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delcecchi last won the day on October 17

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  1. Plugging in pickup

    The climate change stuff was a joke... Anyway I would think it mostly depends on how predictable your usage of the truck is. If it were mine, and I knew I wasn't going to be using it for a couple days, I would unplug it. Just seems like a waste for it to sit there burning money day after day for no good reason. What's the worst that could happen? You have to drive a cold car for 10 minutes when your usage is unexpected?
  2. The couple

    And there isn't free maribou in my back yard... gotta get the vise out and wax up the thread.....
  3. Plugging in pickup

    It contributes to global climate change due to electricity from coal usage. Other than that I can't think of anything that keeping the engine warm would harm. On the other hand, it is sort of wasteful. Put it on a timer or go plug it in when you will be using it. That's my take on it.
  4. Connecting tv directly to cable

    Glad we could help.
  5. The couple

    I was thinking more about the hair jigs.
  6. The couple

    Got any good patterns? Squirrel or racoon tail? Is possum any good? Asking for a friend.
  7. 85 K15 chev silverado misses

    The choke not closing seems like it could be the hard starting when cold problem, from what I recall about carbs. The question is what is making the choke not close, and could that also cause the miss? Some sort of temp sensor thing? What keeps the choke open when starting warm?
  8. The savings in percent is greater going from 60 to 50 than from 70 to 60. The savings in dollars is probably about the same per degree. The average temperature in minneapolis in January is 15.6 and the heating degree days runs around 7000. If heating season is about 7 months or 200 days, that is 35 degrees difference inside to outside average. So a degree is about 3%. In January more like 2% of a bigger number. Did that make sense? sort of doing this on the fly today.
  9. There are two factors that would change the calculation. First, I assumed a temperature outside of 0 degrees since that was the question. Even in winter, the daily average temperature is probably higher than 0 degrees. For example, (I just looked it up) the average high in January for Sandstone, MN is 21 and the low is 1, putting the average at about 10 or maybe a little less. Second, if the building occupied people, lights, appliances etc produce heat that isn't accounted for in "heating energy". In this case the building is vacant, and so no lights, no showers, no cooking, no nice warm bodies. And presumably no basement to mess up the calculation either. But I am suspicious of the excel number since if I turned down the thermostat 33 degrees, to 37 degrees then I should have 100% energy savings. And we know that in January that isn't true. One could look at heating degree-days for the location in question for a better answer.
  10. Science. Why are you skeptical of the calculation? That is exactly the same type calculation used for R values. What other factors other than the temperature differential should have been taken into account? Energy loss due to infiltration is also proportional to temperature differential. Nothing WAG about it. So, let's see your knowledge of HVAC and Physics. You tell us what the real answer is and how you arrived at it. Show your work.
  11. The heat loss is proportional to the difference in temperature, so if the interior temp is 70 and the outside is 0, that is a delta t of 70. Lowering the inside temp to 69 will reduce the heat loss by 1/70 or about 1.4%. Lowering the temp to 60 would reduce the loss by 10/70 or 14%. And if it is 55 and you lower to 45, it is 10/55 less. or 45/55 as much.
  12. How's it going?   Pretty cold around here.   ;)

  13. Sous Vide Turkey

    Yep, they add flavor and gelatin to soup. They are sort of uncommon in stores here in medville, except maybe in the asian ones.
  14. Time for a smoke

    Nah, you can make stuff nice and tender though without cooking it to death, with a few hours of smoke before or after. You guys are always wrapping the meat in paper or foil to finish the cook. Well, sous vide does the same thing only 10 times better. And don't be telling me smoke penetrates foil... And the anova circulator like I have is on sale for 99 bucks, or at least it was a couple days ago. Use ziplocs or you probably already have a vacuum sealer.
  15. I'd like your opinion

    He's just chasing the secretaries around the union hall..