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by woodburner
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Major gas cut.
Replies: 30
Views: 3478

Mine will idle overnight as I wait until charcoal has formed, and no flames are left, then cover the coals with the contents of the ash pan.
by woodburner
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Major gas cut.
Replies: 30
Views: 3478

Careful management of wood burning stoves, and using well seasoned wood creates very little smoke. High moisture and loading up a stove to the gunnels then shutting down the air Means the wood will smoulder and produces plenty of smoke. If the flue isn’t hot enough then the smoke condenses as tar ...
by woodburner
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134995

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/dec/05/142000-died-from-measles-last-year-who-estimates The worldwide surge in deadly measles outbreaks is showing no sign of abating, with nearly 10 million cases and 142,000 deaths last year, according to new estimates, and three times more cases reported ...
by woodburner
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Global youth uprising
Replies: 101
Views: 8427

So Mark has no case to argue, like others here, only attack the person. Which universities offer a degree in climatology? Any mention of anyone’s credibility in putting a case on climate is dismissed with the comment “so-and-so’s not a climate scientist�. Since the climate is so complex, it...
by woodburner
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Global youth uprising
Replies: 101
Views: 8427

So Mark has no case to argue, like others here, only attack the person. Which universities offer a degree in climatology? Any mention of anyone’s credibility in putting a case on climate is dismissed with the comment “so-and-so’s not a climate scientist�. Since the climate is so complex, it ...
by woodburner
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Cavity Wall Insulation - EPS beads
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Buildings only have an end of life because of neglect. If they are properly maintained they should last for centuries. Having said that, a lot of modern materials are only used because it’s cheap, not for their long term stability. The older materials, wood, lime, mud, clay, and their derivatives,...
by woodburner
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: General Election Dec 2019 thread
Replies: 529
Views: 22089

Seems like there's a big question mark over Andrew Neil's interview with Johnson. He might even chicken out. :( I would read that as confirming Johnson is a deceitful charlatan. On Sturgeon’s comment that Johnson is “dangerous and not fit to hold office� I would agree if he did not submit to ...
by woodburner
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: General Election Dec 2019 thread
Replies: 529
Views: 22089

Is that a bullish case? Or a bullshit case?
by woodburner
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Bio-ethanol fireplace for emergency cooking and heating ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3061

Forklift batteries would be better.
by woodburner
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: General Election Dec 2019 thread
Replies: 529
Views: 22089

Doesn’t say much at all. Wonder what it would look like if people understood what a crock of shit Boris’s slightly modified May’s deal is. No wonder he likes the phrase “oven-ready�, very apt if you associate turkeys and Christmas.
by woodburner
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Bio-ethanol fireplace for emergency cooking and heating ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3061

I've been wondering about using bio-fuels (ethanol or bio-diesel) in a generator for emergency or short term electricity supply. Can a regular small petrol or diesel generator run on ethanol or bio-diesel? Can that fuel be bought locally? What are the storage issues? Can it be made at home? We get ...
by woodburner
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: How can I cut out a breezeblock from a wall?
Replies: 25
Views: 3166

It may not really be they are too heavy. They are harder to cut than the aerated blocks, so they can’t have such long tea breaks.
by woodburner
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 338668

So Farage has handed the UK to the EU, as the Brexit party is now not putting up candidates in the constituencies won by the tories at the last election. All that does is possibly avoid a Corbyn government, but it means the UK will stay in the EU, as many tory MPs are remainers. So much for democrac...
by woodburner
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Why does a room at 19 degs feel colder on a cold dark night?
Replies: 45
Views: 4930

A 40kW boiler is specified for extreme conditions, this means it is over rated for all but possibly two weeks in the year, usually around February. A more sensible approach is to have a lower rated boiler, eg 24kW, and use supplementary heating for the short periods when needed, or put on more cloth...
by woodburner
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 338668

I have never read a manifesto [except the SDP]. The tories lost votes because Gove Screwed education, Hunt screwed the health service, and IDS vandalised welfare. The manifesto is worthless. The SDP lost votes because Clegg supported tuition fees after saying the SDP would not support them. In comm...