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by karenm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77503

Thus far, if I were to answer the OPs original question, I'd say yes. There are alternatives. Were I to be asked if the alternatives are viable I'd say no, for all the reasons posted earlier in this topic. Any alternative that relies on electrical power will require a supply back up. There are 1000...
by karenm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FITS in BG. Stop paying electric bills and get paid instead
Replies: 69
Views: 12891

Has anyone gone any further with this and explore complexity of application for FITs

Do I understand correctly that you have to install first and then apply for FITs with the risk involved being change in law

I would be interested in a smallish system maybe 6kw
by karenm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77503

There's a whole thread on PV, Solar, FITS, sizing, licences etc etc http://www.mybulgaria.info/modules.php?name=Forums%20&file=viewtopic&t=45124&highlight=fits They tend to be sized on what you get out over the year, not what you need constantly, as some days better than others, cloud, ...
by karenm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FITS in BG. Stop paying electric bills and get paid instead
Replies: 69
Views: 12891

It all sounds too good to be true, but when you work out what you could have made with the capital cost of such an installation, if you had invested it in the money markets it does not sound so good. Even given the current state of the money markets. Then of course you have to live in the same hous...
by karenm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77503

http://www.bgsolarpanels.com/ products look ok ,mono and poly- crystal photo voltaic panels, meeting international standards and normal lifetime guarantees for such products. but no prices given on site. Have messaged them and will post latest prices they quote - or does anyone know ? jadamwilliams...
by karenm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77503

One further thought: The chimney for a wood burning fire must be cleaned every two or three months, depending on the heat in the flue gasses. It does not require much of a deposit on the sides of the flue to seriously slow down the flue gasses, which then cool rapidly. In the worst case liquid tar ...
by karenm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77503

How many of you can remember back to the old portable Paraffin Heaters (that's ALTERNATIVE) and, Pink Paraffin and ESSO Blue? I can still remember the words to the song of their TV advertisement for ESSO Blue. What happened to them? They went to the great car boot sale and wick reshaper in the sky!...
by karenm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77503

Ideal morning for a heat pump Inside temp 17.8 Outside temp 1.4 Sun coming up so in about 2 hours should be around 21 (with heat of sun) until sun starts to go down Quick blast with heat pump and leave wood burner till later To the OP I am not sure what thype of fireplace you have but I have a built...
by karenm
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77503

We have had a big cowl on the chimney for six years, the fire draws well and there's not much smoke when we open the fire door unless you forget to open the damper first This winter though it is making a terrible noise, it sounds like rumbling thunder but is ok when there is no wind. My husband sai...
by karenm
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77503

MOD wrote:So.... I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please anyone?

:roll: 8)


I was thinking that myself :-)

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