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old carpet could be used to wrap it too (free from skips at the back of the shops) might help with the insulation

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I have noticed Jaymie, You seem to have an obsession with old carpet! Do you think this is healthy? Anything youd care to share? LOL

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Getting worried J... I have NO carpets in our house, you sure you wanna come up here - what with this fixsation of yours ;) ;) ;)

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oh bugger :oops: you've found me out :oops:

the times when I'm not online here, I'm at my OCA meetings :oops: Oh the shame of it all :lol:


No, it's free, I've used a lot of it. It's holding the ground still (mostly) under the system and it's easy heavy-duty weed matting (especially in an area where the grass grows to 8 foot tall :shock:

We've got no carpets in our house either (now...)

I'll stop talking about it now (slinks off to OCA meeting to commiserate with other sufferers...)

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It's holding the ground still (mostly) under the system and it's easy heavy-duty weed matting (especially in an area where the grass grows to 8 foot tall

We've got no carpets in our house either (now...)


Sooo.... you've taken the mower inside then I take it :D


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I've used a lot of it. It's holding the ground still (mostly) under the system and it's easy heavy-duty weed matting (especially in an area where the grass grows to 8 foot tall


Like this grass of mine that I posted a pic of to my system thread - could do with some old carpet here:


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hehe I'll convert them all yet (rubs hands with glee, evil sniggering :twisted: )

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alright, the level of the water drops by about 500mm in each cycle (about 4000L), but there is also lots of water returned in the same time.

Bertha pumps at 200L/minute, Davey pumps at 180L/minute

thats 8000L out in 40 minutes, while Davey pumps 6000L back in in 33 minutes (the overlap time)


Okay, so we are making progress on turnover/hour
Bertha starts @ T0 and runs for 40 minutes and pumps 8,000 litres
Bertha starts @ T125 (~ 2hours)

this means that water flow is 4,000l/hour

If water volume is 10,000l??? then the water turnover is 0.4 times/hour

Are you happy running at those figures - maybe I shouldn't have worked that out :oops:

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That the ticket - just have to find some for sale here - I know they are about as I have seen them here... was thinking I could cut one in half and use it as 2 500L growbeds (I have not seen that done here, has this been done?)

I have done that, although I am now leaning toward making the grow beds out of wood and lining them with pond liner. I can make them the exact size I want to fit the available space that way.

If you use a half IBC you will need to make a fairly sturdy frame to hold them as they are not very strong once they are out of the frames (this was another reason to make timber grow beds and line them).

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We'll see how everything goes. There's not much I can do about it any way, without vastly increasing the size of the drains.

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and getting a bigger sump, maybe if a spare ibc comes my way

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With YOUR luck it will Jaymie ;)
You are after all the queen on scroungeing

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Nova - i you try cutting the frame down to size for at least 1 bed? I am thinking of doing something similat too, just suing the frame to support the one half by utting it in half too :)

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AM, I cut it in half vertically so that I cut out the lid. The tank was also an old one that came in a sheet steel/tin "drum" so there was very little strength in that either. I have some pics in this post of my old system thread (which is here) that show the IBC being cut out of the carrier.

The IBC had a leak, so I had to cut it vertically, cutting one of the newer ones horizontally should work fine.

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Okay, I remember that now...
well, if the airport fire dept come through with another IBC for me I will use at least one for a growbed... It's already plumbed with a valve of its own too :mrgreen:

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