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Posted by David Turner, Island Computers on March 8, 2006, 5:14 pm
For what it costs I see no talk of timers/solar/cost comparisons etc

I installed a hot water heater timer in our house 3 months ago

It is on from 7-9:30am then 5:30 to 10pm.

That means it is only actually running (actual power availability that is)
about 7.5 hours
The insulation is good enough that it is not drawing power than for maybe
half of that

At 13C/KW in Savannah GA that ain't much (heater is 4500W 50 Gallon)
Ergo = $.38/day which is at most $31.63 per month

In reality it is running about 1/2 of that, so it is costing about $5/month
to heat water !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FYI That is almost $00 per year (minimum) to have hot water

Now does anyone see the value to having a Solar Hot Water heater?!?!?!?!?!?!


David B Turner
Island Computers US Corp
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Savannah GA 31404
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Posted by raden on March 8, 2006, 9:16 pm

David, for someone who works for a computer company, you don't seem to
understand how to post to a newsgroup

you've top posted, and as you've somehow managed to put previous posts
to the thread below your sig sep, they don't appear in future postings

There are plenty of clues about how to do it - go and learn


Posted by SJC on March 8, 2006, 9:21 pm

  I personally don't give a darn about top posting.
Some of you seem to care a lot. Get a life.

Posted by Solar Flare on March 8, 2006, 10:36 pm

Cutting off the text below the signature is ***YOUR*** browser's
problem. Don't  blame others for it.

  I personally don't give a darn about top posting.
Some of you seem to care a lot. Get a life.

Posted by Doctor Drivel on March 8, 2006, 11:52 pm

Get a proper email editor.

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