Big Neil

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  1. Big Neil

    Powering Sunamp

    bang on - thanks
  2. Big Neil

    Powering Sunamp

    I was thinking about reducing installation complexity and also the balance of cost. Is the cost of buying, installing and maintaining an ASHP to charge the sunamp actually any cheaper than the extra cost of electricity if not using this option? As JEremy mentions the cost may be marginal between sunamp +ASHP vs just ASHP. I just wandered the just Sunamp powered off the mains/solar option
  3. Big Neil

    Powering Sunamp

    Electricity. It confused me to be honest, but look at the first post by Jeremy there, and he says that's how he does it.
  4. Big Neil

    Insul hub

    Seems then that there could be significant value to stacking to the height that those guys would do, then pay to get them in to check prior to pour and manage that day.
  5. Big Neil

    Powering Sunamp

    Gotcha. Big Sunamp for hot water then What about cutting the ASHP pump out of the equation, such that the source for the UFH is just a low temp Sunamp. In both running cost and initial investment terms how does this workout Vs just the ASHP for the UFH and a Sunamp for the hot water?
  6. Big Neil

    Powering Sunamp

    As usual i probably should have been clearer, what i really meant was in a situation where the sunamp unit is both the soul source of hot water and also used for the UFH. All god things to know anyway, so thanks. I'm not sure I fllly understand the need for both sunamp and ASHp. I've read a number of the threads relating to both and it just confuses me a little at the moment. tank and ASHP i get. Sunamp by itself, I get. Sunamp and ASHP - can't quite understand
  7. Maybe they are 'invisible' - Strong gusts of air pumped up at the sides in proximity sensors are tripped, to blow anyone back on to the stairs if they start to fall. That would be proper GD tech!!!
  8. Big Neil

    Powering Sunamp

    Evening All. Does anyone charge their sunamp purely off the mains/pv/windmill etc, as opposed to also involving an ASHP? At the very least has anyone (i imagine Mr @JSHarris definitely has) done the calcs to show the cost of doing this both ways?
  9. I think it's this comment here that neatly describes the biggest reason most people now get married. Obviously as you mentioned there are some logistics which simplify when you get married, but they're nothing insurmountable. It has always seemed odd to me when you mention having to explain ones relationships in hospitals, that it isn't enough to say ; "imagine us as being married but having just not had the wedding itself".
  10. I don't really see the point in marriage anymore other than as a tradition. It's costly to do, difficult to get out of and easy to break. And people often don't give it much respect. I am a traditionalist though and married as a result, but i'm sure i'd be broadly as happy with the missus if she wasn't a 'Wife'!
  11. Big Neil

    Manifold choice?

    I think it's an american system but the Viega one looks quite neat.
  12. Big Neil

    Manifold choice?

    Convenience? Say you need to repair an issue with your kitchen cold feed you could still get water from your ensuite or your bathroom or wherever else if you have individual isolation points, where to isolate the whole manifold means you'd be without ANY water.
  13. Big Neil

    Self build..what did you do?

    so i got the figures wrong and I suppose it can't be (https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/eco-homes-wales-sustainable-housing-britain/) Any idea what if anything you'll be doing with most of the land?
  14. Big Neil

    Self build..what did you do?

    Hello Cake, Are you one of the people on that scheme where you get the land for nothing but have to build a property that generates at least half it's own energy and half it's own food within 10 years? I vaguely remember reading something about it in the telegraph last year some time?
  15. I did read some google conditions a couple of years back for an app (speed trap mapping if I recall) and the implication seemed to be that if you give an app or device permission to access location services then the data that is generated from that action is legally the property of the likes of google etc. The argument I think being that it's not YOU who is being tracked it is the individual 'Licensed' piece of software on your phone. Tantamount to the same thing of course, but if i've understood that correctly it's quite a neat loophole. Can't say i'm surprised. Amazon people aren't generally paid very well. They probably just see it as an ancillary benefit.