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Re: Whole Houser heating Without Oil, Gas, or electric.

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johndeeregene

11-15-2012 20:15:26
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ok lets look at it this way also. how much fuel an oil did you burn cutting all that wood? how much fuel did you burn running your splitter? next how fuel did you burn hauling the wood? how many hours did it take you to cut all that wood? i am not saying its a bad thing, i just dont see how it pencils out, i know how much fuel my saws burn. they are not what you would call fuel squeezers.




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Adirondack case guy

11-15-2012 21:05:40
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 Re: Whole Houser heating Without Oil, Gas, or electric. in reply to johndeeregene, 11-15-2012 20:15:26  
Ok you have a point there, but Before i installed this heating system I was spending $1200 bucks a year for the oil to heat this house, @ $239/gal.Today fuel is $3.89/gal. I spent about a $100 bucks for fuel to power the saw, splitter, tractor, and PU truck to cut this wood. You do the Math!. I am retired and enjoy cutting wood. I also cut it for two of my uncles, as they own most of the land that I cut dieing and damaged timber on within a half mile of our houses.
As for the solar and Wind units, In am a retired dealer/installer, and aquired the equipment at cost, less state and federal tax credits. The thermo hot water system is well on schedule to a 5yr payoff, and unfortunatly the Mariah wind turbine may never, since they went bankrupt this year. It is supplying about 11% of my electric consumption. The Skystreams that I installed are producing 4000=6500KWHs per year around here. The Hybrid PV/Wind systems are doubling that output.
If the power and all lifelines were to fail for all winter, I can survive very confortably, as our pantries and freezers are full from the garden also, plus I have a full tank of two year old heating oil to power my Yanmar diesel gen set. Can you last that long????
Loren the Acg.

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IaGary

11-16-2012 06:11:39
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 Re: Whole Houser heating Without Oil, Gas, or electric. in reply to Adirondack case guy, 11-15-2012 21:05:40  
I may not be able to last that long but I can leave for vacation and not have to have someone baby sit my wood stove while I'm gone.

Your stuck to the house much the same as a daity farmer stuck to the barn.

If you don't travel what I just said doesn't mather.

Gary



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Adirondack case guy

11-16-2012 06:29:49
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 Re: Whole Houser heating Without Oil, Gas, or electric. in reply to IaGary, 11-16-2012 06:11:39  
Gary,
I don't care to travel, but the oil boiler is in the loop, but turned off. The wood boiler keeps the oil boiler at 120-160F as that is all that is needed for radient floor heat.
Loren, the Acg.



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onefarmer

11-15-2012 20:43:31
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 Re: Whole Houser heating Without Oil, Gas, or electric. in reply to johndeeregene, 11-15-2012 20:15:26  
I think I'm doing pretty good. See below plus, instead of dealing with fields, I deal with the woods,



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