John C. Briggs
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John C. Briggs replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"Personally, I have solar, but I still hate vampire loads with a passion."
Dec 12, 2013
John C. Briggs replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"Thanks for the feedback.  My situation is not as bad.   My opener takes 6 Watt at idle, but it still really bothers me.  I'm not sure if I would have the ambition dig in to changing the power supply to the opener."
Nov 29, 2013
John C. Briggs replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"One thing about energy efficiency is that there is no free lunch.The energy needed to overcome the friction in the door mechanism must come from somewhere.  In the case of the electric opener, the energy comes from the electricity.  In the…"
Nov 29, 2013
John C. Briggs replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"This is a long thread.  Quick question.  Did you ever find an acceptable solution."
Nov 25, 2013
John C. Briggs is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Nov 25, 2013

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When is it too windy to use blower door?

Started by Brandon Walton in General Forum. Last reply by Iain Walker 2 hours ago. 14 Replies

Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)

Started by Barry L NewDelman in General Forum. Last reply by Jonathan Beers 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Affordable Housing Funding

Started by SUZETT MOFFITT in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas 5 hours ago. 5 Replies

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Iain Walker replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"There have been several studies over the years looking at windspeed effects on blower door tests.…"
2 hours ago
tom atwood replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Hi John, A1 is spot on. I have done hundreds of tests here in Maine and have gotten different…"
3 hours ago
Jonathan Beers replied to Barry L NewDelman's discussion Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)
"EMF is one of the most-researched topics in the history of public health. The World Health…"
3 hours ago
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