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A close up of the thermal flu part, the glass is reflecting the iron. The sun heats the air inside the glass pulling less warmer air in and allowing hotter air to escape (hot air rises). This causes all the hot air in the kitchen cavity to be extracted.

The lid above is bolted 3 cms off the thermal column, allowing hotter air to escape. The inside chamber is painted high temperature black, to help absorb heat.

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I have been working on this 100yr old wood stove, Diane loves. It was used by her long ago as a tenant. The mini-orb metal sheeting protects the walls from heat, and a special built funnel guides heat, fumes and smoke up the thermal chimney.

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Assuming the wire netting lasts 10 years, that costs $300 per year, and the compost fertilizer lasts 3 years, that costs $1000 per year, my veggie and fruit food forest only has to produce $25 of food per week. is this achievable? I reckon. We will see.

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Finished wiring up the big shed, only have the doors to do, covered with blankets for now to keep birds out.

Attached some pictures of the new compost I am wheelbarrowing in, some far I have down 90 loads, over 2 days. About another 40 wheelba

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rrows to go.

You should see the explosive growth in two days with the new manure.

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In-reply-to » how many times have you heard people say ‘if only there were an excel spreadsheet for that’ 😂😂😂

I went to a Taxation bloke the other day, he couldn’t help me fill in my Capital Gains Schedule, as he only knows how to fill in Excel Spreadsheet numbers on his own format…..so I had to do the Tax myself, but he did give me one clue…. Arrh those excel formulas, often ½ page long.

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My old Lenova Laptop died. The Hardly Normal techo saleperson got upset with me and walked off. I must be a hard customer. So all you techo wizards out there some questions….

(1) Can a Android phone get malware or not, when you go Internet banking, I told him it is near impossible for viruses to harm an Android phone….and it you bothered to make a malware virus it could not do much for the attacker, on a unix based system with secure banking? Am I write, or is my techo salesman right?

(2) Windows 11 S version (simplified version) cannot and will not allow executable file packages to unpack on your C drive? Wow, why bother having a computer like this? All it does is surf the Internet with it’s pre installed software…. He said something like it run things slowly if your tied?? I do not run game packages, so I get the speed issue if your a modern geek on gaming…but I use my machine for doing Paint, NotePad and I also run FTP Cute software to upload txt files. I also use a Flash app to run fla video

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