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big kahuna1
07-30-2008, 02:02 PM
You here talk about "Wind" as a form of energy these days alot. Well, for those of you who have never seen a "Wind Mill" here is a couple of pics from an ATV ride we took at Windrock in Tennessee. These things are freakin' huge! No wonder ole whiskey face did not want them in his backyard.

http://fatdaddy.smugmug.com/photos/100396343_CZRtA-L.jpg

http://fatdaddy.smugmug.com/photos/100396315_LsjF6-L.jpg

http://fatdaddy.smugmug.com/photos/100396357_dj8C6-L.jpg

http://fatdaddy.smugmug.com/photos/100396631_EHQjK-L.jpg

If you want to see them in operation click the link below.

http://fatdaddy.smugmug.com/gallery/1970782_WidBw#100415691_upRtU-A-LB

In that last pic...check out the bend in the blades. It was pretty windy that day.

RvUsa
07-30-2008, 02:11 PM
I would take a dozen of them over the damn cell phone tower they just put up on the hill across from us. :mad:

Gatordad
07-30-2008, 02:15 PM
wow, that thing even makes you look small..... I need to get my picture taken next to one.

stacktester
07-30-2008, 02:36 PM
[QUOTE=big kahuna1;26587112]You here talk about "Wind" as a form of energy these days alot. Well, for those of you who have never seen a "Wind Mill" here is a couple of pics from an ATV ride we took at Windrock in Tennessee. These things are freakin' huge! No wonder ole whiskey face did not want them in his backyard.QUOTE]


I didn't know you rode 4 wheelers Steve. I would really like to go to Windrock. We've been to Durhamtown 3 times and it's nice but no Windrock. Annie and I both ride and like to go with other people so I'll pm you about a ride.

BigDaddyRog
07-30-2008, 02:37 PM
Id never take a picture next to one naked...Id feel so inadequate!!!!

stky6
07-30-2008, 02:39 PM
Id never take a picture next to one naked...Id feel so inadequate!!!!


Why do you have more of a "bend" in the wind?:lmao:

big kahuna1
07-30-2008, 02:40 PM
Donnie,

We love to go riding. I own an ATV and a Polaris Ranger XP.

Windrock was really nice. We even road to a town on the other side of the Mountain to eat at Cracker Barrell with a big group of us and had a Police Escort through town. I'll post some pics of the Windrock ride.

Here is another place I would love to go. Check it out!

http://www.rideroyalblue.com/

BigDaddyRog
07-30-2008, 02:42 PM
ooooof.....didnt see that one coming!!! This stky guys GOOOOOOD!!! :rotfl:

big kahuna1
07-30-2008, 02:45 PM
wow, that thing even makes you look small..... I need to get my picture taken next to one.

:thumbsup2 :worship:

djblu883
07-30-2008, 05:10 PM
Id never take a picture next to one naked...Id feel so inadequate!!!!

:rotfl2: :rotfl: :rolleyes1

seabee
07-30-2008, 10:24 PM
A couple of people near us have them in their back yards. They are huge.

I just have my kids run in large hamster wheels we keep in the cellar. We have seen amazing reduction in the electric bill!

auntie
07-30-2008, 10:32 PM
A couple of people near us have them in their back yards. They are huge.

I just have my kids run in large hamster wheels we keep in the cellar. We have seen amazing reduction in the electric bill!

Now THAT was funny!:rotfl:

Make those damn kids work!

VACAMPER
07-30-2008, 10:34 PM
AWWWWWWWW, auntie used a bad word. I'm gonna tell. (your all worked up tonight)

seabee
07-30-2008, 10:36 PM
You know it's a rough night when Phyllis is spitin out fightin words!:lmao:

RvUsa
07-30-2008, 10:36 PM
It's not a bad word unless the board puts those little ***** over it. But if on the other hand you try to make a bad word not look bad by inserting your own $#@!#$% you get yelled at, trust me.

auntie
07-30-2008, 10:40 PM
It's not a bad word unless the board puts those little ***** over it. But if on the other hand you try to make a bad word not look bad by inserting your own $#@!#$% you get yelled at, trust me.


Yep...I found that out tonight too. :rolleyes1 Learn something new everyday..I thought I was being creative..and got a kick in the pants for my efforts!

VACAMPER
07-30-2008, 10:41 PM
But John. how would you know that?

VACAMPER
07-30-2008, 10:42 PM
the question is Auntie. Do you feel better? You got a lot off your chest.:lmao:

auntie
07-30-2008, 10:51 PM
Jeeze...Can't a woman make a few little comments about wanting to blow up a country or two and hang Bin Laden from the top of the Empire State building, without everyone acting like she's ready for the nut hut. :confused3 I mean..who doesn't have those kind of days?...:laughing:
Actually..I do feel better for having said so. Just hope the men in the white suits aren't headed my way!

seabee
07-30-2008, 10:59 PM
We'll protect you!

