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Author Topic: The Greening of St Barnabas Chapel of Ease  (Read 107318 times)
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« on: November 23, 2008, 02:51:13 PM »

Year 2000. Moved in. Minimal insulation.  30A AGA 6 storage heaters 2 x  3kW immersion heaters 5 x 1.5 kW convectors. (c 200A of heating load!). 2x open coal fires, some very large single glazed windows ....
Keeping the electric companies in profit! Our rose window is the attic and stuck behind a chimney. Changing roof line while improving insulation...

First 60 m^2 of Actis Tri Iso super 9 goes in.......


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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 05:51:55 PM »

Years 2003-2008 Groundhog day... Removing boxing from all room upstairs. Keeping the superfoil companies in a healthy profit.... Installation of triple glazed StB wimdow
 


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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 08:26:15 PM »

Like the symmetry of the lamps in front of the arches but why the insulated bed?  whistlie
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 08:41:09 PM »

Billy
Wife gets cold in winter. Worth a try but sadly not soft enough.....
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 08:53:32 PM »

   Lovely place Barney you have there! after you've added the tri-iso or equivalent, do you have to fit false beams back on top?
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 10:02:00 PM »

Hi CS
i think probably not at this stage...
Though I might be persuaded..
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 10:09:21 PM »

Part of the GSHP system one of the three slinky trenches.   A beautiful August day - actually stopped raining for a few minutes. Mind the potatoes! And underfloor...

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 05:39:16 PM »

St Barbabas has become a church of orange balls.....


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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 06:32:13 PM »

Hi all
may after a few years finally be able to do a deal with the local farmer regarding land. Here is a potential site for the wind turbine. The horizon is fairly clear apart from the direction of the Chapel. Is this going to be far enough away (c 100 m). Will site an anemometer for about a year before getting a turbine. But would welcome comments.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2009, 06:34:15 PM »

which way is South-west? Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2009, 07:36:08 PM »

....and was the photo taken on all hallow's eve. 

Come on Martin, look at the trees whistlie

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2009, 07:38:46 PM »

Hi Martin
sadly sods law dictates that SW is right in the middle of this photo...
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2009, 07:56:35 PM »

definite anemometer job, bin the data for a year, and go from there Wink
There is "another way" to go  -if you can swing consent and connection, (and have a reasonable windspeed), go for an 80 or 250KW turbine, and become a net exporter - in a good spot, they can pay back very fast. The big thing about them is their size........they tend to come with a thumping great tower that gets them up above most turbulence Wink
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 11:16:21 AM »

If you are in a good wind area it is worthwhile   talking to neighbouring farmers.    Putting up a few turbines saves on individual costs for connecting to the grid.     
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2009, 01:37:45 PM »

Well
time to actually implement something. The strut is due to arrive next week but can at least get the mounting system started. Here are some photos of the first hanger bolt - will loosen slightly and inject some high quality silicone  when all the vbolts are in place

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1) Showing rafter line and construction
2) Showing tools. The slate ripper is a great toy
3) The first of 21 hanger bolts in place am thinking about more waterproof features
4) The view to the south. The two poplars may have to go..



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