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  1. Lesgrandepotato

    Kitchen cooker

    Come and pick up the Esse in my garage if you are on oil.
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    Yellow planning application notices

    I remember on my school work experience placement I had the job of finding these for a site and removing them. Perhaps a little underhand. But we also burnt down a refrigerator trailer to scrap it so I’m not sure legalities where high on the business priorities.
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    Sorting out a cock-up in Durisol.

    Looking good!
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    Sorting out a cock-up in Durisol.

    Photos by lunchtime? You’ll have it sorted by lunchtime. Crack on with it man!
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    Sorting out a cock-up in Durisol.

    Zoom in on this one, we missed lining up this window with the one above but about 100mm the cheeks were made up in cut block. You can see them peeping behind the expanding metal on the left side
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    Sorting out a cock-up in Durisol.

    Maybe I’m being thick here but can’t it just be blocked up with lightweight blocks? Cut to suit and fed in. It’s all getting rendered right?
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    Upside Down House

    We have a mixture... downstairs is kitchen /living / dining room all open plan. Then utility, guest bed and en-suite and garage as well. Upstairs has 3 beds, family bath and a lounge.
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    UFH versus Radiators

    Thinking about it, that’s exactly how our internal heated log store is working. We have space for a couple of dumpies under the stairs and it’s kept tippy top by being heated and further dried.
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    UFH versus Radiators

    This led to our first post move in disaster. We got in for the 22nd Dec, set up the tree, laid out the presents under it and went to bed. Turns out putting chocolates on a heat source....
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    UFH versus Radiators

    I don’t think I could go back to Rads after UFH. It’s a fabulous feeling of luxury.
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    UFH versus Radiators

    That’s exactly what I do!
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    Garage Kit or Builders

    The last wooden garage I had was very prone to condensation until I’d dramatically opened up the air flow in it. Which did make it a tad drafty
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    Oil usage and micro hydro content

    That’s the plan. Couple of peltons on 75mm flexible mdpe and see how she goes. Feels a worthwhile endeavour and could! half our energy use for space and hot water. It’s not energy neutral but it won’t ruin the location and it seems an easy install.
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    Oil usage and micro hydro content

    We do little and often (half a tank) with the oil club when the rate looks ok. We have a 1200l capacity which will pretty much run all year depending how much you trust the watchman gauge. In terms of flow that’s a bit variable, but we have decent head. There is the ruin of a 17th century mill in the back garden and we have an easy 40-60ft drop available. The flow isn’t huge, but come winter there’s no way your going to stand up in it even though it’s only a foot deep or so and three feet wide. Attached picture shows the cotton/corn mill pre ruination in the 1900’s i don’t know how much power it takes to run a cotton mill but I’d hazard its a couple of hundred watts minimum 🙂
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    Oil usage and micro hydro content

    We haven’t done the cavities. Chronic fear of damp ingress given our damp Cumbrian location!