Gatordad
07-30-2008, 11:11 PM
send them my way. I'm already nutz..... who said that? what? is anyone home?

AuburnJen92
07-30-2008, 11:13 PM
You know it's a rough night when Phyllis is spitin out fightin words!:lmao:

She has had a lot of quality things to say today. ;)

That's all I got to say 'bout that.:hug:

auntie
07-30-2008, 11:19 PM
She has had a lot of quality things to say today. ;)

That's all I got to say 'bout that.:hug:

That's kind of you... I've spent just a little too much time on the old computer today. Making up for my missed days last week!

AuburnJen92
07-30-2008, 11:23 PM
That's kind of you... I've spent just a little too much time on the old computer today. Making up for my missed days last week!

That's ok. I think you caught up quite nicely if I do say so myself. You will have to go and fill Deb in, she is quite out of it and is dying to know.;)

Gatordad
07-30-2008, 11:24 PM
Phyllis, I come in peace, I mean you no harm.

AuburnJen92
07-30-2008, 11:25 PM
oh hush

Disney Campers
07-30-2008, 11:43 PM
It's not a bad word unless the board puts those little ***** over it. But if on the other hand you try to make a bad word not look bad by inserting your own $#@!#$% you get yelled at, trust me.

Yep...I found that out tonight too. :rolleyes1 Learn something new everyday..I thought I was being creative..and got a kick in the pants for my efforts!

I don't yell, (At least not so far) it's nothing personal folks.

RvUsa
07-30-2008, 11:49 PM
We know Scott, just bustin your ****, just kidding, you do a great job, and so does Rhonda.

seabee
07-31-2008, 12:00 PM
She has had a lot of quality things to say today. ;)

That's all I got to say 'bout that.:hug:

I completely agree. It was fun to see her all fired up. Don't mess with that woman! I hope to remain on the protective side of her, and not the offensive.

ftwildernessguy
07-31-2008, 12:09 PM
**** ******* to ******, and ****** too.

And that's all I'm going to say about that.

BigDaddyRog
07-31-2008, 12:19 PM
Aww asterisk asterisk asterisk asterisk....now Im really confused!!

Gatordad
07-31-2008, 02:34 PM
Jimbo, you left out

**** ****** ***, and ** ********* ****** *&^%(*&^)(*****

ftwildernessguy
07-31-2008, 02:43 PM
Jimbo, you left out

**** ****** ***, and ** ********* ****** *&^%(*&^)(*****

Thanks, I was in a hurry.

By the way, that was directed at my heating oil company who just raised my estimated bill for next season at the office by 100%.

RvUsa
07-31-2008, 02:50 PM
100% holy asterisk!!!!!

My poor little aunts, who are 78 live in the family farm house, in years past have usually paid about $2000 for the winter for heating oil. This year that will be around $10,000 ($1/gallon as opposed to $5).

To President bush, who said that high fuel prices won't effect the common person, they will just adjust their budget, kiss my asterisk!

I would like to see him live on a fixed income and survive, I want him to do my 30 days, I bet he would be singing a different tune.

auntie
07-31-2008, 05:54 PM
OMG...this is making me nervous. I'm sure I"m going to receive a revised budget bill from our gas company. We walked around with sweaters on last year..looks like we're gonna be wearin' the heavy winter coats indoors this year. :eek:

Gatordad
07-31-2008, 06:06 PM
you can crash at our place if you like. It's warm in Flo-Ri-Da.

AuburnJen92
07-31-2008, 07:03 PM
I know I don't have an oil bill, but FPL just raised our bills 18% a month, again.

LarryJ
07-31-2008, 07:11 PM
Just yesterday we watch a Mike Rowe on servicing these on "Dirty Jobs" and it's like a 240' ladder climb to the top and had three stops on the way up to rest. The top was HUGE like 15 x 40 feet and wonder how they erect them. Time to watch "How It's Made" for a clue. Man I hope they don't forget anything on the way up :lmao:

One guy that does this was bit by a rattlesnake that evidently got into the main enclosure before it was erected and was in bad shape by the time he got back down and to the hospital.:scared1:

We saw some really big wind mill farms when out west in 2004 around I-15 near Stockton and somewhere in either NV or Wy along I-80 on the bluffs.

They do detract from the scenery some what where they are, but the area is small and it's IMHO a great alternative and obviously cost effective so I will have to live with the loss of the scenic view for what they offer.

Larry

des1954
07-31-2008, 07:17 PM
I know I don't have an oil bill, but FPL just raised our bills 18% a month, again.

Jen-

I'd give anything to have FPL back. We are on the City of Lakeland power, and they are 1/3 higher than FPL ever thought of being. Something to do with a bum contract they made and the consumers are stuck paying for.

