Posts by steven crawford

  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…, in reply to Lilith __,

    Another is not to do what a friend of mine did when the HWC started boiling – turn on all the hot taps to cool down cylinder.

    I hate when that happens. I would like a radiator system to use all that extra hot water on. It’s just the mater of getting pumps to circulat it, I'm told.

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  • Hard News: DNC 2016: Beyond weird, most…,

    That’s the heirs hair alright. That is really there! The dads hair, he has to wear becouse it isn,t really there. As for the others, who’s hair is their hair to wear, as long as it’s the Pob. They’re wearing there hair to there – where, like the story about the turtle and the hare – in a race where the fair hair isn’t really…

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  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…, in reply to David Haywood,

    I’m sure this is quite unnecessary to mention, but do use a header pipe on the hot water cylinder of your solar hot water system so that it’s vented to atmosphere. Be a pity to build a steam bomb rather than a water heater.

    That’s a good thing to mention?

    Another one is to shade the heat pipes when there isn’t any water in the system, the seals get cooked.

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  • Hard News: DNC 2016: Beyond weird, most…, in reply to FletcherB,

    I’m not exactly down with political nepotism, or pseudo monarchy, (Bush, Kennedy, etc.) but if the person has talent… I don’t see why not…

    I heir it’s all about the heir there than here where it’s more about haveing a sociable beer.

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  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…,

    cheap Chinese PVs

    dunt, dant, da…

    I just arrived back home with a six year old vacuum tube solar hot water system. So I am very happy. In my case, it’s only the price of a return ticket for the Toyota hylux to sail across the cook strait. And I’ve noticed these setups are starting to show up on TradeMe for around a thousand dollars. It’s probably a good idea to check out the local water before buying a second hand one, just to make sure it’s not been collecting metals. I assume the calcium from concrete tanks and pipes isn’t as tricky to remedy.

    On the PV water heating, I’ve seen a “heat pump” hot water tank which looked stylish…

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  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…,

    I've realised what I said about firewood is a bit silly. It's carbon neutral but if everyone heated there hot water with wetback systems, we wouldn't be saving anything. It would a neutral, not an improvement. I have met people who farm firewood for there own use. There have about half an acre tied up for that.

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  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…,

    My favourite carbon neutral fuel for water heating is fire wood. But council dosn’t seem to like fires to heat water. There emissions tests measure the radiant heat as beneficial but they don't see how stored heat can justify the chimney smoke.

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  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…,

    carboniferous earth to give it the proper name…

    Thanks Moz, I just didn't know how to explain my fetish for paddle pops.

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  • Speaker: The Uncomfortable Silence, in reply to andin,

    What? Was I off on my own little tangent there?

    Sorry andin, I didn’t say that particularly well.

    I respect the fact that you made the effort to expand the conversation. It’s just not clear to me what your remedy to destigmatizing heroin overdose is. I here what you are saying about where the stigma comes from.

    My contribution is to say that there are all sorts of different reasons people would use ‘hard drugs’ which is another way to say heroin. Anyone who uses hard drugs in our current cultural context, has crossed a line. That’s partly why some people freak out. There belief systems might be conflicted. Anyone who hasn’t worked in a detox unit, rehabilitation centre or prison wouldn't easily understand the illness. Anyone who hasn’t known recreational uses such as in the music industries might not easily understand that not all people that experiment turn into a ‘junky’.

    What I definitely do know is that grief never leaves, it just gets easier to live with.

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  • Speaker: The Uncomfortable Silence, in reply to andin,

    The problems never going to go away until WE get our noses out of peoples lives and minds, allow for individual differences and choices. But some unspoken adherence to a dead mindset just keeps getting reanimated, usually by those who want to appeal to a mass audience for their own advancement and gain. It used to be religious drones now its political fuckwittery that others people who dont fit an imaginary and restrictive norm.

    What the hell are you talking about?

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