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by sandyshore
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers
Replies: 21
Views: 11022

Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

a pro who could put my mind at rest would be great thank you
by sandyshore
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers
Replies: 21
Views: 11022

Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

thank you all i had heard of the boiler exploding, so thanks zoe for letting me know how NOT to make it explode. we will get it connected to a water tank and some radiators for next winter we hope, its just not easy in rural portugal to find the water tanks and radiators, at least we can fill it wit...
by sandyshore
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers
Replies: 21
Views: 11022

Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

thanks to oldjerry we now have our rayburn royal in place and all our fingers and toes still! however now we need help, as apparently we cant run it without having the back boiler, which is part of the rayburn, connected to something to divert the hot water it produces.. is this true? or can we run ...
by sandyshore
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers
Replies: 21
Views: 11022

old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

hi i live in portugal and via ebay in the uk hope to buy an old aga or rayburn, this would then be shipped out to me whole rather than dismantelled as there arent any people to put them back together in portugal so once it gets here how do i move it? does anyone have any experience of moving an aga/...
by sandyshore
Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: how do you build an all purpose furnace/wood burning stove?
Replies: 0
Views: 424

how do you build an all purpose furnace/wood burning stove?

i have a large open fireplace in my kitchen which currently has a small wood burning metal stove inside it with the chimney temporarily blocked off partly at the moment i want to build an all purpose furnace capable of heating water, making heat through burning wood, smoking meat, giving light throu...
by sandyshore
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: charge controller for wind turbine
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: charge controller for wind turbine

thank you

however all the ones that we can find slow down the wind turbine and then stop it once the batteries are fully charged

this will be impossible with our home made turbine
by sandyshore
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: almonds
Replies: 5
Views: 961

almonds

how do you know when almonds are ready? and is there anything special i need to do with them to store them once they are ready?
by sandyshore
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: charge controller for wind turbine
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

charge controller for wind turbine

we are making a wind turbine and need to buy a charge controller that stops the batteries from overcharging with a dump load facility

all the ones we can find are related to bought wind turbines and they cant be used on home made turbines

can anyone help?
by sandyshore
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: generator as back up for solar power
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: generator as back up for solar power

thank you both so much however i am a electricity and solar power bumpkin and need to know 1st do sunnybp.com stock what i require and are you able to ship it from china to portugal? and 2nd i think i need an electrical start generator.. however what is one of these? is it simply a generator with an...
by sandyshore
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: generator as back up for solar power
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

generator as back up for solar power

i need to buy a new generator, and am having solar power put in too. i want the generaot to start automatically once the battery power from the solar power fails. do i need a special generator or just a special switch, and would the special switch work with any generator?
by sandyshore
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: wind turbine problem
Replies: 2
Views: 580

wind turbine problem

i have built a wind turbine, its connected to the old solar power system which has a box (not sure what its called) which shows that the solar power is charging the battery with two lights. however the wind turbine does not light up the box, and therefore i reckon isnt charging up the battery, what ...
by sandyshore
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Turkey

thank you both and thank goodness the turkey cant read! so she may live for another year, or we ration the turkey slices to half a slice each person, but when the time comes i now at least know how to kill her and how to make her look like she should before she is cooked have a very merry Christmas ...
by sandyshore
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: black and brown piglets
Replies: 0
Views: 755

black and brown piglets

i have two 3 month old piglets, both were the same size when i got them. one is an iberian type black pig and the other is brown, both are female. both eat the same amount of food but the brown pig is huge, very fat and dosent do much exercise apart from eating, the black pig is always running aroun...
by sandyshore
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Turkey

i have a turkey, which is supposed to be for christmas however 1 how do you judge how much the turkey weighs less its feathers/head/feet and other bits i dont want to eat? 2 if its too small will it be ok for next christmas, or will it be too old and tough? 3 if its big enough whats the best/easiest...
by sandyshore
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: a silly question about pears
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: a silly question about pears

thank you all

there are only 5 pears on the tree but they are really big and i am going to try and twist them off as i cant afford to lose even one to windfall!

i knew someone would have the answer to my question

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