Satamax Antone

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Burra, have you found a glass top for your build?
3 days ago

Burra Maluca wrote:Matt - just a very quick question.

What length should I cut the wood so it fits nicely in the firebox?

Yes, I'm cuting wood before building the stove....

Burra, did you get my message about the guy in central Portugal,  who's offering to help you do the build?
5 days ago
Thomas, i know that Peter is not too keen on grates in the batch box.

I think it wouldn't last more than in a normal stove. May be less even. because you don't cut the fire, restricting the air, to get a manageable temperature.
2 weeks ago

David Livingston wrote:Strange I was  in Leroy Merlin * the other day and I did not see any either :-)
How exactly do you want to use these screws ? Would wooden batons work?


* well known French DIY store

David, i rarely go to leroy merlin. I'm usually buying from pro suppliers! But more than 450mm, is hard to get!

Do you understand how a sarking work? Basically you make a box of the thickness of your insulation, at the outside edge of the walls, on the existing roof. Then fill that with the required thickness of rigid insulation, then lay some battens 8x4cm for example, above the insulation, at the vertical of the rafters, which are completely underneath the whole complex. Then link the batten and the rafter with a very long screw. Which compresses the insulation a bit, and serves as a support for the roof slats, holding either the tiles or in my case, "tole bac"

One screw every meter or so. The closest i am, to a good price, now, is 600€ for 400 screws. Still a bit dear!
1 month ago
Hi everybody.

I want to do a strawbale sarking on my roof. But can't find 600 mm 2ft long screws. Any ideas?

Thanks guys.
1 month ago

Joel Bercardin wrote:I supposes you've tried this, Satamax, but for those reading this thread who may not have...  Here is a way to get audio-visual info about doing this sort of thing — both demonstrative basic experiments and full-on home-level systems.  Go to Youtube, enter these terms:  home hydrogen production

Good luck.

I have seen this one.

1 month ago
Hi everybody!

Well, getting out of the rocket stoves and RMH forums, for a question.

I searched the internet a bit on the subject. And i didn't find much.

Does a direct electrolysis hydrogen cooker exist.

I mean, solar panels  wires, going directly in water may be with a switch, then the H² and O is directed directly to the burner?

I don't fully understand what instantaneous power is required to boil tatters for example. But with 4 or 5 m² of panel, it might be possible?

Any idea?

Thanks a lot.

1 month ago