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Zoot..

 

And a bit of MVHR for all..

 

Are you going to be living in this place on your own? Apparently an average human produces about 4oz of feaces a day... say 5oz following a big say curry so that's about 200 -250 grammes..or 5* 50 grammes at ten minute intervals if you have cooked it yourself and not washed your hands.. never taken the time to verify by testing myself but have a reference book that covers similar, same book also has an esimate of how much "human gas" is prevelant in and average family house per person.

 

As it's Build Hub and in the interests of community knowledge I have copied below a paragraph from the Ground Gas Hand Book with ISBN reference for the really curious / sad. Yes this is something that you have to take into account when gas monitoring in some cases. For BH folk that were wondering about how much CO2 builds up when using MVHR systems here is a reference figure!

 

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Not sure what you are going to use the cottage for but if you expect to use it as a regular home (much worse if you want to rent it out as a holiday home) with more than one or two person occupancy then don't spend too much time money on the tank lid.. the soakaway and so on is going to give you the issues... and you'll probably need to get a new modern tank.

 

Would be keen to hear what your doing to the rest of the cottage.

 

All the best and have fun with your project.

 

Oh technical note.. if you have the council coming round and saying they are checking for methane from mine workings then you need to look carefully to make sure they have allowed for the level of occupancy before they condem your house. It may or may not be relevant to you having to move out or not if you are border line.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Gus Potter said:

Are you going to be living in this place on your own? Apparently an average human produces about 4oz of feaces a day... say 5oz following a big say curry so that's about 200 -250 grammes..or 5* 50 grammes at ten minute intervals if you have cooked it yourself and not washed your hands.. never taken the time to verify by testing myself but have a reference book that covers similar, same book also has an esimate of how much "human gas" is prevelant in and average family house per person.

 

Some folk are more full of sh!t than others!

 

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25 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

Some folk are more full of sh!t than others!

 

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Thanks for the mention 

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If you went carefully, and I mean very carefully, you could use your expanding foam gun to put some blobs here and there to keep the stacked stones in place whilst you render up against them. Remember less is more!

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7 hours ago, Onoff said:

Do not use sharp sand EVER in a mortar gun! Just a cement/soft / builder's sand mix. 

 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/roughneck-brick-mortar-gun/67965


Huge pallaver trying to understand this sharp sand thing. Noone in town knows what it is. They just have 'builders sand' but said 3 types do come in, plasterers, builders, sharp.. call them a,b,c then: but they cant tell b from c, so just sell 'sand'. Both b and c bags look identical, or rather i cannot tell if two are different so if both are c or both b.. I cannot tell. Same with the next place jewsons. No idea what it was. Grit sand... i got even more blank faces. Tried to ask a van chap, no idea either.

 

So ive just bought more 'builders 'sand'. But the person did say "builders say this is a bit coarser/ dont like it" so whether its sharp of what it is I have no idea. Perhaps it is.. but it looks identical to my demerara sugar bag pic. How important it is well how do I know exactly, but, it seems important enough from the replies. Utterly bewildering!

 

So how can i tell if its wrong or right for a mortar gun Onoff I can't possibly know. Thx zoot
 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Onoff said:

If you went carefully, and I mean very carefully, you could use your expanding foam gun to put some blobs here and there to keep the stacked stones in place whilst you render up against them. Remember less is more!


Good idea. But its prolly jammed solid/ i think it has tbh. But a cheapo can of foam is an idea. 
 

I should have 1st drilled in two pins for each base stone to rest on the far side.. dammit.

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Just get a trowel full of mortar and fling it at the stones, it will embed itself in the nooks and crannies.

then you can go over it with a second coat

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17 minutes ago, TonyT said:

Just get a trowel full of mortar and fling it at the stones, it will embed itself in the nooks and crannies.

then you can go over it with a second coat


I like TonyT's style! Well I thought of this.. but Onoff is correct in that if my stones fall ( base big flat one wedged fairly well in, smaller stuff above etc) then Ive really c*cked up hours of work. 
 

I was wondering about going underneath, careful as i can trowel some mortar to the base stone. But i might dislodge it.

 

I think foam for surety.. then a TonyT flingathon. Thanks zh

 

 

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