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Silverfish

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    Cornwall
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    Static

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  1. Hello im struggling to find a shop that sells gas regulators that aren’t for a bbq or blow torch. Does anyone know a place that sells them? Either a chain or in north east Somerset. Looking for propane. Thanks
  2. Hello I was planning to insulate the outside of a 34 x 10 static with 75mm insulation boards and then clad it with Douglas fir waney edge. A friend suggested that as I’m going to redecorate then it’s best to insulate it by taking down the inside walls and floors and do it internally. Can it still be cladded without insulating it on the outside as there would be a gap behind the wood?
  3. thanks for the detail! It is an old one but I’m planning on insulating the floor and walls and then putting cladding on and hopefully adding double glazing if I can find some decent second hand. It’ll all be done over the year as I’m building my business back up after covid. Thankfully things are looking up after a pretty bleak year financially. There will be access to residential mains so that’s good. I looked into solar but it seemed pretty expensive for what you get but maybe it’s worth doing some more research. thanks again! The static will be delivered tomorrow so I’ll keep the forum posted on the work done on it and how it is to live in.
  4. I’m more interested in what people have themselves rather than asking for direct advice. I don’t have an exact budget, my static is 10 x 34ft and it’s a slow project so I’m really asking to see what personal stories and experiences people have. For example, some people have said they regret a wood stove, some swear by paraffin heaters while others say they chuck out too much moisture, so it’s always interesting to hear what people have to say through their own direct experience.
  5. Wondering what heating systems you have in your static caravans and if you’d recommend them as a main source of heating?
  6. Shiply is like the dark web for transport. They house many a criminal and con artist on there. Thanks for the replies, got it sorted
  7. Got scammed on Shiply and will never use them again so apart from Shiply does anyone know of a static transport company that is reliable? I have googled around and they all seem to say they’re too busy. Thought I’d try here.
  8. Yeah that’s why I was asking if they’d decided to get one and how they were getting on if they did Nice advice. Thanks.
  9. What kw stove would be good for a static? It’s interesting to hear someone Talk about what a pain a stove was and that they’ve gone for paraffin instead, food for thought. Nothing like watching flames though... did OP go with a stove in the end?
  10. Yeah cheap wood is an option, other people that live there use it so I’ll ask them about it. I’m looking to get it well insulated and put cladding on it. I was considering underfloor heating but it’d cost a lot to run. Thanks for everyone’s posts. I’ll keep an update of the progress on the forum.
  11. Hmm probably won’t be going solar as it looks too costly for what you get with a static. Never mind. The electricity is expensive and there’s no doubt there’s some dodgy dealings going on with lining pockets but I’m only paying £20 a week rent for the pitch so it’s still much cheaper than renting even a room, let alone my own place. And I love it there so it works out okay.
  12. Ah great, thanks I’ll check this out 👍 Nope it’s 2001 but I’m going to put wooden cladding on it and was thinking of a new roof. Still might not be strong enough so I’ll take a look at other options. That’s the rate for the electric meter. Why do you ask? It doesn’t need to be 100% self sufficient as there is an electric meter but it would be good to be on solar as much as possible if it worked out to be worth it. Gas hob, multi fuel stove and gas heater, gas oven, LPG for water etc as you say. So you ran your static from a 4kw set up?
  13. Hello I’ve bought a static which I will be living in full time and planning to renovate over the year. It’s arriving next Saturday. Does anyone run their static fully with solar? I’m planning this in the future to avoid the meter which is 24p kWh and would like to know if anyone else has solar and whether it was worth it? I don’t have any kWh readings just yet to get a quote as I’m waiting to see what my consumption would be but if anyone has any info on what they use/how much they spent on the set up/whether it’s worth it etc that would be grand. I understand locations etc all play a part too but just looking to get a feel from general people. Thanks
  14. The responses to mine were great. Was very pleased with the help but I’ve seen many others that are snooty. Except it still got to people telling me to get written permission from the owner (it’s a good friend of mine). He’s not asking about land. If he breaks the law then that’s on him as he’s an adult. And if his dreams fail then that’s also on him. He asked questions about the static itself but got pretty much 0 help on this. It’s just a bit of a common theme that people ask a question and then get people trying to limit their ideas. There are plenty of people out there who renovate statics under £1000. I know of 3 and they’ve made them into a log cabin style. It’s not a good idea to put people off posting and replying.
  15. I think some replies put people off coming back. There’s absolutely no help on this thread at all. Seems to happen a lot on this forum which is a shame because I’d love to hear how he got on.
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