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Forum: Solar Power 11-01-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,010
Posted By ac7ss
Smile You seem to be forgetting that the laptop is out...

You seem to be forgetting that the laptop is out of date in 3 weeks.
Forum: Solar Heating 11-01-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,247
Posted By ac7ss
This looks like a good idea if you use the copper...

This looks like a good idea if you use the copper pipe instead. It has me thinking about an oil or water closed system for the bedroom and back bath in my house (thermal storage.) A small pump to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-01-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,754
Posted By ac7ss
with a fridge loaded like that I can't see how...

with a fridge loaded like that I can't see how the bulbs do that much good anyhow. :)
Forum: Conservation 11-01-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,418
Posted By ac7ss
Well, I can understand your concerns, I received...

Well, I can understand your concerns, I received a couple of packages from them recently.

At least they no longer use 'peanuts', but labeled plastic bubbles or paper (both may be recycled as well...
Forum: Lighting 11-01-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,092
Posted By ac7ss
a quick google search got me this page...

a quick google search got me this page (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/12/quick_quiz_what.php) for the numbers. However it can be surprising what people assume vs. reality.
Forum: Lighting 11-01-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,092
Posted By ac7ss
Most efficient lighting

You may be surprised by the efficiency of different light sources, ranked by Lm/W look at these sources:

200 Low pressure sodium
150 Metal Halide
100 28w t5 florescent tube
93 36W t8...
Forum: Lighting 11-01-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,776
Posted By ac7ss
After an extensive search, I was unable to find...

After an extensive search, I was unable to find ANY dimmable CFL lamps in other than twist or decorative (cover over the twist). One solution would be to modify the fixture (Spray chrome paint on the...
Forum: Lighting 11-01-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,454
Posted By ac7ss
Replacing switches is not that expensive. With...

Replacing switches is not that expensive. With faceplate, it is just about $0.70 per switch. It is possible to do the work in about 5 minutes with a screwdriver and flashlight.

I do recommend...
Forum: Lighting 11-01-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,532
Posted By ac7ss
We call them "Joule thieves."...

We call them "Joule thieves." (http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/joulethief) and they are great for finishing off batteries. (or reconditioning rechargeable batteries.)
Forum: Lighting 11-01-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,638
Posted By ac7ss
One trick for fixing bulb usage is to replace the...

One trick for fixing bulb usage is to replace the switch with a timer (Turn knob or button). You can get them cheaply ($16 to $20 at Home Depot) and can pay for themselves in saved energy and bulbs....
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