Thanks for your patients Peter, but that cant be right - when I look at the new thread page today there are 6 'New' marked threads with last post times going back to the 1st March - I was logged in here yesterday evening.
If I'm working my way down the list of unread posts and return to the "New Topics" page each time, the post(s) I have just read are still marked as "New".
If I press F5 (or Ctrl + F5) to refresh the screen, this then marks the post(s) I have just read as "read".
I use Internet Explorer for this forum, F5 works on Chrome, Firefox etc.
How about a place for eveyone to introduce themselves. Where they are from and What they do for work and so on so other members can pick thier brains. Also how bout a place where we can all barter items and services and so on.
Hi y'all Some pages have white text on a black background. Doesn't work for screen viewing in my book. I don't cruise the forum enough to be saying so, but...if it were black-on-white... Thanks fer askin'!
Ya, it would be great if there were some simple way to archive the old photos so as to leave space for uploading newer ones. I find dropbox, photobucket, zippy share (and the like) unreliable and therefore rarely bother to post pics.
I don't agree, everybody has the opportunity to view the latest version with SketchUp Viewer. Even without filling in a whole list of things Trimble want to know about you as with SketchUp Make, the free version of the program. See www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-viewer
Post by pigbuttons on May 12, 2017 19:01:31 GMT -8
How about a section on fuel ideas, for example: I use a crosscut shredder to render waxed milk cartons and cardboard soft drink cartons into a fuel that helps bring my rocket stove up to optimum temperature faster. I've also found that splits of bamboo help get the fire started even better than wood shavings. There are probably lots of tips and techniques for preparing various fuel types for consumption in our darling little inventions.
Post by pigbuttons on May 12, 2017 19:15:20 GMT -8
How about a section for totally off topic community ramblings. One of the forums I frequent has an area where every Sunday the administrator starts a new thread with the date as the title, from there people can feel free to discuss anything they'd like. Many times it's about personal stuff like what the weather is like at their location, going to the doctor, recipes they are trying out, ad infinitum. It's a fun way to get to know the other frequenters of the forum. We could call it the 'fire pit', or 'camp fire', or 'camp stove', or whatever, it's just a place to ramble. ( kind of like this post ).
The only thing off limits, other than profanity and the like, is politics. That can quickly poison the well and it is deleted immediately when found, a warning issued to the offending member via IM, and repeated infractions will get them banned.
Post by pigbuttons on May 12, 2017 19:27:49 GMT -8
A place for materials sourcing would be nice. Firebrick, refractory cement, stove pipe, insulation, you name it. Right now it is scattered across the entire site even though there is a section on materials. One place to organize web sites, phone numbers, and even just talk about what is out there that may be helpful to a builder / experimenter. Like the guy that posted that ceramic blanket can be ordered from Walmart, or the cast ceramic risers, are both examples of stuff that is way cool and valuable information.
Last Edit: May 12, 2017 19:29:00 GMT -8 by pigbuttons
TexasGonzo: Sooooo glad I found this site! Its always rewarding to find such a super group of folks! To any and all, feel free to PM me anytime. Thanks for having me!
Mar 11, 2019 18:56:41 GMT -8
jlmtech: GADGET: CONSIDER USING A JET PUMP INSTEAD OF A BLOWER FAN TO INDUCE DRAFT; NO CLOGGING.
Mar 26, 2019 8:19:28 GMT -8
michaelegan: i am unable to open the sketchup files on my mac. I used sketchup a few years back but apparently the company now requires a subscription. does anyone have any advice/instructions on how to use the program or how to view pictures without spending money?
Aug 20, 2019 18:41:48 GMT -8
mannytheseacow: michaelegan: download AutoCAD student version for free... import .SKP
Aug 23, 2019 13:33:44 GMT -8
topbaza: hi everyone, been searching all over net and this is were i need to be i think!!
Sept 28, 2019 6:16:25 GMT -8
anounaki: Hi, why I cant upload photos when I make new tread to this forum?
Feb 28, 2020 2:09:40 GMT -8
ahansen: photos under 1 mb not possible?
Jun 4, 2020 0:09:21 GMT -8
belgiangulch: Photo's are possible. They must be downloaded elsewhere and the image url (adress) is copyied.
Sept 14, 2020 7:26:15 GMT -8
belgiangulch: While creating a thread click on the small picture in the banner above the reply. A box pops up, paste the image url in the box. Pay no attention to the huge list of numbers and such.When you finish and hit reply your post with pictures will come up.
Sept 14, 2020 7:29:27 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: Hi there. I was directed this way by folks on the Permies.com website and am hoping I can get some information on how a total newbie can get started designing, siting, building, and not-dying-in-a-horrible-house-fire with a new RMH in a 160-year old home
Oct 21, 2020 6:52:10 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: The people over there recommended either a 6" batchbox or an 8" J-tube. I don't know what those are but am going to try to figure that out. What I need is a blueprint that I can scale to fit the need for my house. I have something likne 5000 square feet
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:00 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: but I do not need to heat all of it by any means. probably only need to heat half of that, maybe less.
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:15 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: moreover, the house has 3 storeys (large attic) so I assume if I get very efficient heating on the ground floor, that will go a long way toward heating the upstairs as well, no?
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:59 GMT -8
BenAlexanderT: Happy new year everybody. I wish you the best
Dec 31, 2020 15:06:14 GMT -8
Solomon: Anybody in Southern Oregon, in Jackson or Josephine counties?
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gnomedome: i realsie this is from 2009
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gnomedome: i realize this is from 2009 id love to see the photos from this ..as im looking to build a sauna soon similar to this .... if anyody sees this post firstname.lastname@example.org..... the photos in this post did not show up
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