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by juperwort
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Tubes - options
Replies: 41
Views: 11520

Re: Solar Tubes - options

move house :wink:


sorry, i'll get my coat.../.
by juperwort
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Would you ever burn nappies in a woodburner?
Replies: 22
Views: 24156

Re: Would you ever burn nappies in a woodburner?

I guess it all depends on the type of filling in the nappy. The standard polyacrylate (sp) filled ones are likely not to burn well. The Tushies that we sell are wood pulp based, so likely to burn well. The only plastic is the tags, which can be torn off.
by juperwort
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: All Natural Household Products
Replies: 0
Views: 1369

All Natural Household Products

The Green Box Shop http://www.thegreenboxshop.co.uk My wife runs the above. All natural and eco-friendly, cost effective household products to your door. From the site: We are here to provide you with a healthier and Greener alternative for those commonly used household products: lipstick to loo cle...
by juperwort
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Windmills on top of Towerblocks !?
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

But where would the helicopter land when the baddies take the hostages up to the roof ?
by juperwort
Fri May 30, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: oops
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

seems its been moved for 'safety reasons' Been getting a little hot with all the flames & all that....

Sorry if i got them all heated...
by juperwort
Fri May 30, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: oops
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

oops

must have upset the mods, my solar tubes post has been moved, anyone seen it ? I want to get some of the info from it..

Thanks
by juperwort
Thu May 29, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Tubes - options
Replies: 41
Views: 11520

tiles, rosemarys. Pitted on outside edge, pitted on rear, if you take one out, the thing delaminates. Quite scarey really. Hole now plugged with some new tiles. I appreciate the advice, really. Just dont like the flaming & point making. Is there a soapbox on this forum ? Another one i frequent has a...
by juperwort
Thu May 29, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Tubes - options
Replies: 41
Views: 11520

my prob is that i will most likely have to spend the money on fixing the rotten delaminating tiles rather than nice funky stuff like solar water. yesterday, we had a 4' by 5' hole in the roof, and it wasn't dry yesterday !

Thanks for the links folks...
by juperwort
Wed May 28, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Tubes - options
Replies: 41
Views: 11520

OI, pack it in. This is my thread !
by juperwort
Wed May 28, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Tubes - options
Replies: 41
Views: 11520

Thats a good idea, might just do that. Just found out that half of our roof tiles have split & rotten, so me thinks the solar water will have to wait. :(
by juperwort
Wed May 28, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Tubes - options
Replies: 41
Views: 11520

Solar Tubes - options

Trying to wade through the mud of information on Solar Water. I have a four bed victorian semi in Nottingham, with a nice south facing roof to rear, with the current cylinder about 8 foot below. I want to get someone in to quote for the above, but I am perplexed by the number of different options. I...
by juperwort
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Pond liner ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Pond liner ?

Want to dig a small wildlife pond for the kids, but averse to spending money on liner. Anyone have any spare for a, say 1.5 x 1m pond ?
by juperwort
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Loft Dilema
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Loft Dilema

not sure if this goes here...so... Loft above our bedroom in Edwardian house. Has std insulation, upto beam level, where you walk. I would like some more, but would also like to use loft for storage. Would boarding out some of the loft have the same or similar effect as more insulation ? What isnt b...
by juperwort
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Waterwheels Generating Power.
Replies: 27
Views: 8496

Maybe you only 'open' the top tank when you need it. Shed light for example. Then just go straight to light bulb, no charging
by juperwort
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Waterwheels Generating Power.
Replies: 27
Views: 8496

OK, mad non thinking idea I know. But how about catching all your rainfall high up, and regulate it slowly through a mini water turbine to a lower tank.
Pretty much no use, but might charge an AA battery !