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Forum: Conservation 04-27-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,637
Posted By Binger
I think alot of it is because the grids are way...

I think alot of it is because the grids are way out dated in alot of citys, the more we use the more difficult it is for them to get the power to us.

Also with this stupid cap and trade bill its...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 10-14-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,753
Posted By Binger
Ecoatm

I met Mark Bowles the founder and ceo of this company
http://www.ecoatm.com/index.htm

It is a very neat system. Very cool program and I am very happy that I could be part of the initial testing. ...
Forum: Conservation 10-12-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 47,479
Posted By Binger
when I was cleaning carpets we had a system in...

when I was cleaning carpets we had a system in the vaccum that had a square metal mesh basket. This let dirt go though, some hair still got through...but it caught just about everything...I'd add one...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,652
Posted By Binger
when I put up fans in our old apt I spent hours...

when I put up fans in our old apt I spent hours at menards comparing cfm's and energy usage charts. Finaly I settled on a low profile hunter that was I think about 68 inches in diameter but it...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,329
Posted By Binger
real names brian, thats just a nick name I've had...

real names brian, thats just a nick name I've had since highschool that I use to make myself identifiable on all the forums I'm on.

checked my parents atic the other day for the source of a slight...
Forum: Conservation 08-29-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,329
Posted By Binger
Honest article about blown insulation

I found this article while doing some research on blown cellulose
Welcome To Home Energy Magazine Online (http://www.homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/00/001112.html)

This is probably...
Forum: Lighting 08-05-09, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,777
Posted By Binger
I use the GE units...no problems yet. you...

I use the GE units...no problems yet.

you could just write the date on the plastic with a fine tip marker.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-05-09, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,605
Posted By Binger
My dad is an appliance salesman for a major chain...

My dad is an appliance salesman for a major chain of stores and he highly recomends those as well. Very good for the money.

I like the bosh and electrolux units that have 2 drawers so you can wash...
Forum: Conservation 07-28-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,581
Posted By Binger
my apt is a 2 story configuration. I leave the...

my apt is a 2 story configuration. I leave the upstairs windows open while at work and it usualy gets to about 77degrees down stairs, abit warmer upstairs. When I come home at about 7pm I open the...
Forum: Lighting 01-28-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,937
Posted By Binger
ours just has a white plastic cover over it and...

ours just has a white plastic cover over it and its up far enough in the hood you don't see it unless you look up there. I replaced the 60watt with a 40 watt CFL and left the cover off and its nice...
Forum: Conservation 01-28-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Binger
yeah...just tell them you want to compare yours...

yeah...just tell them you want to compare yours to theres and they can look it up. Even if they try to say its none of your buisness its public information (at least it is in america)
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-28-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,146
Posted By Binger
those numbers could be correct. from my...

those numbers could be correct. from my understanding they have made just about everything more efficent from what it was even 5 years ago...so comparing a new tv to one from the mid 90s could be a...
Forum: Conservation 01-27-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,440
Posted By Binger
I had a simmilar problem. Some times the chain...

I had a simmilar problem. Some times the chain binds up a bit and holds the flapper open. Even if it didn't need to be replaced it only cost maybe what $20 for the flapper kit so no big loss there....
Forum: Conservation 01-27-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Binger
so my wife found out yesterday that I've been...

so my wife found out yesterday that I've been turning off the water heater...she wasn't thrilled about it but I reminded her that she hasn't noticed and it hasn't affected any of our day to day...
Forum: Conservation 01-27-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,730
Posted By Binger
that is weird...our utility dept bills from the...

that is weird...our utility dept bills from the 15th to the 15th.

It will be interesting to see how your insulation helps.
Forum: Conservation 01-27-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,690
Posted By Binger
I just got off the phone with a friend of mine...

I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who I talked to about helping them insulate their attic. The house was built in the early 30's and the attic has R-4 over shredded news paper. This last...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-27-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,146
Posted By Binger
thats interesting. Do they still do that if you...

thats interesting. Do they still do that if you have a tuner box instead of cable card or direct connect to the TV?

My parents satelite dish would update its menu about once a week and it wouldn't...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-26-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,877
Posted By Binger
My mom always has this box thing with a lever...

My mom always has this box thing with a lever that flipped a valve on the dryer vent. When its closed it vents to the out side.
When you open it it vents inside the house...she woudl put a pair of...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-26-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,146
Posted By Binger
TV energy consumption.

In my post about the work that my wife and I did to our apartment SVOBoy asked about my 30" CRTs power consumption.

I was looking at the new crutchfield catalog. There is a chart on 2 pages that...
Forum: Conservation 01-26-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Binger
I am honestly not sure, I don't have one of those...

I am honestly not sure, I don't have one of those monitoring units.

One thing I do know is my reciver is more efficent now. I just switched my old Aiwa shelf system speakers that were 6ohm and...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Binger
Apartment winter utility sucess story

My family lives in a 2 story, 2br, 2ba, town home style apartment...total SQFT is just over 850ish.

Our winter utility bills are pretty consistent...right around 120. Our bill from mid dec-mid jan...
Forum: Conservation 10-08-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,872
Posted By Binger
I've seen them wrapped in aluminum tape at the...

I've seen them wrapped in aluminum tape at the joints..then with a foam insulation to hold in the radiant heat.
Forum: Conservation 09-30-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,576
Posted By Binger
reminds me of the seinfeld episode were their...

reminds me of the seinfeld episode were their hair was all greasy because of the low flow heads....so kramer bought the one that they used to clean the elephants at the circus.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-30-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,442
Posted By Binger
When we moved into our appt. I went about a week...

When we moved into our appt. I went about a week without setting the clock and finaly it just blacked out. So I wonder if this saves more like this. No need for the clock when I can just turn around...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-30-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,599
Posted By Binger
Your pile looks like the one we had in our living...

Your pile looks like the one we had in our living room...we had no room out side the house.

We'd set up a couple stations when we came back with a bunch of wood...one guy would cut the logs down...
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