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    Re: Broken collar bone

    Broke mine plus 3 ribs, came off a roadbike as well ! I did too much too early and was still off 9 months later, heed the advice given by Willy and have 6 weeks for reading the books you always...
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    turbines struck by lightening

    Is this a common occurence, i am wondering whether to insure for this or not ?? Thanks
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    Re: Water pipeline recognition payment

    If it is possible in England to refuse then do so. Scottish Water were a nightmare, their main contractors asleep and the sub contractor seemed to make it up as they went along. Good Luck tho........
  4. Thread: New Strategy!

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    Re: New Strategy!

    Good, flat rate per acre is the way forward or are you salaried by the spray company ?
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    Re: New Strategy!

    He's right they are absolutely essential, but essential for who ??? shiny shoes and shinier cars don't come cheap. (even i am starting to feel uber cynical !)
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    Re: New Strategy!

    If average wheat yields have not increased in 20 years despite the increased use of nitrogen fertiliser , the growing of 'better' varieties , the advent of t0 t1 t2 t3 t4 t5 etc and herbicides that...
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    Re: My Gaia Wind turbine project

    Hi, my remote monitoring has stopped working today, is there a quick fix ?? thanks.
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    Re: Scottish independence

    .....and Tony Blair promised an end to boom and bust.....
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    Re: Scottish independence

    Nothing for us to fuss our heads about, our esteemed leader has all these financial details in hand, we just have to keep believing in a better tomorrow. If the rest of the UK want to come...
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    Re: can anyone do sums?

    Hi Wind Up, if the new fit is 17.32p and export is 6p then this adds a whacking 2.32p/kw to your figures! (an extra 2320/annum which will bring the payback down to only 128yrs. The servicing,...
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    Re: RSPB Putting their hand in your Pocket!

    This is nuts and arable farmer bashing which along with the latest bird survey will get RSPB members motivated.
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    Re: utilising the power best

    Hi, last 2 posts are interesting. 1 the bricks underground sounds very like underfloor heating to me. 2. the amount of heat stored by the water in the useable range of 50-85c does not make this a...
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    Re: utilising the power best

    Hi Wind Up, I believe a 10000l ( 10tonnes) water tank will take about 1000kw to go from 20c to 80c I hope this helps. I realise this is only 20 hrs production (and may heat your house for 3 days?)
  14. Thread: GAIA turbines

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    Re: GAIA turbines

    is there only one person with a mark 1 tower? or could it be a problem specific to this machine? or customer? or installer?. I have gaias installed by gaia and have had none of the communication...
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    Re: Wind Turbine vs Phone Mast

    I believe that phone mast operators within 500m are consulted as part of planning. I would look on the local council planning pages at previous applications to see if they object or not, I have a...
  16. Thread: GAIA turbines

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    Re: GAIA turbines

    i have gaias. 200m run needed 25mm cable. 250m needed 35mm cable. install done by gaia themselves
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    Re: GAIA turbines

    Windylamb- I think you are right and the tip issues are not related to windspeed but to brake or power cut problems. i left the turbine running today and it was fine. thanks
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    Re: GAIA turbines

    High winds forecast today, 35mph( 65mph gust) for 12 hours, would you switch off turbine for the 12 hours?? (a tip reset is 250. 12hrs generates 100kw =30)
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    Re: GAIA turbines

    crows are a problem. gaia have a mesh kit which will stop most problems. crows still try to get through the central hole, however and i think shooting is the answer then.
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    Re: feeding beans to sheep

    thanks andy
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    feeding beans to sheep

    i remember on old BFF someone doing this, i mean whole beans, any experiences??
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    Re: Cover crops/green manure

    If it is worth a cover crop at 80 then it has to be worth it at present money? At present values therefore dont leave it uncropped!! but the weather has prevented that so sow a cover crop and at...
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    Re: Cover crops/green manure

    in an organic situation you need to build fertility/ control weeds so leaving volunteers or bare land is a no no. The q conventionaly is how much fert and weedkiller to give same benefit? I would say...
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    Re: Cover crops/green manure

    Hi PF, are you asking is it economic i.e. what a businessman would do? or whats best for the ground i.e. what a farmer would do?
  25. Thread: Turbine Value?

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    Re: Turbine Value?

    sorry dave. this question is about a turbine that is installed, connected and registered with ofgem (at higher rate fit). If it has to be cashed whats it worth?? People are still applying and...
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