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by Martin
Sat May 06, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: New "amateur friendly"alternative energy company
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

New "amateur friendly"alternative energy company

We've recently started a small company in East Sussex, to source and fit alternative energy products - and are very happy to offer anyone free advice. As I came to the business from being an "amateur tinkerer", we will be doing all we can to help the amateur enthusiast. We've just agreed a deal to c...
by Martin
Sat May 06, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello - from Sussex!
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

orientation

classically you need some south facing roof - anywhere from SW to SE will work fine - if you use the evacuated tube type, they will work to some extent in any direction, but to be useable you need them to be facing the sun! 8)
by Martin
Sat May 06, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Too many eggs!
Replies: 12
Views: 5063

eggs last!

some time ago, I ran a small free range poultry farm, and learnt that one of the big local packing/wholesalers would buy eggs in glut at giveaway prices, then shipped them "over the border" into Kent, where they were stored in redundant appple stores at a lowish (not frozen) temperature - they were ...
by Martin
Sat May 06, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rinky Dink Machine
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

spotted at Glasto last year!

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by Martin
Sat May 06, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Mini wind turbines
Replies: 10
Views: 5099

ps

food for thought - if you use a "tilt-up" tower, it has been successfully argued that it is a "temporary structure" (like a shed), and hence you DON'T need planning consent! :wink:
by Martin
Sat May 06, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Mini wind turbines
Replies: 10
Views: 5099

Beware "smoke and mirrors"

There are now several companies offering "roof mounted" wind turbines - in words of one syllable, they're a con! :? Let me explain - noone in their right mind would contemplate "wall or roof" mounting - it WILL vibrate, and exert some hefty loads into the structure - I can forsee considerable struct...
by Martin
Sat May 06, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello - from Sussex!
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Hello - from Sussex!

Found the site by "accident", had a good read, and noticed some posts that I thought were begging for answers, so I reckoned "joining in" would be a good idea! I'm at the moment helping a friend set up a small company that sources and fits alternative energy products, and over the last few months ha...