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Take me back to where I was.
  • Date: 8/17/14 11:29 AM
  • Number: 252456
  • Recommendations: 3
TDHFool,

Is there a post (or site) that has SIPRO screen definitions in Radiscript or plain English or the like?

These are all the screen definitions I know of:
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  • Date: 8/12/14 8:17 PM
  • Number: 739067
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

Phil, I don't think there's any faith to be had by you.

Hey, at least I didn't post: You ask for guidance from God A, and God B responds with "Thou shalt have no other gods before me!"

I think
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  • Date: 8/12/14 7:13 PM
  • Number: 739058
  • Recommendations: 2
Beridian,

All health care systems have horror stories and failings, they also have successes which few people talk about on the internet. We as a society need to choose the best one.

No, we don't. We as a society need to
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  • Date: 8/12/14 3:02 PM
  • Number: 128352
  • Recommendations: 0
Goofyhoofy,

So I sez to myself, how about putting them in series?

For whatever it's worth, I've done this before... indeed, I have my Verizon FiOS gear, which itself includes a UPS to run the telephone service part, plugged
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  • Date: 8/12/14 3:02 AM
  • Number: 738947
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

It's exceedingly unlikely that Earth would simply evolve into the beauty and complexity it obviously possesses.

It's really not, though. In computer programming, we do stuff like this all the time. You can program
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  • Date: 8/12/14 2:51 AM
  • Number: 738946
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

Yes, I see what [warrl is] saying now, but in my opinion there's nothing incoherent about asking for guidance from a being you're not even sure exists. If He doesn't exist, you won't get a response, anyway, but if He does exist,
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  • Date: 8/12/14 2:03 AM
  • Number: 738943
  • Recommendations: 0
MetalDecathlete,

There's that tiny little evolution/creation feud.

I've never understood that one. To me, it's like this. If God just mysteriously creates the universe, then, yeah, that's amazing... and what else is new? But
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  • Date: 8/12/14 1:41 AM
  • Number: 738942
  • Recommendations: 0
MetalDecathlete,

In the end, I got no answers.

And, obviously, during all this there were plenty of opportunities for a higher-power-connecting event... yet none occurred until you got back to Christianity.

It
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  • Date: 8/12/14 1:32 AM
  • Number: 738941
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

So don't read the Old Testament. Instead, read learned commentaries about it.

That's pretty foreign to me... normally I want to go to the most direct source available, rather than go to something "some
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  • Date: 8/12/14 1:08 AM
  • Number: 128341
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

I haven't actually pulled the trigger on the T8s yet.

OK, thanks. I was asking because I just had a ballast go out in a fixture, and rather than replacing the ballast I just rewired the fixture for LEDs and put in
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  • Date: 8/11/14 1:49 PM
  • Number: 738803
  • Recommendations: 0
MetalDecathlete,

I tested it with scripture and believed.

Gutsy move. Jesus answered, "It is said: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

It is truly a remarkable experience to witness and
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  • Date: 8/11/14 2:22 AM
  • Number: 128331
  • Recommendations: 0
Hey 1poorguy,

Remember this thread http://boards.fool.com/31328665.aspx?sort=whole ?

Did you ever get any of those LED T8's? And if so, how'd that work out for
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  • Date: 8/11/14 2:06 AM
  • Number: 738735
  • Recommendations: 1
CCinOC,

I'm not Jesus. ;-)

I left that one wide open, didn't I? Well played.

Phil
  • Date: 8/10/14 8:20 PM
  • Number: 738702
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

I can speak only for myself. I don't share the details with people who are obviously hostile to the Gospel.

I'm not hostile to the Gospel, I just don't find it completely compelling based on the information I have so
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  • Date: 8/10/14 4:49 PM
  • Number: 738671
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

That's where faith comes in--God never said otherwise--which apparently you don't have, Phil.

If faith means "complete confidence in someone/thing", especially without tangible proof of his/its validity,
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  • Date: 8/10/14 3:09 PM
  • Number: 738659
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

I call this "subjective evidence" - stuff that it would be illogical for person A, who has experienced it, to deny, but also illogical for person B, who has not, to accept.

Indeed. I honestly don't have any
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  • Date: 8/10/14 5:56 AM
  • Number: 738621
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

It's awesome. I'm crazy about jalapeños, so it suits me to a T.

