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"Nah - I no longer buy the convenience vs vampire argument...not with today's high ef…"

Curt Kinder replied Dec 15, 2013 to Vampire load surprise - garage door openers

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"I appreciate that analysis...sounds like a lot of work!"

Curt Kinder replied Dec 15, 2013 to Vampire load surprise - garage door openers

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"House is pretty much surrounded by trees."

Curt Kinder replied Dec 12, 2013 to Vampire load surprise - garage door openers

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"I like to take it to where it enters the wall if near the water heater or 6 inches p…"

Curt Kinder replied Dec 9, 2013 to DHW thermosiphoning question

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"Those are all good thoughts, including the remarks about not impairing the safety of…"

Curt Kinder replied Nov 30, 2013 to Vampire load surprise - garage door openers

90 Dec 15, 2013
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"I wouldn't sweat the mechanical energy consumed by the operator in action - maybe 20…"

Curt Kinder replied Nov 29, 2013 to Vampire load surprise - garage door openers

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"Not yet - the motors are DC, and I've toyed with the idea of running all three off j…"

Curt Kinder replied Nov 25, 2013 to Vampire load surprise - garage door openers

90 Dec 15, 2013
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"That's a HUGE project! You might be well advised to narrow it down some Install cost…"

Curt Kinder replied Nov 11, 2013 to Student needs help for HVAC research project

7 Nov 22, 2013
Reply by prisco tammaro

"Sounds about right. In SoFla, heat might be needed just 10-20 days per year with an…"

Curt Kinder replied Nov 9, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

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"I have not; all my residential clients get HP since we have enough of a heating seas…"

Curt Kinder replied Nov 9, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

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