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    I am building a near-passive haus standard, 146 sq m living space house. I am retired, but never been busier.
    I used to develop online teaching and learning resources for several northern universities. I also lectured in IT.
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  1. recoveringacademic

    good video on net zero energy home

    John, have you reviewed the wealth of information on BH about thermal mass? It took me at least a year to get it..... Here's a shortened reading list.
  2. recoveringacademic

    Will I need a compound mitre saw for a diyMax build?

    I decide to harness mine to one of their trolley stands - (because I am always moving my workshop)
  3. recoveringacademic

    Will I need a compound mitre saw for a diyMax build?

    All of the main names do an 8 inch blade. Set up correctly means you can easily cut a 12 inch piece of wood. Double bevel? Ask Ed ( @Construction Channel )
  4. recoveringacademic

    Bear With Small Brain challenged by studding head....

    Right. I going to give it a go using spare 2 by 4 (loads from the shuttering). Now that I think of it, though Declan, my stupid hands.... means I was intending to screw everything together....
  5. recoveringacademic

    Power equipment with no wayleave or easement

    Its quite normal. In situations like this I sometimes ask; "Well, since you know your internal systems, and the facts of this case - if you had this problem, what would you do now?"
  6. recoveringacademic

    Swellable water bar

    Thats interesting. Even at that price, how might it be useful for a self build?
  7. recoveringacademic

    Swellable water bar

    I'm sure in the case of the average 9 year old boy, that its a selective perception issue. My hands dirty? What, mine? Sure? Water? Soap? Why?
  8. recoveringacademic

    Swellable water bar

    Is this the stuff that coats the hands of the average 9 year old little boy?
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    Swellable water bar

    The canal outside our house is drained periodically. My God does it leak during the refill phase, and then, magically (as it were) re-seals itself.
  10. recoveringacademic

    Quiet strike impact drivers.

    Build Hub does not condone or encourage deviant behaviour. Motor Sniffing may harm your health, especially if you are pregnant old, infirm, or a self builder.
  11. recoveringacademic

    Bear With Small Brain challenged by studding head....

    Bear With A Small Brain. Told ya di 'I ? .....
  12. recoveringacademic

    Bear With Small Brain challenged by studding head....

    I've seen people do that on YT.....I'm not that confident..... I think I'll do it the 'proper way' (Ed's phrase) Christ I'm learning hand-over-fist........... thanks to you all.
  13. recoveringacademic

    Bear With Small Brain challenged by studding head....

    Ahhhh, thought that might be the case.... Anyway, thanks
  14. Well , it's not flat and level like normal ones . This one is at 25 degrees. What to do? Have a look... All 100 by 50, but set at 25 degrees. And so that means that the head needs to be chamfered otherwise it'll push the PB out of line ... So I chopped off a small triangle (see detail above) so the face was vertical. To make the back of the studding work for the PB on the other side, should I nail the off-cut to the back of the stud? Or doesn't it matter?