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Re: The Design thread

#101  Postby tolman » Oct 02, 2016 4:13 pm

It looks like it has enough sharp corners to fend off most younger siblings.
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Re: The Design thread

#102  Postby DougC » Oct 07, 2016 12:52 am

B.B.C. - Damien Hirst gallery wins Riba Stirling Prize

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#103  Postby DougC » Oct 30, 2016 4:30 pm

B.B.C. - Tesla shows off solar roof tiles

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#104  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 30, 2016 6:41 pm

Not all roofing tiles look like those. Here none.
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#105  Postby DougC » Oct 31, 2016 12:32 am

They may expand the product range.
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#106  Postby felltoearth » Oct 31, 2016 2:32 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:Not all roofing tiles look like those. Here none.


Is that an objection?
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Re: The Design thread

#107  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 31, 2016 9:26 am

felltoearth wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:Not all roofing tiles look like those. Here none.


Is that an objection?


No. But it is not our standard roofing tile that's all.
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#108  Postby felltoearth » Oct 31, 2016 12:15 pm

I have yet to see anything standard in this thread, hence its title.
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#109  Postby Alan B » Oct 31, 2016 1:31 pm

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They have been around for a little while with quite varied (and I think acceptable) designs (and varying efficiency).
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#110  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 31, 2016 2:14 pm

Alan B wrote:Solar Roof Tiles - Images
They have been around for a little while with quite varied (and I think acceptable) designs (and varying efficiency).


That is interesting Alan. We have just re-roofed our apartment block. We have sloping roof of 700 sq. metres. I am the chairperson of the owners association. We did think about solar panels but never found these. The problem is I dont know if these a approved roof tiles and what is their durability. Also maintenance costs? Our new roof will be maintenance free for at least 40 years.
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#111  Postby Alan B » Oct 31, 2016 3:08 pm

I only found out about these a few weeks ago. A bit more expensive than conventional solar panels but it could be the way to go eventually.
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#112  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 31, 2016 3:31 pm

Alan B wrote:I only found out about these a few weeks ago. A bit more expensive than conventional solar panels but it could be the way to go eventually.


I agree bur reliability and maintenance will be key matters.
All new housing estates here are not being connected to gas supplies. Relying on heat pumps and solar power. The electricity net is only a backup.
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#113  Postby Alan B » Oct 31, 2016 11:09 pm

No gas? I don't think I could cook without gas. Stir-fries won't be the same... :think:
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#114  Postby The_Metatron » Oct 31, 2016 11:18 pm

Alan B wrote:No gas? I don't think I could cook without gas. Stir-fries won't be the same... :think:

Dude. Seek you an induction hob. Superior to gas. WAY superior to all other forms of electric stoves.
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Re: The Design thread

#115  Postby Alan B » Nov 01, 2016 10:05 am

I have an induction hob. Use it for Chinese Hotpot. Hadn't considered it for actual frying. :think:
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Re: The Design thread

#116  Postby Scot Dutchy » Nov 01, 2016 10:17 am

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Alan B wrote:No gas? I don't think I could cook without gas. Stir-fries won't be the same... :think:

Dude. Seek you an induction hob. Superior to gas. WAY superior to all other forms of electric stoves.


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#117  Postby Alan B » Nov 01, 2016 10:35 am

I'll have to have a chat with my Chinese friends to get their opinion.

Just realised, my Son is all induction in his kitchen. Must have a chat with him too.

Edit. Although while I've got gas (and being a bit of a 'stick-in-mud' :shifty: ), I will probably stay with it. Got me thinking, though. Might try some experimenting.
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#118  Postby Scot Dutchy » Nov 01, 2016 10:54 am

Induction is a long way from the old electric rings. I had one of those at one time. Impossible to cook on and always breaking down.
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#119  Postby Alan B » Nov 01, 2016 12:30 pm

Yeah. They never caught on with me. I've always been a 'dual-fuel' person - gas hob, electric oven.
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#120  Postby Scot Dutchy » Nov 01, 2016 2:43 pm

Alan B wrote:Yeah. They never caught on with me. I've always been a 'dual-fuel' person - gas hob, electric oven.


The same for me. I have had a combi-oven for the last 20 years and still going strong. It is a Bosch. It does not have a turning dish in the micro wave but a turning antenna with a fan assisted grill and oven. I would not be without it.
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