Who's rewired their house for this hobby?
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Nov 26 15:04:50 CST 2014
On 11/26/2014 11:31 AM, Holm Tiffe wrote:
> Ido have electrical Heaters here, in german called "Nachtspeicheröfen",
> that means they get heated up in the night at lower electricals costs
> (between 10pm and 6am) and buffer the head in some stones, over the day
> a fan is working from a thermostate and is heating the rooms.
> The oven in my living room has 4.2KW and another heater in the oven is
> additionally able to heat with 2.2KW (this one is able to heat over the day
Electrical resistive heating for household heading in the US is being
discouraged. There are government incentives to convert to much more
efficient heat pump technology--with the side benefit of air
conditioning in the summer. I do have "emergency" resistive heating
elements in my air handler--they're connected to two 40A/240V circuits.
Gas is at least as popular in the US for heat and cooking. Oil for
heating is also used. Coal has been obsolete for some years. I do
supplement my heating with wood--but then, I'm located in a rural area
where trees grow like fleas on a dog.
> Almost impossible in the US.
See above--such things are usually permanently connected.
> You've not reading all my mails, don't you?
> I already wrote that I actually have a big industry grade vacuum cleaner
> with an 1.5 KW 3phase ansynchron motor and a zyklone.
Yes, but that's atypical. You're not going to find that in the
appliance department of your local Karstadt, are you?
> Oh, besides of my tube amps most devices I have have transformers for more
> then 20Khz...
I fail to see the relevance to AC distribution. I also have audio
transformers and tube gear.
> Again, I wrote the US schould have changed this long before now, then now
> it is simply to late A to change that w/o gigantic costs.
> That doesn't mean that I think that the US has a nice power distribution
> network, from my sight (and not only my sight) this is stone age and there
> is nothing that you could do to change that. :-)
Again, I fail to see your point. 240V 200A single-phase residential
distribution gets the power were it's needed. My neighbor has 240V/400A
single-phase because he has a larger house. 48 or 96KVA. Do you get
more in your house?
> Sorry, who the f.. is Blefuscu?
Surely, you're familiar with the Jonathan Swift novel "Gullilver's
Travels"? The book, not the children's cartoon series, is in reality a
biting social satire. Lilliput and Blefuscu were two kingdoms at war
over which end of an egg was best to open; i.e., fighting over nothing.
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