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Food dehydrator
Fri 27-Aug-10
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mutley
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I am in the process of making an food de-hydrator from a old tumble dryer the shelves are some wire that was being thrown out and the dryer also was given to on the inside i am putting bricks to keep the heat in and a hole in the back for a small heater fan.
I need to get some more bricks and cut out a hole for the fan and hope it works it will be on a timer comming on at night on Eco 7 to save money.

Fri 27-Aug-10
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wave  Good luck Nigel.  Hope you are successful.

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Fri 27-Aug-10
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WOW your ingenuity never fails to amaze me Mutley!! Good lucksmilesmile

Fri 27-Aug-10
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And when you have done that can you design one to work in the sun for those sunny days when you won't need any electricity. I think it would also need vents that can be shut at night and to keep flies out. What do your reckon Mutley thumbs_down or cheers

Fri 27-Aug-10
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Flys are full of protains eeek big_laugh yes need to make a free running one that can be no 2 lol.

need something to keep me sane whistle .

Have turned the large fish tank into a emall rockery it dose look well cool.

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Sat 28-Aug-10
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I look forward to seeing both no 1 and no 2 project. Sanity is overated!cheers

Sat 28-Aug-10
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JoannaS said:

I look forward to seeing both no 1 and no 2 project. Sanity is overated!cheers


 

big_laugh - nice one, Joanna.

That should work well, Mutley. I like your idea of using the storage heater bricks. One of our butchers dries beef to make biltong in a drier he made from an onld chest freezer with a hole cut in the side where he fitted his heater fan.

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Sat 28-Aug-10
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I would like to see the fish tank rockery when your camera is working Mutters.

I'll try that again!

Sat 28-Aug-10
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Back to the dehydrator, Mutley, I'm getting quite interested in the idea of a dehydrator, from a strictly next to no money angle. I liked the solar cardboard box one that was on another thread, but its not a great idea with our weather.

I found this http://www.k-clements.fsnet.co.uk/dehydrator.html which is about my level of diy. I've made use of lightbulbs as heaters for propagators before. What do you reckon? Your suggestion of a timer to make use of economy7 would be a good idea too.

 

On the other hand, I'm intrigued by the fishtank rockery! Please explain and show pictures! 

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My dehydrators were only about £35 and I now have two. Fiona has some for sale on her online store here and are only £29.99. They were worth the investment for me and had both of them going over the last week. Still if you have some wood about then you can certainly make them cheaper.cheers

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maggenpie said:

Back to the dehydrator, Mutley, I'm getting quite interested in the idea of a dehydrator, from a strictly next to no money angle. I liked the solar cardboard box one that was on another thread, but its not a great idea with our weather.

I found this http://www.k-clements.fsnet.co.uk/dehydrator.html which is about my level of diy. I've made use of lightbulbs as heaters for propagators before. What do you reckon? Your suggestion of a timer to make use of economy7 would be a good idea too.

 

On the other hand, I'm intrigued by the fishtank rockery! Please explain and show pictures! 


 

Hi will get some barttries this morning and post them up all the best nig.cheers 

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That's a useful link, Ruthie. I think i will add it to the Resources section on the main blog, bottom left-hand column.

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Thanks for pointing me toward the 29.99 dehydrator JoannaS, I'd only seen them in the more expensive price range before. That one is on my wish list now, hoping someone will take the hint and buy one for me!

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You're welcome big_hug. Mind you I had a few things on my wish list but I found the secret was to share it with someone otherwise, surprise surprise no one knows what's on it doh

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JoannaS said:

You're welcome big_hug. Mind you I had a few things on my wish list but I found the secret was to share it with someone otherwise, surprise surprise no one knows what's on it doh


 

That,s not what you said wink BS will be ............

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