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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktoyou View Post
    My house up here in Alabama has a heat pump and setting at 82 degrees, it feels as cold as my refrigerator. The only way to get it to put out heat is set it very high and get the electric coils to come on.

    I had it checked and it does have a slow leak, but I had it charged up last week. They added that free on

    The only way to get the house warmed up is to set it very high and then turn it down until it gets low comfortable, then set it high again. It is like heating the house with electric heat.

    This year the electric bill is going to be around $500 a month. After Christmas. I am going down to Florida where I have gas heat and just cook the place, Hope on one complains?

    I want to sell the big ole house this spring and sell the condo, then buy something in Naples at any price where I can live out my last years warm, little winter, I hate winter and always did hate it, but it never made me so ill before.

    If I had to be out in New York weather, I'd be dead in ten minutes!

    When I was a young child, I believe Heaven was a place without any winter!




    Your T-stat is shot. Some good ones only cost 40 and can be snapped in by the average person.

    In the meanwhile, use other 220V sources. For ex., put a metal utensil in the door of your conventional oven and set it on low, which is usually 170, and after several hours you have nice smooth heat for that area, at half the price of 110V outlets. I have also used metal in an oven like that as a heat 'sink' (absorb and hold) but make sure it is convenient to remove when you need to do real backing. (I used a 10 lb weightlift).

    I have a 30 yr old heat pump in a damp forest all winter and it is great. However, as a category, heat pumps have many, many moving parts, which is always a downside. Radiant propane heat is best because there are no moving parts (at your house!) to supply it, and radiant is better than forced because of the moving parts that are needed to push air. Except that it can't be filtered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    Here's a boat for $20,000;
    https://keys.craigslist.org/boa/d/45...406586543.html
    45 feet with two state rooms, two heads (bathrooms) Needs an engine rebuild so you would have something to do.
    So forget those, I didn't realize the boat slip was only 35' and the boat is 45'.
    HERE is a 50 foot house boat for $70,000;
    https://keys.craigslist.org/boa/d/19...428025954.html
    And HERE is a small island for $199,000;
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...05_rect/12_zm/

    Just build a dock off the island and put in some solar panels and you're all set.
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    My new combi boiler is V. efficient: about 150 per year for heating alone. I live in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktoyou View Post
    and lucky in many ways. It is old age that scares me more than death. Any saved person should not fear death. What is scary is living like those old ladies who are in wheelchairs shaking and addle-minded but don't die.

    Only unbelievers fear death.
    Amen, I am looking forward to my death day. It will be sweet!

    I don't even smoke

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    I have a heat pump too, anything below 30 and it struggles to put out heat unless the electric coils kick on...like you said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WatchmanOnTheWall View Post
    Amen, I am looking forward to my death day. It will be sweet!

    I don't even smoke
    well, I don't really want to die, it is something, which happens to all and I do not fear it so much
    So, what?

    believe it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    So forget those, I didn't realize the boat slip was only 35' and the boat is 45'.
    HERE is a 50 foot house boat for $70,000;
    https://keys.craigslist.org/boa/d/19...428025954.html
    And HERE is a small island for $199,000;
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...05_rect/12_zm/

    Just build a dock off the island and put in some solar panels and you're all set.
    Old Kat living on a boat, I can't picture it.

    I now realise you are not real, the baby never ages!
    So, what?

    believe it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interplanner View Post
    Your T-stat is shot. Some good ones only cost 40 and can be snapped in by the average person.

    In the meanwhile, use other 220V sources. For ex., put a metal utensil in the door of your conventional oven and set it on low, which is usually 170, and after several hours you have nice smooth heat for that area, at half the price of 110V outlets. I have also used metal in an oven like that as a heat 'sink' (absorb and hold) but make sure it is convenient to remove when you need to do real backing. (I used a 10 lb weightlift).

    I have a 30 yr old heat pump in a damp forest all winter and it is great. However, as a category, heat pumps have many, many moving parts, which is always a downside. Radiant propane heat is best because there are no moving parts (at your house!) to supply it, and radiant is better than forced because of the moving parts that are needed to push air. Except that it can't be filtered.
    I would rather buy a smaller house of condo and have gas heat.

    With a house, one is more free to make changes, such as winterize the heck out of the house and then buy a gas heater rated for a house twice as large. Bigger gas heaters are not much more expensive and they last a long time.

    I am much too old to fool around with any 'do-it-yourself' projects.
    So, what?

    believe it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    Here's a boat slip for $169,000;
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...75_rect/12_zm/
    Do you have a boat?
    No boat.
    So, what?

    believe it!

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    Thanks, most ,likely I will go to Florida partly, my kids would be more able to visit me. It is also going to be warmer at night in winter months. It is not as far for me to move;I should have made the move last year, or the the year before.
    So, what?

    believe it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktoyou View Post
    well, I don't really want to die, it is something, which happens to all and I do not fear it so much

    My life's been hard so the sooner it ends the better, because heaven will be literally infinitely better. That said I happen to know when my death day will be (to within a week or two) so I know how long I've got which is helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktoyou View Post
    Old Kat living on a boat, I can't picture it.

    I now realise you are not real, the baby never ages!
    He's 8, I'm helping him with his homework right now.
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    Do you people with these heat pumps have ground loops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    He's 8, I'm helping him with his homework right now.
    poof?

    Let's see a picture.
    So, what?

    believe it!

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