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Old 12-12-2010, 08:42 PM   #4156
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See the post number at the upper right hand side of this post?

The one you want is a few thousand before this, probably on page 93 or 94 or so.

Yea i got it after I started looking at the posts .... I was like.. do i have to count back or find his 1404th post some where or what? lol I am good.. yea I like the ebony one it was pretty nice.

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Old 12-13-2010, 09:24 PM   #4157
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Very short weather window this morning...so a quickie trip over and the Star Quartz grout was in. Luckily, they had a second order which came over from Vancouver at the same time, so the end cost was only $117 after all.

Picked up some prezzies...new mig welder...nice box of sockets, wrenches and whatnot. Also noticed that the House of Pot now has LED lights in!!!!!!

Very slick little display by Phillips with about half a dozen lights all set up you can test - all with dimmers. They only had one bulb left to fit the chandelier in the stairwell, so I got that. They will be getting more in very shortly. About the same price as the online stuff, and it was right in front of my eyes.

One fifth the energy consumption of a CFL. I'm up for that!

Also managed to get some new gaskets for the outboard motor. Now there will be two days of rain for sure.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:19 PM   #4158
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Do the LED lights come in 40, 60, 75 and 100 watts? Do you mind me asking how much one bulb is?

It's nice that your grout was cheaper than expected. That doesn't happen very often.
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Do the LED lights come in 40, 60, 75 and 100 watts? Do you mind me asking how much one bulb is?

It's nice that your grout was cheaper than expected. That doesn't happen very often.
You beat me to the punch, I was going to ask that also. We have a couple of the florescent light bulbs in our kitchen and one has already bit the dust. I saw somewhere on the net where some of the florescent light bulbs were catching on fire so we had planed to change them out anyway.
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I just heard on the news last week that the EPA hasn't been completely honest with us about the amount of mercury in the CFL's. It's 20x higher than they first told us. FWIW

I'd buy the LED's though.

I read about the CFL's that were starting fires Jim. If I remember right, they were made in China and sold at Wal-Mart. But they pulled them off the shelves. I don't think the better quality bulbs do that. You can google 'CFL bulbs catching fire' or something similar and you'll find articles about it.
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Do the LED lights come in 40, 60, 75 and 100 watts? Do you mind me asking how much one bulb is?

It's nice that your grout was cheaper than expected. That doesn't happen very often.
Barb, the whole point of these LED's is kind of twofold.

Firstly, the bulb I got consumes only 3 watts and it is dimmable, something you cannot do with a CFL. This one was $15.98 + tax. It will go for 20,000 plus hours before it reaches 50% of its' original output. This is fairly typical of the current LED's.

There are constant improvements being made, and by this time next year they will be yet more efficient and less expensive.

I spent many days investigating the current state of the art of LED's. Even at the present cost, it is more than worth it to change over immediately.

For example, our chandelier has 6 lights at 60 watts each - total 360 watts. On our solar system that represents a 15 amp draw, in other words, it's completely insane. Whereas 6 LED's at 3 watts is 3/4 of an amp draw.

As quickly as I can I will be getting other LED's for the frequently used lights in the house.
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Very short weather window this morning...so a quickie trip over and the Star Quartz grout was in. Luckily, they had a second order which came over from Vancouver at the same time, so the end cost was only $117 after all.

Picked up some prezzies...new mig welder...nice box of sockets, wrenches and whatnot. Also noticed that the House of Pot now has LED lights in!!!!!!

Very slick little display by Phillips with about half a dozen lights all set up you can test - all with dimmers. They only had one bulb left to fit the chandelier in the stairwell, so I got that. They will be getting more in very shortly. About the same price as the online stuff, and it was right in front of my eyes.

One fifth the energy consumption of a CFL. I'm up for that!

Also managed to get some new gaskets for the outboard motor. Now there will be two days of rain for sure.
That is good that you saved a few bucks on the grout but that is still a little rich for my blood.

Man you did pick up some serious presents, that is some things any dude would love. I hope you enjoy them buddy.

When you try the LED lights could you tell us how they compare to regular light bulbs as far as the brightness goes. It took some getting use to the florescent bulbs over regular bulbs for us.

We need to do a ain't gone-a-rain dance for you Keith. We got some snow this go around and it is cooold out there right now 18 and dropping.
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Barb, the whole point of these LED's is kind of twofold.

Firstly, the bulb I got consumes only 3 watts and it is dimmable, something you cannot do with a CFL. This one was $15.98 + tax. It will go for 20,000 plus hours before it reaches 50% of its' original output. This is fairly typical of the current LED's.

There are constant improvements being made, and by this time next year they will be yet more efficient and less expensive.

I spent many days investigating the current state of the art of LED's. Even at the present cost, it is more than worth it to change over immediately.

For example, our chandelier has 6 lights at 60 watts each - total 360 watts. On our solar system that represents a 15 amp draw, in other words, it's completely insane. Whereas 6 LED's at 3 watts is 3/4 of an amp draw.

