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  1. scottishjohn

    Anybody using Velox ?

    our strap it out and get service void as well? an extra layer of insulation ,maybe but also another layer to smoooth any temp changes and maybe simpler service fitting any sort of plaster will increase insulation
  2. scottishjohn

    Brexit ( sorry mentioned it )

    think you need to wake up --the "common market " which is why we joined died a long time ago -- how many eu major producers of anything have built new factories in uk over last 20years --no they all go to the ex eastern block countries now for the cheap labour the japanese car makers can here because of our labour laws --too restrictive in france and germany --but it gave them an entry to the EU and the EU owned companies like peugeot (owned by french government) moved out same as vauxhall (opel/GM) , to protect thier own workforces --so much for fair dealings .and that was when we have a voice ford have done the same moved production to cheap parts of europe. I suspect if we do leave you might see a reversal to get a tariff free access to our market+ rest of world they need our biz same as we need theirs --but we dont have lots of hangers on --like the EU does with all the countries that are NETT takers and will be for the foreseeable future.
  3. scottishjohn

    Brexit ( sorry mentioned it )

    does not seem to be a problem for NZ +Australia after we crapped on them on joining the EU ,and you have a short memory on what france did to our lamb sales a few years ago even though we were a memeber of EU you keep forgetting that we are a NETT contributor to EU --so we would have money to support farmers anyway . have you forgot about the butter mountains and wine lakes caused by eu CAP . take a good long hard look at the eu and its problems and you will see its not the bed of roses you seem to think +this deal means we have to abide by thier rules but will NEVER,NEVER have an input on policy changes you really think they will give a crap about untill they have protected all thier own farmers and producers --wkae up --get real --look at the strokes they have already pulled and the ones in the pipeline . eu army to name but one-- we are one of the few that pay our 2% into nato now --you think it will be any different in EU army --we will be paying most but have NO control or even a voice over where our troops go .
  4. scottishjohn

    Brexit ( sorry mentioned it )

    I really feel that with the best information available i am still being manipulated by media etc . the one thing for sure is that after all this time an acceptable deal has not materialised ,so we can assume that no matter how much of an extension the EU gives the result will be same . they have already kicked us out of projects we have invested in and before we get any sort of trade deal french want the fishing ,spain want gibraltar. the EU smell fear and blood and are not going to change--we are not going to be given any say in anything ECJ will still have final say on things. they dare not give us a good deal --lots of countries are heading towards the exit as well ,only waitng to see what happens --so letting us go easy is not a an option so the way i see it they have given us only I choice - LEAVE =then get a fair deal when they cannot hold a gun to us. and if not their industry will suffer just as much as ours and maybe we will start building cars and other things in this country again ,instead of importing them from EU. maybe we won,t .but ask yourself why all our car production moved ot Eu over the years --cos it was cheaper to make them there--they still got to have somewhere to sell all these cars , all I hear is fear about what will happen if we leave --the media has won does no one have any balls anymore -are we so pussy whipped by EU that we cannot see a future without them . there is no more information to be got by hanging on --no one can say exactly what will happen ,but it will not be as bad as media is trying to say and if we keep with EU things are only going to get worse anyway --do you really think we will get production jobs from Eu when there are so many poorer countries in EU with cheaper labour rates ?. our contributions to eu are about the same as the 17 poorest countries out of the Eu --who needs who ? even polland have a growing movement to leave EU now their economy is growing .they were happy when they were just taking money from EU --now they are close to being a net contributor--its all changing do you really think the market for lobster and shellfish will suddenly stop--90% of scottish shellfish goes to EU --same as it did before we were even in the common market they will still buy it they got no choice --they already overfished or fished out their own stocks .
  5. scottishjohn

    Joist Hangers: too many holes?

    shoot me down if you like but why are you putting first joist so close to end wall. spacing is 400mm I read . so why not use some of you old wall plate,as i believe you replaced the old ones cos they were too short for those hangers to add to end walls so floor can sit on them --then move first joist away from end wall bit more --then do your 400 centres plenty of space to swing a hammer then
  6. scottishjohn

    Brexit ( sorry mentioned it )

