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by Skippy
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - continued
Replies: 10
Views: 6828

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: 8419

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: 8419

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: 4134

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: 3051

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 th...
by Skippy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for grass
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

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: 3051

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: 883

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: 883

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: 3051

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...
by Skippy
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Inventors Corner
Replies: 29
Views: 11755

Re: Inventors Corner

Perhaps it's already been done (I don't go shopping very often) but why can't the kettle and thermos be combined ?


Pete
by Skippy
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?
Replies: 16
Views: 13185

Re: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?

Years ago I built a simple wooden frame bolted together and squeezed the paper bricks with an old hydraulic car jack. I did wonder about the time and effort involved for the actual heat returned so to speak and it all got left behind when I started work as a carpenter with access to lots of offcuts....
by Skippy
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Insence as a form of air freshener
Replies: 27
Views: 11586

Re: Insence as a form of air freshener

When we moved into our house we found the best or rather worst of both worlds in that the former owners were both smokers and dog breeders.Indeed when we first visited the house to look the woman greeted us with a puppy in one hand and a cigarette in the other which added to the unkempt garden and p...
by Skippy
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 39232

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

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Pete
by Skippy
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 39232

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

There are loads of big things that annoy me from banks , polititans, facebook and so on and so on , but to answer the question about the little things- Companies who have the word "solutions" in their title, think engineering solutions, design solutions and as one I worked for building sol...