On 12/18/2013 10:45 AM, Pete C. wrote:
y a heat pump (air source or geothermal depending on your region),
None of which has the propensity to economically replace NG. Heat
pumps are okay for cooling. Not much so for heating unless you
are very lucky. Still cost $$.
Oil: Cost versus NG?
Geothermal heat pumps work very efficiently in nearly every climate. Air
source heat pumps are only for moderate climates, but are cheaper to
install than geothermal. You need to take another look for up to date
Hardly, it's very effective in moderate climates, and even in more
severe climates it's still effective at reducing the costs of heating
overall even if it can't provide 100%.
All throughout the northeast, northwest and various other areas. There
are many thousands who heat exclusively with wood.
That varies of course. With the current NG glut oil is more per BTU, but
in the northeast where a large percentage of the population doesn't have
NG service available at all, the options are oil, LP, electric
(resistive or geothermal heat pump), or wood.
There was a couple in Indianapolis who rigged their n.g. supply to blow
up their house for insurance money prosecuted last year, I believe.
They turned on gas and rigged a timer to cause explosion. I believe it
failed on the first try, so they went back to make adjustments. When
the house blew up, it destroyed several neighboring homes and killed two
neighbors. One clue to their guilt was that they took their cat with
them when they left, I think.
Close they boarded it while they overnighted at a casino. Twice. First
of all who boards a cat overnight and secondly it was the only two times
in the years-long history of the cat that it was boareded for any
reason. Rocket scientists they weren't.
Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital.
On Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:54:55 AM UTC-6, The Daring Dufas wrote:
We now know the freeloader hypocrite lives in a southern redneck, racist shithole - that explains a lot.
Maybe you can get a job doing cleanup instead of sucking off the tit of
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Rescue crews searched Tuesday for two people reported missing after a gas line explosion at an apartment complex in Birmingham, Ala., officials said.
Most folks have killfiled Killer Loon the nymshifting freak who is using
part of my nym. It's one of my fanboys who followed me here from another
group in an attempt to stir up trouble. I don't killfile anyone,
I just laugh at them as they get more and more desperate to draw
attention to themselves. ^_^
Something like that happened with PECo (was "Philadelphia Electric
Company) some years back while I was working for them.
Google "Norristown Gas Explosion".
After something like an hour, somebody finally called the fire
department which did respond - but just in time to witness the
IIRC, two people died and PECo wound up forking over 13 mil in damages.
Having been in meetings with the VP in charge, my opinion was that the
employees in that sector were so demoralized that nobody was available
to make a timely inspection of the reported area. She was, as they say
in Philly, "A real piece of work".
I've seen fires caused by folks fooling around with gas in cold weather.
I'm guessing that someone could have been screwing around with a space
heater. Temps have been very low around here for the past week. The was
some talk about them smelling gas during the Summer and there was no
explosion last summer. Me and my late friend GB repaired a lot of gas
lines for folks who tried DIY with their gas appliances. If a tiny leak
develops in a space heater, the place can fill with gas and when the gas
comes in contact with pilot light on the water heater, you get a big
boom. I certainly don't find anything amusing about the accident because
there were children harmed and that makes me mad. Alabama Gas is very
good about responding to reports of leaks no matter what neighborhood it
is. I've call the fire department before when I caught a strong odor of
a gas leak when I was driving through a neighborhood and the fire
department and gas company responded quickly. It wasn't a small leak if
I could smell it while driving. If a leak had been reported to Alabama
Gas, I know darn well the guys would have been right out there tracking
it down. o_O
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