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Forum: Conservation 02-18-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,386
Posted By Clev
What about a CVT from a 49cc scooter?

What about a CVT from a 49cc scooter?
Forum: Conservation 01-15-15, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,309
Posted By Clev
If you need an LED for the fridge, you're leaving...

If you need an LED for the fridge, you're leaving the door open for too long. If you insist, wait until the existing incandescent burns out; otherwise, the time spent with the door open changing the...
Forum: Conservation 07-04-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,700
Posted By Clev
Depends on the power supply. I had an old set of...

Depends on the power supply. I had an old set of Boston Acoustics computer speakers with a massive "old" power supply. It drew 40W continuously, whether it was plugged into speakers or not.

In...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-09-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,051
Posted By Clev
How do they handle an earthquake?

How do they handle an earthquake?
Forum: Conservation 10-21-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,998
Posted By Clev
I agree. The goal is to teach him to pee, not...

I agree. The goal is to teach him to pee, not try to accomodate him. He's eventually going to visit a friend's house, and his friend's mom would probably not appreciate having to clean pee off the...
Forum: Solar Heating 09-23-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,909
Posted By Clev
I have no idea what the costs are, but can it be...

I have no idea what the costs are, but can it be done with a couple of smaller pumps? Say, three 8-foot pumps, each emptying into a bucket where the next pump can pick up the water and lift it...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-19-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,541
Posted By Clev
I had a cheapy portable dishwasher--the kind that...

I had a cheapy portable dishwasher--the kind that you hook up to the faucet. I stuck the plug in before starting it up once to see how it did. Doing a full load of dishes (way more than a 4-person...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 09-19-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,363
Posted By Clev
My wife shrunk down her DD214 on the copier to...

My wife shrunk down her DD214 on the copier to fit in her wallet. Only half the cashiers even bother to look at it, and none of them have given her any flack.
Forum: Conservation 04-15-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,325
Posted By Clev
Yup, the Roku does it for under $100. Or just...

Yup, the Roku does it for under $100. Or just find an old PC and use that. We use a PC (with S-Video out; my TV is an old CRT) for Hulu and Netflix, and haven't paid a cable or satellite bill in 6...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-01-11, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,736
Posted By Clev
They're very pricey, but my parents in Stockton...

They're very pricey, but my parents in Stockton have the plantation shutters and I have to say, they work very well.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-03-11, 01:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,104
Posted By Clev
On at least some models, dd-wrt also lets you...

On at least some models, dd-wrt also lets you underclock the CPU. Probably only worth a tiny fraction of a watt, though...
Forum: Conservation 02-28-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,976
Posted By Clev
Don't put water on it. Ask me how I know.

Don't put water on it. Ask me how I know.
Forum: Conservation 02-24-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,332
Posted By Clev
Remote control for a gas water heater

An interesting, if a bit Goldbergesque, way to put a gas water heater on a timer.

Saving energy with a netduino « Fabien's Bit Bucket...
Forum: Conservation 02-21-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,976
Posted By Clev
This topic was recently brought up on another...

This topic was recently brought up on another group I participate in. We were discussing using a similar setup to heat a tank of paraffin using engine coolant, and then using the tank to maintain...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-15-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,368
Posted By Clev
X-10 equipment: ideas?

Hi guys.

Thanks to the local Freecycle group, I came across a bunch of X-10 modules. They're all lamp modules. Some plug in and have a two-prong connector, some replace light switches and some...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-14-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,334
Posted By Clev
So the gas oven uses more energy but, due to the...

So the gas oven uses more energy but, due to the cost of energy, costs less. I think that's about what we've been expecting.
Forum: Conservation 02-14-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,520
Posted By Clev
I think it was Sam Kinison who said that the best...

I think it was Sam Kinison who said that the best thing we could send there are buses to get them away from such miserable areas.
Forum: Conservation 02-04-11, 11:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By Clev
I actually have a few 2 liter soda bottles filled...

I actually have a few 2 liter soda bottles filled with water in there, but probably could stand to add a few more. Another nice side effect is that I have emergency drinking water in case I need it.
Forum: Conservation 02-04-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By Clev
Chest freezer consumed 1.36kWh in 70:52. Inside...

Chest freezer consumed 1.36kWh in 70:52. Inside temperature is 0F, so perhaps I caught the first measurement right after it shut off and this measurement right before it clicked on.

Average...
Forum: Conservation 01-30-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By Clev
Just finished almost four days of measurement on...

Just finished almost four days of measurement on the chest freezer. It consumed 2.1Kwh in 90:40 according to the Kill-a-Watt. This was half-empty and with the inside temperature measured at -2F. ...
Forum: Conservation 01-27-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By Clev
Is there a way to do that without caulking it...

Is there a way to do that without caulking it shut? The flow-through really helps in the summer.
Forum: Conservation 01-27-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By Clev
There are four main sources of leaks that I know...

There are four main sources of leaks that I know of:

1. The front door leaks badly--not only around the edges, but through the bottom. I have a metal threshold and a metal scraper. I'll get...
Forum: Conservation 01-27-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By Clev
BTW, found this site that I'll be using to...

BTW, found this site that I'll be using to measure the dryer's consumption (and eventually, to calculate any phantom loads.)

http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/measure.html
Forum: Conservation 01-27-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By Clev
I haven't figured out why motion sensors can't be...

I haven't figured out why motion sensors can't be used with CFLs. I can certainly understand photoeyes (they tend to flicker between "off" and "on"). At any rate, this light covers the entire yard,...
Forum: Conservation 01-27-11, 03:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By Clev
I should mention that this house was probably...

I should mention that this house was probably built as a summer or weekender's home. There is no insulation in the open-beam roof upstairs at all, and there are a bunch of large single-pane picture...
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