Down to Earth is the newly launched eco-friendly range from LG Harris.
With more than 35 million paint brushes being discarded into landfill sites every year in the UK, it’s good to see companies addressing these issues.
The paintbrush and roller handles are made from 65% cornstarch. In normal landfill conditions the handles will biodegrade over a much shorter time than Polypropylene, which is used in the manufacture of most other paint brushes.
The paint brush head is manufactured from a mix of synthetic filaments and natural bristles, formulated to be 30% biodegradable.
As the importance of sustainability increases and landfill sites are no longer a long term option, LG Harris have looked at reducing the amount of waste we produce. This includes packaging – all the packaging used in the Down to Earth range is produced from recycled or biodegradable materials, and all the materials used come from suppliers who have complete environmental accreditation.
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I have just had the section of the mains water pipe replaced that runs from the street to the front door as old stop cock at the entrance to the house had burst. That situation took a week to finally get someone round to do it. In that time I had clamped the leak to reduce the flow from the burst and I had to adjust the water pressure from the mains street stop cock to allow some water in to the network, not to much as water was still was flowing in to the house but enough to supply next door as they are on the same supply as me. My house is supplied with mains first and then splits in the kitchen to feed theirs.
Since this has been fixed the hot water runs ok for a few seconds and then slowly drops in pressure until it is a bit more than a dribble.
The cold water pressure is fine.
As far as I can work out we have an indirect boiler system.
Can anyone think what might be going on.
I intend to change the radiator valves on all my old radiators to thermostatic. The modern valves have very much smaller fittings to the radiator. What do I require to add to rectify this problem. If there is a fitting, can it be supplied chrome finished.
The basic clearance distance around electrical service equipment is 30 inches min. This means that 15 inches from centre, side to side should be clear of other utilities including the water mains.