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  1. For an energy-efficient, as well as the best...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 19-06-19
    Thread: Razors
    For an energy-efficient, as well as the best tasting homemade pizza, invest in a Ferrari G3.. 1.2kW, 400C - Pizza is cooked in approx 3 minutes.. which is 0.06 kWh or 0.82p (ex vat). 4.5 out of 5...
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  2. In our home, most Saturdays are pizza night,...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 18-06-19
    In our home, most Saturdays are pizza night, always made from scratch..
    Margherita and peperoni pizza, grated cheddar goes on last.
    With my personal favourite, the Calabrese Pizza, small...
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  3. Hi Jon, thanks for your comment. I would simply...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Thread: Usage PA
    Hi Jon,
    thanks for your comment. I would simply like the annual estimate to be more accurate, and I would (perhaps incorrectly) assume that a supplier has access to data that can do forecasting...
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  4. Hi Suzy, Welcome to PP community. I am truly...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Hi Suzy,
    Welcome to PP community. I am truly sorry to hear you’ve been suffering from insomniaand tinnitus. Insomnia is not great.


    There is absolutely no requirement to have a smart meter,...
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  5. Hi Woz, I just watched that destructive testing...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Hi Woz, I just watched that destructive testing YT vid - that’s one tough switch... with all my smart switches I use fused extension leads and ensure earthing is always done, even though the basic...
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  6. Hi Woz, You’re right, us amateur statisticians...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Thread: Usage PA
    Hi Woz,
    You’re right, us amateur statisticians are in a minority...


    I’m only 8 months into my first year with PP, but I started to notice that the correlation between the estimated annual...
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  7. Hi Woz, as it happens the smart meter isn’t...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Hi Woz,
    as it happens the smart meter isn’t close to the dishwasher due to the fact that the socket is behind another kitchen unit, so the switch is away from a heat source.. And luckily the...
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  8. SirMalcolmF, welcome to PP! Like the other...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Thread: Usage PA
    SirMalcolmF,
    welcome to PP! Like the other respondents I am a user trying to help other users.

    I would love the idea of receiving everything from PP in the format I want so I could process it...
    14 Replies
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  9. Hi Suz! Eco cycles wash at a lower temperature,...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 13-06-19
    Hi Suz!
    Eco cycles wash at a lower temperature, but for a longer time period. This saves energy because it takes far less electricity to run the pump/motor than it does the heating. Switching to a...
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  10. Hi Gray, I have no experience in this area, but...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 13-06-19
    Hi Gray,
    I have no experience in this area, but here are some suggestions which I hope may get you a step closer.

    The energy saving trust trust may be able to point you in the right direction....
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  11. It's strangely captivating... ...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 07-06-19
    It's strangely captivating...

    https://www.efteling.com/en/park/attractions/fairytale-forest/fairytale-tree

    In fact, we liked the fairytale tree so much, we brought it back with us... :joy:
    :D...
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  12. ​Here’s the ‘something new’ version ... the...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 07-06-19
    ​Here’s the ‘something new’ version ... the sprookjesboom or ‘fairytale tree’ in de Efteling, a themepark in the Netherlands. The fairytale tree speaks and interacts with visitors... 2259
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  13. Thank you PP team. This voucher will be used to...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 07-06-19
    Thank you PP team. This voucher will be used to convert one standard radiator valve into a time-based TRV :foldedhands::muscle::D
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  14. Hi Woz, ​I am currently not so worried about...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 31-05-19
    Hi Woz,
    ​I am currently not so worried about server/manufacturer location: my IoT smart devices are kept on a separate guest SSID with no access to the LAN, Nas, and away from main/guest/kids/work...
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  15. I haven’t yet reflashed any, but in fact I...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 31-05-19
    I haven’t yet reflashed any, but in fact I started looking up YT tutorials last night for the easiest solder-free method and what hardware to buy for the basic switches. I haven’t yet looked into the...
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  16. hi Jelockwood, I see there’s ample opportunity...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 31-05-19
    hi Jelockwood,
    I see there’s ample opportunity to make the rollout of smart meters a lot more relevant to customers by giving them CAD devices. This would vastly improve buyin for what appears up...
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  17. Prince - Lovesexy (2 consecutive nights, Aug’88)...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 25-05-19
    Prince - Lovesexy (2 consecutive nights, Aug’88) & Michael Jackson - Bad (July’88)
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  19. Hi Tall Dave, thanks for this. Yes, you’re right,...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 15-05-19
    Hi Tall Dave, thanks for this. Yes, you’re right, it’s gas and electricity monitor but a pretty good one, and certainly well enough for my needs.


    As far as I’m concerned, the consumer USP for...
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  20. Hi Woz, sure. The smart monitor I decided on is...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 15-05-19
    Hi Woz,
    sure. The smart monitor I decided on is called Loop Energy Saver, only available from https://amzn.to/2LFJXIM . I was looking for something that did both gas and electric reporting via...
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  21. I decided to invest in a smart meter that’s...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-05-19
    I decided to invest in a smart meter that’s independent from any energy supplier which gives me all the benefits of a smart meter without having concerns about what third parties do with the data....
    31 Replies
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  22. I guess we have to wait until UK gov politics...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-05-19
    I guess we have to wait until UK gov politics returns to a semblance of normality and hopefully relaunches a bolder household energy efficiency programme or come up with something much more...
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  23. Hi Jon, thank you for your response. Good points...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 13-05-19
    Hi Jon, thank you for your response. Good points indeed.. I’m looking at all options in terms of going greener, but wanted to establish a basic like-for-like replacement baseline first. And in my...
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  24. help needed forecasting gas rate changes for boiler replacement calculation

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 09-05-19
    hi all,I was wondering if anyone has some ideas...

    I am trying to calculate the potential savings of replacing my 12-year old D boiler (which still works perfectly) for a more efficient A-rated...
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  25. Poll: The graphs are gimmicky at best, but I am sure...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 08-05-19
    The graphs are gimmicky at best, but I am sure they make the readings more accessible for people who have better things to do than spending hours on data analysis and interpretation :). I use a...
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