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by vtsnowedin
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Wave & Tidal Power
Topic: Largest tidal device to be unveiled on Cromarty Firth
Replies: 13
Views: 14138

try 1,2

http://editorial.jpress.co.uk/web/Upload/TS//TH1_128201016turbine.jpg Standing 22.5 metres tall - the height of a five-storey building - the AK1000, which resembles an underwater turbine and will be attached to the seabed, will be able to provide enough electricity for about 1,000 homes. Who TF are...
by vtsnowedin
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expert help needed.
Replies: 18
Views: 2206

trial 2,3,4,5.6

RalphW wrote:Are you allowing cookies from this site?
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by vtsnowedin
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Wave & Tidal Power
Topic: Largest tidal device to be unveiled on Cromarty Firth
Replies: 13
Views: 14138

try no.11

You see these turbines attached to the bottom of a tidal channel with great difficulty. I wonder why they don't suspend them from an anchored barge or ship. You could lower them to the optimum depth and raise them up to the surface for maintenance. The barge could hold crew and transformer machinery...
by vtsnowedin
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expert help needed.
Replies: 18
Views: 2206

expert help needed.

I'm having a lot of trouble getting posts to 'Power Switch' to go through. Even though I am already logged in as soon as I click on submit it goes to the log-in page and after I go through that and get back to what I have written and click submit I get "Invalid session please resubmit the form&...
by vtsnowedin
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Wood splitting wedges
Replies: 26
Views: 6109

why won't this post

Marvellous Other 1/2 found the snow-free winters a bit unsettling, too. I've just had to look up 2 degF...about -16? Sorry, for some bizarre reason I use degF for hot days and degC for everything else, including the stove and the washing machine. The worst of these stories happened on a 'plane comi...
by vtsnowedin
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Electric cars and the economy.
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

invalid session please resubmit the form.

kenneal wrote:By the way, welcome Vtsnowedin.
Glad to be here.
by vtsnowedin
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Wood splitting wedges
Replies: 26
Views: 6109

Splitting logs on a beautiful January day is definitely a good use of one's time: ` I can't relate to your pictures. January with no snow??I'm having a "mild AGW" winter here. Just under two feet of snow on the ground and as I write this at 10:00PM local time its +2 degrees F. Wood does s...
by vtsnowedin
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Electric cars and the economy.
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

I think Mr B is implying that whereas f@rting around in a car is a luxury which should be taxed, electricity to light/heat your home is much less so. After all, "fuel poverty" is considered a problem, whereas nobody would complain of "car poverty" and be taken seriously. Not tha...
by vtsnowedin
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Wood splitting wedges
Replies: 26
Views: 6109

Yankee point of view

I heat exclusively with wood so have split a lot of it over the last forty years. The best method depends on the quality and quantity of wood to be processed. Ten plus cords of narrly twisted grain cull wood and a hydraulic wood splitter is the way to go. A pickup load of nice straight grained ash a...
by vtsnowedin
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: How the EU is so ecological.
Replies: 22
Views: 2596

hello. trial post. The biologist could set the tonnage the first year then set it for each boat based on the last seasons catch. That would give the operators the incentive to avoid sensitive stocks. If each boat had its own quota there wouldn't be these races to catch fish in dangerous weather. The...