Thursday, 30 April 2015

Stuff arrives.



Two bits of kit arrived at the barn yesterday morning. This huge water tank above, and the wood fired cooker/boiler below. I'm pleased to say that the cooker is in PERFECT condition; as is the tank.

The water tank will be connected to three different heat sources; solar, electric, and wood, and should prove to be as 'eco' as we are convinced will work. I'm not at all convinced by many so-called 'eco' products; wind turbines being a good example.


The wood-fired cooker looks like a very serious piece of kit, and is much more hi-tech than it outwardly appears. We have a friend with a very similar stove, and it responds almost at once to opening or closing the flues. Our own dear 'George' (as much as we love him) is far less responsive, and takes a good half an hour to change temperature (if at all).

Not sure, but I think the stove's chimney and the solar panels will arrive today; if so they'll be up on the roof, I hope it stays dry.  We're getting there, petit à petit



21 comments:

  1. Exciting times Cro and quite impressive to think that you have project managed this by yourself....or has Lady M assissted?

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    1. She's the Rottweiler; I'm the Poodle.

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  2. Very impressive.
    Like yourself I have my doubts about the effectiveness of the wind turbines, we are surrounded by them here, including a "wind farm" located in the middle of the Solway Firth. I read somewhere it takes as much energy to manufacture, transport, erect and maintain these monsters than they'll ever produce?

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    1. I've heard that too. Economically they are a disaster, but 'purists' just see the FREE wind side.

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  3. Every step gets you closer, glad the replacement came undamaged.

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    1. This time the installer bought and delivered it. He gave it a total check-over before bringing it here. We should have done it that way before.

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  4. That cooker is seriously impressive. I am envious.

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  5. That cooker looks seriously efficient and so shiny that it is far too good to use - needs to be an exhibition piece.

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  6. Two successful deliveries....things are looking up.

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    1. And they're now up on the roof fitting the solar panels.

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  7. Some impressive looking kit there Cro. Exciting times.

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    1. Around the huge tank it looks more like the bowels of a ship, rather than a home heating system. Very complex looking.

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  8. That's quite the oven! I'm having envious thoughts!Hahaa
    Enjoy...

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  9. Very nice. You are truly set up for the elements now. I like how the stove looks old fashioned even though it is brand new.

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  10. I like a stove that responds instantly to the opening and closing of the air flow. Nothing worse than one that doesn't. It looks good. The water tank looks almost industrial.

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    1. I just read your reply to Sue re the tank; I see you are thinking the same. It has a temperature gauge too I think doesn't it?

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    2. It has a whole bank of dials, digital things, and interwoven pipes, but I'm assured that it does everything by itself.

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  11. Looks exciting, it's coming together.

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