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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2006, 11:45:22 PM »
hobbies other than homebrew electric power production, if there is time left between work and honeydo. pepa.
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2006, 02:18:52 AM »
hey smoggy..


years ago[1930s] my dad built a wind gen from a 6v auto gen--had it geared up with a big 12ft prop..he lived on a farm back then --they always had a flock of pegions flying around,.

well the first day he had it up--the whole flock took off and flew right into the blades..he said they ate pegions for quite some time after that..............


  as far as the poll --could ask who is serious and who likes it as a hobby..

 started out as a hobby for me then i finally built a good one to power up my old motorhome..kinda stalled out sence then--but still enjoy reading the posts...

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2006, 02:33:30 AM »
"Anybody got a funny line for biodiesel?"


How about " I make my own Gas!!"

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2006, 11:42:24 AM »
England! I'm no englishman, I'm scottish!
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2006, 08:01:34 PM »
Danb alot of neat and great ideas

stephant and zap I think are the closest

but what ever you do remember change is a good thing ;-)

Kevin
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2006, 11:33:08 PM »
I think we need a poll to determine what should be the subject of a poll...
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2006, 03:32:30 AM »
There are other places than the US? Ya learn something every day. Who would have guessed?

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2006, 03:34:28 AM »
Mercy ya started a war ya called a Scottsman a bad word!
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2006, 03:37:14 AM »
we could ask for more hours in the day
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2006, 06:24:08 AM »
Hey Thats my line : )


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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2006, 07:51:52 AM »
BINGO!
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2006, 02:06:58 PM »
here's my .02, how about adding?


1.) are you into alt power as a

hobbyist?

education?

want electricity where it's not today?

want your own electricity even though it's a electric bill away?

just preparing for that unknown outage?

you have something to sell?



  1. ) country you live in
  2. ) if your country has state/province which do you live in
  3. ) your handiest skills, percentage wise


electrical?

electronic?

machinist?

welder?

mechanical?

woodworker?

experimenter?


5.) electricity source spouse allows

grid only?

whatever doesn't mar the house or landscape in their opinion

whatever keeps the fridge going and doesn't raise the electric bill


6. ) sex of the person doing this poll.

male

female

don't know

 (yes the don't know is a joke)


7. ) time spent on alt power projects

evenings after everyone is in bed

weekends

eat sleep & s4!t alt power ideas/concepts

(admin feel free to censor, heheh)

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2006, 04:03:38 AM »
What injuries have you sustained whilst pursuing your RE adventures?


A) I hurt my wallet.

B) I tore my pants once

C) Magnets pinched my skin

  1) once

  2) several times

  3) always when I handled them.

D) Magnets drew blood

  1) once

  2) several times

  3) always when I handled them.

E) Magnets made me lose a finger(hand/arm/toe/foot)

F) I cut my finger off with a circle saw (wink wink, nudge nudge, to whom it concerns)

G) A blade hit me on the head and I've yet got to recover my sanity

H) None. I let others do the dangerous stuff, like erecting towers and installing the generator & blades.


Admittedly, a bit tongue in cheek, but with a serious undertone. RE is neither free, nor without its risks.

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2006, 06:34:17 PM »
Yes, that is the plan, they tell me:  It will get so hard to cross the border with all these passports and ID cards that the americans think we'll just give up and move in.

But we'll get even!  HA we'll start selling everything to china instead, how d'y'all like that!

Don't worry, we'll never turn off the taps, you guys are too nice (and persuasive).
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No one believes the theory except the one who developed it.  Everyone believes the experiment except the one who ran it.

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2006, 10:58:51 PM »
"Anybody got a funny line for biodiesel?"


How about I drive 20 miles free eating french fries for a week :)

 Eat More deep fried foods, America needs the oil!


That veggie oil works! Wish I had a diesel, my friend does!

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2006, 11:06:27 PM »
I'll go to Canada without paying the USA  $100 for the passport, if they won't let me back in later who cares!


And I'll SUE THEM from Canada for Violating my right to return home to USA as a citizen!

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2006, 04:08:13 PM »
DANB :


A tech sheet in form style.

you inter name. wing mill spects,

all the way from tower to battery bank

all of this in a form, maybe a place for pictures.

This will help those who are look for info

they would have site to look through.


I have wanted somrthing like this to look ,for tech help.


DAN


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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2006, 11:01:21 AM »
how about a couple of items; from a flowing creek powering a turbine and to an old fashion wind mill and pump, then a solar panel powering something. Like a bolt electricity shocking the power companeies.  Each pole would have a number rising  as the ones using each system that are around the country or the world grow. On the bottom you could put someone tearing up the power bill they used to have.  
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2006, 04:58:17 PM »
0-24 hours 2-7 days, 2-6 months, 7 to 12 months, 1 year, 2 years, etc.  And/or what type of failure; electrical or mechanical.


Needs to be doubled up:  Intervals look good but should be something like:

 2-6 months and broke,

 2-6 months and still running,

...

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2006, 08:28:13 AM »
Needs to be doubled up:  Intervals look good but should be something like:

 2-6 months and broke,

 2-6 months and still running,


That's kind of what I was trying to get at with the "And/or..." statement.  AND it's still running OR it's broke.

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2006, 09:43:51 AM »
just hit the center button and it will open in a new tab.


I like how much kwh you use a month.
my last bill I used 2284 Kwh on grid yet
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2006, 06:32:30 PM »
I'm new here, so maybe this poll has already been done, but I'd be interested to know how much other people are paying for electricity per kwh, in other parts of the country, and other parts of the world, if this isn't getting too personal.

 I seem to remember reading somewhere that it costs alot more in areas of high population density, like the east coast of the U.S. I'm just curious to know if there is much a difference.

Cheers!

Brian H
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2006, 10:20:39 PM »
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2007, 08:04:45 PM »
How much power are you producing Daily? Weekly? Monthly?


Wind?

Solar?

Other?


Ron

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