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by swiftnick
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Anybody got any sloes this year ???
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: Anybody got any sloes this year ???

Just north of Cambridge - picked a couple of KG in a few hours back in october
by swiftnick
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Most practical energy source for renovated home?
Replies: 9
Views: 2785

Re: Most practical energy source for renovated home?

Whatever you do go for as much insulation as possible. This way you will reduce the size of the system and fuel inputs for any system you choose. My house is modern I have cavity wall and about 450mm in the loft. If you go for wood stoves I would also consider something like air source heat pumps as...
by swiftnick
Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Tubes - options
Replies: 41
Views: 11147

Re: Solar Tubes - options

I installed a 20 tube system in 2007 and then added a further 20 tubes in 2008. Total cost DIY was about £1150 with about 5 days labour involved (this years staycation :mrgreen: ) Mounted on the gable end as this is the south facing side of house (see picture) Pressurised the system using a expansio...
by swiftnick
Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Clean Energy - Renewable vs Nuclear....
Replies: 31
Views: 5481

Re: Clean Energy - Renewable vs Nuclear....

First post. Interesting and sensible considerations of the pro's and con's. I'm moderately pro having come from a position of being moderately anti nuclear. My biggest concern for the next 10-20 years is the potential for semi / full state failure and all the nastiness that will come with that. A pr...