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stumuzz



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:18 am    Post subject: Insulation section? Reply with quote

What does everyone think of a insulation forum for the site?

One of the principles of power switching that has become an established principle is,you should super insulate your house before considering any form of micro generation or DIY generation.

There has been some great threads over the years with expert input by Kenneal and others.

However, the web seems to lack a coherent repository for the basic science and discussion on materials, know how, DIY tips etc.

The site could once again be a focal point for those who wish to reduce their energy bills and be one step ahead of the energy decline that is coming.
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Tarrel



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good idea. While I understand the basics, I find things such as vapour barriers, breathability, etc a bit of a minefield.
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stumuzz



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto thermal imaging cameras, which i,m intending to hire this winter.
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Tarrel



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk to the Energy Saving Trust. I was chatting to one of their reps last year, at the Highalnd Baby Show (don't ask!) and he said they could come out with one and survey your property free of charge.

We never followed it through, and I don't know if they still offer it, but maybe worth checking?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather than just insulation it may be an idea to cover all forms of energy reduction.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Insulation section? Reply with quote

stumuzz wrote:
What does everyone think of a insulation forum for the site?


I think we should have a wooly jumper forum. The use of jumpers would keep you warm indoors or out, and would take less energy than insulating whole buildings.
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