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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Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.

Started by Brent Shapiro in General Forum. Last reply by Brad Cook 22 hours ago. 8 Replies

Earn 2 BPI CEUs by Blogging for BPI

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What made this chimney fall down?

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Studies on Home Energy Audit Energy Savings Potential?

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Brad Cook replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"Jason's suggestion my be a quick way to isolate the high load, IF you have an old style meter…"
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Joe Konopacki replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"Brent, Using an ammeter, I would measure each 'hot' conductor leaving the fuses. (Find an…"
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