Speaking of jalapenos, have you seen this?
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  • Date: 8/10/14 5:29 AM
  • Number: 189740
  • Recommendations: 2
MurrayS,

I guess Goofy's response fits the specifics of the question, but not the intent IMHO.

Exactly. Goofy and I go way back. He likes to nit-pick my wording rather than use the obviously intended meaning. Thanks for
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  • Date: 8/10/14 5:20 AM
  • Number: 189739
  • Recommendations: 0
tketola,

well, I only responded to your post because you posted a blatant/uniformed lie, and after I proved you wrong, now you are trying to obfuscate the issue.

Nothing I said was a lie. Nothing was incorrect, unless you
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  • Date: 8/10/14 5:10 AM
  • Number: 189738
  • Recommendations: 1
Goofyhoofy,

Which is not to say there weren't any, contrary to your post:

As MurrayS has already pointed out, clearly I meant that I didn't recall any reports of hackers actually making charges on the credit
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  • Date: 8/10/14 4:40 AM
  • Number: 738620
  • Recommendations: 1
Manhattan on WGN is one of the best written new series this summer. Set in the '40's it's about the Manhattan Project set up at what later became Los Alamos. Locations, casting, acting writing and attention to period detail are
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  • Date: 8/10/14 4:29 AM
  • Number: 738619
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

No, it takes a change of heart. If one approaches the subject of God in defiance and hubris, don't bother waiting for anything.

What if one approaches the subject of God with questioning and continuously seeking to
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  • Date: 8/10/14 4:25 AM
  • Number: 738618
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

Why are you interpreting Jesus's words that way?

Because that's what the New Testament says Jesus said. I was posting from memory, so the details may be off some. But the general idea was that Jesus told his
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  • Date: 8/10/14 4:14 AM
  • Number: 738617
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

The other element regarding whether Jesus existed is that some people do not want Him to have existed.

The flip side of that is there's plenty of people who do want Jesus to have existed. Many times people have been
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  • Date: 8/10/14 4:01 AM
  • Number: 738616
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

How in the world are you interpreting Section 1 as an extension of the Bill of Rights, which includes the First Amendment, to apply to state governments as well as to the federal government in the context we are
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  • Date: 8/9/14 4:28 AM
  • Number: 738482
  • Recommendations: 0
MetalDecathlete,

I told God one day, at the age of 26, that I would leave all my pre-conceived opinions behind me and accept the truth no matter what. He answered my prayer and revealed himself to me. It was the Holy Spirit that opened
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  • Date: 8/9/14 4:17 AM
  • Number: 738481
  • Recommendations: 0
307wolverine,

If Jesus wanted to found a religion I seems to me that he'd turn to some of his more learned followers and say, "I am the embodiment of God. Every word I speak comes from God. I speak. You write." But that didn't
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  • Date: 8/9/14 4:10 AM
  • Number: 738480
  • Recommendations: 0
307wolverine,

Rockefeller originally funded the University of Chicago back in 1890. I never knew that until today.

The History Channel's "The Men Who Built America" was actually pretty good about showing the
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  • Date: 8/9/14 4:04 AM
  • Number: 738479
  • Recommendations: 3
CCinOC,

What do we know about Jesus from non-Bible sources? ... More information has survived about Jesus Christ than most other ancient figures.

If you dig into that with an open mind, I'm pretty sure you'll find it's just
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  • Date: 8/9/14 3:40 AM
  • Number: 738478
  • Recommendations: 2
MetalDecathlete,

But let's make a distinction here that is often missed by liberals and conservatives alike. The 1st amendment states, 'congress' shall pass no law.

If I'm not mistaken, most blue laws were state and locally

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  • Date: 8/8/14 4:10 PM
  • Number: 189726
  • Recommendations: 9
tketola,

Well, you are welcome to be a skeptic, however, you are way off base here!!!

Possibly, but I doubt it.

It's the same Company that discovered the Target and Adobe data breaches earlier this
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  • Date: 8/6/14 8:31 PM
  • Number: 134310
  • Recommendations: 2
Colovion,

I'm optimistic, frankly. At some point the Dem lies have to be shown for what they are, you can't get blood from a stone after all.

That's incredibly optimistic. Clearly, liberal policies won't work, but liberals
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  • Date: 8/6/14 3:12 PM
  • Number: 189704
  • Recommendations: 10
CyberVor, a gang of Russian hackers, swiped 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from nearly half a million websites, Hold Security revealed Tuesday.

