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Aug 31, 2014 1:25PM
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I like he completely off grid with a 2.5 kW in solar And a 1 kW in wind and I haven't started a generator in years. You definitely do NOT need an acre of solar panels. Lmao. I install them for a living and practice what I preach. The neighbors on either side of me are always starting their generators. If you have an ample battery supply you only need a generator for emergency back up. 
Lots of people are clueless when it comes to living off grid and you can't blame them. Us it is not something that the establishment wants to teach us. Lol
Jul 31, 2014 10:24AM
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Let me explain what it is like to live off the grid. Actually it is possible to live off the grid with a moderately sized 4 kilowatt solar panel power system and 1 kilowatt wind generator hybrid system, especially if the house itself is very energy efficient, such as a monolithic dome structure. Monolithic domes need over 50% less energy. Then add passive solar design, and the need for energy is even less. Locate the house in a sunny part of the country, and your energy yield from your solar power system is even higher.  When all of these factors are combined, you can use typical electric appliances on this system quite easily without propane. You can run two electric refrigerators or an electric refrigerator and a chest freezer, standard 220V electric stove and oven, electric washing machine and plenty of power left over for other uses. If you design your system with two 110V inverters wired together properly, you can have 220V appliances. No problem!  By the way, our high performance, high capacity and 30 year life batteries have a 12 sq ft foot print. The only time my backup generator came on when I was cooking is when I had the oven on and all four burners on high. With only three burners and oven on high, I can cook with just solar generated electric power. In general, backup generators are for the few days when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing. By the way, we have only one fuel source, diesel, for back-up generator and back-up hot water. Off the grid houses in the southwest and the south have lots of sunshine. Arizona has 330 days of sunshine per year. In these sunny parts of the country, the backup generator is rarely needed! A lot of electricity is used for heating and cooling a home. Alternative ways of heating a house are available without using electricity. The house in slide number 10 is heated by radiant floor heating system heated by solar hot water. Additional heat is provided by solar heat using a “heat sheet” equivalent to a 1,000 kilowatt heater. The house is kept cool passively by the monolithic insulated concrete walls, which are roughly equivalent to adobe walls two feet thick. Additional cooling of the house is optional!



Jul 26, 2014 10:24PM
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And they are really smart too those Bigfoots. They want me to sound like a loon when I explain it to you in these terms, but because it is the truth simple and true, it becomes a bit too easy for your comprehension to process, leaving this world and all the Humbi's in the making frequency-fluped in the head. this Hard Core way I call Pineal Gland FRIED! 

It is your Spiritual world warfare, not a religious one as you are taught to believe, so commonly.

AND     ....   This is a memory bytheway

4=1 

Unless it is circle, because it was thought that the circle would never be forgotten. 4= or how could the Humbi ever forget itself = 1?
 
u've 4 fingers 4 toes 4 spares 4 limbs all in the matter of  = 1

each line = 4 in connection ... 

Look around you. you see the walls 4=1 corners 4 circle round corners of earth. 

U will see the development of this creation everywhere, 4 U R that flying 1 Humbi.
LoL ... I've to say it. 

Can I? 

OKay here goes ...




Do U want SUM Gumbo Dumbo?.

No but this is serious talk. 

Am I getting through to you Gumm'z?





Anyone?
Anyone at all?









Oh U Sir in the back, U have your finger up.


How can I help U?











Well Don't say that!












Goodnight everyone.  It's 3AM and I'd fun.





Let hope U learned a good Lesson from all of this!


Never Read what others have to say if you don't have anything nice to say, then DON't SAY NOTHING!




Hum'z Da' Word Ah! ... ?



Jul 26, 2014 10:04PM
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I thought about moving into an underground cave seriously, but then came face to face with a real live Bigfoot in my own backyard, so if they're down there I'd rather stay a far, and die with the rest of them.    Hard Core Humbi  way of it!

Do you think that BigFoots are Devils, and really there are no so called Aliens at all, and that these entities are actually demons manifesting in and out of existence? ...  AND

They are all in cahoots with certain parties of our Elite who control our Humbifide Lands, HARD CORE HUIMBI STYLE WAY OF IT ...         Yet- I SAY IT Again?

