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by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 443
Views: 26642

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Fire plan here is just open a window and climb out. :mrgreen: That has its benefits, for sure :mrgreen: My little house has comparatively low ceilings, which makes it easier :mrgreen: though truthfully, I should do some maintenance on the hinges of the double glazing. If I knew what to do (oh good ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 443
Views: 26642

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Oh I know a similar house to ours was gutted within 10 mins... The plan we have is kids in our room asap.. Quick assessment I've got 2x smoke hoods they are not cheap! I'm donning one immediately then youngest kids first out one at a time slide down the stairs returning with the mask for the next Wh...
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 443
Views: 26642

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Andy that advice sounds mad! What were they actually advising that you *should* do? Blow on it? :? The generic get out and let the fire service deal with it :/ unless your "trained" Mrs A is a chef by trade so knew what to do and I did a fire fighting in the workplace course years back He didn't se...
by Yorkshire Andy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 443
Views: 26642

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Selfish idiot drag him back in and leave him! (The heartless man I am ;) ) In the subject of fire we visited rescue day near Scunthorpe today fair drive but it's always good... The fire stand where they have a agency who come visit you after a fire to discuss fire safety what a completely do as we s...
by Yorkshire Andy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 443
Views: 26642

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

It all happens on your street! Thats what I was going to say! Good grief, jansman! I need to get a first aid course - never done one in my life :( But it can't be too long a day, and if I'm to keep the costs down, it can't be too far away either. Sigh ... Anyway, I repotted my fennel (again - it re...
by Yorkshire Andy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 443
Views: 26642

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Well... right now I am glad that Mrs J and me are first aid trained. Just seeing daughter away at the front door and a young boy racer on a motorcycle ( too fast), hit the back of a car that stopped. Multiple fractures it seems, but the arm was a complicated fracture and pi@@ing blood. Jan got the ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder

You can often get seconds cheaper ask at your local builders merchants... I got enough for my shed roof from work as they ripped an old building down so you might be able to scrounge some ;) Cheaper option would be a polythene sheet tacked to the wall 2"framing then rockwool cavity batts then board ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder

Depends how much you want to chuck at it... A modern composite door (basically fiberglass and PIR foam) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyisocyanurate Then walls Check pointing and gutters and fall pipes to keep rain off the walls A good cost of Thompson water seal won't harm Roof depending on typ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: No water.
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: No water.

Bottom fill if pressure drops it will drain back into the main........
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 443
Views: 26642

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Yay Andy! Hope it comes back soon. A neighbour knocked on my door today asking if my electricity was back on yet ... I hadn't noticed it had gone off :oops: I found this map, which was interesting in several ways. https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/map?incidentid=INCD-91022-Z The power cut...