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  1. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Yup, sure do. NO cfl's here, both of us get migraines and florecents of any type are just pure evil. We have the TV always plugged in, as well as modem, cable box and wireless router. Also, two plug in lamps (everything else is hardwired lighting) and the fridge. Fridge is a 1950's Norge. Stove is propane, a 1950's era Floyd Wells with standing pilot and no clock, so no electric usage there. We have a tankless water heater (propane) but it does have a power vent. Just two of us here and we usually only have one or two ceiling fan lights on and the TV at night, we have a laptop instead of a desktop. We have an energy star washer. Alarm clock is a battery model because when we moved in we didn't have electric in the bedroom, lol. I can't recall what we pay per KWH delivered now, but it isn't cheap (although it SHOULD be with the big hydro plant in Niagara Falls-all that power goes down state).

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  2. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    That sounds like the hydro at the Robert Moses power dam in Massena, NY. I do not remember the percent, but a huge portion of the power generated by the dam goes to New York city. The village of Massena has cheap electricity. A nice benefit for the folks there. And ALCOA.
  3. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    Haven't seen that one. But I gotta ask - do you guys really "put that #^!* on everything"? lol
  4. Pavesa

    Pavesa Member

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    Yes, we burn 24/7. When I stack the wood to dry I separate out the big pieces. I work from home so I burn the smaller pieces during the day and the big pieces at night. I keep the humungous pieces for really cold nights and the woodstove fan's still running in the morning. We have oil forced air heating which I have to use otherwise the fan above the shower gets condensation which trips the GFI. Burned 1/3 of a tank of oil last year just because of an excitable GFI! Well, ok, it gets cool in the dining room sometimes so it helps there too. Got a baby gate this year to keep the dog downstairs so we can open the bedroom doors to warm the bedrooms without having our gear chewed..

    We find a big bonus on heating is to use curtains (drapes). With curtains open we find radiant heat loss knocks maybe 5-7f off the room temperature so we have double glazed windows with vinyl roller blinds and then lined curtains. Keep the heat in is an even better solution than generating it!

    Pavesa
  5. David Tackett

    David Tackett Member

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    We burn 24/7. We are on rural electric and have a 3600sqft house. If I heat the house with the heat pump, electric bill runs around 450 a month.
  6. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    That's close to what I pay for a YEAR of electricity!

    :eek::eek::eek:

  7. David Tackett

    David Tackett Member

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    It costs me 380 in the summer to run the AC.
  8. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Lol...no. Personally, just wings. My DH will add it to pasta too, and his cat used to like the congealed stuff from the top of the bottle if you dabbed your finger on it.
  9. Dan Rondeau

    Dan Rondeau New Member

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  10. toddnic

    toddnic Feeling the Heat

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    We are planning on burning 24/7 this coming winter. We have been using a gas furnace for the past 10 years and just installed a Progress Hybrid. I am really looking forward to saving around $2000 per year at current gas prices.
  11. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I love wing sauce. I am grateful to Buffalo for developing that phenomenon
  12. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Old thread. Closing it up.
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