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How do we pay for the grid?
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Ok, so some electric utilities are charging some form of up front and/or monthly added charge for those home owners who elect to install solar power.  Where there is an understandable problem with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Aug 12.

Giving credit when disagreeing

It seems simple, if you quote someone you should give them credit and note the source.  But should you provide credit when you are assigning blame?  If you are pointing out something that is wrong,…Continue

Tags: credit, giving

Started Feb 19

CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
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A news headline caught my attention, "Man hospitalized for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at Yarmouth home".  Not all of the details, but if we take the liberty of reading between the lines, it…Continue

Tags: Monoxide, Carbon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Feb 19.

Our Changing Business Model
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How should we adjust our businesses in the face of these falling energy prices?Payback, SIR, and overall financial justifications for our work are losing ground.Should we now be pushing that old…Continue

Tags: prices, energy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theodore Redler Jan 2.

 

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Bud Poll replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"The two 4500 watt elements will never operate simultaneously.  It will be one or the other.  A simple volt meter will tell you which one is on and you should be able to run off some water and check to see if it transfers from one element…"
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Bud Poll replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"The comment that they are running high electric bills may or may not be related to the cycling.  But the cycling may be a symptom rather than a cause since the efficiency of an electric water heater is not really affected by the cycling. …"
Wednesday
Bud Poll replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"Hi Rod, not a pro on this, but I'll get the discussion going. Do you know which element is cycling? Did they flush the water heater when they replaced those elements? How long does the short cycling last?  Even one good element will…"
Wednesday
tedkidd replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"I think "those who own and maintain our power grid are in trouble" only if they resist rather than seeing and seizing the opportunity in innovation and change. There seem to be examples in both camps, NY REV is an example of an…"
Aug 12
Nate Adams replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"I'd like to suggest listening to The Energy Gang Podcast on GreenTech Media. They talk a lot about this subject, it's called Utility 2.0. David Butler has strong opinions about this as well. To me, it seems we will move towards…"
Aug 12
Jason Szumlanski replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"Utility companies are becoming more and more disingenuous about this argument. They try to simplify the argument by saying that customers with solar energy use less [net billable] electricity, so they place an unfair burden on those without solar…"
Aug 12
Bud Poll replied to Blake Shurtz's discussion Ventilating Attics- Rafter Vents
"I assume the picture is just an illustration.  If you are building new, then a raise heel truss will provide the required space.  In CA you should also have sufficient overhang for shading, assuming you are in one of the warmer areas. If…"
Aug 6
w d replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"The GRID:  not an answer, just my starting point: Who pays to maintain the grid?  To me, it's those that access and/or use the grid.  That includes a lot of people with PV panels because they may want the reliability of the…"
Aug 6
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"There are two costs that show on most bills now - the electric used & how much to maintain / distribute the electric. For the first the electric companies can actually shutter some of the more expensive plants & don't need to keep…"
Aug 5
Bud Poll posted a discussion

How do we pay for the grid?

Ok, so some electric utilities are charging some form of up front and/or monthly added charge for those home owners who elect to install solar power.  Where there is an understandable problem with who is going to pay for the grid after too many people reduce their billable power use, there is a bigger problem that is growing steadily, more efficient homes. I currently have about 50 CFL or LED lights in my home and my bill is noticeable lower.  Are they going to add a sir charge onto my monthly…See More
Aug 4
Bud Poll replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Blower Door Testing for Code Compliance
""they don't" would be my guess as well.  Unfortunately I tried to retire and have yet to get back into business.  In between the rules have changed so I did not run into this before and I'm reading posts like yours very…"
Jul 9
Bud Poll replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Blower Door Testing for Code Compliance
"Hi Eric, The solution I see is to convince those builders to utilize blower door testing during the construction process to ensure the final test will pass.  Certainly a failing report should be a motivator, but pushing that button makes it…"
Jul 9
Bud Poll replied to Blake Shurtz's discussion Duct blaster with asbestos?
"I don't know about BPI, but I discussed this issue (blower door and asbestos, same thing) years back with my insurance carrier and we agreed, any, that is any, asbestos and they want to see documentation from a licensed abatement company (who…"
Jun 25
Bud Poll replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Best house measuring tools...
"Hi Danny, I read something similar a year or so ago and it is only a matter of time before it will be available to all (at a reasonable price).  We have all see the 360° panoramic photos inside a home, well add distance measurements and the…"
Jun 12
Bud Poll replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Best house measuring tools...
"Hi Eric, I've always been pretty good at pacing off measurements, but I learned that energy auditing isn't about being accurate, but more about getting the same number other auditors would get.  When I first went chasing a HERS…"
Jun 9

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At 1:08pm on June 28, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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"Malcolm, If you want to pay delivery from USA we can talk. Otherwise no thanks."
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