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by seathrift
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77595

Dryline the walls, with insulation between the battens. To save loosing too much room space use high quality insulation sheets. However consider the detail around windows and doors as your room will be about 10cm. narrower on it's length and breadth. ie The walls will move in by about 5 cms. each.
by seathrift
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77595

qwerty: That is the normal way of wall insulation here, as virtually all walls are solid brick or stone. Polystyrene sheets are nailed or bonded to the wall with a special glue and then covered with a 'pinned on' wire mesh, then rendered. Judging by the results on houses around me, if done competent...
by seathrift
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77595

Whichever way you go there will always be losses in any system. You cannot get out more than you put in, or even the same as you put in. Any type of fossil fuel burner will be less than 20% efficient. I do not have the figures for inverters and the like but I would bet that they are only marginally ...
by seathrift
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Trades People
Topic: Repairing Cement Mouldings
Replies: 8
Views: 11721

The only way I can think of suitable for DIY is to use a very fine grout with a resin based hardener. This may enable you to get a thin enough finish that it can be trowelled in and then sanded to match the original. This would allow for feather edges that will save you digging out chunks of the ori...
by seathrift
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How To Write Your Bulgarian Address?
Replies: 16
Views: 23215

The BG postal system seems to be able to cope with the address in any order. If you live in a village then the recipients name is vital, then the village name, post code and Country of course. The only item our postmistress looks at is the persons name, though if were written in Cyrillic then things...
by seathrift
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Getting to & travelling in Bulgaria
Topic: 2012 vignettes
Replies: 23
Views: 8492

but you need to use the Stanley blade in a special holder that will turn it into a scraper and keep the blade at a shallow angle parallel to the glass. Stanley make a very good one for a few levs. There are a few similar ones made by other companies but these do not have the rigidity of the Stanley ...
by seathrift
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving the UK sinking ship
Replies: 215
Views: 68976

Maybe things have changed since I last looked at it, but I am sure that I received a form from the UK asking me to say whether I wanted to be taxed by the UK or by BG. So far I have not got round to thinking about it, but perhaps I should!
by seathrift
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: Snow in villages at Xmas..?
Replies: 43
Views: 22066

marymo. Think you will be out of luck with regard to snow over Christmas. The forecast I use for the Burgas area proposes below freezing temperatures but no precipitation after today, Thursday.
by seathrift
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Politics non Bulgarian
Topic: UK out of the EU..still allowed to live in Bulgaria?
Replies: 84
Views: 34762

Lee, Britain has not left the EU and is not likely to do so. Too much depends on UK ability to trade with Europe and vice versa. So pension changes not really something to worry about. What to me is much more of concern is whether any or which of the Banks/Countries go bust. If that should happen bi...
by seathrift
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Shops, Furnishers, Retailers & Suppliers
Topic: can crushers!
Replies: 7
Views: 3586

Here it's called 'putting them in the fire and then belting them with a club hammer till they flat'. It might also be known as 'a what????'.
I have never looked for one but I very much doubt you will find such in BG.

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