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little mouse 03-24-2013 03:25 PM

Talking to the landlord
 
Hello

I'm now to the wind power scene, I rent a house and I was wondering how to talk to my land lord about connecting my wind powered generator to the electrical panel to power everything in the house?

joecaption 03-24-2013 03:28 PM

Good luck with that idea.
I know I'd never go along with it on any of my rentals.

Bondo 03-24-2013 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by little mouse (Post 1144755)
Hello

I'm now to the wind power scene, I rent a house and I was wondering how to talk to my land lord about connecting my wind powered generator to the electrical panel to power everything in the house?

Ayuh,... How big is it,..??

How many watts,..??

At what voltage,..??

oh'mike 03-24-2013 06:16 PM

How persuasive are you?

I would not want a tenant changing a light switch----but if you are a good salesman---who knows?

cleveman 03-25-2013 12:26 AM

Post a photo.

Do you carry this around with you and use it whereever you live next?

vsheetz 03-25-2013 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1144759)
Good luck with that idea.
I know I'd never go along with it on any of my rentals.

x2 :thumbsup:

SPS-1 03-25-2013 03:14 PM

Wind is highly variable, so the way that normally works is that the wind turbine does not power your house directly, it runs through your meter and back to the grid. If the wind is blowing, you will be using that much less electricity from the grid. If your turbine is big enough and the wind is blowing hard enough, your electricity meter will spin backwards and the power company will send you a check rather than a bill. In wind turbines, bigger is better and more efficient. Also the turbine should be 20-30 feet higher than nearby trees, buildings, etc. If you are in the city, that alone explains why you don't see any other turbines. Its a rather expensive proposition to put up a wind turbine. You need to talk to the power company of course, to see if you are even allowed to hook up to your panel. Then again, they might even be offering incentives to do this. Very large turbines often are cost competative with competing power. Smaller turbines are not likely competative. I assume you are going to be suggesting that your landlord foot the bill for erecting the tower and having it electrically connected. As other have suggested - good luck. But you should at least be checking out the requirements from the power company, and what the costs would be to erect the tower and do the hook-ups. If you can accurately determine the costs, and show him what the payback period will be on his investment, he may be interested.

Metro 04-03-2013 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by little mouse (Post 1144755)
Hello

I'm now to the wind power scene, I rent a house and I was wondering how to talk to my land lord about connecting my wind powered generator to the electrical panel to power everything in the house?

Very carefully. If I were you I would be more interested in buying my own home first, and then get concerned about green energy later on.

henrylarry6 06-19-2013 08:56 AM

I don’t think any landlord would allow you to use green energy in his property.

Windows on Wash 06-19-2013 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by henrylarry6 (Post 1203821)
I donít think any landlord would allow you to use green energy in his property.

Why not?

If the install were non-obtrusive or destructive, what would be the reasoning?

Blondesense 06-19-2013 09:52 AM

Are you proposing to do this work yourself, or hire an electrician? If I were a landlord, I wouldn't want anyone but a licensed electrician working on anything electrical. I certainly wouldn't let a renter play with the wiring.

And it may be illegal. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but don't many places restrict electrical work to either the homeowner working on his/her own home or a licensed electrician?

ddawg16 06-19-2013 10:15 AM

Sorry guys...but I smell troll......

There are several wind power forums out there....and he comes here to ask how to talk to a landlord?

No location....and unless he is renting that house out in the country.....I really doubt local codes are going to let him erect a decent size windmill that can power his house.

With that said....I'm a big fan of wind power (pun intended). I always enjoy looking at the windmill farms as I drive out by Edwards AFB or Palm Springs.

But in the back yard? I don't think so....at least not in your average neighborhood.

Lacking pics and more details....he is a troll

djlandkpl 06-19-2013 11:00 AM

Henrylarry6 has been commenting on old dead posts all morning.

ddawg16 06-19-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by djlandkpl (Post 1203888)
Henrylarry6 has been commenting on old dead posts all morning.

Dam....gotta look at those dates....


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