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What have you done to cope with high energy costs?

Post in 'The Green Room' started by sylvestermcmonkey, May 30, 2008.

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  1. Redox

    Redox Minister of Fire

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    Hmm, year round chilled water. Can I bury a PEX loop in there?

    Chris

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  2. RedRanger

    RedRanger New Member

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    Funny you mention the "brew your own".. Did that about 20 years ago, used to make Coopers Lager, and it cost less than a softdrink. Problem was--gained 20 pounds in about 8 months. Sold all the paraphanefila and took about 2 years to lose the weight. Now I really have to limit my alcohol spending,but no longer have to loosen the belt :cheese:
  3. begreen

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    Year round steady temp water. There are some lodges up north on the water that have geothermal heat pumps connected to a tubing mesh in the Sound.
  4. Redox

    Redox Minister of Fire

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    Steady CHILLED water! Most chillers for comfort cooling put out 44-45 degree water and return it at 55 degrees. If only the Cheaspeake were that cool...

    Just wondering out loud who regulates those loops on what is probably public property?

    Chris
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    I wonder if they taste like chicken.

    In sub zero temperatures my wife leaves the back door open so the cats can come in and out as they please.

    FS
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    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit, not the Northern VA woodburner) can't hold DC Metro's jock. Not as many trains, does not drop you in as many convenient places, and costs more.

    Plans for expansion are caught up in political crap and are about 15 years behind schedule. Even the propose expansion ignores my side of the valley. We have light-rail by me but it does not go where I need it to. My only blesssing is I have a 'reverse commute' so I don't sit in bumper-to bumper.
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