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glass chippings for eco greenhouse heat


 
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barremic
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: glass chippings for eco greenhouse heat Reply with quote

Hi

does anyone know where i could get recycled glass chippings? (near Dublin)

I am hoping to build a green house heat sink like was done a few years ago on "its not easy being green".

We are hoping to build it in the next couple of weeks. There seem to be other heat sink materials we can use also like bottled water. But as we are digging the hole in ground and filling it , as aposed to storing the water, i am hoping to follow the plan as close as we can.

if anyone has any ideas where to source the glass or even if they know some who has tried this and it works??

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would put them in compost heap and use then in garden.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi belfast,

that was glass clippings not grass Wink
i do compost the grass already.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: not green really Reply with quote

Pardon me for being a toad but what's green about putting broken glass in the ground? Some people have used gardens as dumps and put tin cans, broken glass, house building materials, evestroughs into a fill in their yards, only to have someone else clean up the problem. You may not always live where you plant today. There's nothing green about non compostable, non vegetative material into the soil. Where is the source of this new idea. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

barremic wrote:
hi belfast,

that was glass clippings not grass Wink
i do compost the grass already.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ormondsview,

It is to save me from having to use a heater in the green house during the winter, as the "heatsink" is supposed to slowly release heat back in when it gets cooler.

which will be run by a small fan, powered by solar, therefore i am hoping not to use any electric or fosil fuel based heaters in the future in the green house.

We know full well about people burying things in the ground as just this weekend when digging i came across an 8 foot lenght of iron, buried 12 inches down and can be very frustrating to remove and also dispose of.

We are trying to be as good as we can through out the garden and are recycling any bits of old wood etc, and we did end up using an old toilet cistern, which would have ended up in the land fill.

I hope this explains what I am trying to do a bit clearer. The idea came from the tv show its not easy being green.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:23 am    Post subject: glass Reply with quote

cool, im doing this also,

will reply in detal tommorrow

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