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Stanley
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Posted -  15/12/2007  :  07:03
I thought it might be a good thing to have a topic devoted to this important subject.


Stanley Challenger Graham




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Tizer
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Posted - 30/09/2008 : 10:16
Most of our windows face south and the milkiness shows up in the K glass when the sun strikes at an angle. It's like when you haven't cleaned the inside of your car windscreen for ages and it has that smoky or milky haze on it. I complained to the company who made the dealed units. Their rep phoned me and agreed it was a problem with K glass and they got plenty of unhappy customers because of it. He said he had K glass throughout his house but only because his job was elling it - othewise, he said, he would not want it! Another local double glazing company have since told me they won't use it due to the milkiness problem and they say all the the companies know but don't tell customers, hoping they won't notice.


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Stanley
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Posted - 30/09/2008 : 10:58
Right, the cure for it is stop cleaning the windows........  Funny thing is I needed a replacement in the kitchen after the sandblasters had been last year and I can't see any difference between it and the old ones apart from the odd sandblast mark where they slipped up.


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Tizer
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Posted - 30/09/2008 : 11:21
They probably give you the best glass in Barlick and send the rubbish to us in the backwaters of Somerset. Or do you still have smog in Barlick?


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Stanley
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Posted - 30/09/2008 : 17:07
Just cold wet rain today.....


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Tizer
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Posted - 01/10/2008 : 11:02
Must be due to "Global Raining"!


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frankwilk
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Posted - 01/10/2008 : 20:07
Stanley time for the Winter topic ???????? It has been Snowing on the Scottish Hill and I have just come in from a walk and the wind is very cold direct from the North



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Stanley
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Posted - 02/10/2008 : 06:34
What a good idea Frank. 


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Tizer
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Posted - 03/10/2008 : 11:22
Mrs T has found the way to avoid over-use of electricity. She's bought a wind-up torch from Milletts, probably meant for camping but it's good for finding your way about in the dark. Not so good for reading or doing any fine work, but it's very compact - fits in the palm of your hand - and well-designed

Earlier this year I put low-energy bulbs in two sockets in my garage/workshop instead of normal bulbs. There is also a strip light in there too. But I've just taken the low-energy bulbs out and put the old ones back, because they took too long to warm up and give full light. If I've got plenty of time to wait then I would use the strip light. I wonder when better low-energy bulbs will appear?


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Stanley
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Posted - 03/10/2008 : 13:33
Never, but don't worry the old ones will give a bit of heat off.....


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pluggy
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Posted - 03/10/2008 : 17:16
The next generation low energy bulbs are already around, based on LED rather than flourescent they use next to no energy.  Fairly expensive for mains use and can cause radio interference, but they'll improve and get cheaper no doubt.


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wendyf
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Posted - 03/10/2008 : 17:29
We have been using low energy bulbs throughout the house for about a year now and don't find them a problem.... I think you just get used to the slow start after a while.
The solar panel is doing a great job, we are well pleased with it!  Loads of hot water today despite the cold outdoor temperature. The collector was registering 50 degrees centigrade by midday despite outdoor temps of less than 10c.

Wendy


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Mercury
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Posted - 03/10/2008 : 17:36
Energy saving bulbs (compact fluorescent) can now be picked up quite cheaply and WILL result in savings on the electricity bill.

Dichroic halogen spots now have LED equivalents using an array of super bright white LED's. The drawbacks are bluish light, and lack of intensity. The latest LED lighing research is focused on combining LED and fluorescent technology.

Edited by - Mercury on 03/10/2008 5:38:00 PM


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Stanley
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Posted - 04/10/2008 : 07:12
What we really need is LED paint that you can activate by electricity.......


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 04/10/2008 : 08:41
Bioluminescence! Bioluminescent paint on your forehead that you activate by raising your eyebrows.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 04/10/2008 : 10:27
Please send all thoughts to the new Minister for Climate Change and Energy c/o 10 Downing Street sure Godron will pass them on.



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