An Eccentric Anomaly

Ed Davies's Blog

Window In

After the previous attempt at installing the small window in the main bedroom resulted in a bit of a falling out there was a longish break for the weather but it's in now.

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Solar Gain?

In my previous post I said I thought solar gain would not be a significant influence on the boiler run time. It's worth checking, though.

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Continuous Heating

A few people I've talked to have suggested that running the heating continuously in a house might actually reduce the amount of oil burned. I was a bit sceptical so decided to do a little science.

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Burning Oil

Oil Use

The house I'm renting has oil-fired central heating. It's a leaky old house so burns quite a lot so I've been playing around with methods of reducing the consumption while still keeping things comfy. I got an oil delivery earlier in the week that provides a good point to check some of my measurements.

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The Front Fell Off

As expected, I took a rest for the less good weather around New Year then got on with putting the window in. tl;dr, I got the window in then it fell out again.

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Show All Feeds

I read about one hundred blogs on a regular basis. Luckily, not all of them post every day. Still, most are worth checking for new content fairly regularly which seems like the sort of things computers ought to be able to do.

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2018

Looking on the bright side, 2018 has shown that a small wind turbine would be a reasonably reliable source of power for my house.

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Offgrid Fridges

The other day I was asked what I'd be doing about running a fridge off-grid. This was once an interesting question but it's not so much now though the explanation of why is sufficiently involved that I felt the others present might have been less than completely enthralled so I just said “plug it in”. Here's the longer answer.

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Scenery

Bit too breezy today for me to be happy getting my scaffold tower out so I popped over to Thurso for some 30mm galvanised twist nails and general shopping then took some photos on the way home.

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Perihelion Review

Another wet and windy day so I've just been doing a little review of where the time's gone on this here house build and thought it'd make a useful reference.

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