A company that makes money from making people nervous about security problems
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  • Date: 7/29/14 1:17 AM
  • Number: 128260
  • Recommendations: 0
I'm 99.99% sure the box said 12AWG and UL listed. I'm traveling so I can't check it now. I'll double-check it later.

In one place the box says:
- Max. Voltage: 600V
- Max. Current: 20A
- 12-28 AWG Solid or Stranded

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  • Date: 7/28/14 12:45 AM
  • Number: 128232
  • Recommendations: 0
Great job, 1poorguy!

Phil
  • Date: 7/27/14 3:35 PM
  • Number: 27337
  • Recommendations: 0
Southern California.

Phil
  • Date: 7/26/14 4:48 AM
  • Number: 128217
  • Recommendations: 0
wecoguy,

Small gauge wires, or a mix, simpler to use wirenuts if on hand, or stock up on crimp connectors, permanent, no escapees if you twist 'em together before trimming

I've seen so many crimp connections fail... even
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  • Date: 7/26/14 4:41 AM
  • Number: 128216
  • Recommendations: 0
foo1bar,

If the box actually says it can be used for solid copper 12AWG, then at least at some point it was presumably UL approved for that. But what I could find makes me think that if it was before, it isn't anymore.

I'm
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  • Date: 7/25/14 11:55 PM
  • Number: 128211
  • Recommendations: 0
foo1bar,

Worst I've had is where it was a pair of 12-AWG and a 20-AWG in a light fixture.

Especially if the small-gauge wire is stranded and the larger wire(s) solid. Usually the stranded wire just wads up rather than
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  • Date: 7/25/14 11:51 PM
  • Number: 128210
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

I'm no electrician, but the levers concerned me a bit also. ... those levers seem like a possible point of failure.

They're not. If they did fail, the problem would be that you wouldn't be able to put a wire in.
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  • Date: 7/25/14 11:44 PM
  • Number: 128209
  • Recommendations: 2
foo1bar,

The ones you linked to are only for 28 to 14 AWG. At least that's how I read the wago website. I do most of my wiring with 12 gauge, so wouldn't work for me.

No, they are rated 28AWG to 12AWG, solid and stranded,
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  • Date: 7/25/14 2:18 PM
  • Number: 128199
  • Recommendations: 3
Please use wire nuts of the correct size.

Or just use these:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003K124UA

Wago 222's. Also come in a 5-wire version. So much easier than wire nuts!
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  • Date: 7/22/14 9:53 PM
  • Number: 6743
  • Recommendations: 0
lorenzo2,

The question is, how do the numbers in column B get there?

In cell B1 of work2, type this formula:
=INDIRECT("[work1.xls]"&A1&"!B1")
then copy that down to cell B2,
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  • Date: 7/22/14 2:50 AM
  • Number: 6738
  • Recommendations: 0
lorenzo2,

I should have mentioned that the workbook being referenced (sample.xls in the example) must be open (in another window in Excel).

Phil
  • Date: 7/22/14 2:44 AM
  • Number: 6737
  • Recommendations: 1
lorenzo2,

Let's say you want the value of cell D9 on Sheet1 in the workbook sample.xls. In cell A1 of some other workbook you have this text:
[sample.xls]Sheet1
and you put the following formula somewhere on the same sheet
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  • Date: 7/17/14 3:10 AM
  • Number: 735413
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

For discussion about your observations, no one has done it better (in my opinion) than C. S. Lewis.

That's unfortunate, because I find that essay to be very poor. Clearly, he means to set some fundamentals and
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  • Date: 7/16/14 8:10 PM
  • Number: 128157
  • Recommendations: 0
GWPotter,

The DOE did a study and decided the optimum procedure was to turn fluorescents off if they light was not expected to be used for a period that was in the range of 1 hour.

Actually the time is 5 seconds if you're
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  • Date: 7/16/14 5:45 PM
  • Number: 128155
  • Recommendations: 2
1poorguy,

Anyone familiar with this?

Yes, I've used several of the similar
www.1000bulbs.com/product/112512/PLUSRITE-5773.html

These are
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  • Date: 7/16/14 1:51 AM
  • Number: 735281
  • Recommendations: 1
CCinOC,

"How can I have a relationship with the beings I made and love when they're disgusting, hateful creatures who can't even follow ten simple rules?" Enter JC--God in the flesh.

