Here is a list of all the postings Bob Brown 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Surplus subjects learnt at school.|
I took it upon my self to do night classes in metal work while still at school and that has proved a wise decision. Also in the days before calculators we had to learn how to use a slide rule and don't think I've even since leaving education.
|Thread: Electric Cars|
Yet to see an Estate EV so not going to even consider one till they make estates (two cockers).
What is going to happen with all the billions of pounds lost in fuel revenue, up the road tax to £1000 plus per year. Never mind the strain on the electricity infrastructure.
|Thread: Snail Problems|
This is something we are fully aware of and that is why the worming is carried out monthly, vet prescribed worming tablets which cover lung worm.
Edited By Bob Brown 1 on 30/06/2019 08:21:39
Get a working cocker spaniel ours takes great delight in making snails homeless.
|Thread: Mill X axis|
Mine is home made with a BLDC geared motor and controller purchased cheaply.
Edited By Bob Brown 1 on 19/06/2019 16:05:03
|Thread: Electricity Supply|
Just shrink the population as it is out of control population growth
A solar energy calculator **LINK**
There are issues with retrofit cavity insulation like damp as moisture is transmitted between outer leaf and inner as we found out (1965 bungalow) on a wall that faces the prevailing weather. That cavity insulation was removed as I can live with slight increase in heating bill but not damp. Probably compensated for that loss of insulation when I had the garage/workshop built on the end as the whole roof was insulated at rafter level with 120mm of Kingspan/Celotex between and over rafters.
May work on a tiny island (12 x 6 miles) with very few roads but lets get real out side of a small island it isn't going work.
It is so easy to say we need this that or the other but who pays for all these changes …………...the consumer one way or the other.
Norway is not a good example as most of their power generation is hydro and the cars there are imported, also they had massive incentives to change to EV no doubt funded by fossil fuel. The UK would be in a similar position as we have no large scale battery manufactures or EV car manufacturers.
Then into that mix is the revenue the government will lose over time as EV's become more relevant currently £28 bn per year. Do they add a duty to electric supply? Road tax? tolls?
|Thread: New Workshop|
I took the view when I was creating my garage/workshop (4.5m x 7m) that I would build it to current house standards e.g. cavity walls with insulation and roof with 120 mm of Celotex insulation. Double glazed window and door with insulated electric roller shutter. It has been cool in the summer and warm in the winter with no issues with rust as it is like keeping stuff in the house. Made sure the electrics were over kill in terms as current 16mm feed to fuse board even if to date only a small % of the capacity has been used.
|Thread: What depth concrete base for a workshop extension?|
Do not forget there are different grades of concrete and you can specify a fibre reinforcement if using ready mix.
|Thread: Wind turbines get bigger and bigger|
You only have to look to France to see a country that has invested heavily in Nuclear with over 75% generated http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/france/
Edited By Bob Brown 1 on 06/04/2018 12:35:30
|Thread: Battery Lifespan|
You can get solar powered watches which use solar power to keep the battery charged.
|Thread: Wind turbines get bigger and bigger|
Edited By Bob Brown 1 on 03/04/2018 19:49:58
|Thread: Recommended Shed suppliers|
Here's an option, **LINK** only built one of their log summer houses but that was straight forward. The fact this one comes insulated should make it easy to heat in the winter and cool in the summer only draw back could be cost.
|Thread: The true cost of Diesel?|
In the UK gas powered generation is varied with load/demand with nuclear just providing the base load and renewables supplying as and when as they are reliant on variables like wind or sun. Gas is relatively quick to bring on line as the demand requires hence the reason to use it that way, Until we get to a point that there is large capacity storage then I can not see things changing much.
There are 4 x 1.5Mw tidal turbines in the north of Scotland with plans to go much bigger see **LINK**
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