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by happyhacker
09 Nov 2013, 10:22
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Special shape kettle for woodburners!
Replies: 9
Views: 2207

Re: Special shape kettle for woodburners!

I've just given up doing IT, websites and Telecoms and now have an allotment, looking to do some volunteering. So, yes I am still looking. My stove only has 15cm of flat surface either side of the flue. Most kettles are about 20 - 25cm. It seems only thing available is a 2ltr hot water jug but they ...
by happyhacker
08 Nov 2013, 23:25
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Special shape kettle for woodburners!
Replies: 9
Views: 2207

Re: Special shape kettle for woodburners!

Well, that copper one looks pretty lethal! Titanium is fine if you can afford it. I need a 2ltr with 6" (150mm) base SSteel. Am I on a US forum (I'm in the UK so any example would best be Amazon.
by happyhacker
16 Oct 2013, 17:15
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Special shape kettle for woodburners!
Replies: 9
Views: 2207

Re: Special shape kettle for woodburners!

Nearly Manda, the handle may get a bit hot though. I'm looking for SS or black. Base must be 150mm because stove is small. looking for a source in the UK. Thanks.
by happyhacker
01 Oct 2013, 13:48
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Those pesky caterpillars!
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Those pesky caterpillars!

Just been up allotment and had another squishing session! I'll look into enviro mesh, thanks.
by happyhacker
01 Oct 2013, 10:52
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Special shape kettle for woodburners!
Replies: 9
Views: 2207

Special shape kettle for woodburners!

My woodburners is small and not much flat area on top as the flue is a top connected one. Does anyone know of a source of oblong shaped kettles (or even a sauce pan)?
by happyhacker
01 Oct 2013, 08:08
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: making good use of new woodburners.
Replies: 10
Views: 3430

Re: making good use of new woodburners.

Thanks, on the question of fuel I regularly go to the LA tip and when there grab as much 4x2s as I can. Usually this is enough to last most of the winter. Should have invested in some woodland years ago!
by happyhacker
30 Sep 2013, 22:10
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: making good use of new woodburners.
Replies: 10
Views: 3430

Re: making good use of new woodburners.

Yes! The LA has just been round to approve the installation. With all the estimates coming out at 3 - 4k pounds I decided to do it myself for about 1.5k. )t' .
by happyhacker
30 Sep 2013, 21:55
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Those pesky caterpillars!
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Those pesky caterpillars!

All my attempts to prevent those butterflies laying their eggs were mainly in vain. The blight ears even get through 7mm netting. Any suggestions as to how to organically grow brassicas successfully?
by happyhacker
30 Sep 2013, 21:48
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: making good use of new woodburners.
Replies: 10
Views: 3430

making good use of new woodburners.

I have just self-installed a small one with a flat top so I can cook, boil on it. Anyone have suggestions as to how to introduce more effective use of it for the daily meals to save electric?