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by seathrift
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77594

jinx57, Just another thought have you got flue connections the right way round? A male then to female in the direction of the air flow.
by seathrift
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77594

qwerty, Thanks for trying to explain it, but your analogy is not correct. A freezer works by having a pump compress a gas which then discharges through a small hole. This allows the gas to rapidly expand, which causes cooling and thence cools the fridge via a cold plate inside. The action of compres...
by seathrift
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77594

qwerty wrote: 'Understanding a bit more now, inverter aircons take the warm air out of the cold air to add it to the cold air being heated. So it uses the equivalent of 1 bar electric fire but outputs a 4 bar electric fire, so my neighbour is correct then 1kw in = 4 kw out'. My understanding of a ga...
by seathrift
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 77594

qwerty, In any system that does 'work' there will always be losses of one type or another, so the output will always be less than the input. It may be that one of the new units will be equivalent to 3 of the old, but you cannnot get something for nothing so to speak! Generally aircon units are not g...
by seathrift
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Trades People
Topic: Cowboys and handymen
Replies: 40
Views: 25941

MW. My use of recent was a relative term. In the case of swimming pools you are, of course, quite right that all sorts of problems might appear at a later date. However the quality of work and the attitude of the builder should be a good guide to his worth. Having said that nothing in life is certai...
by seathrift
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when do we change tyres?
Replies: 121
Views: 29014

It's my understanding that chains are only compulsory when there is a sign on any particular road that they are so. I carry a set during the Winter months just in case, but living near Borgas I have never had the need to use them. The major problem in my area is drifting snow but even then I have on...
by seathrift
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Trades People
Topic: Cowboys and handymen
Replies: 40
Views: 25941

BG9374 if you read my post more carefully you would see that you have not understood it, or maybe you should get some help to do so.
by seathrift
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Trades People
Topic: Cowboys and handymen
Replies: 40
Views: 25941

There is no doubt that if you have some knowledge of building then it is easier to make an assessment of a contractor. The problem is for the person who has none or very little experience. Presumably this will be the majority.If you decide to employ a Project Manager to do the assessment for you, th...
by seathrift
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Trades People
Topic: Cowboys and handymen
Replies: 40
Views: 25941

In my experience even in the UK some reasonably large contractors come into the cowboy league. The extent of an individuals skills will only become apparent after watching him or her work for a while. Verbal vetting is, at best, somewhat doubtful. The only way I know of to realize the worth of an in...
by seathrift
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: PRIVATE/PERSONAL ADS
Topic: scaffold tower wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 666

miltonm. I have just seen a company retailing 'slot together' scaffolding in Borgas. It appeared to be a workmanlike item that would take some punishment, though I did see it while passing by in a car. If that is any interest to you let me know and I will give directions

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