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  • sunset_gold
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    Any tips on the easiest way to dismantle pallets boyse7en?
  • MoJo
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    mardatha wrote: »
    I always heard you should burn tattie peelings to clean the soot out of the chimney.

    I thought if you put food on the fire you were feeding the Devil :eek:
  • Frugaldom
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    mardatha wrote: »
    I always heard you should burn tattie peelings to clean the soot out of the chimney.

    I've never heard of the above but would like to find out if it actually works. In the past, I always burned the veggie peelings but didn't know it was helping to cut down on sweeping costs. :T Did laugh at the thought of what happened when burning banana skins, mind you! Wonder if that's true? :rotfl:
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  • boyse7en
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    Any tips on the easiest way to dismantle pallets boyse7en?

    Sorry, no wonder-method for easy dismantling, I use a lump hammer, wide-bladed cold-chisel and a crowbar plus blood, sweat and swearing.
    It's useful to have an assistant who can stand on the pallet to stop it moving too.
    If that fails, just chop it to bits for the fire and move on to the next one...

    Oh, and put your veggie peeling on the compost heap, not the fire!
  • gorgeousgirlie
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    I'm in the same situation and am currently investigating converting to geothermal / air heating.
    kerrie
    Hi all

    but the cost of oil is getting really painfull, we were charged 47.95 pence per liter and add the vat on to that for 2000l it comes to £1006.95

    Have been looking at converting the oil boiler to burn waste oil or getting a wood burning boiler to suppliment the oil one

    does anyone have any ideas or tips for rural scotland?

    thanks

    Andy
  • countrygirl27
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    Hi
    I know this may not help a lot of people out there, but we have a electircity pole in our garden. Recently the elec people had to come and chop down the trees as they were to close to the pole and wire. We asked them to leave the stuff where it was and we have cut it up ourselves and now have free firewood! Normally it would cost us about £50 a tree to have it cut down.
    Current mortgage 133k
    Purchase price 171k
    Fixed deal ends sept 2019
    Current repayments 640pm
    Savings approx 60k
  • DdraigGoch
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    I'm wondering if anyone has come up with any new wrinkles [apart from around my eyes!] on saving money in the countryside?

    Is it just me, and where I live, or is the vegetable garden being slow everywhere?
    If you see me on here - shout at me to get off and go and get something useful done!! :D
  • Frugaldom
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    DdraigGoch wrote: »
    I'm wondering if anyone has come up with any new wrinkles [apart from around my eyes!] on saving money in the countryside?

    Is it just me, and where I live, or is the vegetable garden being slow everywhere?

    We're a lot further north than you and my veggie garden must be reeeeeeally slow, but it may be that I was late starting and don't have a heated greenhouse. We've had a few small homegrown salad leaves and it looks like that will be all that's available for the next few weeks, at least.

    On a plus note, I am quite well ahead of the game on kindling sticks for next winter from pruning & wind fallen branches and the electricity consumption has dropped to a seventh of winter useage. Dry weather means the BBQ has been lit often and anything that sticks on a skewer has been 'kebabed' for tea. May also brings Tesco points and Co-op dividends are due soon. :D
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  • smitty2702
    smitty2702 Posts: 142 Forumite
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    Im really keen to try a bit of Foraging, has anyone done this, do you have a book that you would recommend?

    Smitty
  • redfraggle_2
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    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall does a great book, think its called wild food, but all about foraging plants and animals - evenb a recipe for barbequed squirrel!
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