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Faster drying with plain sawn wood

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A fortnight ago I asked if we have been chopping up logs the wrong way if we accept that the right method would leave the wood in a state where it will dry more efficiently.
The most common technique, which I have used myself, is the the quarter sawn method which as the name ...
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Solar shines brightly

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Until relatively recently talk of large scale renewable generation in Northern Ireland meant wind farms. Turbines not only dominated the landscape, they made up the vast bulk of green power capacity.
Wind still predominates but solar power is beginning to assert itself. In re...
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Is NIE likely to appeal its price control?

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Will NIE Networks reject the price control announced by the Energy Regulator just before the weekend and appeal the matter to the Competition and Markets Authority?
The Regulator cut the amount of Capex and Opex that the company, a subsidiary of ESB, had wanted to spend over ...
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