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Old 05-12-2012, 11:09   #16
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3 KWH? Are you sure it was plugged in?
I haven't plugged in since summer died down. The 3kwh was from sanding and cutting. My zinc is happy with this arrangement too!
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Old 05-12-2012, 18:16   #17
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Re: How Many KW's R U Using?

Yeah! It's got to be that heater. It's an 1800W oil heater that I've kept on a medium setting, which has kept the boat at 60-65 F. I turned the thermostat way down today.
Our weather has averaged in the upper 40's daytime, upper 30's night time, most of this past month. I just want to keep the boat at about 45 now. It's too costly to keep it any higher.
But I have been spending more time on the boat when it's warm. Actually, I don't want to leave but I'm still rebuilding/upgrading and need materials/parts/tools. Will be done soon though.
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Re: How Many KW's R U Using?

316 kW at home, but mainly lights, computers, fridge, etc., no heating. Even 1800 watts run 24/7 at full tilt should only be 1296 kW for 30 days. Hard to believe you're using that much.
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Old 05-12-2012, 18:49   #19
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At home, use approx. 600kw per month averaged over a year of bills. Something seems very strange with your slip bill.

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Old 05-12-2012, 21:07   #20
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Re: How Many KW's R U Using?

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If I calculate the 1200 KW in 20 days correctly, that would be (10) 250Watt light bulbs burning constantly. Hell, that would burn down the boat.
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Our whole house including dock power for another boat on our dock(ours runs on solar alone), a well insulated spa on the deck, big fridge/freezer, a separate chest freezer, my business and all other household uses only draws about an average of 1kwh, i.e.24kwh/day.

You're getting hosed, no doubt.
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