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by Skippy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Kitchen scraps in compost bins
Replies: 29
Views: 2667

Re: Kitchen scraps in compost bins

Yes I see what you mean by the explosion risk. Funnily enough my father was a furnace controller at a council incineration plant but I can't remember him saying anything about the risks of sawdust although I can remember standing with him listening to the aerosol cans going bang. It does seem strang...
by Skippy
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Kitchen scraps in compost bins
Replies: 29
Views: 2667

Re: Kitchen scraps in compost bins

From last year we have been told not to put kitchen waste in our garden waste bin ,not that it really effected us as most of our waste went into our own compost bin. The council's reason was that removing kitchen waste allowed the garden waste to be open air composted rather than having to have it h...
by Skippy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Image
Replies: 19
Views: 2654

Re: Image

Hello Pumpkinpie , I'm in Chasetown so the other side of Lichfield to you. If I recall it's about 16 miles to the hospital from me to give you an idea how far I am away. It's funny really but when I was working for a now defunct firm from Lichfield I would travel all over the country but these last ...
by Skippy
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Image
Replies: 19
Views: 2654

Re: Image

( In his best C J from Reggie Perin voice) " I didn't get where I am today by spending all my money!" :iconbiggrin:
by Skippy
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Mulberries
Replies: 14
Views: 2439

Re: Mulberries

An update. The tree has now been removed . I had to cut through the root that disappeared under next doors drive but the rest came out with only a little damage. I was forced to trim the branches purely from a transport aspect and once out I placed the stump on free cycle and delivered it a day or t...
by Skippy
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Image
Replies: 19
Views: 2654

Re: Image

Sorry to bump this but after all this time I've finally had a comment about the patches. Recently I was working at a fairly , shall we say , posh house , converted stable block , courtyard , live in nanny all that sort of thing. I was on a pair of steps when a visitor of the customer entered the roo...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new in 2015
Replies: 91
Views: 17239

Re: Not buying new in 2015

No pipe or clips ? Granted that is a problem. I suppose I've always lived in a house where there were always tubs of various bits and bobs , fixings , bolts and what have you so there was always something lying around to repair things with , it was rare to see something that may come in handy chucke...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dishwashers v Hand washing
Replies: 32
Views: 3641

Re: Dishwashers v Hand washing

Thanks , wrong way round I know but I also googled the question after the post on here and it seems people say not to use it because of the lathering and excessive amounts of bubbles alluded to by Green Aura. I haven't gone through Odsox's link yet but did come across a note about using washing soda...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dishwashers v Hand washing
Replies: 32
Views: 3641

Re: Dishwashers v Hand washing

Ok one more question. It seems to me that the damage that occurs to , say glassware , is the result of the abrasive nature of the tablets. I'm not sure what they consist of although they seem to have a high salt content among other things. I'm also thinking that the tablets work out more expensive o...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new in 2015
Replies: 91
Views: 17239

Re: Not buying new in 2015

Such indulgence , buying a new hose :iconbiggrin: I've got a several hoses some of which were my father's some of which have several repairs. Just simple repairs of a short bit of copper pipe and two jubilee clips , looks a bit rough but it does the job.
by Skippy
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dishwashers v Hand washing
Replies: 32
Views: 3641

Re: Dishwashers v Hand washing

while it seems that in terms of energy and water use the dishwasher wins I'm curious about how you came to that conclusion, since I came to the opposite one. To be honest I did say it seems to win rather than a definate win but sorry if I've not been clear. From what I've gleaned from 'tinterweb ne...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dishwashers v Hand washing
Replies: 32
Views: 3641

Re: Dishwashers v Hand washing

My wife's sister has been telling us for some time that we should get a dishwasher , ignoring the fact that there isn't anywhere to put one. My own gut reaction has always been that we don't need one but to shut her yap up at least a bit I've tried a bit of research. One starting point was zech's li...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new in 2015
Replies: 91
Views: 17239

Re: Not buying new in 2015

Funny you should say that but upto a few years ago I worked in restoration and lime was in almost constant use and sometimes over ordered so I have ended up with a few bags that would have ended up in a skip. Ok so it does chemically change slowly over time but the bags are sealed so I should be ok ...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new in 2015
Replies: 91
Views: 17239

Re: Not buying new in 2015

I did notice that the majority of waste was evergreens , firs , privets and the like which probably explains the high pH . Aren't evergreens generally acidic, and should be lowering pH? :scratch: :oops: yes you're right , should have remembered better considering the grade A chemistry O level I got...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new in 2015
Replies: 91
Views: 17239

Re: Not buying new in 2015

I'm not sure what our council calls it but I believe that whatever it is it's sold rather than free. We have recently been asked not to place kitchen waste in with the garden waste to allow for more efficient outdoor composting. We also have a composting site close to us which I visited recently wit...

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