I've never understood this.
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  • Date: 7/16/14 12:48 AM
  • Number: 735279
  • Recommendations: 1
Colovion,

Of course mine will be the one with the NRA license cover and the "I'm not a liberal!" MRC bumper sticker...

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  • Date: 7/9/14 4:34 AM
  • Number: 189494
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

Unfortunately, those password files get hacked more often than companies like to admit.

It's still rare enough that really the original article is completely irrelevant to any normal person. Completely.

The
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  • Date: 7/8/14 8:07 PM
  • Number: 189486
  • Recommendations: 3
Pretty much anything that can be remembered can be cracked.

Not in real life. Near the beginning of that article, it says "The general attack model is what's known as an offline password-guessing attack. In this scenario,
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  • Date: 7/7/14 7:40 PM
  • Number: 734065
  • Recommendations: 0
We are all different.

I'm not.

Phil
  • Date: 7/7/14 7:19 PM
  • Number: 734061
  • Recommendations: 1
CCinOC,

I can't believe how ill-prepared these people are.

I'd help if they could bring two items each. Is there any way to boil water besides bringing a pot? Or any way to render water safe to drink (without having
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  • Date: 6/16/14 3:19 PM
  • Number: 731404
  • Recommendations: 2
warrl,

"If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it."

Indeed. There was a guy who used to borrow money from me all the time, and it was always a hassle to get him to pay me
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  • Date: 6/16/14 3:11 PM
  • Number: 731403
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

This person obviously does not want to have a job in sales.

He wants a career in: Kickboxing. Sport of the future.

So I predict that very quickly this person would either change their attitude, or
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  • Date: 6/16/14 3:04 PM
  • Number: 731402
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

How about a simple building code that requires street numbers on buildings to be uniform and clearly visible?

They already have that... where you live, oddly enough... but only for ordinary residences. Not
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  • Date: 6/16/14 2:35 AM
  • Number: 731342
  • Recommendations: 1
307wolverine,

She would shop the local market and buy fresh stuff. No processed foods.

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed or
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  • Date: 6/14/14 3:56 AM
  • Number: 731224
  • Recommendations: 1
PK227,

It's just abuse of the legal system.

I think that's probably often the case. However...

A while back I was buying a laptop from Lenovo and their website said if I entered my email address, they'd email me a
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  • Date: 6/14/14 3:25 AM
  • Number: 731222
  • Recommendations: 0
Colovion,

You can buy a tank, however. Really. It's perfectly legal.

Not in its traditional sense as a weapon.

I think any reasonable description of a military "tank" would include at least a working
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  • Date: 6/12/14 3:55 PM
  • Number: 189321
  • Recommendations: 0
JeanDavid,

So you may be right, but I think if the radio connection between the two routers is not reliable, I would go with a fiber optic link, buried.

Fiber optic traditionally has been too expensive for use from one
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  • Date: 6/11/14 8:34 PM
  • Number: 189306
  • Recommendations: 1
JeanDavid,

There are lots of problems with doing that [running CAT6 from one building to another], due to ground loop, common mode noise, and lightning protection problems.

I'm pretty sure none of those are a problem with
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  • Date: 6/11/14 5:53 PM
  • Number: 189298
  • Recommendations: 0
55Kevy,

1. Since the only Apple device we have is an old iPad, does it make sense to use an Apple router?

Not usually. You can get routers with the same capability for far less. If the contractor is going to be providing
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  • Date: 6/11/14 5:41 PM
  • Number: 127953
  • Recommendations: 3
BlueGrits,

The utility has decided that our west-facing roof doesn't have a clear a sight line to the horizon as they'd like (mature trees) so they've nixed the rebate on it.

Bummer!

The paperwork's been
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  • Date: 6/10/14 2:02 PM
  • Number: 189271
  • Recommendations: 0
stevenjklein,

Phil, are you sure the seagate is doing tiering as opposed to simple caching?

No idea, but who would care which?

Writing to an SSD is darn near as slow as writing to a fast hard drive (indeed, some of
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  • Date: 6/10/14 2:44 AM
  • Number: 730842
  • Recommendations: 1
fleg9bo,

1) Government cannot create wealth, jobs, or income. Because government has to take money from somebody before it can spend it, there is no economic gain from anything the government does.