LarryJ
07-31-2008, 07:20 PM
100% holy asterisk!!!!!

My poor little aunts, who are 78 live in the family farm house, in years past have usually paid about $2000 for the winter for heating oil. This year that will be around $10,000 ($1/gallon as opposed to $5).

To President bush, who said that high fuel prices won't effect the common person, they will just adjust their budget, kiss my asterisk!

I would like to see him live on a fixed income and survive, I want him to do my 30 days, I bet he would be singing a different tune.

That $2000 to $10,000 seems out of sync with what is being reported in the following ...

CLICKY (http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2008-06-29-home-heating_N.htm)

Yes everything is going up, but I don't think Heating oil has to meet the UL vehicle diesel fuel requirements.

Larry

RvUsa
07-31-2008, 08:00 PM
They filled thier 1750 gallon tanks at %5.09 about a month ago, when diesel and fuel oil were going up every day! That is $8890, and they will have to get more to get through the winter.

They did it on the recomendation of the oil company who said it would only go up. It is less expensive now by some, but they don't give refunds!

So a couple of years ago, it was $1 and now it is $5 ish, and they use 2000 gallons, where am I wrong Larry? It is my family that I see crying trying to figure out how to pay their heating bill and school taxes, and property taxes, I am pretty sure I know what I am talking about.

des1954
07-31-2008, 08:09 PM
Holy ****, John!!! $10K for heating oil? That's just way outta line and wrong on so many levels!! It seems like it would almost pay for them to convert to electricity for heat.

BigDaddyRog
07-31-2008, 08:11 PM
popcorn:: :3dglasses

Rhonda
07-31-2008, 08:12 PM
100% holy asterisk!!!!!


:lmao:

RvUsa
07-31-2008, 08:15 PM
Deb it is a giant old farmhouse that you can't insulate worth a crap, so electric would probably be a lot worse, we are looking into a wood/coal suplimental furnace, but they went from $3000 to $9000 in 2 years as well, they got to get their share of the gouging too.

If we could sell the house I worked on for them, they could buy one, but right now there just doesn't seem to be a way.

ftwildernessguy
07-31-2008, 08:50 PM
Holy ****, John!!! $10K for heating oil? That's just way outta line and wrong on so many levels!! It seems like it would almost pay for them to convert to electricity for heat.

PA electric companies are deregulating over the next couple of years. They are gearing the consumers up for a 33% increase in electric bills, and business a 43% increase. I can't wait, nor can I win. I tried calling my oil company today but, surprise surprise, they aren't answering the phone today.

LarryJ
08-01-2008, 05:18 AM
They filled thier 1750 gallon tanks at %5.09 about a month ago, when diesel and fuel oil were going up every day! That is $8890, and they will have to get more to get through the winter.

They did it on the recomendation of the oil company who said it would only go up. It is less expensive now by some, but they don't give refunds!

So a couple of years ago, it was $1 and now it is $5 ish, and they use 2000 gallons, where am I wrong Larry? It is my family that I see crying trying to figure out how to pay their heating bill and school taxes, and property taxes, I am pretty sure I know what I am talking about.

I can't speak for home heating oil, but diesel fuel hasn't been around $1/gal since late 2001, has consistently been over $2/gal since mid 2005 and over $2.50/gal since May 2006 with last winter topping $3/gal. The article I quoted mentioned one person where this year's cost was going to increase from $500 to $850 this winter with the national average cost to heat a home going from $1,952 to $2,593 this winter so I couldn't see how they paid $2000 last year and certainly not even two years ago and it was going to be 5X that this year. I guess I just missed the fact you seemed to be comparing what it cost some 7 years ago to what it now costs. I zeroed in on the total cost and not what price per gallon you were using in making your comparison.

I wasn't questioning what they paid recently, but using the figures from that article they seem to be using almost 4X the national average and even with a big farm house still seems something is amiss or could be done to reduce their costs.

Larry

big kahuna1
08-01-2008, 08:00 AM
Some have been saying that it is going to take the winter with all the winter folk paying their high home heating fuel bills to wake em up and start pounding the politicians who are holding up any energy bills. You listening out there Sir Nancy?

Gatordad
08-01-2008, 01:11 PM
Deb it is a giant old farmhouse that you can't insulate worth a crap, so electric would probably be a lot worse, we are looking into a wood/coal suplimental furnace, but they went from $3000 to $9000 in 2 years as well, they got to get their share of the gouging too.

If we could sell the house I worked on for them, they could buy one, but right now there just doesn't seem to be a way.


when in doubt, pick the right 6 numbers.

BigDaddyRog
08-01-2008, 04:32 PM
I keep picking the winning numbers....but they change them every week!!!