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Forum: Conservation 12-26-14, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,923
Posted By Exalta-STA
I saved a lot by converting to LEDs. All lights...

I saved a lot by converting to LEDs. All lights and appliances use LEDs.

Also, I disabled the flush on all toilets. We now do it by using a bucket of water.

Instead of using a dryer, we air...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-05-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,571
Posted By Exalta-STA
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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-05-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,571
Posted By Exalta-STA
Hi there, sorry for not updating. I had a...

Hi there, sorry for not updating. I had a contractor take a look-see and they sealed the pipes, dried whatever moisture was left with heat guns. vented the room and repainted the walls with...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-27-13, 01:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 948
Posted By Exalta-STA
Bamboo Car Wash

Just sharing some pics I took of a car wash/detailing center I discovered. Usually, businesses like this have an industrial theme but this one got my attention because it was different..and I like...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-27-13, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,571
Posted By Exalta-STA
Thanks for the replies :thumbup: looks like I...

Thanks for the replies :thumbup: looks like I really have to take out those boards. I used a mirror to see what's on the other side and saw that if even they look okay from down below, it looks like...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-26-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,571
Posted By Exalta-STA
Ceiling Repair

I have an extra room downstairs that I would like to turn into something inhabitable. Unfortunately it is always damp there and now some parts of the gypsum ceiling fell.
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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-28-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Exalta-STA
i checked the meter..i am running at .189-190...

i checked the meter..i am running at .189-190 kW...then when i turned on the fridge (which had a input rating of 100w in the label) it suddenly jumped to .300-.301 kW..so thats 110w which is wayy...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-20-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Exalta-STA
Hi there, thanks so much for the replies. I had a...

Hi there, thanks so much for the replies. I had a "Oooh so that's how it goes" moment :thumbup:

The refrigerator is an LG GC-269VL

and the airconditioner is a 0.75hp Carrier..i forgot the exact...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-17-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Exalta-STA
just checked online..kill-a-watts are for...

just checked online..kill-a-watts are for 100-110volts..the current here is 220 volts...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-17-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Exalta-STA
Actual Appliance Consumption

Hi fellas, since I do not have access to those killawatts..i'd like to get your feedback on some things.

My fridge has a rated input of 100W

so is that 100W the maximum?

also, if I turn down...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-22-13, 03:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,068
Posted By Exalta-STA
Haha yes, the electricity provider installed...

Haha yes, the electricity provider installed digital poer meters to measure our consumption. Thanks for the tip.

And now I am using clotheslines to air dry our clothes :D
Forum: Lighting 09-07-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,665
Posted By Exalta-STA
Hmm yes, the yellow produced in LED bulbs are...

Hmm yes, the yellow produced in LED bulbs are almost the same spectrum as a flame.
Forum: Lighting 09-07-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,665
Posted By Exalta-STA
Hey I have this crazy theory, it might be the...

Hey I have this crazy theory, it might be the heat of the CFL and incandescent lights. The old bulbs I had before had so much heat that you can feel it a few feet away. The LEDs i have now are...
Forum: Lighting 09-07-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,665
Posted By Exalta-STA
Hi Xringer, Yes somethings definitely wrong....

Hi Xringer,

Yes somethings definitely wrong. Ever since I switched to LEDs, the less insect problems I had. I only use the white and the yellows. It replaced the CFLs of the same color.

The...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-07-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,448
Posted By Exalta-STA
IThe phone company provided me with a modem and...

IThe phone company provided me with a modem and Wireless-N wifi router combined in one unit. Total consumption is just 9 watts

Modem: Zyxel P660R-D1

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Forum: Lighting 09-07-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,665
Posted By Exalta-STA
What I can say though is that ever since I...

What I can say though is that ever since I switched to LEDs 6200 kelvin and 3000 kelvin, I have less bug problems...and this is from someone living in the tropics where a single light can attract...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-07-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,068
Posted By Exalta-STA
I see, thanks for the info. I guess I really have...

I see, thanks for the info. I guess I really have to invest in gadgets to accurately measure my power consumption

I just noticed that it only works with 115 volt appliances...the ones we have here...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-25-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,810
Posted By Exalta-STA
Hi xRinger, we just got ourselves one of those...

Hi xRinger, we just got ourselves one of those too. I can say they are efficient indeed and it looks different. We got one from LG. Samsung offers a similar looking one but is more expensive. I know...
Forum: Conservation 08-25-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,904
Posted By Exalta-STA
Do you guys use charcoal or scrap wood?

Do you guys use charcoal or scrap wood?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-25-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,729
Posted By Exalta-STA
Metal roofs are the norm here, never had any...

Metal roofs are the norm here, never had any problems with rust since what is sold usually is rust protected.

yes, you can hear the rain when its in the part of the house without any ceiling but...
Forum: Lighting 08-25-13, 12:06 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,720
Posted By Exalta-STA
Almost done converting the lighting in the house...

Almost done converting the lighting in the house to LEDs..and loving it. They're more compact and use less power. I'm using locally made LEDs that have a better quality than the CHinese made ones.
...
Forum: The Billiards Room 06-20-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By Exalta-STA
Hmm maybe they don't like to dump on their own...

Hmm maybe they don't like to dump on their own backyard so they keep messing up yours and the other neighbors. Have you tried spooking them with a raccoon?
Forum: Conservation 05-25-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,640
Posted By Exalta-STA
A gas station nearby use their old ice for the...

A gas station nearby use their old ice for the male urinals...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-08-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,068
Posted By Exalta-STA
Just a question... In appliances, If one has...

Just a question...

In appliances, If one has a label saying it has a power consumption of 180 watts for a fridge, does that mean the rating was taken with all options on and at full power...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-01-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,569
Posted By Exalta-STA
Thanks to you I had a good laugh buddy. I went to...

Thanks to you I had a good laugh buddy. I went to the city hall, looked for the guys in charge of it and also the city engineers office and asked about ground rights..

the reply was (translated)...
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