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Old 07-11-2019, 12:38 AM   #16
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Re: Evolution in living spaces

Originally Posted by DoomsDave View Post
Interesting discussion on many levels.

Sewers changed the course of history, I think, at least in the west. They made cities bearable to live in. Read accounts of pre-sewer London, where "Chamber pots" sometimes got tossed out windows onto passers-by below.

Sewers helped tame the spread of many diseases spread that way. Typhus was a regular problem. Sewage and sanitation have made it a thing of the past, sort of, at least in the U.S. and Western Europe and Japan.

Typhus, coming to a street near you. . .

Typhus has broken out in the homeless camps in LA. True.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:41 AM   #17
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I like the idea of Tesla's solar shingles and storage batteries.

I would like to see the cost of solar shingles come down to a level that would be competitive with traditional shingles and everyone would produce their own electricity during the day, store the excess in batteries and retrieve it at night.

Unfortunately, Elon Musk makes a lot of promises but he doesn't keep them all. The man is amazing, but he has too many projects going at one time.

Today he launched a rocket into space that had 60 satellites on it....wow.
Good for him......now, let's get those solar shingles produced.

I also like the idea of zero energy housing. Homes that are super efficient (thicker walls and more insulation ) and with the use of solar panels produce as much energy as they consume in one year.

Imagine, if all the homes in America ( or around the world) produced their own energy. I think homes consume 1/3 of all the energy produced in the U.S.

If we produced our own energy at home and reduced energy needs nationwide by 1/3......we could shut down a nuclear plant, or a coal plant, or tear down a hydro dam and restore fish to certain areas.......

Maybe one day........



Those will be nice for folks who don't have winter. No way it's working for us Northerner's though heh

(I'm not a professional, just a homeowner who dabbles in a bit of everything DIY)
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