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  1. Probably succeeded in getting views on the video, which is quite likely the reason for posting this rather than trying to actually help anyone.
  2. Trouble with RF is that it is very hard to know when it is live or not. They just need to turn off the high power amplifiers in the base station. People who regularly work with them have to wear monitors to detect it so I'll guess as you won;t have that they have no choice but to shut it down. How you know it is shutdown is the bit to be careful of. P.S. The "drum shaped bits" are dish antennas and yes they are more highly focused so are a potential hazard much further away than the other antennas but they are all bad if you get too close.
  3. I'll guess the outer pipe conceals the flue and acts as the structure, taking the structural load and allowing a cool material to be bolted to the ceiling. I bet there is no structural load on the flue itself.
  4. Probably best to contact the operators. This is something you could read but I suspect talking the the operators is easier: https://www.gsma.com/iot/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/gsma2008rfworkersafetymmf-1.pdf
  5. A floor mounted stove requires a non-combustible surface on the floor around the stove. I'd guess this does as well despite it not touching the floor.
  6. Presumably it would still need some sort of hearth as hot material can still fall from it when fuelling. Certainly looks interesting though for installation where there is no existing chimney.
  7. I use something like 3 cube of stacked wood a year on a 5kW burner used evenings + weekends. My wood is obtained from arb waste so a high proportion of softwood in that mix. N.B. Remember that bag is generally a "builder's bag" and this is not a cube. I can't remember how much they hold but there are discussions on here about it.
  8. Interesting how this veered. I guess the whole huts in woods thing is a density thing. If you are going to chop up woodland into sub-acre plots then you are really building a housing estate of huts. That is very different from building a but in 10+ acres of woodland where the resident then crops and manages the woodland. For those about freedom to do with what you own, it is not always the case. You get restrictions on use for many types of land purchase and need permissions to change it if you want to do something not permitted. E.g. you need permission to change a building's use from buisness to domestic and vica versa. Some land also has agricultural ties. Currently no you can't legally live in a hut in the wood more than 28 days a year. What is described by EdwardC does sound really bad but huts in woods is not necessarily this (although probably are in anywhere apart from a few remote areas in the UK). However, it is quite possible that the existing 28 days rule is part of the issue. This makes these places holiday retreats and you can't manage woodlands like that. Maybe the solution is one of restricting development and/or placing ties on what can be done with the land?
  9. As usual though there is also an element of the papers making it sound worse than it is. The politicians are as usual lumping together all forms of domestic burning and the papers are then taking that and giving you a headline about wood burners. Add to that is that the ban is only being considered by one city, not all of Scotland. In my eye they are both guilty of twisting the truth to their own ends. Do Stove manufacturers not have their own PR group to help lobby for their corner?
  10. From a purely commercial point of view you are right. I process arb waste for my log burner and if I costed my time then it would definitely not be worth it. Economically, you can very soon be in profit purely from a fuel point of view if you careful about your tool prices, particularly the saw. However, it will be a LONG time before the initial investment pays off from a purely financial PoV, if it ever does. For me though the processing is fun, I like to make something from waste so all my logs racks have cost me nothing or very little (nails + paint). Also there is something about a log burner in the house that is nice. I've had gas fires and it is just not the same.
  11. In our business telecoms are normal and flights are rare, if only from an economic PoV. The cost of flights, hotels, and man hours to go somewhere is huge compared to a Telecom. Would not normally travel even to a local contact unless we have to as you soon burn half a day for a 1 hour meeting that way, although it is rare that we work with locals. There are times when face to face makes a big difference so it is not unheard of but it is rare. I would have several meetings a week (sometimes a day) with suppliers and customers but have only travelled 3 times in a year. Given the basic economic of telecoms over travel I'd be surprised if this is not uncommon.
  12. Yep, just look at the design. The fire is contained in an insulated box of vermiculite sheets and air is fed through pipes that pre-heat it. The heat mostly comes from the gasses heating the body of the burner. The difference in radiated heat is really dramatic when you open the door as well showing how well the glass door actually keeps the heat in the fire. I believe all this to keep the fire burning efficiently, especially when not running the burner hard.
  13. AS do I but both handles have broken off and there is now a split in the bottom, still holds logs but the Mrs is protesting. Can't think why 😁
  14. Yeah, seen lots of this type of design on-line, they look very pretty but some are not big enough and none contain the dirt, which is high on my list of requirements. I think I'm probably looking at building something, similar to Witterings', or a wicker basket plus home made liner of some description.


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