is a by- product of the food industry. They also process waste veg oil, which is what I hope to use in our Vito.
by juperwort
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seeds from Peppers
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Seeds from Peppers

Yes. Had one of those long red peppers last year. Dried seeds, then gave them a spell in the fridge & then planted. I have 10 plants on my windowledge at work. One plant is on its second crop. I get miniature versions, say, three inches long. Taste nice though.
by juperwort
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Co-Op eco cleaning range
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Re: Co-Op eco cleaning range

Generally - like you I use bicarb etc. The only thing I haven't found a suitable substitute for is dish washer tablets. I used the Co-Op ones recently and they were really good and a similar price to the regular ones - which is good as for some daft reason most eco brands tend to be much more expen...

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