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Just sayin...16-02-2021 10:47
tickledpinkintxs
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Came across this site at 2 in the morning. Why am I here at 2 in the morning? Because it's a real feel of 3° in Central Texas and, thanks to the rolling blackouts, it is 20° in my kitchen. The solar couldn't keep up, iced over, the wind turbines are all frozen. Where's good ole fossil fuel when I need it? Oh yeah, being rationed because of the conspicuous consumption of those who claim to hate it. A foretaste of the green new deal. Excuse me while I warm my hands so I can go cut down a tree to boil some snow for coffee in the morning...ahhhh progress.
16-02-2021 15:18
James___
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tickledpinkintxs wrote:
Came across this site at 2 in the morning. Why am I here at 2 in the morning? Because it's a real feel of 3° in Central Texas and, thanks to the rolling blackouts, it is 20° in my kitchen. The solar couldn't keep up, iced over, the wind turbines are all frozen. Where's good ole fossil fuel when I need it? Oh yeah, being rationed because of the conspicuous consumption of those who claim to hate it. A foretaste of the green new deal. Excuse me while I warm my hands so I can go cut down a tree to boil some snow for coffee in the morning...ahhhh progress.



And maybe if more people used geothermal energy for heating and cooling, there wouldn't be a problem? It might actually be cheaper which would lessen the demand on an antiquated infrastructure.
With what the demand for energy is because of the weather, the grid can only transfer so much energy. One guy who used to post in here lives in Sweden and mentioned how much money he saved using geothermal heating. And in the summer, it can also be used for cooling.
Anyway, hopefully they'll get you some energy for heat real soon.
https://www.minnesotageothermalheatpumpassociation.com/geothermal/how-geo-compares/
16-02-2021 17:13
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tickledpinkintxs wrote:
Came across this site at 2 in the morning. Why am I here at 2 in the morning? Because it's a real feel of 3° in Central Texas and, thanks to the rolling blackouts, it is 20° in my kitchen.

First off, welcome to the forum!


Yeah, it's interesting times for you Texans currently, with the super cold (for TX, anyway) and the blackouts and all... Here in Southern Wisconsin, we would consider the weather that you are experiencing to be nothing special... a typical Winter day...
(I do realize that the blackouts make it worse and are no fun, though)...

The threat (and now reality) of moron Demonkkkrats overthrowing the USA via coup and subsequently creating the SODC (Socialist Oligarchy of the District of Columbia) led me to not only stock up on food (both frozen goods in the deep freeze and canned goods in the cupboards) but to also get a generator in case of blackouts (whether SODC-caused or naturally caused).

tickledpinkintxs wrote:
The solar couldn't keep up, iced over, the wind turbines are all frozen. Where's good ole fossil fuel when I need it? Oh yeah, being rationed because of the conspicuous consumption of those who claim to hate it.

The term 'fossil fuel', when you think about it, doesn't make any sense, since fossils do not create oil/natural gas nor do we burn fossils for fuel. A much more accurate term for "fossil fuels" would be 'hydrocarbons'. But yes, wind and solar are not going to be able to adequately power the world. They do have their place, but that place is not to completely replace hydrocarbons.

tickledpinkintxs wrote:
A foretaste of the green new deal.

Lovely, isn't it? [*puke*]

tickledpinkintxs wrote:
Excuse me while I warm my hands so I can go cut down a tree to boil some snow for coffee in the morning...ahhhh progress.

Demonkkkrats sure love their "progress", don't they?


This prior weekend when I had to plow snow out of the driveway on the four-wheeler, I was wearing thermal underwear underneath my pants and long sleeves, I had a two-layer thick coat on, I had a ski mask hat on over top of another hat, and had two layers of gloves on (a thin glove underneath a thick glove) and I was STILL chilled quite a bit from being outside... Then again, the temperature that morning was in the negative teens, before wind chill. It felt really nice to come back inside by the warm wood stove!
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16-02-2021 18:35
tickledpinkintxs
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James___ wrote:
And maybe if more people used geothermal energy for heating and cooling, there wouldn't be a problem? It might actually be cheaper which would lessen the demand on an antiquated infrastructure.
With what the demand for energy is because of the weather, the grid can only transfer so much energy. One guy who used to post in here lives in Sweden and mentioned how much money he saved using geothermal heating. And in the summer, it can also be used for cooling.
Anyway, hopefully they'll get you some energy for heat real soon.
https://www.minnesotageothermalheatpumpassociation.com/geothermal/how-geo-compares/


