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Solar Activated Linear Evaporation Systems

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.1}: support your local clothesline {wren1111} Sat, 17 Jul 2004 18:51:34 CDT (HTML)

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0716-05.htm

If we all used clotheslines, we could save 30 million tons of coal a year, or shut down 15 nuclear power plants. And you don't have to wait to start. Yours could be up by this afternoon.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.2}: Richard Witty {gisland} Sun, 18 Jul 2004 06:55:46 CDT (4 lines)

I use a dryer. Most do.

Better smell, more control, faster, it rains, takes less time,
cogenerates heat.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.3}: Richard Witty {gisland} Sun, 18 Jul 2004 06:57:55 CDT (11 lines)

Design a BETTER mousetrap and people will use it.

Its the same with cars.

Cars are violent, noisy, add to the toxic waste stream, expensive,
dangerous, isolating.

But, WE have not designed better alternatives, so people still pick
the best that they have available.

Fast, flexible, available on demand, comfortable, intimate.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.4}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Sun, 18 Jul 2004 08:29:24 CDT (HTML)

I use a clothesline, dries faster, uses no energy and gives that outdoor fresh smell you otherwise only get from chemical additives in a dryer sheet.

Of course it helps that I live where the humidity is rarely over 30%.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.5}: Richard Witty {gisland} Sun, 18 Jul 2004 10:01:29 CDT (3 lines)

Solar.

Useful, but limited. Useful, not reliable.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.6}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Sun, 18 Jul 2004 13:44:19 CDT (4 lines)

There are so many moderately hard-working, intelligent people who
care in the world that if we stopped driving them crazy with other
people's agendas they could do their jobs and set up usable regional
power systems.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.7}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Sun, 18 Jul 2004 17:39:00 CDT (HTML)

Oh now Richard, you know better than that. With the storms we've been having lately my solar power system has been far more reliable than my neighbor's grid.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.8}: Richard Witty {gisland} Mon, 19 Jul 2004 09:30:33 CDT (9 lines)

Its up there with "you can't rely on anyone else but yourself".

For those on the grid, a solar charged UPS system is USEFUL.

For the 99.98% of the time that the grid is functioning, PV and wind
contribute but are not reliable.

They are more reliable ultimately than nuclear, or hydro during a
severe drought, or when fuels are literally unavailable.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.9}: Electrician {gregarious} Wed, 10 Nov 2004 13:28:05 CST (1 line)

How about wind?

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.10}: Jan Rickey {jrickey} Tue, 30 Nov 2004 18:23:48 CST (6 lines)

Just surfing the Forums, but I had to put my 2 cents in about
clothespins. When the weather outside doesn't allow outside drying, I
use a portable clothesline indoors. It helps to introduce humidity
into the house, which my plants and sinuses love. And, after all, it
does eventually stop raining. So there is always the option of
holding off on laundry until then.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.11}: Helge Hafstad {hhaf} Mon, 06 Dec 2004 16:03:50 CST (7 lines)

Linear evaporation system, use it all the time. Our dryer (we have
one... :) gets very little use. Only when something needs to get dry
urgently. Clothes dry overnight in our washing room and we have
lines on a 2nd story terrace under the roof (i.e. rainproof).

Our el. bill is already 15% below that of the previous owners of
our house.

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{Nature_and_Environment.23.12}: ... {wren1111} Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:20:56 CST (HTML)

Is your clothesline illegal?

"http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-clothesline7- 2009feb07,0,5628220.story"

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