    I agree with you whole heartedly -- I moved to scotland 35 years ago. and i belive on some levels that an independant scotland would be good but first of all we need a NEW political party that really does believe in an independent scotland SNP certainly don,t How can you claim to want to be independent when the first thing you want and intend to do is to join the EU have you learnt nothing of what the EU is ? first thing is they would insist on the euro and having full unfetered access to fishing rights + CAP etc and don,t think for one minute scotland would be getting the same terms as they have as part of Uk it would be a new negotiation ,and we all know how easy that is -the brexit fiassco should tell you all you need to know on how the Eu will treat you . Oh and the rebate that maggie got the uk --that will be gone as well -- the end result will be less money coming into Scotalnd than there is now. and don,t forget the british military bases and money they bring ---scotland has far too few people spread over too large an area to every be able to provide the services at cost comaparable to what england can . as for us people outside the central belt --well it will be more of the same no matter if its westminster or edinburgh or brusels. I had a small cancer in 2015 --i had to travel 130 miles to get treatment --that 260 miles round trip .after doing that trip twice a week for months it makes getting better very hard that would be like me when i lived in manchester going to birmingham for appointments and treatments and i do not live in that remote area --just I,m outside the central belt so when you find a new real independence party --with politicans who are not sleeked ,tied up with the russians or just plain liars and have the welfare of ALL of scotland at heart ,not just making names for themselves. I will happily vote for them . otherwise better with the system we have now
  7. scottishjohn

    Sunamp container bulging

    LOL --especially the irish ones
  8. scottishjohn

    No deal Brexit impact

    I have not started my build yet --will middle of next year I,m guessing Do I think it wll have a great effect if we have a proper brexit to start with maybe . will it affect house prices --maybe in SE --but not in most of uk where they have not had the silly house price rises over the last few years . I just bought 2 house plots over looking the sea for £60k each each is just over an acre --so no only see it being a problem in SE -- building materials --if house prices drop --then the suppliers will need to sharpen the prices as there will be less slaes to go round so it could make for drops in material prices--ANYBODIES GUESS till it has happened and dust settled . It is probabe that if we do leave interest rates will go up -- that will suit alot of people with pension funds and could maybe help the home build market again its all project fear until it happens do not underestimate the effect Uk leaving will have on EU suppliers as well --they need our sales one thing for sure --they are not making any more land ,time marchs on and we are all getting older and politicans always lie and the media is always full of fake news and promote the worst effects of anything .
  9. scottishjohn

    Sunamp container bulging

    one thing i have learned for sure over 40 years of being in the motortrade running dealerships and something i used to tell all my staff "how do know if the customer is lying ?--his lips are moving "
  10. scottishjohn

    Sunamp container bulging

    first ones didnt, have that sort of back up --it makes sense to not tell the driver the REAL battery states as customers will always ignore things unless the onbaord elctronics control what they can do --as you suggest sunamp will be doing the same with the 50% charge limit.
  11. scottishjohn

    Sunamp container bulging

    I certainly feel that if sunamp made a statement as to why you cannot do what you want and the technical reason why it would actaully make people much happier and knowing there is technical reason why would then be accepted by most ,especailly fi they said it will shorten the life of the unit Just like the EV cars --everyone now knows ideally you do not keep charging them up to 100% or let them drop below 20% ,cos it will shorten battery life
  12. scottishjohn

    Sunamp container bulging

    If it is as you suggest that there are lumps of solid in the liquid ,then that probably why they don,t want it be charged untill it s below this 50% level ,so you don,t end up locally heating the fluid too much and at worst case end up with some liquid close to changing state to a gas with solid lumps which have not managed to absorb the heat from the liquid parts quick enough . and the latent heat could cause that ,as all materials have a latent heat range where you need to put alot of energy in to make them changetemperature + state Ice has a larger volume than water ,then as you cool it even more it shrinks ,now not sure how much of this is to do with "free gases " in the ice ,but if same occurs in this medium ,then theres your reason for bulging cases, and we all know that ice can split pipes + rock . So possibly the cases are just not large enough to accomodate these possible situations of excessive localised heating from an immersion heater + solution is just make more space in the case ? do the first type of sunamp units have same case problems? I am not slagging the unit --just trying to get a handle on how it works and its limitations
  13. scottishjohn

    Sunamp container bulging

    stupid question about how thisPCM actually works is it a reversable chemical reaction or purely like water freezing and and melting and if the former how does it decide to stop if its the later then i am guessing it is a latent heat situation and the energy you have taken lowers the temperature of the whole mass and stabalizes the temp once heat has stopped being removed through the whole mass ,or is it lots of seperate cells .like batteries where some are discharged and some still full if you did not have them all directly connected to each other in series
  14. scottishjohn

    Anybody using Velox ?

    and what issues would they be ?- -seem to have got a pretty good system --simple to erect ,very little bracing needed --a continuos concrete wall --no durisol webs which mean the whole thing needs rendering to make it air tight the panels look far denser than durisol as well ,I tried nailing a couple of durisol blocks together and it just broke bits off and no grip what so ever in the blocks . .sample blocks from durisol no it does look good
  15. scottishjohn

    Anybody using Velox ?

    ring uk agent and ask them --they will know