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Tue 20-Sep-11
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Hattie
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Recycling large clear plastic bottles.....I think this is a wonderful re-use & brings free light to these peoples lives. I wonder if we have strong enough sunlight here in Britain that it would work here to give me enough light in my chicken coop when I need to clean it out?

 

I found these 3 videos on YouTube. The third one is in English.

 

 

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"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Tue 20-Sep-11
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It might be quicker to install a window... wink  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Tue 20-Sep-11
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That's quite incredible, Nadine.  How does the water glow? eeek

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 21-Sep-11
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The water glows by refraction, i.e. light bouncing around in the water, and that is one reason why it is better than a window. It will capture more light from different angles.cheers

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Thank you Joanna, it still seems like magic to me! (can you tell that I didn't excel at any of the scientific subjects in school? embarassedbig_laugh).

Nadine, are you going to give it a go?  I love the idea that you can make something so clever and incredibly useful out of cheap, recycled materials that would otherwise be thrown away as rubbish.

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Wed 21-Sep-11
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I love it, just a pity they haven't shown a way to store the light so it can be used at night also. 

 

OK I know I want the world whistle  BUT I bet it's not too long before that obstacle is overcome.

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Wed 21-Sep-11
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That's brilliant, Nadine. thanks for putting up the idea and the videos.

Wish Mutley were still around. I bet he would love it and would think of ways to adapt it for UK.

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Thu 22-Sep-11
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The only caution I would add is to add something to the liquid if you are using it during the winter months. Salt water is fine down to -5C, alcohol down to I think -20C or something like that etc. In the Philippines they don't know about freezing temperatures! cheers

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Toffeeapple said:

It might be quicker to install a window... wink  big_laugh

I would too but a bit of a Pain wink

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Danny said:

That's brilliant, Nadine. thanks for putting up the idea and the videos.

Wish Mutley were still around. I bet he would love it and would think of ways to adapt it for UK.

Have see beford but not bad big_laugh may do a post later on about so of my new projects ie got my electricty bill down to around £3 a week now and getting better ps and i dont have gas as in north sea gas before BS say other big_laugh

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nigel said:

Have see beford but not bad big_laugh may do a post later on about so of my new projects ie got my electricty bill down to around £3 a week now and getting better ps and i dont have gas as in north sea gas before BS say other big_laugh

 

Gas ?

I think we all manage that quite well, Nige ..........  whistle  big_laugh

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Fri 30-Sep-11
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HELLO NIGE!waveNice to have you back...

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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Many thanks for the warm welcome back rose

 

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Here you go but had a hard time finding some beer cans whistle

i took my old ( working ) freezer apart and im using that as the pipes inside was hollow and made a fram around that but the only trouble is i only get the sun in my window for a few hours max frown .

 

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