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Energy Consumption Challenge 2006 - THE RESULTS!!!!!!!
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Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15922
Location: Earth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

How cool is that?!?!?

I have to say, thanks has to go to my hubbie for sticking to my plan while I was away for a large part of the week

That's so unbelievably cool!

Well, we're aiming for keeping it up as much as possible.

...where's that dancing smiley...

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Have you worked out how much money you have saved?

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 23956
Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Averaged out it's about 90 per household. Roughly speaking.

Or half a pig a year!

happytechie



Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Posts: 408
Location: Surrey (at the mo.)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

so what's my prize?

2600 units a year saving if we keep it up which equals about 260 a year by my (dubious) calculations a not completely insignificant amount of money at all. In fact it's more than enough to pay for that new kite that I want

YAY

Thanks for spuring us on to get this test made, I can see us both being a bit more proactive at turning lights off.

Top tip of the day is to only boil enough water to make 1 cup of tea if you're only making one cup.

Paul (Fee's other 'alf)

smiley here \/


Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 23385
Location: Planet, not on the....
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well done you guys

Prize details to follow.


Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15922
Location: Earth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

happytechie wrote:
In fact it's more than enough to pay for that new kite that I want



Pah! I think not! I told you I was going to make you a new kite anyway!

Anyone interested, I'm going to have a stab at making one of these ...

https://freedom2000.free.fr/NPW_voile_eng.html

...at some point, maybe not that exact one, but I will surely post something about it when I do

Doesn't look too tricky, then again, I haven't had the sewing machine out for some time

I tell you what, if anyone is interested in making them, there's some money to be made, these kinds of kites can be flippin' expensive, and can't be too pricy to make in comparison (put it this way, OHs latest kite I got him for Christmas was over 400, closer to 500!!!!!)...I think I'll be too slow, but I'm going to give it a go, there's lots of free kite patterns out there.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15922
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

happytechie wrote:
so what's my prize?


Your wife can leave her job and start her own business

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19856
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

well done fee _ amazing> i am actually pleased with mine even though it went up ! son came home and has and look what he has done to the computer after downloading one game _ all the symbols have gone haywire _ pass words altered and thats just the stuff youlot can actually see coming out > can@t use cursor to make a space as it just dletes _ please can i kill him? no access top my emails

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6444

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 06 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well I'm amazed, the only 2 things we did different were, fill 3 Lt flask for tea coffee, so we only boiled kettle 2 times a day. Switched all lights of when not being used & every thing off of standby. Mrs P cut down on the washing machine, only full loads went in as with the dishwasher.

I'm very happy with the results, and on coarse to cut it down more this week.

Thanks Penny, great idea.

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7658
Location: France
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 06 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nanny wrote:
i am very embarrassed but figured it would be that way

i blame mr nanny completely

now had it been the week before...............

must try harder....must try harder...must try harder


You're embarrassed?

Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 23385
Location: Planet, not on the....
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 06 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

simon wrote:
Nanny wrote:
i am very embarrassed but figured it would be that way

i blame mr nanny completely

now had it been the week before...............

must try harder....must try harder...must try harder


You're embarrassed?

But you did have a very good excuse

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7658
Location: France
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 06 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks

jamsam



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 2560
Location: erm....i dont know, its dark.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 06 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

who won then??

Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 23385
Location: Planet, not on the....
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 06 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

jamsam wrote:
who won then??


Fee did - results on the first post of the thread

wishus



Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 777
Location: Northampton, East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 06 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wah!

Away this weekend, but still won't have kept this up this week.

I tumble dried stuff

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