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by Dave Brown
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who's still visiting then?
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Who's still visiting then?

Currently in the black hole of Calcutta, boarded up in half the lounge with all the furniture, and have been for 5 weeks. :-o From tomorrow there will be light at the end of the Tunnel. Plasterers in refitting the ceiling today, and tomorrow the boarding comes down.
by Dave Brown
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Cordyline Australis
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Cordyline Australis

Hi There summersong, and welcome to the forum.

Young Cordyline australis always look like that, but the trunks thicken with age. They are actually tree proportions in some places.
NZ largest Cordyline.JPG
New Zealand's largest Cordyline at 17m tall.
by Dave Brown
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bringing back 'lost' members.
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Bringing back 'lost' members.

I've had connectivity issues of my own, with VM MODEM/Router keep losing internet, over the last few days. Wasn't aware of an issue on here. Added some new members at the weekend. I have no idea what locked people out, unless Aidan found an issue and resolved it.
by Dave Brown
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Other palms & where to buy beccariophoenix alfredii
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Other palms & where to buy beccariophoenix alfredii

Plumber wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:52 am
Hi I've grown 5 from seeds and they are now wintering in summer house
Never tried these, let us know how they get on :)
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

karl66 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:22 pm
That's coming on Dave, the light will be the cherry on the cake.
I see your going all modern with spotlights!...should look lovely .
karl.
The electrician is not going to be happy. He cut all the holes out of the original ceiling, now they have removed it.
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Roof been insulated with celotex type insulation, and believe it or not, they fibreglassed the roof on Thursday. We were in the centre of the low pressure and was a bit like the eye of a hurricane, sunny and calm, but could see the rain bearing clouds, to the south and east, but they stayed away. La...
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 27
Views: 2042

Arundo donax

Wasn't hardy for me in NW Kent either. Just didn't seem to take off, but I do have to contend with summer droughts quite often.
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 137

New member greetings

Hi Bryan, and welcome to HTUK. Although I'm down in The Thames Estuary, I have been near your neck of the woods in the past. I used to do training courses at Haughton Hall at Shifnal. Lovely part of the country.
by Dave Brown
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

That looks a good solid job dave...nice to see it all bolted up properly aswell. You don't need to remind me of the rain,its been killing us lately . It's a family run company called Deaves, that installed my mahogany windows and conservatory 32 years ago. The fact that a family run company 32 year...
by Dave Brown
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Bit of a disaster over the weekend. With the high winds and torrential rain, the tarp got damaged and let water in. First I knew about it was power tripped off on Sunday lunchtime :-o As I'm an ex-computer engineer, know how to fault find the electrics. so was up and running again in about 20 mins. ...
by Dave Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

I can understand the joist upgrade 6x2 sounds about right looking at the spans. You can sometimes reduce joist depth by using a steel frame. Is it your choice to use fiberglass as a covering?, this time of year is not ideal as the substrate has to be almost moisture free to be 100% successful. As a...
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Nice, that will be awesome when fitted Dave. Hoping so, it's been quite a bit more work than originally thought. The plan was to strip the boarding off and upgrade the insulation to Celotex while beefing up the supporting beams to take the lantern. What they found when the boarding came off, was 4 ...