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I no longer go to the place that was considering the GSHP system but kind of got the idea that they would rush in with the cheapest options of a couple of radiators & a hot tap using a self contained balanced flue combi gas boiler set up that they can get,  as gas has recently been piped to the road running by the building . ( £2.5 K ? )

Thanks for your help guys & gals .
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Renewables / Re: Wood burning stove with thermal store
« Last post by cloddopper on Today at 12:35:21 am »
Andy , may I suggest that you bit the bullet & get professional help /advice from a local to you qualified plumber who plays with such systems .

 Some 12 yrs or so ago acquaintances of ours had their back boiler blow as the " expert " didn't have put a vent in the system. When the boiler exploded it showered their lounge with boiling water & bit's of plaster etc when " friends "  sorted out their heating set up for them , luckily no one was in the room at the time . The whole way things were set up left a lot to be desired wrt safety & efficiency as far as I could see.
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Renewables / Re: Best size of willow cuttings to plant?
« Last post by cloddopper on Today at 12:26:00 am »
Dave have you tried making a series of 15 - 18  inch high mounds a couple of feet across and planting a willow cutting in each of them to a depth of six inches or so in the more boggy areas ?
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Coffee Lounge / Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Last post by Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 16, 2018, 11:21:37 pm »
Giving a spinning demonstration to school children as part of a harvest project.
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 16, 2018, 11:20:01 pm »
taken
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Introduce yourself / Re: Hello all
« Last post by Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 16, 2018, 11:18:57 pm »
 :wave: Poppy and welcome to TAS forum.
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Crofting / Re: End of farm plastic waste burning
« Last post by Rupert the bear on October 16, 2018, 09:29:18 pm »
I’m rather surprised to read all these comments.

In Cumbria / Northumberland we had Solway Recycling.  The did on-farm collection plus advertised dates on which they’d pick up from marts etc.

Down here I soon found B&B Contractors.  They have farm-sized schemes, large smallholder-sized schemes, small smallholder-sized shemes, or you can take a dumpy bag in for £15.

Have I just been lucky?
In a nutshell, yes you have.



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Fruit / Cherry bush not tree
« Last post by alang on October 16, 2018, 07:25:06 pm »
Been watching some seriously bad daytime tv (shopping channels so please forgive me) and they are saying about a new breed of cherry bush. The channel in question was Idealworld. They really pushed that it wasn't a tree but a bush that only grew to about 6ft high. The name of them was Athos and Pathos. Seems like the perfect thing for my small garden. Just wondering if anyone else has heard of them or any experience with them?
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Crofting / Re: End of farm plastic waste burning
« Last post by SallyintNorth on October 16, 2018, 07:22:14 pm »
I’m rather surprised to read all these comments.

In Cumbria / Northumberland we had Solway Recycling.  The did on-farm collection plus advertised dates on which they’d pick up from marts etc.

Down here I soon found B&B Contractors.  They have farm-sized schemes, large smallholder-sized schemes, small smallholder-sized shemes, or you can take a dumpy bag in for £15.

Have I just been lucky?

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