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Forum: Conservation 01-13-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By b4u2
Whole house energy monitor suggestions

I am looking to try and save money by reducing my energy bill. Was wondering what suggestion users here have for monitoring my usage. I have a TOD meter but the power company does not have a way for...
Forum: Conservation 11-07-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,423
Posted By b4u2
I used to turn off/unplug devices. I can attest...

I used to turn off/unplug devices. I can attest to the lazy part. It got old after a few months. A timer switch would be nice to have for something like this. Any ideas?
Forum: Conservation 11-07-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,281
Posted By b4u2
Would styrofoam be worth putting in an attic or...

Would styrofoam be worth putting in an attic or is it a safety problem. Not easy to recycle it here so was thinking of just tossing it in the attic. Some of it is larger pieces and my attic opening...
Forum: Solar Power 09-09-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 175,051
Posted By b4u2
This is very nice. I would love to go solar (even...

This is very nice. I would love to go solar (even built one panel a few years ago). My only problem is figuring out how to pay for the system (which is why I tried building my own). I still like to...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-15-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,467
Posted By b4u2
it is a scrap iron business. marion iron

it is a scrap iron business. marion iron
Forum: Solar Power 06-11-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,476
Posted By b4u2
I checked my TOU meter & it is a GE KVs model. I...

I checked my TOU meter & it is a GE KVs model. I watched the display & it does not give me all the readings I want so I am going to see if I can get that changed. the main thing I want is to be able...
Forum: Solar Power 06-11-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,476
Posted By b4u2
since I am building my own panels I can use...

since I am building my own panels I can use whatever cables will work for me. the company I ordered my inverter thru went out of business & cancelled my order so I will have to order from somewhere...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-11-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,467
Posted By b4u2
I found a place here that sells the blue plastic...

I found a place here that sells the blue plastic barrels for $11 each. I posted at work that I needed deep cycle batteries and got 2 for $40. I'm going to build my own solar panel to keep the battery...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-08-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,467
Posted By b4u2
My sump pump runs all the time. I want to bury a...

My sump pump runs all the time. I want to bury a 50 gal plastic barrel and have the sump pump into it then an overflow to my drainage system. I want to use the water from the barrel to water the...
Forum: Solar Power 06-07-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,476
Posted By b4u2
I use my pocket pc phone a lot during the day and...

I use my pocket pc phone a lot during the day and the word predictor likes to really mess up my words LOL. I may start a thread when I start building my second panel. I built the first one just to...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-05-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,201
Posted By b4u2
O ok. What would you recommend for the tank?

O ok. What would you recommend for the tank?
Forum: Solar Heating 06-05-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,201
Posted By b4u2
how fast does this heat the water? is it fast...

how fast does this heat the water? is it fast enough due a shower or mainly just washer, sink, and dishwasher?
Forum: Solar Power 06-05-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,476
Posted By b4u2
JWXR7 are you using the P4400 Kill A Watt meter?

JWXR7 are you using the P4400 Kill A Watt meter?
Forum: Solar Power 06-05-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,476
Posted By b4u2
I built my own 100W panel last month. I just...

I built my own 100W panel last month. I just ordered an Emphases inverter last night. I found a site that has good prices on them. It's nice to find another DIY'er that is starting small like I will....
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