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Daily trivia of even less consequence

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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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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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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Laser Level Calibration Check

This evening I went up to the site for the first calm dry evening for a while to use my laser level to mark up the position of the centre stud for the east gable. While there I did a check of the level's idea of horizontal.

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West Gable

It's a windy sunny day and I'm out of jobs to do on windy days so it seems like a good time for an update.

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Gable Start

Still here. Finished the sarking under the floor. Started on the west gable.

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Bedroom Sarking

In my previous post I'd done the joists for the living room, study and main bedroom and started on the sarking boards under the living room.

Since then I've finished off the living room sarking boards and done the study and main bedroom.

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