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by colhut
Wed May 16, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Looking for Eco-lawyers or Architects to help with planning
Replies: 5
Views: 2304

let me see if I understand this right, they seriously thought they could buy a field and turn it into a campsite and didn't think they might need permission to do it ? is this the case, if so I have difficulty mustering anything in the way of sympathy, it is totally obvious that planning permission ...
by colhut
Fri May 11, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Pet hates
Replies: 40
Views: 9473

People who drive around with their rear fog lamps on when its not foggy. Arggggg.

People who don't put their lights on when they flipin well should !!!

probly best if I stop there, I could only fill a few pages on driving, then I'd have to move on to other subjects :lol:
by colhut
Wed May 09, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ssish in 2027
Replies: 48
Views: 10151

I know these channels are monitored, but I must know, is there any truth to the rumours that one of the two super powers (Iceland or Chile) is going to launch solar curtains to cast shade on some regions. Not sure if I want it or not, it has the potential to bring back into use vast areas of fertile...
by colhut
Mon May 07, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panels / Woodburner and a rayburn
Replies: 18
Views: 5506

direct heating with a Stainless steel BB has some merit (already decided that if I get planning permission for a solar panel it will be direct). Removing the tank is just not viable, it does unfortunatly mean removing a door , the door frame and bits of almost all the houshold plumbing which meet in...
by colhut
Mon May 07, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: as I stumbled around semi-concious this morning...
Replies: 22
Views: 4443

Excellent, lots of interestnig points. The solar oven would be far too slow, however I am experimenting with one (2 cardboard boxes a sheet of glass and no reflectors got a clear jam jar of water up to 54C two weeks ago, so I am suffuciently pleased to add more bits to it). Back to the question in h...
by colhut
Sun May 06, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: as I stumbled around semi-concious this morning...
Replies: 22
Views: 4443

as I stumbled around semi-concious this morning...

I was wondering as I boiled the kettle on the hob... Which has the lowest environmental impact.. boiling the kettler on the gas hob, boiling an electric kettle, or heating up a mug of water in the microwave. anyone who dares to sugest that I should do without my caffiene injection, read my tag line ...
by colhut
Sun May 06, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing coffee?
Replies: 21
Views: 10305

We bought a coffe plant on a visit to the Eden project, it died though (well went cripsy cos I forgot to water it. :oops: ) . dunno if it would have produced beans if it had survived though.
by colhut
Thu May 03, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: pea and bean weevil
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

The wevil war begins.... (maybe I should turn this into a book). Anyhow, just been out and checked on the peas, got 5 of the little blighters. they are hard to spot, and harder still when they drop to the ground, which they seem to do at the slightest hint of trouble. will pop out later with a sheet...
by colhut
Thu May 03, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panels / Woodburner and a rayburn
Replies: 18
Views: 5506

The best solution is as you probably already know a new water tank or even a thermal store. Big job though and last time I looked at thermal stores they weren't cheap:( yeah :( the price isn't the most offputting thing, to remove the tank involves taking out doorways and most of the existing pipewo...
by colhut
Thu May 03, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panels / Woodburner and a rayburn
Replies: 18
Views: 5506

ME Pedantic, pah ! besides I'm not sure that pedantic is strictly acccurate in this particular context :lol:
by colhut
Thu May 03, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panels / Woodburner and a rayburn
Replies: 18
Views: 5506

Your tag line "quene fo tipos" - Pronounced - quenay foe teepos - in the Indonesian lanuage Tagalog means - "We're all screwed"! :wink: Nev Hmm, the best translation I can find for were all screwed is "Kami powa turnilyo" (We all screw), which has that delightfull air of ambiguity about it that is ...
by colhut
Wed May 02, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panels / Woodburner and a rayburn
Replies: 18
Views: 5506

Solar panels / Woodburner and a rayburn

Ok, so currently we have a gas rayburn that gravity heats the hot water tank using its one and only coil. just behind the rayburn in the longe we plan to put a woodburner and would like a back boiler on it to also heat the hot water tank. I'd also like in future to put solar panels on the roof. betw...
by colhut
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: how do you use a fan oven ?!?!?!
Replies: 20
Views: 5869

So, let me get this straight, the bannana muffins were brown on top and gooey inside... I don't see what the problem is, sounds like they were cooked to perfection to me :lol:

If you are not sure you could always send me a representative sample (say 2 dozen) and I'll give you my considered opinion.
by colhut
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Just to say hello
Replies: 14
Views: 3562

Hello Blue :lol:
by colhut
Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Employed people and time
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Well, I work from home 2 days a week. I've not found it hard to stay focused. My job is almost entirely based on computer and once I am sat in front of it I am in work mode (in fact the number of times I just "check" something in the evening because I happen to be at the PC is quite high). Another k...