Category Archives: Cheap at home

LED lights get real

LED lights for home lighting are appearing everywhere, but mostly packaged in arrays of smaller bulbs that look like an old Tandy science experiment kit. Coming across a built from scratch, high output (single source) General Electric GU10 track light … Continue reading

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Nuclear powered clothes drier + stain fighter

It’s been ten months since I put my nuclear powered clothes drier into action. Since then, I have used my monopoly powered clothes drier twice during an extended rainy period when going naked would have been the only alternative. My … Continue reading

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LED lights invade my house

From: @paulkuehnel Sent: Jul 4, 2009 10:55a I’m diggin this new LED desk lamp. Its white, its bright, and it takes 3.2 watts http://myvid.me/7y3N sent via UberTwitter Every once in awhile gravity takes over and things tumble off my home … Continue reading

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‘Victory’ for food self-sufficiency

First lady Michelle Obama helped break ground on a new White House organic “kitchen garden” Friday. It will be the first working garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a so-called “victory garden” at the height of World … Continue reading

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VIDEO Eyeing a self-sustaining life

Fred Lorenz, who lives in a typical suburban home, has dreamed of living in a cave house and getting milk from his own goat. He is inspired when he sees laundry hanging outside, remarking that ” it would have been … Continue reading

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Using old tires to plant potatos

Mike Martin plans to stack used tires on his garden plot in York to grow potatoes. The stacked tires are filled with soil and the potatoes planted. The potatoes grow down through the tires and when the it’s time to … Continue reading

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Operation Cheapness reduces my natural gas bill (and demand) over 45%

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission recently approve a 6% rate increase for Columbia Gas. I reduced my natural gas bill over 45%. A net profit for me and a reduction in the use of a precious resource. My estimated gas bill … Continue reading

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VIDEO Christmas savings with LED lights

Dave Rudolph, the city’s electrical bureau superintendent, said 3,000 LED lights will be placed on the tree. That’s 500 more than what was used last year. The city switched to the more efficient lights to save money on its electric … Continue reading

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“God’s Earth to heat and cool”

Trinity United Methodist in New Freedom, Pa., has exchanged its natural-gas-fired boiler for a geothermal heating system drawing energy from 450 feet underground. The system should reduce the church’s energy costs by an estimated 70 percent. “Why not use what’s … Continue reading

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Churches unite to conserve

Rev. Ann Seitz-Brown packs up her bike at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in West Manchester Township to head head home to Paradise Lutheran Church, in Paradise Township, Wednesday. Area churches met for an Energy Conservation for York County Congregation program … Continue reading

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