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johansen
Posted: December 30, 2011 11:38 pm
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QUOTE (kellys_eye @ December 30, 2011 04:12 pm)
Using a diesel generator in the UK and powered from 'red' diesel (normally only available to farmers etc as it is not taxed as heavily as normal road diesel) you can generate electricity at approximately 75% the cost of grid power.  This includes a sum for regular maintenance of the genny.

interesting.
Here in the pacific northwest at current gasoline prices our generator costs 50 cents/kwh, 5 times the current electricity rates.

firewood is one tenth the price of electricity if burned at 100% efficiency. if burned at 30% efficiency then gasoline is cheaper. heating oil is the same price as diesel afaik.


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Posted: December 31, 2011 12:44 am
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QUOTE (johansen @ December 30, 2011 03:38 pm)
heating oil is the same price as diesel afaik.

I have oil heating and we're cheaper than diesel ATM.

Last fillup we paid $1.07/litre when all the deisel signs were at $1.33/litre.

(southwest BC is using genuine stove oil.... rest of the country uses winter diesel, AFAIK)

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Posted: December 31, 2011 11:27 pm
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QUOTE (Geek @ December 30, 2011 03:44 pm)
QUOTE (johansen @ December 30, 2011 03:38 pm)
heating oil is the same price as diesel afaik.

I have oil heating and we're cheaper than diesel ATM.

Last fillup we paid $1.07/litre when all the deisel signs were at $1.33/litre.

(southwest BC is using genuine stove oil.... rest of the country uses winter diesel, AFAIK)

Cheers!

This place has oil heating as well...which I never use.
I heat with a few electric space heaters, because it costs half as much.
This cuts my annual oil consumption to ~400 liters, mostly for hot water.


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Posted: December 31, 2011 11:50 pm
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We have electric hot water.

I'll never use space heaters again.... in the old trailer with no forced air, you could keep the space heaters holding the place the 25C., it's the humidity that will have black mould hanging off the walls in no time.

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Posted: January 16, 2012 10:49 pm
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QUOTE (Nothing40 @ December 26, 2011 01:55 am)
Here's a great site for wind/off-grid stuff.

http://www.fieldlines.com/board/

Really effective site
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Posted: January 17, 2012 12:16 am
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QUOTE (johndev @ January 16, 2012 02:49 pm)
QUOTE (Nothing40 @ December 26, 2011 01:55 am)
Here's a great site for wind/off-grid stuff.

http://www.fieldlines.com/board/

Really effective site

I should clarify.. Fieldlines is the forum for this site: http://otherpower.com/

Lots of renewable energy information,and plans,etc.


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Posted: January 17, 2012 05:24 am
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He appears to be a bot, don't sweat it.
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Posted: January 17, 2012 07:25 am
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QUOTE (AwesomeMatt @ January 16, 2012 09:24 pm)
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I should clarify.


He appears to be a bot, don't sweat it.

Username/IP shows clear on StopForumSpam.com dunno.gif


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Posted: January 18, 2012 11:47 pm
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QUOTE (Geek @ December 31, 2011 02:50 pm)
We have electric hot water.

I'll never use space heaters again.... in the old trailer with no forced air, you could keep the space heaters holding the place the 25C., it's the humidity that will have black mould hanging off the walls in no time.

Cheers!

That's why I have the furnace fan running 24/7. I do this everywhere I live, as heating is much more comfortable when air circulation is maintained. wink.gif


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Posted: January 18, 2012 11:53 pm
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QUOTE (Geek @ January 17, 2012 12:25 am)
QUOTE (AwesomeMatt @ January 16, 2012 09:24 pm)
He appears to be a bot, don't sweat it.

Username/IP shows clear on StopForumSpam.com dunno.gif

That could mean he/it just hasn't been reported yet though. Dunno. beer.gif


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