This is clearly not true.
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  • Date: 6/10/14 2:18 AM
  • Number: 189268
  • Recommendations: 2
stevenjklein,

The WD Black² is a hardware product where they've simply jammed an SSD and a spinning drive into a single box. But they still show up as two separate partitions according to this review:

I actually have
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  • Date: 6/4/14 4:24 AM
  • Number: 730351
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

And they are IOUs written by the US government and held by the US government.

Kinda like a CompanyA owning a bond from CompanyB, when both CompanyA and CompanyB are owned by CompanyC. Which is entirely legal.
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  • Date: 6/3/14 2:10 AM
  • Number: 730264
  • Recommendations: 0
telegraph,

The Burger King national headquarters announced this month that they will be pulling their franchises from our military bases. ... [due to] Obama's mandate that all companies who do business with the federal Government pay a
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  • Date: 6/1/14 8:59 PM
  • Number: 127887
  • Recommendations: 0
BlueGrits,

Thanks for the update. Good plan getting the multiple bids!

Phil
  • Date: 5/30/14 2:39 AM
  • Number: 127851
  • Recommendations: 7
Goofyhoofy,

Honestly Phil, there isn't a single thing you like about solar power,

There are things I like about solar power. The #1 thing is that the prices are dropping so fast, and the systems improving so much, that it's
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  • Date: 5/29/14 6:42 PM
  • Number: 127846
  • Recommendations: 1
1poorguy,

Actually, I read about an interesting alternative to batteries. It was something I had never thought of, but it should work. During the day you use some of the generated power to pump water "up" (to a reservoir, for
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  • Date: 5/29/14 6:30 PM
  • Number: 127845
  • Recommendations: 0
tketola,

So, their return/benefits from these systems is not like a system that you purchase and pay for. However, they did not have any monetary outlays either, zero, none!!! Also, no repair issues, no maintenance, and no
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  • Date: 5/29/14 6:15 PM
  • Number: 189142
  • Recommendations: 0
kenm47,

Anyone have something else to try out?

Can you run it with one of the compatibility modes (click on "Open the Program Compatibility troubleshooter" in the following link) or with the "XP Mode" in
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  • Date: 5/29/14 2:10 AM
  • Number: 127836
  • Recommendations: 0
TMBFAverageJoe,

One interesting find under the kitchen sink was a 1-1/2 inch vent pipe cut short and topped off with what looked like an in-line anti-siphoning vent.

Probably supposed to be an "air admittance
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  • Date: 5/23/14 6:21 PM
  • Number: 127791
  • Recommendations: 0
SeattlePioneer,

2) a charge for power reflecting power consumed.

Presumably this would vary depending on when (and where) the power was consumed? At some times, there's very cheap power available.

A measure of
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  • Date: 5/23/14 6:18 PM
  • Number: 676
  • Recommendations: 2
A
B • C

D
  • Date: 5/23/14 6:18 PM
  • Number: 675
  • Recommendations: 1
A • B
  • Date: 5/23/14 12:49 AM
  • Number: 127780
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

But if my non-solar neighbors have positive demand (which they almost certainly do) then my power is synced with the grid and made available.

What happens if a significant percentage of your neighbors install solar
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  • Date: 5/23/14 12:44 AM
  • Number: 127779
  • Recommendations: 1
foo1bar,

Anyone ever run wires underground to the electrical utility's pull box?

Yup.

The "fun" part will probably be making a hole in the side of that concrete 3'x3' box.

In our case, the
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  • Date: 5/23/14 12:27 AM
  • Number: 127777
  • Recommendations: 2
foo1bar,

BTW - there are already powerplants where they pump water up in order to store energy - and then use that stored energy to generate power during peak demands.

My father built this one in the 1960's:
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  • Date: 5/22/14 8:37 PM
  • Number: 127774
  • Recommendations: 0
foo1bar,

If it can deliver 220V/400A to my house, by design it is able receive that same amount.

Sure, the same path that delivers x amount of power from a generating plant to your house could probably deliver x amount of
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  • Date: 5/22/14 6:25 PM
  • Number: 127768
  • Recommendations: 4
BlueGrits,

Austin Energy has been promoting their incentive program for home solar use and I'd like your thoughts on it.

On the plus side, you'd pay cash and it's a simple "buy or don't" decision. Every plan for
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  • Date: 5/16/14 4:07 PM
  • Number: 127713
  • Recommendations: 0
PSUEngineer,

I assume you mean the heat loss due to larger surface areas of two tanks versus one tank is negligible compared to other various quality factors.

