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by waverider
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

Over the years I've been having that stuff i've had some nice bits of timber that I've re-sawn and planed though it's not heart wood you realise. Oak sap wood is still useful though. They used to be £30 a bundle, with a decent chainsaw you can slice through the bundle leaving the bindings on to hold...
by waverider
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

For the first ten years here in Wales I burnt what is locally known as 'Oak-slab'. The sawmills that process trees have to turn roughly cylindrical lengths into squares so they can be turned into planks. The offcuts are sold as slab-wood delivered in packs each weighing about a ton, there is a days ...
by waverider
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

(Sounds like an opportunity for a Welsh person with time in on his hands, :-D I'm an 'in-commer' from the midlands, you should know that considering the amount of times you've taken me out and gotten me drunk. :? :wink: I have very little time to spare whilst i'm doing all the 'doing'. I paint my o...
by waverider
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

Hi Rob. I just paid 50 pence a litre for burning oil, to be honest, burning oil to keep the house warm along with on-demand hot water is our most efficient form. Burning wood requires some work with a chain saw unless I buy the most expensive, it also requires space-and-a-place for storage. And it's...
by waverider
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

Thanks rakeem, and you Rob. Thanks for a quick and positive response to my thoughts that have got me into a lot of argument with local middle-class incomers who can afford to 'live-the live'. 'Living-the-life' is hard work if you're environmentally conscious. Easy if you have the necessary to buy an...
by waverider
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

We're down to eight degrees this evening so I threw a few logs in the stove. Whilst it seems correct to be burning wood, particularly if you live at the end of the supply lines where our electricity is regularly cut there has been so much marketing thrown at woodburning that our sources are now sell...
by waverider
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Wetsuit shampoo
Replies: 34
Views: 2312

Re: Wetsuit shampoo

Can someone explain to me why Milton has become popular for cleaning wetsuits. It contains sodium hypochlorite which is corrosive and yet more salt for your salty wetsuit. Half the problems with neoprene are salt crystals and constituents of urine which also stay within the neoprene if the suit isn'...
by waverider
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Wetsuit shampoo
Replies: 34
Views: 2312

Re: Wetsuit shampoo

:-D I'm responsible for this sort of accusation and a number of threads that turned out to be very funny though making claim to regularly shitting in your suit has to be regarded as entertainment. I used to piss in my suit every-time I used it, since I had a motorhome I had a place to empty my bladd...
by waverider
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Wetsuit shampoo
Replies: 34
Views: 2312

Re: Wetsuit shampoo

A machine wash may seem to not harm your wetsuit, but it will break down the glue and invalidate the warranty. If your wetsuit is outside it's warranty, fill your boots. We can smell a machine washed wetsuit before we even open the package of a return... I've been machine washing my suits for a few...
by waverider
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Tips to get a knot out of lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 1389

Re: Tips to get a knot out of lines?

You just wouldn't let it lye.. You would understand if you saw the lengths I went to to test knotted lines, lines that had been un-knotted with hammers, with pliers and lines that had been un-picked with bradawls. :-D It's like having a baby, (Presumably) you want to talk about it and be able to re...
by waverider
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Tips to get a knot out of lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 1389

Re: Tips to get a knot out of lines?

It's OK, I understand. As it happens my testing a knot that had been released by hammering it was as a result of one-or-two others who had used the method and I did wonder about fibre-damage. Quality molars don't have sharp edges like incisors have. Nice rounded forms that God gave us for un-chewing...
by waverider
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

It's OK, just placed onto the wrong page. This should have been placed into Off-topic. Just to ease the burden for the radicals.
by waverider
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Rider Review 2014 Rally
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Rider Review 2014 Rally

Thats more like it, and you don't need to be nice if people behave like idiots. That wouldn't work now you made your mark. And whilst I didn't like the the first Rally I did love that Key. The kites i'm flying put the early Rally to shame thought they have that dreadful bar thing and why I often use...
by waverider
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

Threads like this raise my hopes for kitesurfers.
by waverider
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fukushima any one concerned?
Replies: 101
Views: 6380

Re: Fukushima any one concerned?

Progress in science may provide the answer for are power concerns weather it's nuclear fusion,economically viable solar with the adadvancement of new super materials such as graphene And kryptox. :-D Whoops, I spelt it wrong. It's Krytox, a Dupont invention though it is amusing. Must have been foun...