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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-21-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By davidmash
Father in laws ford suv has it. I was in shorts...

Father in laws ford suv has it. I was in shorts the first time I road in it and that was my first experience with cooled seats. Must say it does bring back happy memories.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-13-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By davidmash
Speedbird flt 9 747 four engine failure.

An amazing story.

British Airways flight in 1982. Apparently the effects of volcanic ash were not known back then. The flight was a 747 and was headed down south in the South Pacific. The...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-03-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,579
Posted By davidmash
We use an RO I installed when we moved here.

We use an RO I installed when we moved here.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-30-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,579
Posted By davidmash
Same dam thing.

Same dam thing.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-30-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,579
Posted By davidmash
And safer.

And safer.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-29-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By davidmash
My old desk top was running win 7. It was 12 yrs...

My old desk top was running win 7. It was 12 yrs old or may be more. Did all I wanted from it. Just got to slow and I lost the original install CD so I could not format the drive. So I bought a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-16-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
You have access 18kWh Generac?

You have access 18kWh Generac?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-15-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
I wish...best case is 3 months.

I wish...best case is 3 months.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-15-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
You are right. That is what I want but the cost...

You are right. That is what I want but the cost is too prohibitive in my situation. A 15-20 break even point is not worth it.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-14-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Going with a generator. Solar at this...

Going with a generator.

Solar at this point for my situation is not worth it. A solar only would run $35k plus financing costs and it would take me 15 yrs to break even. A Tesla system is...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-13-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,738
Posted By davidmash
All it says is that they had it, not how they got...

All it says is that they had it, not how they got it.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-13-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
That's why I am asking questions, because I don't...

That's why I am asking questions, because I don't understand. But that's for sharing.

Not asking why panels and generator can't be used in parallel, I'd be looking to use one or the other.

I...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-13-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
I misunderstood the first part. My apologies. ...

I misunderstood the first part. My apologies.

If I have a off the grid house with solar panels, I get power from the panels do I not? Assuming yes, why can that not be done on the grid and...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
No, they are not confused. I have spoken with 3...

No, they are not confused. I have spoken with 3 different companies and I know 4 people with solar. They have all confirmed that when the power is out, their panels will not power the house.
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Batteries are to costly and their life span is...

Batteries are to costly and their life span is not long enough for me to justify their expense.

Right now I am paying roughly $2300 a yr on electric. A battery/solar system is going to run...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
No horse. I know 4 other people who have solar...

No horse. I know 4 other people who have solar from different companies. This is how they are designed to work.

I just want to know for my own sake. Curious.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
According to the people selling this stuff, not...

According to the people selling this stuff, not quite.

The panels do not power the house at all. They always send power to the grid. My house will only be powered by the grid.

You are...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
I am guessing I would void the warranty by...

I am guessing I would void the warranty by altering it. Being tied to the grid is the only way solar makes sense because of the net metering. I need power at night and with out batteries, I would...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
See above. The panels do not power my household,...

See above. The panels do not power my household, the grid does. I do not know enough about electricity but according to them, the solar power goes to the grid and I draw power from the grid at the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Not sure if you think it is high or low but last...

Not sure if you think it is high or low but last year I used a bit over 23,000 kWh. The system I am being quoted will produce about 21,000 kWh a year so on avg, I'll be out a few bucks each year...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-12-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Again, let me make self clear, what you think you...

Again, let me make self clear, what you think you know is entirely irrelevant. The 1:1 metering is in the contract. I am not the only person in Texas to consider/have solar panels. The 1:1...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-11-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
That is exactly what I mean and it is in the...

That is exactly what I mean and it is in the contract with the power company. They credit my excess energy at the same rate I buy it from them at. Assuming I do not use more then my panels produce...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-11-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Definitely not going to lease. Perhaps I...

Definitely not going to lease.

Perhaps I am missing something but if a house that is not even tied to the main grid can have a solar system powering their home, why cant a house that is tied to...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-11-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
A kWh is not the same as a kWhr. I went through...

A kWh is not the same as a kWhr. I went through each bill and I used 22k kWh in the year. My current rate is about $.09kWh.

Are you saying that the panels produce a power that the Home cannot...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-11-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
There is no fuse to flip.

There is no fuse to flip.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-11-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
From what I can tell, this does not change the...

From what I can tell, this does not change the fact that the solar panels will not supply power to either batteries or the home when the grid if off line.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-11-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Perhaps I am not being clear. I can set up a...

Perhaps I am not being clear. I can set up a whole home generator that when the power goes out, it will kick on, power my home and not put current into the grid. Why cant a solar panel use the same...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-10-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Why do they not use a hybrid? Both salespeople...

Why do they not use a hybrid? Both salespeople said that their systems do not charge when power is down and every article I have read since says the same thing.

Is there some cost or legal...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-10-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Actually, Reliant and one other company will do...

Actually, Reliant and one other company will do 1:1 net metering. So any excess I produce on sunny days is put in a 'bank' and I use it 1:1 when I need to draw power.

According to Tesla, I...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-10-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By davidmash
Solar panel question

I am looking into getting panels and a generator for power and back up. I was told something interesting by two f the sales reps and neither had the technical expertise to explain the reasoning for...
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