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  1. EV Home Charging

    Posted by G4RHL, 16-11-19
    Does anybody know of a home EV charge point installer that installs one with two output sockets? My searches draw a blank other than one American comoany.
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  2. I wonder if we have many members of Pure Planet...

    Posted by G4RHL, 10-11-19
    I wonder if we have many members of Pure Planet who are all electric? My current boiler works. It is 22 years old. It is not economical to change it. Due to its age I need to be prepared for its...
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  3. Yes, I simply did a straight comparison based on...

    Posted by G4RHL, 07-11-19
    Yes, I simply did a straight comparison based on kWHs used so imagined it would not be 100% accurate. The answer is I suppose to generate your own power but that is not practical for most and anyway...
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  4. I received my monthly PP bill this morning. My...

    Posted by G4RHL, 06-11-19
    I received my monthly PP bill this morning. My gas use for last month cost me £39.42. Had I been on electric for my boiler and used the same amount it would have been £175.97!!!!
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  5. Electric Boilers

    Posted by G4RHL, 05-11-19
    An electric boiler is still concerned expensive to run in the UK but does anybody know if an independent comparison has been made? Indeed, I wonder if Pure Planet has been able to extract comparison...
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  6. Poll: It is set to 19C during the day but in the...

    Posted by G4RHL, 24-10-19
    It is set to 19C during the day but in the evenings it goes up to 21C although my wife likes it hotter still! Fortunately each room can be controlled individually so that if it is 22 in the lounge it...
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  7. The matter is simple. PP quoted a year’s costs...

    Posted by G4RHL, 10-10-19
    Thread: Annual costs
    The matter is simple. PP quoted a year’s costs based on an estimated consumption. During the year they increased my DD but that is not relevant. What is, is the actual consumption and cost at the end...
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  8. I don’t think my previous calculation was...

    Posted by G4RHL, 07-10-19
    Thread: Annual costs
    I don’t think my previous calculation was correct. If I apply the kWhs used as the basis for PP’s original quote in September 2018 for gas and electricity to the average rate of charging applied up...
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  9. I have just run my consumption for gas and...

    Posted by G4RHL, 02-10-19
    Thread: Annual costs
    I have just run my consumption for gas and electricity through three comparison sites. Pure Planet appeared on only one and was third in the order of cheapest but only £34 pa more than the cheapest...
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  10. Annual costs

    Posted by G4RHL, 29-09-19
    Thread: Annual costs
    I switched to PP just over 12 months ago. I have now had one year of bills.

    Before I switched I was quoted online

    £599.59 for electricity based on 4103 kWhs
    £523.61 for gas based on 17767 kWhs...
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  11. Smart Meters & the Government

    Posted by G4RHL, 18-09-19
    I note the government, or minions working for it, seem to be again pushing smart meters and insisting on the roll out going oK and it is a good thing. Despite the roll out having slowed! The...
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  12. I shall be patient! Not that it is crucial to...

    Posted by G4RHL, 01-09-19
    I shall be patient! Not that it is crucial to life. Some very good friends of ours have a smart meter. I asked about it and they said they leave it plugged in in their utility room but never look at...
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  13. I logged in but it is not to be for me as am told...

    Posted by G4RHL, 28-08-19
    Thread: Savings?!!
    I logged in but it is not to be for me as am told the signal was not strong enough for one to be installed.

    I hear the advertisement for these things on Classic FM and it always gets me annoyed...
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  14. Failed at the first hurdle

    Posted by G4RHL, 28-08-19
    Got my message to book in a smart meter installation. Went online to book but then told there is not a strong enough signal where I am. I wonder how often this occurs? There is nothing special about...
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  15. Savings?!!

    Posted by G4RHL, 26-08-19
    Thread: Savings?!!
    I received an email to register my interest for a Smart Meter today and have duly done so. However, I note the screen displays the following message “Long term, a Smart network will transform the way...
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  16. Poll: I am coming to the conclusion not to buy an EV at...

    Posted by G4RHL, 16-07-19
    I am coming to the conclusion not to buy an EV at this stage. My current vehicle is 9 years old and it is possible I may shortly have funds to replace it. Unless I pay a lot of money current EVs...
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  17. There is a bigger issue here and one we are...

    Posted by G4RHL, 09-07-19
    There is a bigger issue here and one we are looking at addressing in our local hospice. In many households there is only one who is the technophobe. If he or show dies, or becomes incapable of...
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  18. Poll: Makes em hard as nails!!

    Posted by G4RHL, 05-07-19
    Makes em hard as nails!!
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  19. If you buy a dimmable LED first try it with your...

    Posted by G4RHL, 04-07-19
    If you buy a dimmable LED first try it with your existing dimmer switch. If it works, fine. You will know if it is not going to as the light will come on or flash when the switch is off. If it is a...
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  20. Poll: Do I wash my legs? Just the topic for an energy...

    Posted by G4RHL, 03-07-19
    Do I wash my legs? Just the topic for an energy site! This may help others. I go to the gym each day and finish off in the pool for 30 minutes. I used to get a mild form of psoriasis on my legs and...
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  21. Therefore being able to access one’s account on...

    Posted by G4RHL, 02-07-19
    Therefore being able to access one’s account on the web is not a step forward but rather a backward one. You can either have the web access or app access but not both! This is something that should...
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  22. I assume one can only log in on the website...

    Posted by G4RHL, 01-07-19
    I assume one can only log in on the website provided you are using a desktop or laptop computer. If I try on my tablet I am asked to provide my email address, I get the email to access but when I do...
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  24. Nice to see another member from County Durham!...

    Posted by G4RHL, 24-06-19
    Nice to see another member from County Durham! The reference to hair and bikes reminds of a lady I know, also was a keen motorcyclist but was often pulled up by the police because of her hair making...
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  25. My 40 amp PSU is for a transmitter to ensure a...

    Posted by G4RHL, 22-06-19
    Thread: Internal Relay
    My 40 amp PSU is for a transmitter to ensure a smooth 12 volt or so DC current. The full 40 watts is never needed but it’s getting “up to speed” on switch on is in time too much for the relay in...
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