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  1. General Chat
    My 2 new wish list items... Anyone have either? Please let me live vicariously thru you... Tell me the pros & cons... I would love to have them both. I would love to have either. I would love to have an electric car that I can plug into my solar electricity at the end of the day....ah ~...
  2. Utilities
    We live in PA, in a ranch home that was built in the 60's. Help me decide. We used to use oil to heat our house and then got a pellet stove put in a few years ago, we used the oil for hot water and backup heat (hot water baseboard) in case the pellet stove wasn't working. Fast forward to this...
  3. Utilities
    DH bought me an oscillating electric heater for Christmas. (I have, honestly, the coldest hands and feet of anyone I know.) I've been using it almost every day to help warm my hands and feet up and the last two nights, I've kept it in the bedroom on a 'heat and save' mode. It'll heat the room to...
  4. General Chat
    got my electric now I am behind but I opened it and I am having an anxiety attack I have never had a bill that high for a utility . brump brump 655 due in 2 weeks... anxiety how much would it had been if I didn't try to keep it down
  5. General Chat
    my monthly payment budget for gas ane electric went down over 50$ a month . amazing what turning off lights Tvs etc when not in that room ; turning down heat/ ac when no one is home can do oh and i have known that all my life it was convincing my 20 yo dd who moved out mid june of...
  6. General Chat
    I am looking at ways to lower my electric usage... already went around the house getting wattages off my appliances etc and figured up how much they cost me to run... so far it is the water heater and the oven (no suprise there) So I was wondering what methods you all have used to lower your...
  7. Appliances
    Hi, do you know where I can find a metal electric kettle, ie no plastic bits inside, or a plastic lid, basically nothing plastic. Thanks
  8. Question and Answer
    okay so 23 yo son says to me i know what you can get me for christmas ,,, a pedal for my electric guitar - okay so what brand what type etc what does it do -i know theres more than one out there and he says I am not sure i just know friends have pedals and you can make guitar sound better...
  9. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I ordered an Electric pressure cooker. Does anyone have one? Any ideas of what is great to cook in one? I have wanted one for a few years then ran into a good deal yesterday and have forgotten what I was going to cook in it. *that should have been a hint that I don't need it*
  10. Freebies
    First 3,000* to respond will receive one Glade® Décor Scents™ Electric Warmer and Starter Kit in Clean Linen®. First 3,000 people to respond will receive a Stylish Scent Giveaway. For your chance to receive a gift pack, simply complete all required information on the offer form by October 31...
  11. Calculations and Alternatives
    Just wondering...:confused: Is it cheaper to light a house for two adults/two children with oil lamps (and what kinds or oil and lamps) than to use electric? Has anyone figured out a formula for such based on the price of electricity per kilowatt hour? Or, is it more cost effective to switch to...
  12. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I ran across this on the net while shopping for a pressure container. this is expensive! I do like the idea of not having to can in your kitchen and make the house hot. Canners - Electric Waterbath Canner
  13. Utilities
    I guessed 350.00 but came in with a sweet 348.60. Heh Our bill includes sewer and water in one bill. Sewer 23.07 Water 9.34 (how the heck did this happen? It's usually around 15-18 bucks? My yelling at the kids 30 minute showers and my dead garden?) Electric 309.60 :skept: A very hot hot...
  14. Kitchen Basics
    I have been wanting a pressure cooker for a couple years. They are very pricey here. This weekend friends were having a garage sale and they had an almost new pressure cooker for $10. I got it for $5. They never had an instruction book, so they didn't have success. Anyone have some tips? It's a...
  15. Cast Iron cooking
    Does anyone have trouble cooking with their cast iron on an electric stove? Our elec. stove is old...like from the early '80s. And it's HORRIBLE in general. The only large burner is hit and miss on heating up. The three small burners are too small for most of my cast iron pans. When I do get...
  16. Utilities
    So last month I posted that my electric bill went down $82.00. I was happy with that but thought that it could still go down further. I figured that currant usage and the price per kw we should see a bill around $125.00. The new bill came in at $106.00!!! I know that some people may think that...
  17. Utilities
    We had 20 days with our old meter and 12 days with the new "smart meter". So far I am ok with the smart meter. It did help the the electric supplier also lowered the price per Kw too. It is the lowest bill I have had in well over two years. Also this is what else might of helped. 1. Heater...
  18. General Chat
    Is anyone seeing their bill go up? Last month our bill was $283!!!! :thud:
  19. Utilities
    I want to get one of these, but if I do can I take it back out adn reinstall it in my new house when I move? TY
  20. General Chat
    Our power was off this morning for awhile. I made toast on the wood stove ( but could do it in the oven of our gas stove) I am thinking of trying to do an experiment for the next 3 months to see what ideas I can come up with. I won't be turning off the electric but trying to do as much...
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