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  1. Thanks all. Will try the adhesive option then ballast if they end up in the next field @jfb no welding gear nor the experience and wouldn't want to wreck the water tightness
  2. Today's challenge is to secure a couple of solar panels to the top of a shipping container. Just to be interesting you're not allowed to weld or puncture the container with fixings. Assume high wind conditions but panels may be mounted flat on top. Bodge ideas expected!
  3. I went ahead with £450 protek since my site has an existing building and have ongoing plant hire liability plus storage/caravan coverage. I'd say the risk is near-zero apart from storm damage but the main benefit is a better night's sleep. A simple theft of hired plant would kill the project. Protek was best of two quotes.
  4. Thanks all for the comments. The consensus seems like pricing isn't far off. The site has good access, plenty of space and the trees to fell are mature so ~20-25m tall. I expect they'll need some rope work for the thinning. Includes processing and stacking the firewood with plenty time to season before a fireplace is ready...Rare sunny day pic for reference!
  5. Hi, we've a £1400+vat quote for some tree work, estimated two days work. Felling 2 old Ash trees and thinning dead wood from half a dozen others. I was naively expecting half that cost but have no point of refererence. Any comment?
  6. I highly recommend this 4G LTE camera from Reolink including the small solar panel. Its been very reliable and has PIR recording to local SD card. I installed it 12 months and haven't needed to mess with it since. https://reolink.com/product/reolink-go/ I have a couple of other Reolink WIFI-only cameras but my Huawei MiFi hub is not up for the job since it switches off when not being used, even with external power. I am looking for a better off-grid wifi hub so any suggestions in addition to Adam2's would be welcome.
  7. Noted. The architect did mention a possible coconut husk filter or some such. I like the 'Burn' approach. SEPA should just require occupants to down a pint as reassurance of the quility of output.
  8. Righto, will check those. Yes the GRAF is blowing air. I've yet to see the open ditch run dry as its in Dumfries & Galloway 😜 Pretty sure SEPA will be ok with it. Building warrant details nearing completion!
  9. Hello, my architect is recommending a GRAF One2Clean 7 person sewage treatment plant and I'd like to research alternatives for the sake of due diligence. Any recommendations? The property is off-grid so it'll be powered by solar PV/battery and also holiday home rate of usage for 5 people, at least for the next 10 years. Scotland regs apply and my understanding is sewage treatment is the only allowed tech these days. I'll be digging the hole myself after dicovering the joy of excavator hire. Outlet will be an open field drainage ditch, very rural.
  10. Before automating anything you must do due diligence and read https://twitter.com/internetofshit
  11. Snowbeetle, I have a similar project in the pipeline. Can you mention the floor structure thicknesses and what floor finish do you have? Also, how has the drainage performed in terms of moisture in the building? Thanks!
  12. I'll post any update as I get it but for reference Christine pointed me to her thread here. Thanks!
  13. Me mate hooked this up to Alexa... "Alexa, precondition the BMW" he say. Tosser 🙂
  14. I've been quoted ~£20k to connect into SPE network for main electric. £13k if digging myself. Note sure on their routing but its about 200m across a field or down a road to the nearest supply. I've contacted "Independent" Connection Providers and quotes are pending. At least one said don't bother with independents as they're not interested in single connections. Any toptips to reduce this? If not then off-grid solar is looking attractive.