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by Skippy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 48490

Re: Banish Plastic

Some time back there was a small factory near me that made pallets with recycled plastic. The process was open to all types of plastic as the waste wasn't melted but simply chopped up finely and used as a filler component to a resin to form the pallets .Wheather this was any more envoiromental than ...
by Skippy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: cunning insults
Replies: 54
Views: 30205

Re: cunning insults

I re-enact and display medieavel wood working methods and this happened recently on a show. A particulary argumentive engineer started by saying how badly designed a wooden wheelbarrow was despite several others telling him he was wrong. He then turned his attention to what I was doing at the time w...
by Skippy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: going no-poo
Replies: 16
Views: 6690

Re: going no-poo

Well it's funny how things come around. I told my wife about this "no poo" thread and she then informed me about the special shampoo she had just got for our daughter. By special she means the stuff designed for head lice infections- yes our daughter has got nits. She's seven years old now but this ...
by Skippy
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: going no-poo
Replies: 16
Views: 6690

Re: going no-poo

Seval years ago now I made a decision to try not using shampoo on my hair and instead just clean it with water. I found that during the first week or so it just felt a bit "unwashed "for want of a better term but after that the natural oils and what have you took over and it started to feel really n...
by Skippy
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: survive on a very tight budget
Replies: 65
Views: 15288

Re: survive on a very tight budget

I've done the same Sam and liberated stuff from skips just as my Dad did for years but you do have a point about supermarkets taking legal action for instance-
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... goods.html


Pete
by Skippy
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - continued
Replies: 10
Views: 8902

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - continued

Oldjerry, one of the main criteria is that this should be suitable for people with no DIY skills. Thanks Zoe I know it's a bit late but here's my thoughts. I can see a small problem in that whilist fitting what you describe could be done with little or no DIY skills there comes the need for skills ...
by Skippy
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps
Replies: 17
Views: 9958

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps

Solar pumps I would tend to agree with you and the report unless they are really good solar panels on them I can see their lifespan won't be great at all a bit like those cheap solar garden lights , which as you say negates any sort of saving. That said , from a financial point at least, with the av...
by Skippy
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps
Replies: 17
Views: 9958

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps

Being basically mean I've considered the using of rainwater to flush the upstairs toilet but having to pump water up there was seeming to defeat the object and probably the enviormental saving would also be miniscule too. So in my head at least I've been designing a wind powered pump working on the ...
by Skippy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I grow and refine sugar?
Replies: 24
Views: 5261

Re: How do I grow and refine sugar?

...I think CJ Berry has a recipe for sugar beet wine, now that I think on it... Indeed he does, under November. Well, that's all the excuse I need to grow it! And a bit extra for experimentation on. Thanks, 2RM. I've tried that recipe many years ago and it was fairly easy if I recall but not the mo...
by Skippy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Just a thought about sport...
Replies: 21
Views: 4009

Re: Just a thought about sport...

I sort of agree about the allotments and most of the comments on the subject but can't help thinking that if they had their place there'd be people on other forums moaning that " These allotment growers just plant the seeds and go down the pub , leave it all to the plants and the weather and then ex...
by Skippy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for grass
Replies: 5
Views: 5222

101 uses for grass

The thread in one of the other sections about the Canadian bye law that says the front gardens have to be 30% grass has prompted me to post this. For a long time I've wondered about the obsession with grass that prevails in many places and have always said that it is a very overated plant, we can't ...
by Skippy
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Just a thought about sport...
Replies: 21
Views: 4009

Re: Just a thought about sport...

I mentioned this to some friends and we started discussing it and came to the conclusion that the beach volleyball is one of the relavent sports simply because it's the sort of thing mr and mrs joe public actually play on their fortnight in the sun :sunny: .


Pete
by Skippy
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Taking bay cuttings
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: Taking bay cuttings

Thanks very much for that advice mr crocket , I'll be out there with my shears and my little tub of rooting powder as soon as I get the time.
No suckers on my tree .


Pete
by Skippy
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Taking bay cuttings
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Taking bay cuttings

Sorry if this is a tad niave but I've never tried it with a bay before. I have a bay tree in the garden that needs trimming down because there's only so many bay leaves you can use and anyway it's starting to get just a bit too big for where it is. Now I mentioned this to a friend and she has asked ...
by Skippy
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Just a thought about sport...
Replies: 21
Views: 4009

Re: Just a thought about sport...

I tend to agree with 2rdRM about the relavance of some of the sports. Things like the triple jump or hop , skip and jump as it was called at school seem just bizarre and then there's things like dressage, and syncronized diving all totally useless feats in the real world. Other things that baffle me...