Slide towards Winter

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resybaby
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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Joeboy wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:37 pm
AGT wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:26 pm Aye, it’s 15 Deg outside at the moment so maybe the burner on for the night is a good shout, will see if I have any wood!🤣
15? We've got 9.... 9!


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Blimey lads thats not good, brrrrrrrrrrrrr
Shorts and t shirt all day down here in sunny Cornwall, even managed a dip at Crantock with the dog this afternoon
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Joeboy
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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resybaby wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:29 pm
Joeboy wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:37 pm
AGT wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:26 pm Aye, it’s 15 Deg outside at the moment so maybe the burner on for the night is a good shout, will see if I have any wood!🤣
15? We've got 9.... 9!


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Blimey lads thats not good, brrrrrrrrrrrrr
Shorts and t shirt all day down here in sunny Cornwall, even managed a dip at Crantock with the dog this afternoon



We had a good 6 days over the last 3 years. Its turned parky though. :facepalm:


All kidding aside, it does make ye appreciate those solar gain days when the whole house hits 23 or so. Just not this month. :D

The WBS though? Total Swiss army knife. It did the tumble dryer thing too today. We shut two door to make a 3 room snug and drove the temperature skyward. Absolutely blissful after a less than outstanding day. 👌
18.2kW PV SE, VI, HM, EN & DW
Ripple 7kW WT & Gen to date 11MWh
42kWh LFPO4 storage
95kWh Heater storage
12kWh 210ltr HWT.
73kWh HI5
Deep insulation, air leak ct'd home
Zoned GCH & Hive 2
WBSx2
Low energy bulbs
Veg patches & fruit trees
ecogeorge
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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Ditto here -WBS going -think we've only missed 2 or 3 days this year !
Intex pool up and heatpump plumbed but just too cold to even turn on..........
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Aarrow Becton 7 Woodburner
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Joeboy
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ecogeorge wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:43 pm Ditto here -WBS going -think we've only missed 2 or 3 days this year !
Intex pool up and heatpump plumbed but just too cold to even turn on..........
George
Our hot tub has been drained down and off for a couple of years. We ran up a big batch of bologna sauce today and also a big pot of lamb veg broth. Both on WBS. Running it low & slow, very dry logs, very little smoke. More splitting tomorrow in prep for... Well next week probably! :D

SWMBO has been out & about in the EV quite a bit last few days. So that, coupled with non excellent weather has curtailed the resistive heating in house. Even at this size of PV net I have to prioritise (damn). In saying that, we've had hail as well as mucho rain so I'm still very glad to be as deep into self sufficient as we are. Just got to juggle when it's deep grey skies but it's getting it done. :)

I hope you get use of the pool soon.

P.S, still Zero Gas. :twisted:
18.2kW PV SE, VI, HM, EN & DW
Ripple 7kW WT & Gen to date 11MWh
42kWh LFPO4 storage
95kWh Heater storage
12kWh 210ltr HWT.
73kWh HI5
Deep insulation, air leak ct'd home
Zoned GCH & Hive 2
WBSx2
Low energy bulbs
Veg patches & fruit trees
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