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by Nick69
Fri May 07, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Its so cold here
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Its so cold here

All our seedlings are outside now. Our Sunflowers are in the ground and doing REALLY well. Onions are growing well Lettuce too. Everything is doing well actually. We've had to light the fire though as its chilly down here.
by Nick69
Tue May 04, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Quail laying age?
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Quail laying age?

Hi all, Does anyone know what age Italian and Japanese quail start laying? We were told at 6 weeks they start to lay. Is this true? Ours are all 8 weeks and growing well and becoming really lovely happy friendly birds. They dont seem mature yet so wouldnt expect them to lay or does it not matter? Nick
by Nick69
Tue May 04, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Does anyone know what this plant is?
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Does anyone know what this plant is?

You'll need to take a closer picture for ID . For me anyway :dontknow:
by Nick69
Mon May 03, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Some seeds for swap
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Some seeds for swap

Hi Monika,

How about some Leeks for the Minipop sweetcorn?

Nick
by Nick69
Mon May 03, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Some seeds for swap
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Some seeds for swap

Hey peeps, Ive got some seeds here and wanted to see if anyone had some they fancied swapping? Or some herbs etc etc Dill-(Anethum Graveolens) Pack of 800 seeds Parsley-(Triple Moss Curled 2) Pack of 1000 seeds Cucumber-(Crystal Lemon) Pack of 30 seeds Chives-(Allium Tuberosum) Pack of 450 seeds Wat...
by Nick69
Sun May 02, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: lpg
Replies: 6
Views: 6452

Re: lpg

10 miles doesnt get me on to a main road!!
by Nick69
Sat May 01, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: lpg
Replies: 6
Views: 6452

Re: lpg

A decent LPG conversion will not make any difference to performance but imho you are wasting your time on a R32. I had an R34 with LPG and it was a waste of time. I currently have a 1970 Mustang with LPG and its sweet as a nut. Yet I only do 1000 miles a year in it, its my baby and my only non ish t...
by Nick69
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: help with between floors insulation...
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Re: help with between floors insulation...

50mm Kingspan will be fine and rigid enough to slide along.
by Nick69
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: help with between floors insulation...
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Re: help with between floors insulation...

The only way youll do it is by getting something like Kingspan and slide it in. Just pray they havnt put any noggins in there otherwise youll be aout of luck sliding it anywhere.
If the builders were asked to do then, well they should do it. Have you spoken to them about it yet?
by Nick69
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Converting a metal trough
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Converting a metal trough

If you wanted to sand the surface of the steel then paint it (forced weathering) yes it would take but not for long. If we ever need to paint a galv steel we always use an etch prime as you know it will last. Etch prime is not the nicest stuff in the world tbh but you only need the lightest of coats...
by Nick69
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Converting a metal trough
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Converting a metal trough

Galvanised metals will just flake off normal water based paints after a few weeks. For a one-coat deal you would have to use something like Hammerite. The other option is Etch Primer then topcoat with whatever paint you want. Putting holes in the bottom will render the galv' coating usless in that a...
by Nick69
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Egg boxes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2486

Re: Egg boxes?

Ive finalised my design for the egg boxes. I shall be making the final HARD mould at the weekend and also making a few boxes to test it.

Im going to use wood for the mould because I have some here at home. lol
by Nick69
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Egg boxes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2486

Re: Egg boxes?

Of course I will. I made up some very basic test samples today but having some more ideas this evening I will make some more tmw. My final mould/s will be of wooden construction to allow for 'In mould drying'. Hoping to have something ready by next week. Dont be envious, my knowledge and 'skill lol'...
by Nick69
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Homemade Solar Hot water panel and heat exchanger!
Replies: 13
Views: 4765

Re: Homemade Solar Hot water panel and heat exchanger!

Ive finally managed to get some good info regarding homemade soalr panel and heat exchangers. Im going to speak to our head fabricator tmw re-HE. Hopefully during the summer I can start the construction of the set-up and can update this thread as I go. Eyes peeled people. This will be cheap to make ...