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
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Nov 25, 2013

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Ed Minch replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
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