But I Did NOT say, " your Gov'mt. Officials,  because I have it on good authority, that the quest for perfection is always or sometimes threatening to those on the opposite side of the Moral spectrum.


Did Everybody get that really?

Oh I Hope So... 



Enjoy it! 
Jul 25, 2014 10:51AM
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Phil, not just anyone, becomes Amish. 

one must be born to be Amish. will likely remain Amish.

However, you do have a value point. the Amish would may or may not agree 
Jul 23, 2014 9:20AM
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Wanna live "off the grid?"  Simple, become Amish.   

Jul 23, 2014 6:05AM
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To me, off the grid means just that. No power, except solar. no phones, TV, internet, or anything else that connects you to "The Grid". Most of those homes don't operate without generator fuel , or propane, fuel oil, etc. Grizzly Adams lived "Off the Grid". Hard to do these days.
Jul 22, 2014 11:40PM
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Or you can watch your "off the grid home" go up in a puff of smoke like those in Washington State.

 

I knew a guy in Twisp Wa who sold his "off grid property" and held the contract. He got it back 3 times from folks who yearned to be in tune with nature, Nature can be a real ***** sometimes.

Jul 16, 2014 3:51PM
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Many people think they want to live "off the grid", and have some fantasy that solar panels will provide all the power they need for everything.  But surprise!  Unless you have an acre of solar panels and a bank of batteries the size of a two-car garage, solar panels and a standard battery bank simply will not generate and store enough electricity to run a cook stove, a heating and AC system, some refrigerators, and other systems that require high current.  You will probably still have to have a generator (running on gasoline), and, unless you plan on heating and cooking with wood, will need to have propane.  They even make refrigerators that's cooling system runs on propane.  So, though you may be off the electrical grid, you will still have to have propane delivered and have gasoline for your generator.
Jul 16, 2014 7:14AM
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Kerhonkson is in the Catskill mountains
Jul 15, 2014 2:02AM
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Too pricey for me.  What happens if you have an emergency? Even in the age of cell phones you could die from a serious injury or illness before a life flight could get to you.  It's a nice idea to have an expanse all to yourself but you also have to consider how you would get supplies in and out.
Jul 14, 2014 7:51AM
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Some interesting places, but most too expensive.

But I like the idea of living off the grid...or close to it. Even better is if you can shove power back down the line and make the utility pay you for that power you generate through your solar panels or if you have one, windmill.

Jul 14, 2014 7:05AM
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Too rich for my blood.  Maybe the Yurt, but who wants to live where a communal toilet is a treat?
Jul 14, 2014 5:38AM
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and then your state takes the land from you because the property is not up to code and you have to use an ATV to get to it...


happened in Minnesota...

Jul 14, 2014 5:12AM
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here's another home for sale located in Pennsylvania. Asking 119,000

 

Jul 14, 2014 5:10AM
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An obscene McMansion in Snowmass isn't exactly off the grid.  They had to destroy the vegetation and wildlife in the area to build it.  And you can bet the owners are going to demand shops and services close by.  GAH!
Jul 14, 2014 5:08AM
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What is up with these prices there must be gold,oil and gas in them hills. I mean really $79,000 for an unfinished shack in williamstown ny on a $9,000 lot in one of the most miserable places in the world to live? The first thing you would have to do would be to tear that dump down and might I suggest saving the wood to burn for heat in the seemingly endless winter that you will get in that area.
Jul 14, 2014 4:33AM
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i don't remember seeing the locations of these homes or did I miss it?
Jul 14, 2014 4:05AM
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Hey Zillow, you people put up a montage of 12 homes off the grid but you forgot to add arrows to move from one home to another, or am I missing something here, DUH.
Jul 14, 2014 4:04AM
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"Live off the grid" maybe i'm wrong but isn't living off the grid mean you shouldn't be able to find these houses. second if living off the grid cost that much, i'll just by me a tent to live in. and 3rd if i was to live in one of these "off the grid" houses the terminator will find me.
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