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  Topic: Dishwasher tip
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 12
Views: 2659
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 24 4:11 pm   Subject: Dishwasher tip
To me it's a simple logic that clearly does work. a couple of pence of active cleaning on the first cycle can't be a bad thing.

bingo

I never understood folk who wash the dishes before putting ...
  Topic: Dishwasher tip
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 12
Views: 2659
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 24 3:27 pm   Subject: Dishwasher tip
Used to be able to drop a bit of dishwasher powder on the door, so it could work in the pre-rinse. Now I just smush a bit of the tablet off instead.

If you have a free afternoon and enjoy nerdery: ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 1250
Views: 669989
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed May 08, 24 8:45 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Just checking in - are we still in a position where keeping an older diesel vehicle running is better in terms of resources than scrapping and buying new (/more efficient / hybrid tech / EV)?

At so ...
  Topic: Getting the garden going this spring
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 24
Views: 14763
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 24 6:52 pm   Subject: Getting the garden going this spring
The cheap-n-cheerful supermarket composts (brand names though!) are basically not-fully-composted wood chips with the odd streak of plastic. Happy with that for soil bulking / mulching but no good for ...
  Topic: this is a problem
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 46
Views: 149894
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 24 7:18 pm   Subject: this is a problem
All fine for me though dpack's posts are tripled in a few threads

Thank you to the hamster-wranglers
  Topic: Getting the garden going this spring
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 24
Views: 14763
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 24 7:16 pm   Subject: Getting the garden going this spring
The fruit bushes and trees are flowering, the perennial kale is once again expanding to take over the street, the perennial leeks...well, of the three that appeared in autumn, they mostly look like gr ...
  Topic: an odd equation for me
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 2
Views: 5045
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 24 10:53 am   Subject: an odd equation for me
I try to avoid Amazon but some things are only available there (e.g. specific books). Many other items available locally are the same junk but marked up.
  Topic: feral hogs in the usa
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 5
Views: 4869
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 24 10:16 am   Subject: feral hogs in the usa
I'm sorry, I couldn't resist

https://www.reddit.com/media?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.redd.it%2F63l70c76cwq01.jpg

link because images weren't working
  Topic: jolly question, we need it
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 6
Views: 23123
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 24 2:35 pm   Subject: jolly question, we need it
Do you have any "wool cool" packaging kicking around? Sheets of fairly-flat fluff, could be cut to a template quite easily and maybe have a fabric cover on?
  Topic: rewilding, discuss?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 32
Views: 43361
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 24 9:46 pm   Subject: rewilding, discuss?
From what I have seen, the guy is a self-righteous tosser who doesn't care about anyone else's experience or opinions. I've seen that personality many times, and been the clean-up crew behind them mor ...
  Topic: how not to part x
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 16611
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 24 10:11 pm   Subject: how not to part x
Panelling? At some point an absolute fwit plastered over a load of our piping.

  Topic: how not to part x
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 16611
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 24 10:11 pm   Subject: how not to part x
The bit I don't understand - this panelling is in the downstairs loo, on the long wall. It covers the washing machine drainage pipe that pops through from the kitchen (...no, I don't know why...), and ...
  Topic: how not to part x
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 16611
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 24 10:12 pm   Subject: how not to part x
i am rather minded towards beautiful surface mounting

tubes and ducts can be pretty, services are safe and easy to access

not long back i was chatting with a listed building plumber, both of us ...
  Topic: how not to part x
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 16611
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 24 5:14 pm   Subject: how not to part x
I always wonder about the wisdom of putting pipes under solid floors....

Not quite as bad, but I'm ripping out a load of panelling that's boxed in pipes. Because I know there are bends and joins i ...
  Topic: mutt free sofa, oh dear, the next chapter?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 11
Views: 10731
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Dec 20, 23 7:38 pm   Subject: mutt free sofa, oh dear, the next chapter?
Sometimes the universe provides. Hopefully it works out for the best, however that looks.
 
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