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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:45 pm

ed wrote:
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That is when lake ed become ed shores. A place of dreams for investment or retirement. :-P
Better stock up on ammo, or you'll get overrun by desperate retirees. :P

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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:50 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
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it's similar to being able to feel the sun on a cold day.
Either you'll have to rotate regularly, or be warm on one side and freezing on the other. Keep us posted when it gets cold (if New Climate© allows). :P

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Re: Heating Solutions

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Witness wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:50 pm
asthmatic camel wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:49 am
it's similar to being able to feel the sun on a cold day.
Either you'll have to rotate regularly, or be warm on one side and freezing on the other. Keep us posted when it gets cold (if New Climate© allows). :P
Well, as I said, this is an experiment! So far, I'm sufficiently confident of success that I've bought a 720 watt model for the bedroom and two plug-in thermostats. If I end up freezing my nuts off this Winter, then I'll be down £230: not a biggie in the grand scheme of things. If all goes according to plan, it'll cost me another £300 or so to sort the rest of the house. I'd be looking at much more than that for a new central heating system.

Watch this space...

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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by Witness » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:34 am

Wise man!

I presume you have checked that your wiring will be up to the new load if you go full electric?

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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:12 am

I have indeed! These won't even come close to the 30 amp capacity of the average domestic ring circuit. As Listy helpfully pointed out, an iron draws more power. :)
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Re: Heating Solutions

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Witness wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:45 pm
ed wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:50 am
That is when lake ed become ed shores. A place of dreams for investment or retirement. :-P
Better stock up on ammo, or you'll get overrun by desperate retirees. :P

Nah. I'll just pull up the wheelchair accessible ramps.
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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by ed » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:09 am

Witness wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:50 pm
asthmatic camel wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:49 am
it's similar to being able to feel the sun on a cold day.
Either you'll have to rotate regularly, or be warm on one side and freezing on the other. Keep us posted when it gets cold (if New Climate© allows). :P

Hmmmm gave me an idea for a product. I'll name it after AC

The "Asmat-o-Spit"

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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by ed » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:12 am

asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:12 am
I have indeed! These won't even come close to the 30 amp capacity of the average domestic ring circuit. As Listy helpfully pointed out, an iron draws more power. :)
Listy reccomended:
1 The Homesman
2 Freezing a disk drive to "fix" it

please recall that Listy has something of a ... whats the word ... puckish sense of humor.
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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:11 pm

I'm kinda surprised that Bruce hasn't weighed into this thread yet. As a professional chemist I would think he knows all about heating solutions. Have you considered a Bunsen burner?
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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:28 am

Why not a typically British fake fireplace?

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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:44 am

And there's a spot on the top for making your tea.

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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by sparks » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:58 am

AC may ride fagocycles, but he's not a pussy.
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What a delightfully sparksian sentence! :)

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Post by sparks » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:27 am

I blush to the roots of my mostly white hair. :)
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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:51 am

Witness wrote:
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Why not a typically British fake fireplace?

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The real ones are increasingly popular and it's something I considered, as my brother's still gardening and produces logs by the ton: in fact, he has trouble getting rid of them without paying trade waste charges. Consequently, both he and my mother heat their homes largely with wood burning stoves.

They are, however, a massive pain in the arse. :D

I'd need to buy one, (they're not cheap), reinstall a fireplace, install a flue, reopen a chimney etc. just to get started. Think £2000 or more. Then, there's the fag of sawing up logs, carting them around, finding enough space to store a Winter's supply, lighting them, waiting for them to get hot, then being so warm that you have to open the windows, cleaning out the ash and disposing of it, finding and paying a chimney sweep...

All to save less than a tenner a week.

Fuck, as we have it in the vernacular, that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:49 am

Long gone, sadly, (I had one in my first flat.)

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:36 am

How hard are those to tamper with?
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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:28 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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How hard are those to tamper with?
Technically, quite easy but they had tamper proof seals which were almost impossible to get hold of. Also, landlords and the energy company would quickly become wise to anyone on the fiddle.

My pal used to reverse the connections on his mechanical gas meter occasionally so that it ran backwards. Luckily for him, it was never in this condition when the meter reader called. :)
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Re: Heating Solutions

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:22 pm

Your other butt-buddy, DeBunk, had a hidden gas meter/connection in his pantry, IIR.