Posted by rpautrey2 on March 27, 2009, 3:16 pm
Have you ever read Bonzo's (AKA oonzb, Bozo)
copyrighted posts. He overwhelms this group
with your 'destroy the earth cult crap'. I guess
as long as you agree with him it's ok. Huh?
Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 27, 2009, 4:39 pm
Why don't you two expend your energy and intelligence on something
useful here, like researching and evaluating potential homepower
solutions we could buy or build?
Posted by You on March 27, 2009, 7:11 pm
Simply because "rpautrey2" couldn't engineer his way out of the
preverbial Wet Paper Bag.... At least, Eeyore has engineering
experience, and it shows in his postings....
Posted by Eeyore on March 27, 2009, 8:10 pm
Jim Wilkins wrote:
The best solution is to reduce your USAGE !
That's why inexpensive ultra insulation and low-energy devices are the
answer, not absurdly expensive way of generation. Building regs for
example should insist on low energy usage construction. There's plenty of
new technology building materials out there to do this already.
Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 27, 2009, 10:01 pm
I average 5 KWH / day normally, including arc welding and machine
tools, under 2 without the refrigerator or water heater and the TV on
only for the news.
I spent five days "off grid" after the December ice storm, with hot
water off the wood stove and cold food in the garage, solar-charged
lights and a hand-cranked radio. At that level a steam or Stirling
generator sitting on the stove and slowly heating a tank of water
would be useful to keep the battery packs charged. It would be even
more useful on my resume when the economy improves.