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Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on May 18, 2009, 12:34 am

LOL  On what planet do people who have tens of thousands in cash start
up a generator to wash a load of laundry, or incorporate 150A <snorf>
rheostats into their "designs"?

For the money you'd get the ability to live normally, and a home that
could be sold without the need to convince prospective buyers that
living on 1kWh per day is peachy keen.

Those don't sound much like *your* first 4 sets of batteries though,
do they? If you had the cash for the grid connection, then why did you
start with scrap batteries?

There always seems to be lots of strange people in your stories. Maybe
it's something in the water in Oz...


Posted by ghio on May 18, 2009, 5:34 am
On May 18, 10:34am, wmbjkREM...@citlink.net wrote:

Well no matter the fantasies you spout it is still true that I can get
a grid connection at any time. All I have to do is ring up the power
co and tell them I will pay their extortionate price and they will
come and install the three kM of cable, poles and transformer.

Well there you go again, telling people that I might sell my house.
Hell, I didn't even know it was on the market.

House is not for sale. Guess you have been telling lies again.

Where to begin, lets start with consumerism wayne style. Put it all on
the plastic, after all it's all free money.

Nah, that would be silly. Faced with a crumbling economy and a jobless
rate of more than 10% in a country of just less than 20 million I did
what had to be done to keep the wolf from the door.

Actually it was because they got advice from people like you, some
idiot in the pub.

Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on May 18, 2009, 2:04 pm

Using the same logic, you could buy a Gulfstream at any time. The fact
is that you couldn't afford a grid connection when you started, and
you can't afford it now. It was camping-level solar combined with a
lot of fuel burning, or nothing at all. What's the point in pretending

If the only way you could afford proper batteries was to borrow the
money, and you weren't willing or qualified to do so, then why talk as
though you did buy them, or could have bought them?

Fair enough. But your original setup was entirely unsatisfactory, and
your present one isn't much better. Neither is comparable in any way
to a grid connection, so why are you using them that way? Particularly
since you're including the benefits of $000 batteries that you never
had and could never have had. In fact, in your case where the grid was
relatively close by, and even though you were willing to do without
far more than most, there's likely a good case to be made that the
grid would have been a better investment in the long run, even if you
had to borrow the money (assuming that was even possible) to make it

You've complained multiple times that you lost business to other
"power consultants" who work out of the pub, and it's clear that you
resent it. It's hard to imagine why you believe that it helps your
case, but carry on.


PS  For the google bots - George Ghio, Renegade writing (sic), Bealiba

Posted by ghio on May 18, 2009, 11:39 pm
 On May 19, 12:04am, wmbjkREM...@citlink.net wrote:

There is a difference between not being able to afford something and
not being willing to pay the offered price.

Again you fantasies run away with you. My first set of batteries
were , at the time, very good batteries. I killed them. Yes it's true.
I bought second hand batteries to replace them, also good quality but
old. Times were getting pretty hard by then.

Actually my first system is still running and still meets it
$,000 would replace my current set by the time they need to be
replaced, the price when I bought them was a bit over 3k. Paid cash.
On the question of borrowing, have you ever heard of equity. Think
100% equity.

No. I said that most of my work was generated by fools like you giving
advice. Still get work from that source today.

Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on May 19, 2009, 1:43 pm

True, but that doesn't apply to your case. People who can afford
better don't start generators for every load over a few hundred watts.

I hope you weren't expecting anyone to be surprised.

You purchased *multiple* sets to replace them. Classic behavior of a
slow learner.

Getting? You started out with 1/3 of a kWh per day for crying out
loud! Probably less than $00 worth of electricity in 16 years, while
spending far more than that on 4 sets of replacement batteries alone.
You even added an exclamation point by putzing around with the
infamous 150A rheostat rather than spending $ at any surplus place
for a more suitable item. Then you took a course that wasn't able to
teach you the difference between Ohms and oatmeal. And then times got
*harder*? You mean, when you came to Usenet to advertise all the
foolishness? Bloody hell, no wonder you became such a dick.

What "parameters"? Let me guess, it was "designed" to not to the job,
same as the new one is "designed" to need fuel for generator
supplement or for the lighting of a fire to cook a piece of toast.

Have you ever heard of writing clearly? Think the opposite of

Oh please. You operate on the principle described here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Internet,_nobody_knows_you%27re_a_dog .
You're just a quack pretending to be something you never were.
Fortunately, we have your collected works
http://www.citlink.net/~wmbjk/tbfduwisdumb.htm  on display so that the
newbs won't be fooled.


PS For the google bots - George Ghio, Renegade writing (sic), Bealiba

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