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Posted by DJ on July 3, 2003, 4:01 pm
We bought a Kill-o-Watt the other day, been plugging it into different
things in our grid rental house, to determine 'what comes, what goes'
into our wind-powered house this fall.

 Most of it is not surprising, keeping track of it in an excel
spreadsheet. The entertainment center (TV, Sterio, VCR, etc), the
computer, the various small appliances, that sort of thing.

 Got one interesting surprise yesterday, though!

 A hot air popcorn maker. Sure, you'd think they'd draw a bit. But
when I looked at the display, I was shocked.

 1050 watts of juice sucked down off the grid over just 15 minutes.
 It *goes* ;-).


Posted by 'Captain' Kirk DeHaan on July 3, 2003, 6:30 pm
On 3 Jul 2003 09:01:58 -0700, dj_macintyre@hotmail.com (DJ) wrote:

Where do you get the Kill-o-Watt device?  URL?


"Moe, Larry, the cheese!", Curly


Posted by DJ on July 4, 2003, 1:22 am
Apparently there's a place in Vancouver that is licenced to sell them;
but I didn't find out in time, and bit the bullet and had it sent from
California, and paid the Customs fee on it anyway. Ended up being, as
I remember, about 100$ CAN total; they usually go for about 40-50$ USD
plus shipping and handling.

 I didn't look anywhere special, just surfed a few pages from
AltaVista, and picked the cheapest one.

 Oh, and it's "Kill A WATT", not "Kill O WATT".


Posted by Winston Smith on July 6, 2003, 9:09 pm
 On Thu, 03 Jul 2003 11:30:42 -0700, 'Captain' Kirk DeHaan


Posted by William Mcfadden on July 11, 2003, 10:03 pm
I bought a new one for the same price from J&R music world.  With shipping,
the total was under $5.  www.jandr.com

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