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  • Posted in thread: Is solar energy worth it in low sun/cold climates? on 10-10-2010 at 01:45 PM
    I did read up and aside from flickering, the early CFLs magnetic starters used enough energy to
    operate a CFL for about 10 minutes. (early tube florescents used more than that because the
    ballasts wer...

  • Posted in thread: Is solar energy worth it in low sun/cold climates? on 10-08-2010 at 02:28 PM
    CFL Bulbs Have One Hitch: Toxic Mercury : NPRThe current batch of CFLs use less energy on
    startup than earlier ones (with electromagnetic starters)The idea that they use more energy on
    startup is a my...

  • Posted in thread: Is solar energy worth it in low sun/cold climates? on 10-07-2010 at 03:07 PM
    {4 letter word} the CFLs! They have mercury and are supposed to be disposed of properly when
    they burn out and require Hazmat to be called if they break (at some companies employees have
    been fired fo...

  • Posted in thread: Dry walled garaged ceiling cant get to to insulate on 09-07-2010 at 02:48 PM
    Well it's cheap, but that is about all it has going for it. It is pretty much the worst option
    on all other measures.

  • Posted in thread: Dry walled garaged ceiling cant get to to insulate on 08-21-2010 at 08:27 PM
    The attic is a terrible place to store anything like light plastic, paper, and cloth. I've just
    cleaned out my mothers attic where they had stored everything but the kitchen sink. Most of it
    had to go...

  • Posted in thread: Dry walled garaged ceiling cant get to to insulate on 08-21-2010 at 12:39 PM
    Well, the question here is to do with weight ratings. You can certainly stand on it if you are
    normal weight - the thing is supporting the roof, it will bear your weight. What it is not
    rated for is m...

  • Posted in thread: How many folks use the energy saving bulbs? on 08-19-2010 at 10:47 PM
    Modern CFLs get bright pretty much immediately.

  • Posted in thread: Turn down water heater during the day? on 08-19-2010 at 08:51 PM
    It's possible a thermostat might be worthwhile if your water heater is really old and poorly
    insulated, but modern ones it really probably isn't worth it.

  • Posted in thread: Turn down water heater during the day? on 08-19-2010 at 04:36 PM
    but if its maintaing a constant 120-130 isnt that more effeicent than heating up a tankfull
    from complete cold? seems like if the a/c is set at a constant setting in the summer the power
    useage isnt b...

  • Posted in thread: Is solar energy worth it in low sun/cold climates? on 08-19-2010 at 04:24 PM
    It'd be great if Obama put some stimulus money into a "solar panel" and "wind energy" program
    for the US besides his "Cash for Clunkers" program..I agree, there could be more, but there is
    quite a lot...

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