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by emordnilap
Tue May 25, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8510
Views: 265754

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Catweazle wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 12:38 pm
PS_RalphW wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 9:57 pm This is science, not mumbe jumbo
(Shurely "Mumbai Jumbo" ?)
Thanks for the pun jab.
by emordnilap
Wed May 19, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look how poor we all are
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Look how poor we all are

Such wealth is extremely silly.
by emordnilap
Wed May 19, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: One for Adam2
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: One for Adam2

adam2 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 12:50 pm And another one viewtopic.php?f=53&t=26619
Yeah, they're a common scam and often extremely clever. I'm fairly cynical about many things, sometimes to my disadvantage (but not in this case).
by emordnilap
Mon May 10, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: One for Adam2
Replies: 6
Views: 562

One for Adam2

by emordnilap
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

1 day of April showers and back to the dry again. This is getting serious.
by emordnilap
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

Back on topic... https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000vckq/weather-for-the-week-ahead-24042021 No change. Still no rain in the long-term forecast, and northerly winds. Yeah, our second day of promised 'rain' (mizzle really) never materialised. So now we're at a month with no rain to speak of. ...
by emordnilap
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

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: 2999

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: 2999

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: 2999

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: 760

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: 10
Views: 928

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: 10
Views: 928

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: 10
Views: 928

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 ...