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by grahoom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Would you give it all up?
Replies: 17
Views: 4908

Re: Pricecheck

The average UK wage is around 16/17K, with a 2.5x mortgage, Ergh, no - the last I heard on radio 4, the average wage is around £22.000 at the moment. And I think that you get more than 2.5x mortgage - or at least you did, before the latest credit crunch. And it's not just the young who can't choos...
by grahoom
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: ex military hand crank generator
Replies: 12
Views: 6650

don't bother with the tiny Rutland, they give bog all output - the 913 is a good reliable one (as is the boxy one) - Navitron are sellling a really good 300 watt turbine - their "portable" model for under £300 - I've got one waiting erection in my back garden - nicely made, and have "everything bu...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: ex military hand crank generator
Replies: 12
Views: 6650

bang on right! - you're wise to have both pvs and a wind turbine - the pvs are at their best in summer, the turbine in winter - ally them to proper controllers, and some decent batteries, you should have all you need! :cooldude: yeah, so far I've narrowed it down to probably a 85W Kyocera Solar Mod...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: ex military hand crank generator
Replies: 12
Views: 6650

for the miniscule amount of power they can give, they really are just a waste of money - and to get the one in the link to charge 12v batteries will cost a small fortune in electrickery! :? You've presumably got a diesel main engine - in emergencies, run that for a few minutes! (a car-type alternat...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: ex military hand crank generator
Replies: 12
Views: 6650

Hello martin, I am planning on buying some Solar Panels - so you don't need to sell me on that. I wasnt going to buy the one in america, as I've found a Source of a Hand Crank in the UK - for £50 - and could probably manage to convert it to charge 12V batteries http://www.armyradio.co.uk/arsc/custo...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: rabbit recipes
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

yes I like rabbit, but I don't like it too gamy (like I don't like pheasant too gamy) This recipe works well with rabbit or pheasant. 2 rabbit 2 onions (or 4 challots) 4 largish carrots some tyme, rosmary some mushrooms (you decide) optional - bacon. 1 1/2 pints of stock (chicken etc) 1/2 pint of dr...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: ex military hand crank generator
Replies: 12
Views: 6650

thanks for the feed back martin -

so in your view, this would be a total waste of time?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... =p3907.m29
by grahoom
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: ex military hand crank generator
Replies: 12
Views: 6650

ex military hand crank generator

hello, I am looking into the idea of buying an ex military hand crank generator, there is one advertised on ebay (although in america) that is idea, its been converted to charge 12V batteries. the only problem is that it is quite costly to ship in to the UK, I've looked at other ones online that are...
by grahoom
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Mobile homes on agricultural land
Replies: 6
Views: 4965

there will be restrictions on the land - I don't think you will be able to have a permanent residence there. - this would include a nice mobile home. i did a quick search on line and found this discussion on another board. http://www.planningresource.co.uk/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=4&threadid=269 ...
by grahoom
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New Allotment.
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

rice? Sorry. If it is flood free in the warmer months then I guess most annuals - peas, squashes, potatoes??? haha, yeah I did think about that! well, last summer it flooded, but then most of Oxford flooded last summer, so i think (hope) it was an exception! I am thinking of growing some mushrooms ...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New Allotment.
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

New Allotment.

Hello, i've not been to the site for a long time. I've just got a new allotment space (as I've moved cities) - and the one I have is liable to flood in the winter (it is basically on a flood plain). during spring, summer and autumn it's generally free from flooding. So my question is, what would be ...
by grahoom
Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Shed fire
Replies: 17
Views: 6714

Womble is a good word and a nice word to describe the sort of ejits who burn stuff and also burn down sheds. If I were glennie I would be really really really cross! no, wombles where recyclers! :) The Wombles Underground, Overground, Wombling Free, The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we. Making go...
by grahoom
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: cycle powered washing machine
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

cycle powered washing machine

http://www.cyclean.biz/mainmenu.html

not sure if anyone has posted this.
by grahoom
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: t*sco and s*insbury
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

btw, here is the link to the article in the independent http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article1206095.ece Until now, local farmers have seized the initiative in offering specially selected seasonal produce, leaving the supermarket industry exposed to a backlash against stocking year-rou...