Solar window heater update


I’ve been fixing the window box heater. It’s been working OK over winter but not to its maximum. I’ll rebuild it over Summer and add a temperature control so that it only comes on when the air temperature in the box is over 20°C. I’ll use thick glass as the cover instead of thin perspex…

Who’s that by the fence… It’s only me!


I scared myself today… Saw someone by the back fence who shouldn’t have been there. I had to laugh when I recognised that it was only my reflection. I found some metal reflectors attached to some fluoro light mounts a little while back and stashed them in the shed thinking, as usual ‘those should come…

Down with the bubble wrap!


    ‘Did you break your windows” ‘Why have you got bubble wrap on your windows?’ ‘What the hell are you up to now, Haines?’ These have been the three most common questions that visitors have asked over the last few months upon seeing the bubble wrap on the inside of the windows. We’d heard…