Thank you for your "warm" wishes James. I have looked into geothermal, but it's almost $30,000 to install. In my area, where we regularly experience earth cracking due to drought and occasional flooding from hurricanes, it would have to be deep trenched. Even after geothermal is installed it still takes electricity to power it so I would have to tie it into solar or the local grid. Not to mention if a compressor goes out on it the cost is around $1,500 to replace. That's really not a practical solution. I have a 12 month personal goal to be off grid and debt free. Then 20 degrees in the house won't be a problem.
16-02-2021 21:14
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tickledpinkintxs wrote:
Came across this site at 2 in the morning. Why am I here at 2 in the morning? Because it's a real feel of 3° in Central Texas and, thanks to the rolling blackouts, it is 20° in my kitchen. The solar couldn't keep up, iced over, the wind turbines are all frozen. Where's good ole fossil fuel when I need it? Oh yeah, being rationed because of the conspicuous consumption of those who claim to hate it. A foretaste of the green new deal. Excuse me while I warm my hands so I can go cut down a tree to boil some snow for coffee in the morning...ahhhh progress.


Makes one want to punch Al Gore in the mouth
16-02-2021 21:23
James___
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tickledpinkintxs wrote:
James___ wrote:
And maybe if more people used geothermal energy for heating and cooling, there wouldn't be a problem? It might actually be cheaper which would lessen the demand on an antiquated infrastructure.
With what the demand for energy is because of the weather, the grid can only transfer so much energy. One guy who used to post in here lives in Sweden and mentioned how much money he saved using geothermal heating. And in the summer, it can also be used for cooling.
Anyway, hopefully they'll get you some energy for heat real soon.
https://www.minnesotageothermalheatpumpassociation.com/geothermal/how-geo-compares/


Thank you for your "warm" wishes James. I have looked into geothermal, but it's almost $30,000 to install. In my area, where we regularly experience earth cracking due to drought and occasional flooding from hurricanes, it would have to be deep trenched. Even after geothermal is installed it still takes electricity to power it so I would have to tie it into solar or the local grid. Not to mention if a compressor goes out on it the cost is around $1,500 to replace. That's really not a practical solution. I have a 12 month personal goal to be off grid and debt free. Then 20 degrees in the house won't be a problem.



Your welcome Tx. I am working on a German historical project. If you read some of my posts, I like science. If my project works out, it's possible that I could help you to go "off grid" and not worry about energy.
With geothermal, I am someone who would like to see its costs lowered. There is also a way to avoid some of the issues that you mentioned. With me personally, I like to consider sustainability. And if it's not economical it won't happen.
16-02-2021 21:41
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James___ wrote:
tickledpinkintxs wrote:
James___ wrote:
And maybe if more people used geothermal energy for heating and cooling, there wouldn't be a problem? It might actually be cheaper which would lessen the demand on an antiquated infrastructure.
With what the demand for energy is because of the weather, the grid can only transfer so much energy. One guy who used to post in here lives in Sweden and mentioned how much money he saved using geothermal heating. And in the summer, it can also be used for cooling.
Anyway, hopefully they'll get you some energy for heat real soon.
https://www.minnesotageothermalheatpumpassociation.com/geothermal/how-geo-compares/


Thank you for your "warm" wishes James. I have looked into geothermal, but it's almost $30,000 to install. In my area, where we regularly experience earth cracking due to drought and occasional flooding from hurricanes, it would have to be deep trenched. Even after geothermal is installed it still takes electricity to power it so I would have to tie it into solar or the local grid. Not to mention if a compressor goes out on it the cost is around $1,500 to replace. That's really not a practical solution. I have a 12 month personal goal to be off grid and debt free. Then 20 degrees in the house won't be a problem.



Your welcome Tx. I am working on a German historical project. If you read some of my posts, I like science. If my project works out, it's possible that I could help you to go "off grid" and not worry about energy.
With geothermal, I am someone who would like to see its costs lowered. There is also a way to avoid some of the issues that you mentioned. With me personally, I like to consider sustainability. And if it's not economical it won't happen.


Thank you for the very informative Jamesbabble.

107 consective hours hours below zero here in Eastern Iowa. 11 straight days below 10 degrees. Brutal, but I'm happy. I have electricity, a full tank of propane, and a back up generator.

I have friends in Dallas. Bad situation acrossmuch of Texas. Getting worse by the hour. I do hope Texas gets the lights on soon. Good luck tpintexas.


Showing up with a gun at all is just weird and gross.--tmiddles
16-02-2021 22:57
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James___ wrote:
tickledpinkintxs wrote:
Came across this site at 2 in the morning. Why am I here at 2 in the morning? Because it's a real feel of 3° in Central Texas and, thanks to the rolling blackouts, it is 20° in my kitchen. The solar couldn't keep up, iced over, the wind turbines are all frozen. Where's good ole fossil fuel when I need it? Oh yeah, being rationed because of the conspicuous consumption of those who claim to hate it. A foretaste of the green new deal. Excuse me while I warm my hands so I can go cut down a tree to boil some snow for coffee in the morning...ahhhh progress.



And maybe if more people used geothermal energy for heating and cooling, there wouldn't be a problem? It might actually be cheaper which would lessen the demand on an antiquated infrastructure.
With what the demand for energy is because of the weather, the grid can only transfer so much energy. One guy who used to post in here lives in Sweden and mentioned how much money he saved using geothermal heating. And in the summer, it can also be used for cooling.
Anyway, hopefully they'll get you some energy for heat real soon.
https://www.minnesotageothermalheatpumpassociation.com/geothermal/how-geo-compares/

Geothermal energy isn't practical everywhere.


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16-02-2021 23:00
Into the NightProfile picture★★★★★
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James___ wrote:
tickledpinkintxs wrote:
James___ wrote:
And maybe if more people used geothermal energy for heating and cooling, there wouldn't be a problem? It might actually be cheaper which would lessen the demand on an antiquated infrastructure.
With what the demand for energy is because of the weather, the grid can only transfer so much energy. One guy who used to post in here lives in Sweden and mentioned how much money he saved using geothermal heating. And in the summer, it can also be used for cooling.
Anyway, hopefully they'll get you some energy for heat real soon.
https://www.minnesotageothermalheatpumpassociation.com/geothermal/how-geo-compares/


Thank you for your "warm" wishes James. I have looked into geothermal, but it's almost $30,000 to install. In my area, where we regularly experience earth cracking due to drought and occasional flooding from hurricanes, it would have to be deep trenched. Even after geothermal is installed it still takes electricity to power it so I would have to tie it into solar or the local grid. Not to mention if a compressor goes out on it the cost is around $1,500 to replace. That's really not a practical solution. I have a 12 month personal goal to be off grid and debt free. Then 20 degrees in the house won't be a problem.



Your welcome Tx. I am working on a German historical project. If you read some of my posts, I like science. If my project works out, it's possible that I could help you to go "off grid" and not worry about energy.
With geothermal, I am someone who would like to see its costs lowered. There is also a way to avoid some of the issues that you mentioned. With me personally, I like to consider sustainability. And if it's not economical it won't happen.

You deny science and engineering.


The Parrot Killer

Debunked in my sig. - tmiddles

Google keeps track of paranoid talk and i'm not on their list. I've been evaluated and certified. - keepit
16-02-2021 23:12
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tickledpinkintxs wrote:
Came across this site at 2 in the morning. Why am I here at 2 in the morning? Because it's a real feel of 3° in Central Texas and, thanks to the rolling blackouts, it is 20° in my kitchen. The solar couldn't keep up, iced over, the wind turbines are all frozen. Where's good ole fossil fuel when I need it? Oh yeah, being rationed because of the conspicuous consumption of those who claim to hate it. A foretaste of the green new deal. Excuse me while I warm my hands so I can go cut down a tree to boil some snow for coffee in the morning...ahhhh progress.



Welcome to climate-debate! Unfortunately, this kind of weather comes along once in a while in Texas, and you seem ill prepared for it. I think you see some of the weaknesses of solar and wind power now. There are others. It's ironic, since Texas sits on an oil field, and shipping and refineries are close by. One can install a propane tank or natural gas tank for remote locations. It is useful for more than just heating. It can power engines, run a stove, etc.


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Google keeps track of paranoid talk and i'm not on their list. I've been evaluated and certified. - keepit




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