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    I believe that is for lube.

    I believe that is for lube.
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    Cap and trade (aka carbon tax) is the next big...

    Cap and trade (aka carbon tax) is the next big thing on it's way. Right on the heals of having just finished selling off the last of the country's gold reserves.
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    Thanks to no term limit, and institutionalized...

    Thanks to no term limit, and institutionalized (read big city and union) voting, we now have the distinction of having the single largest debt of ANY state in the free world.

    $300,000,000,000 (yup...
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    Oh trust me, as an Ontarian, I've been studying...

    Oh trust me, as an Ontarian, I've been studying my electric bill since i've been receiving one. And i own a kill-a-watt.

    2 months of usage = 1800Kwh.

    Cost of electricity: $196.15
    Delivery:...
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    Now, here's a loaded question, what is a good...

    Now, here's a loaded question, what is a good target (realistic) monthly power consumption amount? 500Kwh? 1000Kwh? I know this is a hugely variable number. I'd like to get an idea based on...
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    Even At $20/week that's still less than what i...

    Even At $20/week that's still less than what i pay for hydro every month!
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    So I have a question for all the energy guru's...

    So I have a question for all the energy guru's amongst ya'll (frikin' 'merican speak).

    Given where i live, there's a fair number of low sun days. A generator is a given.

    Fuel costs aside, is...
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    Cement chinking (backed by insulation of course)...

    Cement chinking (backed by insulation of course) has plenty of thermal mass as well.
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    Spruce if it's white or red cedar.

    Spruce if it's white or red cedar.
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    Off the top. I would look for some kind of...

    Off the top. I would look for some kind of hardwood (aspen, oak, etc) to use as flooring. Lay down a layer of green boards, but cut twice as much as you need and stack it under cover to dry. Once...
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    They've been trying to start Government run Wood...

    They've been trying to start Government run Wood stove "registration" programs in many places in Canada. So far it hasn't taken off yet... yet.
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    I would NEVER build another 2 story. Ever. ...

    I would NEVER build another 2 story. Ever.

    IIRC, Skip had a way of gravitating people to helping him build. If you can do that, built 3 stories. I haven't been that successful. If there is...
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    Me to, and i went all the way to Monroe...

    Me to, and i went all the way to Monroe Washington. Totally worth the trip.

    https://goo.gl/photos/XSpwmaoKvPLVQ7hV6
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    Someone built a sweet 20x20 beside a lake with...

    Someone built a sweet 20x20 beside a lake with HUGE logs, I can't recall who it was.
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    Hey! I resemble that remark eh!

    Hey! I resemble that remark eh!
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    Though i had a minor hiccup along the way, i...

    Though i had a minor hiccup along the way, i would still recommend Sashco, after 5 years and 4 Canadian winters it still looks like I put it on yesterday.

    ahem...

    PREP IS EVERYTHING!
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    If you have the mindset to commit to the class,...

    If you have the mindset to commit to the class, then I'm betting you have the strength to endure whatever life throws at you. Hang tough.
  18. There are indoor specific boilers, and outdoor...

    There are indoor specific boilers, and outdoor specific.

    Indoor boilers come in pressurized and non-pressurized.

    Www.woodheat.org
  19. Propane (but I live in the sticks) with a good...

    Propane (but I live in the sticks) with a good masonry heater (or similar high mass system) as my primary. I would likely only heat the basement with radiant, unless i poured a slab on my first...
  20. This would be great... in ENGRISH!

    This would be great... in ENGRISH!
  21. Been there, done that, got the sooty t-shirt. ...

    Been there, done that, got the sooty t-shirt.

    They have their merits, however you can pretty much count on.

    The old style ones (had a central boiler) were horribly inefficient. If you need an...
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    The unit/install looks amazing, but since i have...

    The unit/install looks amazing, but since i have no idea on the (real) operating costs yet I can't comment. Mine is a triple function unit; heats water (115C), air and chills for AC. Surplus water...
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    The basement was set similarly low, the upstairs...

    The basement was set similarly low, the upstairs lower than I would have in the current rental, but not as low as 55. But I attribute that to poor installation and poor construction of the house...
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    Had it in the previous house too (basement and...

    Had it in the previous house too (basement and main floor) even though it was a poorly designed system, it was the best heat EVAR (ok, second only to sitting next to a roaring fire on a cold winters...
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    Merry Christmas LHBA'ers old and new. :o

    Merry Christmas LHBA'ers old and new. :o
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