This is completely off topic, but I should add that the standby
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  • Date: 5/16/14 3:21 PM
  • Number: 127712
  • Recommendations: 1
PSUEngineer,

When you do the physics math, the tank size doesn't even enter into the equation. — Radish

That's kind of an awkward way of stating it. I assume you mean the heat loss due to larger surface areas of two tanks versus

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  • Date: 5/16/14 2:00 PM
  • Number: 127709
  • Recommendations: 0
Goofyhoofy,

Looking through three websites of retailers (Home Depot, Lowes), and a manufacturer, I am unable to find two smaller equivalent heaters for less than one larger one.

Well, at the time it was indisputable that to
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  • Date: 5/15/14 5:32 PM
  • Number: 127679
  • Recommendations: 0
PSUEngineer,

I guess if you have the money and the room to put in this setup, it's their money to burn.

I had the room, and as I've posted, for me it was cheaper to buy two heaters with burners about half the size I wanted
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  • Date: 5/15/14 12:58 PM
  • Number: 127666
  • Recommendations: 0
foo1bar,

I wouldn't be suprised if the NEMA 5-15 or 5-20 outlets you see in big box stores are built to handle 220V

I'm sure they are built to handle 240V, since you can break off the tab and wire the top outlet to a
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  • Date: 5/15/14 12:54 PM
  • Number: 127665
  • Recommendations: 0
xtn,

And except for your apparent tolerance for 2.5-gpm or less showers.

I think they're fine for Goofyhoofy, since he's a big advocate of government control.

I would continue insulting you some more, but I've
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  • Date: 5/14/14 11:46 PM
  • Number: 127655
  • Recommendations: 1
Goofyhoofy,

Seriously? It takes time for the hot water to percolate to the top. If you are drawing water from a tank in which the heating element has failed, you run out of hot water very quickly.

You asked about failure of
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  • Date: 5/14/14 3:06 PM
  • Number: 127649
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Goofyhoofy,

So if the heater closest to the house system fails, you have to dump 40 gallons of cold water before you get hot water?

What does "fails" mean? If it fails in a way that doesn't involve leaking, then:
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  • Date: 5/14/14 2:32 PM
  • Number: 127648
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xtn,

I assume my two parallel units are at least close to being balanced just because they're both the same age (less than a year old), and the configuration of the piping in to and out of them is exactly the same (lengths, elevations,
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  • Date: 5/13/14 10:36 PM
  • Number: 728693
  • Recommendations: 1
307wolverine,

Liberals can tilt at windmills and dream of their Utopian fantasyland, but in the end math wins. Every. Single. Time.

Not really.

Imagine you have a "greatometer" that measures how great
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  • Date: 5/13/14 9:11 PM
  • Number: 127633
  • Recommendations: 2
xtn,

I had the idea of plumbing them such that I could turn three valves and run them in series instead of parallel. Then I rejected that idea as dumb.

Personally, I always connect multiple water heaters in series. For one
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  • Date: 5/12/14 3:57 AM
  • Number: 127607
  • Recommendations: 0
SeattlePioneer,

The trade off for very hiogh efficiency is complexity and difficulty in getting parts and service.

Generally speaking, I agree. I've had high efficiency furnaces and they have far more parts (and more
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  • Date: 5/12/14 3:48 AM
  • Number: 127606
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Jeanwa,

After reading the thread gas vs electric might also come into the decision. Mine is electric, which is sounds like is slower recovery.

Here in southern California (where TMBFAverageJoe and I live), electricity costs
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  • Date: 5/10/14 5:29 AM
  • Number: 127577
  • Recommendations: 0
xtn,

I've got two (2) Bradford White model# M-I-504S6FBN. They are 50gal tanks with 50,000btu input and 96% efficiency.

For whatever it's worth, an AO Smith Vertex 100 heater will do pretty much everything your two heaters
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  • Date: 5/10/14 1:06 AM
  • Number: 127572
  • Recommendations: 0
TMBFAverageJoe,

He did he job for 1/4 the price Home Depot quoted for their contracted installers. I managed to get the heater at wholesale, so all in all I came out better than I would have with a Rheem unit from one of the big box
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  • Date: 5/9/14 6:51 PM
  • Number: 127570
  • Recommendations: 1
BlueGrits,

I remember over the years people posting here about good experiences with buying these online, but can't seem to find the posts.

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