Latest posts by Norm2

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 16:25

Hi Guys, had a busy day in the garden today, final big clear and tidy up, planted the new compost bin and started to fill it. It's had some chopped leaves, thatch from the lawn, shredded paper, dead flower heads from a hydrangea and coffee grounds so that should do as a start.

Thought I'd add some photos as a sort of introduction to my interests so bear with me if they don't appear first time around. 

In my spare time I like to tinker old machinery and have a couple of very old mowers a nice heavy petrol cylinder mower with a bowling green blade and a very early hayter rotary model, I have been restoring an old car for the past few years it's almost complete and is finally being reassembled after a complete overhaul and my respraying it black. I have an average size suburban garden which is being revamped a bit this year my daughter has now grown up and it's finally been agreed that the obligatory trampoline can be rehomed so I can relocate  a shed to make room for a greenhouse.

I enjoy making things and have welded together a few bits n pieces for the garden firstly a weathervane as a memorial to my rescued german shepherd  who sadly passed away a while back,  some obelisks and lantern holders and I am currently in the processs of making a planter in the form of a greenhouse, It needs cleaning up and painting now and I'm not sure whether to add a loop and make it into a hanging basket or mount it onto a bar so it can stand in the border.

hope the photos attach ok, regards Norm.








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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:37

okey dokey as I said earlier I don't know who anyone is at the moment, the name list helped but I think some have changed since then and I'm not quite sure who I am now, great thread this

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:22

Nope no brothers, who are frank and gary?

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:17

to zippy, well done on the compost tumbler, thats not fair trumped on my first day 

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:00

Valves on rad, shouldn't matter as long as they are both open , non thermostatic known as a lockshield valve should be at least half to fully open depending on how far from the boiler it is and the thermostatic one set at least midway on its scale as a starting point, this should allow water to circulate through radiator therefore warming it up, old school was that thermostatic should be on the flow side and lockshield on the return, however with modern valves it doesn't seem to be that critical with many choosing to fit on whichever side is most open to the room, guess for advent pressie is a remote control and a mystery gift

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 16:21

Hi forkers, (that sounds so rude ), thanks for the warm welcome, certainly need the warmth, just got back in from work and it is a bit parky out there to say the least, bit of a gardening bonus today as I was given a 220 litre compost bin free of charge. It's in excellent condition and looks as though it's never been used, but it's missing it's front hatch, a quick google has found a new replacement hatch for £5 so thats on order and I shall be attempting to produce my own compost in the very near future.

Regards for now Norm.

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Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:42

Thanks, that helps a lot.

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Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:34


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Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:29

oops there was supposed to be a nice festive image in there, it pasted when I was compiling the post but dissappeared when I pressed submit. sorry I shall try again

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Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:26

Hi guys, my first post in this section, your obviously all mad and I love it , I thought I might be getting to know who a few of you were but since the festive name changes I'm now even more confused. I found this and thought you might like it,



seasons greetings to you all.

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