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by Maykal
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Piping river water.
Replies: 8
Views: 3679

Re: Piping river water.

Hi and welcome to the forum, I don't know much about plumbing and I've never tried taking water from a river, and I'm sure someone will come along with better information, but my thoughts are as follows: The pressure will be defined by the height of the inlet. The higher the inlet compared to the ou...
by Maykal
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Richard III Found!!?
Replies: 21
Views: 5125

Re: Richard III Found!!?

He was a human once - he should have a decent burial. The part I don't understand is the need for a multi-faith ceremony. Surely he would have been a Catholic, right? So 500 years after his crippled body had been knocked off his horse, his brain smashed in by some halberd-sporting Tudor-supporting m...
by Maykal
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking in a wood-burning stove
Replies: 23
Views: 23412

Re: Cooking in a wood-burning stove

Hi Demi, The ones I'm thinking of are made completely of terracotta bricks and tiles, with iron fittings (doors, grate, etc). They take a bit longer to heat up but are fantastic as retaining the heat for long periods of time. Even 8 hours after the last log you can't touch the sides (so maybe not id...
by Maykal
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: so much for a frugal year...
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: so much for a frugal year...

Might the four plumbing-related ones be connected? Perhaps something got into the water system, some kind of deposit, and has been distributed to all those fixings. At the end of the tap is usually a little metal part you can unscrew. It has a filter in it, normally a bit of metal gauze. Unscrew tha...
by Maykal
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking in a wood-burning stove
Replies: 23
Views: 23412

Re: Cooking in a wood-burning stove

We stuff it with a huge log on top of lots of hot coals and some smaller logs when we go to bed, usually between 10-11pm, and it burns till around 4-5am and if we are up then there is still sufficient coal left to re start the fire. If we get up after 6am there's no coal left, but the room is still...
by Maykal
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking in a wood-burning stove
Replies: 23
Views: 23412

Re: Cooking in a wood-burning stove

Hi Demi,

How well does your kitchen oven heat the room after you've stopped putting wood in it? Does the temperature of the room drop quickly or does it keep giving out heat all night?

Mike
by Maykal
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: seed potatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: seed potatoes

People here use the previous year's spuds. I think they'd scratch their heads at the idea of buying spuds to grow spuds. Perhaps they lose the odd plant, or maybe yields aren't as good as ones from suppliers, I don't know, but I'm with Zech on this one. Apparently it's good practice to grow them in ...
by Maykal
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking in a wood-burning stove
Replies: 23
Views: 23412

Re: Cooking in a wood-burning stove

Is that what the rings on top are for? We use it to fit really big logs in which wont go in the door. Yes, I imagine so, if it's the same as the ones we have here. Here's what the iron plate looks like on mine: http://images5.okr.ro/auctions.v3/700_700/2011/06/11/7/5/673452941105703057456125-373234...
by Maykal
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making pasta
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Making pasta

Never used one of those attachments so don't know if they are any good. It's easy enough to make them by hand. Just roll out the past into sheet as you would normally, lay it on the table, blob the filling with about 2-3cm between blobs (depending on the size you want) in a line towards one edge of ...
by Maykal
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making pasta
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Making pasta

Sounds like a great success! You should try some ravioli next. Bit more time consuming, but they taste fantastic compared to the stodgy shop-bought ones you find.
by Maykal
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking in a wood-burning stove
Replies: 23
Views: 23412

Re: Cooking in a wood-burning stove

I cook quite a lot on top of my stove and I've only just realised that I could do this too. Cooking in a pot on top of the stove is quite slow (although the food is often better for it) but placing the pot straight over the fire would be more efficient. Providing I don't get too much smoke out arou...
by Maykal
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking in a wood-burning stove
Replies: 23
Views: 23412

Re: Cooking in a wood-burning stove

Can you only cook inside it? I suppose so as it's for the living room. The one I have in my kitchen has a cast iron top you can cook on. It's great for traditional stews, soups, 'peasant style' potatoes (basically sautéed spuds with onion, bacon and paprika) and you can also remove some rings from t...
by Maykal
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horse Burgers anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 3105

Re: Horse Burgers anyone?

oldjerry wrote:I bought a burger in the pub last night, Landlady said: 'D'you want anything on it?...I said ' Go on then ,I'll have a tenner'.....
:lol:

Just be careful when you suggest getting a burger from the Nag's Head...they might take it too literally!
by Maykal
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curious Wiring - Ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Curious Wiring - Ideas?

I did a bit of googling and apparently there are other reasons for using lead sheathing to do with protection from elements - not frequently used in houses but if the cable was salvaged... You'll probably be ok depending on what you're plugging into the sockets. If it's anything that draws a heavy c...
by Maykal
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curious Wiring - Ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Curious Wiring - Ideas?

A very very old system of wiring used a lead sheath as a kind of earth so it might be that system. They also used aluminium a lot in the past. The fact that they are thin might mean they date back a few years when basically the only electrics you had in the house was the lighting so thicker (typical...