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by mybarnconversion
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: ? Best way to start raised beds ?
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: ? Best way to start raised beds ?

If they're shallow beds then I'd dig first, then grin and bear the inevitable muck when installing the beds. If not shallow (6 inches plus) I'd go for the option I and Julie above favour - line with cardboard that will break down then fill and plant directly - let the worms do the work underground o...
by mybarnconversion
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Air-source heat pumps
Replies: 12
Views: 2349

Re: Air-source heat pumps

I'm not aware of any ASHP that costs less than several thousand pounds heat pumps are big fancy complex bits of equipment - take a look at that link for more info. I've also had lots of tales of woe about heat pumps that have put me off ... so proceed with caution. Are you sure your not mixing up AS...
by mybarnconversion
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Wood Ash
Replies: 25
Views: 3807

Re: Wood Ash

One word ... paths
by mybarnconversion
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Adverts on the site and cups of tea
Replies: 64
Views: 17723

Re: Adverts on the site and cups of tea

Andy, you can stop ads from certain sites by amending your Google adsense setup - login to Adsense then go to AdSense Setup then Competitive Ad Filter ... that may help.
by mybarnconversion
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Investing In Energy
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Investing In Energy

Methinks this is spam - they managed to get a link in nicely!
by mybarnconversion
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: 5 year olds and farm animals and E. coli
Replies: 14
Views: 2065

Re: 5 year olds and farm animals and E. coli

The worrying aspect to me is the pathetic, cosseted world that is being created by the idiots in government and associated vested interests... I must admit I find it truly saddening and wonder where it will all end... Very sad also for all those petting zoo owners, I'm sure it was never an easy way ...
by mybarnconversion
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Dydd da from Carmarthenshire
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: Dydd da from Carmarthenshire

Welcome to Ish and welcome to Wales, hope you don't mind rain!! I think we're in the middle of a monsoon this week :lol: This week ? I think it has rained pretty much every day since I got here! "It's very unusual" is what everyone keeps telling me......... ! 'They're' lying of course!! :lol: It's ...
by mybarnconversion
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Autumn!
Replies: 24
Views: 1384

Re: Autumn!

I just wish we'd had a Summer here - lovely in May since then wet and windy ... going to be a very long Winter at this rate...
by mybarnconversion
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Finally some sloes!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1500

Re: Finally some sloes!!

The only good sloe is a gin soaked sloe ... :drunken:
by mybarnconversion
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 22265

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

We burn mainly wood on our Charnwood Country 16B Multi-fuel. But we also burn some anthracite when we need a really good, high temperature burn. I can justify burning some coal, at least to myself, as we are situated just outside the South Wales coal field and I have a supply from some old garages t...
by mybarnconversion
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Barn...er..shed!
Replies: 7
Views: 2562

Re: Building a Barn...er..shed!

Sounds like my big metal shed which is a telegraph pole framed building with a galvanised metal roof and wood cladding . I didn't put up the poles and roof, but from what I can tell and guess they were hoisted / man-handled into place roughly (this certainly isn't a square building) and sit in deepi...
by mybarnconversion
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: choose a good multi fuel/wood burning stove with boiler
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: choose a good multi fuel/wood burning stove with boiler

Start with that large front-room - depending on what you mean by large, but a stove with integrated boiler large enough to heat that room should be sufficient for all your needs. You usually get around half the output to the room to heating hot water. The stove output calculator is a great place to ...
by mybarnconversion
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Solid Oak Windows Experiences anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 4185

Re: Solid Oak Windows Experiences anyone?

Personally I'd compromise on a more appropriate sustainable hardwood rather than insisting on oak. I think the durability and likely lifespan is worth the extra cost.
by mybarnconversion
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Any Ishy Bloggers out there?
Replies: 62
Views: 28104

Re: Any Ishy Bloggers out there?

Mines more to do with living and houses than SS, but in my sig also...

all welcome!