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by emordnilap
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fracking is over in the UK
Replies: 29
Views: 1663

"For now".
by emordnilap
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Direct use of wind or water power.
Replies: 6
Views: 570

The 99.99% of people who would argue against it do so not because they can't see that they are enslaved but because they don't want to see that they are enslaved. We have no debts and own our small holding outright so we can grow our own food and provide most of our energy in an emergency. We have ...
by emordnilap
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Brimpfield station, disruption.
Replies: 16
Views: 2845

That pissed me off about series one as well E. It turns out, form the second series onward, they employed a different writer and it shows. From series two, the implicit plot line that those who were best fitted to take charge were the middle class types, fell away a bit and it became far more belie...
by emordnilap
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Brimpfield station, disruption.
Replies: 16
Views: 2845

Yes I looked up on the internet about this series. Just a little bit before my time. However it does appear that a lot of things have indeed gone to pot in the last few months. I will have to look it up on the internet. The question is ... when or indeed if the virus has been brought under control ...
by emordnilap
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Reposted from elsewhere: the view from America
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

A depressing, though unsurprising, thread.
by emordnilap
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Life after COVID19 has faded.
Replies: 17
Views: 2034

I suspect that long term changes will be relatively minor, "the system" has considerable inertia that favours BAU. I expect many relatively minor changes, including, More use of delivery services rather than shopping in person, this was underway before the virus. Less eating out, esp. in ...
by emordnilap
Tue May 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: solar-powered water barrel pump
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Catweazle wrote:Don't forget to site the pump somewhere it won't freeze, or you'll have to drain it in cold weather.
Yes. Not a lot of watering done in those times but I take your point.
by emordnilap
Tue May 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: solar-powered water barrel pump
Replies: 12
Views: 952

The purpose in this case is: The polytunnel is at the highest point in the garden. Virtually all rainwater collection is at a lower point in the property. I'd like to install water storage next to the polytunnel for selective (using a watering can) watering. Supervising the transfer is not necessar...
by emordnilap
Tue May 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: solar-powered water barrel pump
Replies: 12
Views: 952

No the pump I suggested wont run directly from a solar panel unless this be of improbable size. Purchase of a solar panel simply for presumably infrequent transferring of water is unlikely to make economic sense. Use of an already existing battery, such as one in a car, or a cordless tool battery m...
by emordnilap
Tue May 19, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: solar-powered water barrel pump
Replies: 12
Views: 952

My concern with a solar and battery plus pump is that you would need some kind of charge controller or pump controller to prevent the pump from draining the battery completely and then the following morning the pump would not be able to restart. A lot of bore pumps in Australia dispense with the ba...
by emordnilap
Sun May 17, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: solar-powered water barrel pump
Replies: 12
Views: 952

solar-powered water barrel pump

Advice, links, prices, etc required on a solar-powered solution to moving water from a rainwater barrel or three to slightly higher up the garden, a lift of no more than a metre but a distance of up to 50 metres. A cordless pump would also be a possibility (that is, charged from mains as opposed to ...
by emordnilap
Sat May 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Ethics and legality of discharging grey water to stream.
Replies: 32
Views: 2121

Also septic tanks are now illegal! If you are in a rural area not served by municipal sewer lines what is your alternative? We've used a 'dry' (i.e. humanure) toilet since 2008. Much less trouble than any septic tank or municipal system. Cheaper, little work, good compost at the end of two years, o...
by emordnilap
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: What is the new normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2502

Most people will want back what they had before. I hope people will start taking any 'social' illness (colds, cough, flu etc) they may have seriously. The number of times people came into work full of cold or with a bad cough. Nobody else wanted their illness but they would still impose their presen...
by emordnilap
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Current Oil Price
Replies: 3621
Views: 664904

by emordnilap
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: Planting trees to dry out ground
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

kenneal - lagger wrote:Wouldn't willows take up more water, Em.
It's a 50/50 decision. :oops: