Britons, get your acts together

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Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228781 mk_
Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:53 pm

Your stuff is all around places.
(I'm a finn)

How much energy you are using annually?

Our family is 2-4 persons.
Annually we're using 13-16MWh of electricity and 3-4 qubes of wood in a two floor house of 160m2.
(annual non heating energy is ~8Mwh, hot water included)
(conserved wood energy is ~2-3MWh and heat pump saves 2-5MWh of electricity)

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228787 mk_
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:25 pm

That's not important, the energy is.

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228789 oldjerry
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:42 pm

Sadly there are very few Britons left,sadly overun by those from the North!!

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228790 zaxdog
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:58 pm

Perhaps a more suitable post would have been one that was put in a less adversarial way?

The posters on this forum are the very people in general who are trying to minimise their energy useage and to leave as small a footprint on the world as possible!

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228791 mk_
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:02 pm

Blood of Mary Stuart is weak.

The footprint of a blood of Mary Stuart is small.

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Post: #228792 zaxdog
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:06 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228793 mk_
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:13 pm

Can't you connect North and Mary Stuart?
Don't be so serious.

Put up some energy stuff and we can start talking.

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Post: #228795 Milims
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:19 pm

MK - may I draw your atention to the rules of the forum - especially the part about BEING NICE viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11583. If you are genuinely interested in joining the forum, have something you wish to discuss and are willing to "Play Nice", you are most welcome.
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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228799 mk_
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:46 pm

People are roasted and they are smiling.

I'm not a bad quy eighter.

Despite my energy usage I have a solid goal to be a self sufficient one day.
And it's not even difficult, only labour intensified.

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228800 mk_
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:07 pm

One other thing,
you're almost in subtropic environment and you're struggling.

Six hour of Sun (1kW) gives you more than a fusion of glauber salt of 100kg.
That's 32,4 degrees of heat quite a some time.

The basics of your situation is twisted.

(its' already evening around here)

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Post: #228801 MKG
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:18 pm

I don't think you'll have any difficulty achieving self-sufficiency, mk_. Being by yourself appears to be your aim.

Oldjerry was referring to Britain being overrun by Scandinavians. It was a bit of a joke, you see? Inventing Mary quips is not only irrelevant but also a bit childish.

How old are you, by the way?

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228802 mk_
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:26 pm

I'm old enough.
No idea of scandinavians being on top of the mole hill though.

I was also banned a moment or the site had a maintenance moment or so.

Never the less, still no single energy usage.

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228803 Odsox
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:28 pm

Hello MK_, I wish I knew what you are talking about. :scratch:
I have no idea what Mary Stuart has to do with anything, or her blood.
But going back to your original post .. how do you have a family of 2-4 ? Is it 2, 3 or 4 or don't you know ?
Also if you're using 13 to 16 Megawatt hours of electricity per year, that's a horrendous amount, that works out to over 40 Kilowatt hours every day. I realise that you live in the frozen north, but 8 Megawatts per year for ordinary usage without heating is still nearly 22 Kilowatt hours per day.
My electricity usage averages about 10 KWh per day and I'm a fairly heavy user, so maybe you should realise that not only are you preaching to the converted, but maybe you ought to put your own house in order first.
Tony

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228805 mk_
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:02 pm

Don't defend your situation, it's good.
(half of our annual usage is Dec-Mar)

For example, if you've bended a square meter of aluminium plate and are around when it sould be turned towards the Sun you'd already done the most of it.
(around a horizontal tube)

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Re: Britons, get your acts together

Post: #228813 Big Al
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:19 pm

mk_ wrote:Your stuff is all around places.
(I'm a finn)

How much energy you are using annually?

Our family is 2-4 persons.
Annually we're using 13-16MWh of electricity and 3-4 qubes of wood in a two floor house of 160m2.
(annual non heating energy is ~8Mwh, hot water included)
(conserved wood energy is ~2-3MWh and heat pump saves 2-5MWh of electricity)



So you are wasting a shed load of energy! when you get it down to 3.044mw PER YEAR come back and tell me to reduce my energy consumption.
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