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Old 04-29-2010, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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LUNENBURG — Winter winds blow in from Lunenburg Harbour, sweep up the hill and rattle the windows in Charlie Farquharson’s old home.

The paint is peeling off the wood shingles, the front door fell off and Farquharson has a lot of work to do to keep the oil bills for the 116-year-old house he bought six months ago with partner Annique Bilodeau in check.

Solar panel debate heats up - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Nice to know Canada is just as infested with "Historic District" loonies as some of our cities.

I would ask a simple question. If the people that built this house had this technology available when they did the work would they use it? If the answer is yes, then install the panels.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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Nice to know Canada is just as infested with "Historic District" loonies as some of our cities.
It's so bad near where I live they have a tree commission you need to get permission from to cut a tree down. Even trimming them becomes a hassle. A big wind storm came through the one day that knocked this huge tree down about 3/4 of the way onto a house. The tree was probably like 3 feet wide if not more, 100 feet high, 100 years old...

My brother who owned a tree business at the time is about ready to start cutting and the lady from the tree commission shows up and asks him how he's going to put it back... totally clueless.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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It's so bad near where I live they have a tree commission you need to get permission from to cut a tree down. Even trimming them becomes a hassle. A big wind storm came through the one day that knocked this huge tree down about 3/4 of the way onto a house. The tree was probably like 3 feet wide if not more, 100 feet high, 100 years old...

My brother who owned a tree business at the time is about ready to start cutting and the lady from the tree commission shows up and asks him how he's going to put it back... totally clueless.

LOL ~~ that's too funny.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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Everyone has the right to a "Solar Window" on their home. File for your solar rights, legally, then you have legal grounds to have a neighbor remove a tree, or at least trim it.
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