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    My Eco friendly neighbour.

    My neighbour at the far end of the Street has just bought a Tesla about the size of a XE, and the other day he was using it as a Blockade so that nobody would drive into the large stack of Logs that was tipped onto the road at his back gate which is a busy road.

    My point is he's being Eco friendly with the Tesla, but not with the Logs. As an article in the national news about emissions stated that a Wood Burning Stove can Cause more emissions than a Lorry.

    How many members are going to own up to using a Wood Burning Stove. Lol
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    Absolute hypocrites the lot of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    My neighbour at the far end of the Street has just bought a Tesla about the size of a XE, and the other day he was using it as a Blockade so that nobody would drive into the large stack of Logs that was tipped onto the road at his back gate which is a busy road.

    My point is he's being Eco friendly with the Tesla, but not with the Logs. As an article in the national news about emissions stated that a Wood Burning Stove can Cause more emissions than a Lorry.

    How many members are going to own up to using a Wood Burning Stove. Lol

    I have 8 in my house and I do use them as I have my own little forest. My central heating is wood pellets. I cannot use modern heating such as gas because my house is listed.

    I don't own an electric car and I will never buy one. I have decided that my next car will be a 1930's classic. German laws are that a historical car is a "Denkmal" and it is treated the same as a listed building which means that it can still be used on the road even if they ban all petrol or diesel cars. I may have to go to the local airport for small planes to fill her up with leaded petrol as they allow this still.
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    I have a modern gas combi boiler,when a gas leak was detected in the road outside I asked the contractor if he was able to run his magic wand over the exhaust from this.

    "Just water vapour,mate",was the result.And yet "they" are stopping the use of this type of heating system!

    I have a small pile of kindling type wood,if any local member uses a wood burner or open fire,free if you collect!
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    Its like those 'Smart meters' I wonder how many now regret fitting them?

    A Frank prediction. In the not too distant future electricity companies will charge more for electricity used at peak times? Bit like the Economy 7 of a few years ago, that too was a pain in the Kilo Watt

    Despite several attempts I have so far managed to stop them fitting one. Though it did take a big sign over the meter saying "Do NOT fit a smart meter". My neighbour did not ask for one but had one fitted whilst he was out. "Sorry sir it was a mistake, we will send someone to remove it straight away" Still there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Its like those 'Smart meters' I wonder how many now regret fitting them?

    A Frank prediction. In the not too distant future electricity companies will charge more for electricity used at peak times? Bit like the Economy 7 of a few years ago, that too was a pain in the Kilo Watt

    Despite several attempts I have so far managed to stop them fitting one. Though it did take a big sign over the meter saying "Do NOT fit a smart meter". My neighbour did not ask for one but had one fitted whilst he was out. "Sorry sir it was a mistake, we will send someone to remove it straight away" Still there.
    Even if they do fit the smart meter you can just leave it unplugged. Mine doesn’t even work, just says £0.00 all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Its like those 'Smart meters' I wonder how many now regret fitting them?

    A Frank prediction. In the not too distant future electricity companies will charge more for electricity used at peak times? Bit like the Economy 7 of a few years ago, that too was a pain in the Kilo Watt

    Despite several attempts I have so far managed to stop them fitting one. Though it did take a big sign over the meter saying "Do NOT fit a smart meter". My neighbour did not ask for one but had one fitted whilst he was out. "Sorry sir it was a mistake, we will send someone to remove it straight away" Still there.
    As far as I can discover,these devils inventions not only consume electric,guess who pays for that,but also use smartphone cleverness to report back to their masters.

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    I reckon that the roll out of smart meters is to allow the Government to eventually get the tax back that will be lost from petrol and diesel. I refused to have one fitted whilst in my old house but my new house had one already fitted - I changed supplier and it is now a "dumb" meter. How dumb is that! The gullible think these meters will save the planet for heaven's sake! We all will end up paying more simply to cover the £12 billion or more it will cost to replace the damn things....
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Its like those 'Smart meters' I wonder how many now regret fitting them?

    A Frank prediction. In the not too distant future electricity companies will charge more for electricity used at peak times? Bit like the Economy 7 of a few years ago, that too was a pain in the Kilo Watt

    Despite several attempts I have so far managed to stop them fitting one. Though it did take a big sign over the meter saying "Do NOT fit a smart meter". My neighbour did not ask for one but had one fitted whilst he was out. "Sorry sir it was a mistake, we will send someone to remove it straight away" Still there.
    I am not aware that a smart meter can be fitted whilst you're out. In fact, you have to agree and make an appointment even if the meters are in an outside cupboard. Your household appliances will need to be turned off and then back on again. With both electricity and gas meters the engineer will check that everything is working and indeed is safe with the gas supply flowing properly. Maybe your neighbour is being a little 'economical' with the truth?
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    I have a smart meter. British Gas installed it, but now I'm with Bulb and they say they can't use it as it was a first generation smart meter (BG getting rid of old stock) and it's obselete. Now it functions like a normal meter where I give readings. I didn't mind when I was with BG. I only paid for what I used which meant I wasn't vastly in credit in the summer with a fixed direct debit and having them benefit from my excess cash in their bank. The little reader thing showing my usage was great as I could instantly tell when the wife had left the immersion on.

    I'm interested in an electric car, but only as a second set of wheels for now. I just don't think the charging infrastructure is appropriate yet which means even the best EVs are no good for a journey beyond 250 miles.

    Finally the comment above suggesting a gas combi boiler only spits out water vapour and no carbon dioxide is pretty impressive as that suggest it completely defies all the basic laws of chemistry.
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