As quickly as I can I will be getting other LED's for the frequently used lights in the house.
Keith, that really isn't too bad for the LED lights, they will save money in the long run. For you they will really be good on solar energy.
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I'll have to check the local stores for the LED lights. It would be great to get a lower electric bill each month.

Thanks for telling us about those Keith. I'd heard of them but didn't know they used that much less power.

When we moved into this house, there was an old electric stove, an old electric dryer and a side-by-side refrigerator that was probably 25 years old. All energy suckers.

I can't remember how high our electric bills were then. But within the course of a couple months, we replaced all 3 of those appliances and the sump pump. The new dryer and stove were gas. So my electric bill dropped.

During that time, we had a freak snow storm in October and a tree limb fell on our power line and pulled the electric meter away from the house.

A new meter was put on and I do remember our electric bills were in the $35 to $55 range after all of these things were replaced.

The power company must have missed our larger monthly donations because the following summer one of their guys knocked on my door and told me my power would be out for a short time while he switches over to a new meter.

I told him that the one that was out there was still fairly new. He told me that he had to replace it and that he was replacing all of the meters up and down my street. Sure.

I asked all of my neighbors if their meters had been replaced and they all said no. If the power company had asked, I would have explained to them why my bill was lower and saved them the time and trouble.
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I'll have to check the local stores for the LED lights. It would be great to get a lower electric bill each month.

Thanks for telling us about those Keith. I'd heard of them but didn't know they used that much less power.

When we moved into this house, there was an old electric stove, an old electric dryer and a side-by-side refrigerator that was probably 25 years old. All energy suckers.

I can't remember how high our electric bills were then. But within the course of a couple months, we replaced all 3 of those appliances and the sump pump. The new dryer and stove were gas. So my electric bill dropped.

During that time, we had a freak snow storm in October and a tree limb fell on our power line and pulled the electric meter away from the house.

A new meter was put on and I do remember our electric bills were in the $35 to $55 range after all of these things were replaced.

The power company must have missed our larger monthly donations because the following summer one of their guys knocked on my door and told me my power would be out for a short time while he switches over to a new meter.

I told him that the one that was out there was still fairly new. He told me that he had to replace it and that he was replacing all of the meters up and down my street. Sure.

I asked all of my neighbors if their meters had been replaced and they all said no. If the power company had asked, I would have explained to them why my bill was lower and saved them the time and trouble.
Well, you should have asked him how long do these junk meters last? Will you be putting in a new one every time my bill drops? Don't you think that's a waste of money? Or don't you give a damn? Now get off my property.

The lie about replacing all the meters on the street would have done it for me.

Now, get a small glass drill, drill a hole in line with the spinning disc, and shove something in there to jam it. If it doesn't spin as fast, your bill will drop significantly...oh dear, what a shame.
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Well, you should have asked him how long do these junk meters last? Will you be putting in a new one every time my bill drops? Don't you think that's a waste of money? Or don't you give a damn? Now get off my property.

The lie about replacing all the meters on the street would have done it for me.

Now, get a small glass drill, drill a hole in line with the spinning disc, and shove something in there to jam it. If it doesn't spin as fast, your bill will drop significantly...oh dear, what a shame.
For the last part that I do diffrent due I have paralleling generator unit which I can match to the POCO systrem and backload them and watch the meter run in reverse and the last time I have larger generator to test run I actally did got my transfomer buzz pretty good due that transfomer it only 75 KW { yeah .,, 75,000 watts } but I did test the generator which it have 150 KW and ran at half load I walk around and see how fast the meter was going in reverse it was really hauling each KWH number click back in every minuite or so and told one guy crank it up to the point where the transformer fuse or shop breaker will be ready to trip the breaker { at 180 amp @ 480 volts 3 phase }.

as far for the small hole in the meter I know few peoples done that but I have see worst than that.

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I'm Rich, I'm Rich, this is proof that "good things come to those who wait". Looks like I'm in the bucks and right at Christmas time too. It don't get no better than this. And look who the notice is from: "Helen Troy". Yessir this is absolutely a good deal.


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Congratulations Bud! If they ask you to send $4,200 via Western Union, for processing fees, you'll know the money is on it's way.

Yes, it is a shame that people fall for this sort of thing.
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I'm Rich, I'm Rich, this is proof that "good things come to those who wait". Looks like I'm in the bucks and right at Christmas time too. It don't get no better than this. And look who the notice is from: "Helen Troy". Yessir this is absolutely a good deal.




Helen Troy indeed! These are genuinely stupid people of very low intelligence that dream up these things. The trouble is...those that fall for it are even dumber. It's too bad.
Oh no, I feel so stupid now.
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Seems a shame you're only getting the cheap ones Bud...most of mine come in the multi-million dollar range from Nigeria. How on earth do you guys think I can afford all this stuff?

Next time I get one I'll have to post it just for fun. No sense keeping all this money to myself...

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