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Forum: Conservation 11-06-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 96,024
Posted By Big Al
Enjoying the thread and thanks Sparkchaser, but...

Enjoying the thread and thanks Sparkchaser, but don't know from your header whether you are in Nigeria or Alaska-makes a bit of difference to energy usage. (Realise I might locate you from your...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-03-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,565
Posted By Big Al
Interesting yes, but don't let 'em scare you. It...

Interesting yes, but don't let 'em scare you. It was a spelling mistake. I'm not as nifty on the computer as some of the Whiz kids and don't always have all the data to hand, and the memory is not...
Forum: Conservation 11-03-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 96,024
Posted By Big Al
Apologies here from me to Daox, A.C H , and...

Apologies here from me to Daox, A.C H , and Sringer as well as in Billiards room for going off thread. Difficult for me to post comprehensive data as from month to month I find first my energy...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-03-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,565
Posted By Big Al
Apologies Daox, A.C.,and Sringer

Daox, A.C. Hacker, Sringer.Apologies for going off topic-you were quite right to call me to order.

I would say however it does n't always pay to get too serious. The UK site I use most...
Forum: Conservation 11-03-11, 06:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 96,024
Posted By Big Al
Piwoslaw-you use 4KWh per day and Poland's...

Piwoslaw-you use 4KWh per day and Poland's average is 7-8 KWH per day. How do you guys do that ? I don't have a vast knowledge of Poland but I imagine its very hot in Summer compared with the UK (no...
Forum: Conservation 11-03-11, 06:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 96,024
Posted By Big Al
Sorry Xringer, we probably can't allow those...

Sorry Xringer, we probably can't allow those first two photographs as evidence. They look like forgeries to me . Still that will be up to the war crimes tribunal. (And another thing -we suspect that...
Forum: Conservation 11-02-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 96,024
Posted By Big Al
Take this as an interim reply guys. I have to do...

Take this as an interim reply guys. I have to do a little research to answer this. I can quickly tell you that my monthly standing order for electricity is 98 and for gas (heating only and hot water...
Forum: Wind Power 10-03-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Thanks for input. I've got to go higher and have...

Thanks for input. I've got to go higher and have a plan which won't give me 70m but should give me 30m at which I would expect to see some improvement. My turbine was planned as part of a bigger...
Forum: Wind Power 09-08-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,534
Posted By Big Al
Is wind power cheaper ? In the Uk and probably...

Is wind power cheaper ? In the Uk and probably elsewhere it receives huge subsidies so comparing lifetime prices is difficult. One thing is for sure as commercial wind turbines of the Hawt design get...
Forum: Wind Power 08-26-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Big Als Update

Been a while since I posted progress on the "megawatt in a shoebox project". Well things are moving. You might remember that the vast quantities of power generated were part of a larger project to...
Forum: Wind Power 02-15-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Progress ??? Of a sort

Well, the plan for the several MW Vawt in a shoebox has hit a serious problem. I've now got 3 months of logged data and what it tells me is I have n't got enuff wind. About 1 m/s average. This I...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 11-14-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,881
Posted By Big Al
Still wishing you power and testing my new...

Still wishing you power and testing my new signature...................hey it worked.
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 11-14-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,881
Posted By Big Al
Suggestions all seem good to me. More Green p0wer...

Suggestions all seem good to me. More Green p0wer to your elbow
Forum: Wind Power 11-08-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Patrick , things are moving. I should now have...

Patrick , things are moving. I should now have 30+ days of windlogging data and will post details of this asap so we know what sort of wind regime I have. meanwhile I've been reading sites and booke...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-07-10, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,605
Posted By Big Al
I never finished the build on this (yet ) but I...

I never finished the build on this (yet ) but I have a non-condensing boiler as when I replaced my boiler a couple of years ago for layout reasons I had to go floor mounted and all the condensing...
Forum: Wind Power 10-03-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Patrick. Was aware of these windspires but many...

Patrick. Was aware of these windspires but many thanks for input. For some reason they and Mariah power have a bad reputation. One of the gurus Paul Gipe, wrote a very sarky article about them....
Forum: Wind Power 09-30-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Of course , Provided I've enough strength left...

Of course , Provided I've enough strength left from push-ups to write a cheque. I have some hope now that Flodesign have received $35M they will ,in the spirit of true ecorenovators , pass on the...
Forum: Wind Power 09-30-10, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,775
Posted By Big Al
There's a lot of additional info on the web (just...

There's a lot of additional info on the web (just google flodesign ) on this turbine which confirms my suspicion that these can be packed much more tightly on a farm and also that the blades you can...
Forum: Wind Power 09-29-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,775
Posted By Big Al
May be repeat-think I forgot to press send b4....

May be repeat-think I forgot to press send b4. well we're a bit short of space in the UK and two of the powers in wind Netherlands and Denmark are n't too spacious either. Even in the Us ,OZ and NZ a...
Forum: Wind Power 09-28-10, 01:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Nibs -I don't know if you've read the Daox post...

Nibs -I don't know if you've read the Daox post on the jet turbine windmill but from that article I see the germ of an idea to save me push-ups. That is if I can get a " series B funding of $25M " It...
Forum: Wind Power 09-28-10, 01:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,775
Posted By Big Al
and my apologies for letting a bit of sarcasm...

and my apologies for letting a bit of sarcasm sneak in. The point I was trying to make (not very well ) was that fans , propellors , turbines all have the same basic problem of trying to couple...
Forum: Wind Power 09-27-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,775
Posted By Big Al
Being retired I have a bit of reading time and...

Being retired I have a bit of reading time and have read the other posts on this subject. All I can say is I'm staggered (not you will have gathered a rare event , and its not always alcohol.....
Forum: Wind Power 09-27-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,775
Posted By Big Al
I'm not a windmill expert altho I've done a lot...

I'm not a windmill expert altho I've done a lot of reading on it recently. My impression of the small wind field is that its full of charlatans and entrenched opinions the deepest trenches being...
Forum: Wind Power 09-27-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Nibs-I'm pretty ancient-- 5 push-ups might be...

Nibs-I'm pretty ancient-- 5 push-ups might be more appropriate. I don't think I can build a Vawt to be more efficient than a Hawt altho based purely on instinct I 'm not sure its impossible given the...
Forum: Wind Power 09-27-10, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,904
Posted By Big Al
Skyl4rk Have had a look at caleb's site. V....

Skyl4rk Have had a look at caleb's site. V. interesting as a potential problem for me is manufacture/procurement of suitable Vawt airfoils (aerofoils to me ).
coroplast looks interesting and...
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