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Old 10-19-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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I can get you some more cardboard if you'd like.

Ooooo goody! Can you get me some colorful, decorative pieces?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Maine
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We have halved our fossil fuel consumption, and even cut it a little more this month by getting rid of propane for heating hot water. We use an electric tank now. Here are some of the things we've done:

energy saving projects

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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We have halved our fossil fuel consumption, and even cut it a little more this month by getting rid of propane for heating hot water. We use an electric tank now. Here are some of the things we've done:

energy saving projects

Click on the pics to see them.

Nice! May I ask what the cost of the solar panels was? One of my dreams is to eventually place a couple of solar panels on my southern-facing roof. I know costs have come down, but it's difficult to come up with a large sum of cash to do it with kids outgrowing shoes all the time.

We use a woodstove, take full advantage of daylight that streams through and warms the living room all day, cut back on the thermostat, my husband takes my more fuel-efficient vehicle to work 3 days a week instead of our truck (which we literally cannot go without - we tried for a while) and we have replaced all of the lightbulbs with the efficient ones. We will plastic the drafty windows this year, and I reverse the ceiling fan to draw up the woodstove heat from the den.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I am glad you posted this -- we need to order some biobricks!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Our solar hot water panels were around $6800 for the system, but we got $1800 back from a rebate program, so the whole system was around $5000. We have saved that much and more by now, so essentially it's free.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Four oil refineries are down in the greater Philadelphia area.

Phillips
Hess
Monarch
PBF

That will likely jump retail fuel prices. Could drop crude prices a little though.

Source is Fox News up to the minute.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:34 AM
Status: "if UNTHAW is a word ..i want to UN-AGE ," (set 16 days ago)
 
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I am glad you posted this -- we need to order some biobricks!
they are clean,,,,if you dont mind, share what the going rates are- im going to buy them also...im going to get a cost today(I know a local wholesaler of these)
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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Four oil refineries are down in the greater Philadelphia area.

Phillips
Hess
Monarch
PBF

That will likely jump retail fuel prices. Could drop crude prices a little though.

Source is Fox News up to the minute.
According to the Governor of PA(who was actually a friend of mine 43 years ago), the refineries never shut down, and maintained their crews so that they could start up fully immediately. So the feared disruption in gas won't take place. But prices will jump just because they know they can jump them. It was below $3.60 near Ellsworth on Sunday, and I filled up both cars, which I don't usually do.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:57 PM
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According to the Governor of PA(who was actually a friend of mine 43 years ago), the refineries never shut down, and maintained their crews so that they could start up fully immediately. So the feared disruption in gas won't take place. But prices will jump just because they know they can jump them. It was below $3.60 near Ellsworth on Sunday, and I filled up both cars, which I don't usually do.
coming back from northeast harbor yesterday it was 3. 47 around holden-thats the cheapest ive seen it


around augusta area its still around 3.70
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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According to the Governor of PA(who was actually a friend of mine 43 years ago), the refineries never shut down, and maintained their crews so that they could start up fully immediately. So the feared disruption in gas won't take place. But prices will jump just because they know they can jump them. It was below $3.60 near Ellsworth on Sunday, and I filled up both cars, which I don't usually do.

Make hay while the sun shines.
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