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by emordnilap
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 21
Views: 335

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

Back on topic, here in rainy Ireland we have a had a damp day today, with another forecast for tomorrow. You can work outside and not get wet (maybe a little cold), that's the extent of it. In other words, if you ignore the little bit of damp drizzle we had today, we've had no rain from 29th March t...
by emordnilap
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greer absolutely nails it....
Replies: 140
Views: 1797

Re: Greer absolutely nails it....

Re: renting for a while. We have come up with a better idea. I have spoken to some agents down there, and it seems that demand for rental properties massively outstrips supply. I think what we're going to do is buy a terraced house in Pembroke Dock. My mother is not going to be with us for very muc...
by emordnilap
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greer absolutely nails it....
Replies: 140
Views: 1797

Re: Greer absolutely nails it....

Cat's point of renting - for a year, or even longer - whilst scouting for a location is worth repeating. There's prevailing weather and shelter from it, general orientation of land and buildings, drainage, access to facilities, security, soil type amongst other things. Not least, you can spend time...
by emordnilap
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greer absolutely nails it....
Replies: 140
Views: 1797

Re: Greer absolutely nails it....

Cat's point of renting - for a year, or even longer - whilst scouting for a location is worth repeating. There's prevailing weather and shelter from it, general orientation of land and buildings, drainage, access to facilities, security, soil type amongst other things. Not least, you can spend time ...
by emordnilap
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Small Wind/PV Systems
Replies: 15
Views: 204

Re: Small Wind/PV Systems

clv101 wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:48 pmyou must be adaptable.
99% of people in the minority world either can't be or won't be.

Take a simple thing such as solar hot water: use it when you have it. Plan around it.

That's a far-out stinky hippy massive no-no.
by emordnilap
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Looking for a cheap, DIY Solar Heat for my workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Looking for a cheap, DIY Solar Heat for my workshop

Googling some keywords gave a lot of solar air heaters based on a box with glass front and cans painted black to absorb the heat. What looks like a computer fan then forces the air down a tumble dryer style pipe to the desired place. The tricky bit looks like gluing all the cans together. Treehugge...
by emordnilap
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Looking for a cheap, DIY Solar Heat for my workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Looking for a cheap, DIY Solar Heat for my workshop

kenneal - lagger wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:47 pm He repaired my Solartwin pump for me a couple of years ago. Very good guy.
Same here, very reasonable rates and wouldn't accept payment for some things he did.
by emordnilap
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Looking for a cheap, DIY Solar Heat for my workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Looking for a cheap, DIY Solar Heat for my workshop

Cat, a guy I know called Peter Crayfourd in Bolton might offer ideas, advice and parts. His website is https://solarproject.co.uk/ He's helped me out on many occasions in sorting out my SolarTwin DHW system. His business is his hobby; speak to him, he's just really happy to help people create solar ...
by emordnilap
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: Growing limited crops on poor soil.
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Growing limited crops on poor soil.

Humanure is not applied to the fields as it is considered a health risk if applied to root crops. Not if it's thermophilically composted and harvested after two years. We're still alive after 13 years using it in beds etc. What comes out of the humanure compost bins is like soil and very safe. Flus...
by emordnilap
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: Growing limited crops on poor soil.
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Growing limited crops on poor soil.

A few things to add to possible options:

1) It might be worth looking at getting some trailer loads of seaweed to dig in.

2) Another idea is to plant a green manure crop then plough it in.

3) Do they humanure? They should.

4) Leaves make the finest soil when composted. Never let 'em blow away.
by emordnilap
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259964

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=au6FKi8aAsA A number of studies now confirming vit.d effectiveness. Fascinating, thanks. I had vitamin D levels so low they didn't register - plus was suffering from frequent colds - in 2016, following an almost totally cloudy summer in 2015. Taking a supplement ever s...
by emordnilap
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wild deer set to wreak havoc in UK
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Re: Wild deer set to wreak havoc in UK

Potemkin Villager wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:11 pm Free condoms?
In the light of the lockdown situation, free broadband for all is a better idea.
by emordnilap
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Wild deer set to wreak havoc in UK
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Re: Wild deer set to wreak havoc in UK

Bring back wolves.
by emordnilap
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Assange Watch
Replies: 974
Views: 173579

Re: Assange Watch

2), Assuming it does fail, it remains to be seen how long Assange lives following release. Are you asking that because he appears so psychologically and physically broken, or because you think the US will try to assassinate him? The US might not but one of their lickspittles may try. I rather hope ...