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by peejay
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:15 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

Some great pointers there, thanks! Will look into PIR boards I think but will have to wait until moving in to get accurate sizing/costing.
by peejay
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder

We're all set for completion on new house next week and as expected we're excited AF. The new house is a world apart from our current place but one thing it's lacking today is a decent location for storing pepper-quantities of food, i.e. no real larder type space. Once we've lived in it a bit there'...
by peejay
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 443
Views: 26646

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

Had a couple of people on local FB page complaining of brown water so was keeping an eye on ours with the other eye on our 3-4 day water stash :)

Never heard any more of it though.
by peejay
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 20 litre Storage Buckets. Cheap but good.
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: 20 litre Storage Buckets. Cheap but good.

I did pop in to a local bakers a while back but they said they recycled theirs by cutting them up into spatulas & the like. Will try some other places I think...
by peejay
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 20 litre Storage Buckets. Cheap but good.
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: 20 litre Storage Buckets. Cheap but good.

I've often looked out for the 5gal buckets so popular in the US but never really find any (they tend to have useful lid options) but would certainly be interested in getting something like these. Would love to know if the 5gal lids are compatible
by peejay
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Real water problems
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Real water problems

One thing I know is that two of us can get by very comfortably on 55L/day without feeling like we're scrimping at all. I know this from our stays in the caravan, & even at that we're showering daily (ships shower granted but no less clean) and 5 of it is drinking water. So sanitation-wise we could l...
by peejay
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Re-purpose fish tanks?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Re-purpose fish tanks?

The new house actually has a greenhouse already so we're covered on that front but Hydroponics could be interesting, hmm...
by peejay
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Re-purpose fish tanks?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re-purpose fish tanks?

I should hopefully be moving house soon and have been having a good clear out as you can imagine though it does go against my hoarding tendencies! :-) One thing I've had lurking around in the lock-up garage for years is a couple of fish tanks (one above the other in a purpose-made metal stand) from ...
by peejay
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator

Er, this is is a Lithium battery not Lead Acid! 11kg rather than 25kg+, all 90aH available for use rather than 55-ish of the 110 LA, 2000 charge cycles rather than the 500 or so of LA.

It's a different beast altogether.
by peejay
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator

I'm always on the lookout for a UK equivalent but AFAIK only the Goal Zero kit comes "close" but isn't really close at all.

I'd definitely buy a 220v version (& some solar panels to charge it).