Fly-guy":2ew76ej1 said:The cost of the electricity is the only thing that I'm interested in. :tiphat:
Calman":2t5mhj7d said:If I wanted a lit up yard with light I'd move to town. :lol:
I want it dark of a night.
Fly-guy":2eu56t0f said:Fly-guy":2eu56t0f said:
Now you have me curious, what does the formula look like? I've always been interested in how to calculate the cost of certain appliances.
The thing is, lavacarancher is only considering cost of the electricity in his formula. His figures are missing the cost of the light fixture itself, and installation/maintenance/replacement.
The cost of the electricity is the only thing that I'm interested in.
I guess I didn't make my question perfectly clear. My question was and still is, how can a person figure out what a given appliance cost per hour to operate. I can figure out how much gas it took to go into town and buy any given electrical appliance, I can figure out how much the appliance cost and heaven forbid if I have to hire someone to come out to hook it up for me I can simply look at their bill. All I want to know is how much does it cost per hour to run the dang thing. :tiphat:
CottageFarm":18r39iu0 said:This is a simplified formula, but it will get you real close....
a kilowatt is 1000 watts
if you have a 100 watt bulb running 12 hours day, it's using 1200 watts/day = 1.2 kw x $.10/kw hour =.12/day to operate
appliances will give you either wattage or amperage....
6 amp refrigerator running on 110 v .....6 x 110 = 660 watts
running for 5 hours/day (this is a guess, I've never timed how much one runs in a day)
5 x 660 = 3300 watts = 3.3 kw hours x $.10 /kw hour = $.33 / day x 30 days = $9.90 / month
Hope this helps :tiphat:
greybeard":3gz5kx6k said:I've never much liked the dusk till dawn security light thing. Thieves and other criminals don't usually just suddenly go to a residence--they "case the joint" several times beforehand. I refer to those kind of lights as "false security" lights. They might make you feel more secure, but them being on 24/7/365 don't do much to deter a thief. A good 24/7 dog or 24/7 Mossberg is a lot better imo, in conjunction with motion detectors and cams.
D2Cat":pdziaf5k said:Sky, here's an idea that might eliminate the dogs in the trash, it worked for me.
Took a metal oil drain pan and drilled a couple of 1/8" holes just under the top lip. Sanded the metal real good to get a good connection. Made three dowels from an old broom handle, cutting them at about 10" long. Drove the dowels in the ground in a triangle formation so you can set the metal pan on them securely. Mowed the grass real short and hosed the ground for a good soaking. Hook wire through holes in metal pan and tighten bare wire snugly and run wire to nearby fence charger. Made a tasty treat of pieces of hot dog and some gravy and put in pan.
Activate the charger and when the dog gets his nose in the gravy you'll hear him yelp all the way home, never to stick his nose in your trash again!
I'm not sure sounding a shot over the bow of the light would be enough. Shooting the light directly with the BB gun still seems to be in my mind the best course of action for turning of a light without a switch.Fly-guy":1e36sxaf said:ibetyamissedme":1e36sxaf said:
BB gun?, probably not big enough to make a big impression. Every now and then I have to reinforce our neighbors dogs memory that they aren't welcomed around here. Just the mere sounded a shot over the "bow" works wonders.