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June 2012 Report

June 30, 2012

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on the June status of our dahlias and fruit trees here.

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January 2012 Reprot

January 31, 2012

July 2011 Report

July 30, 2011

July 2010 Report

July 31, 2010

March 2010 Report

April 2, 2010

Utilities – House – Total Average Monthly Estimate

January 30, 2008

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Air Conditioning NOT INCLUDED

Electricity: appliances & systems

January 31, 2006

Metered electricity for House: PG&E with GenSet back-up

  • refrigerator
  • dish washer
  • hot water heater
  • sub-tile floor heater (not used during reported occupancy)
  • supplemental heating (space heaters)
  • lighting
  • domestic water processing (shared with service buildings)
  • domestic water pressure pump (shared with service buildings)
  • irrigation water pressure pump
  • air conditioning fan & compressor (not connected during reported occupancy)

Metered electricity for service buildings: PG&E, no GenSet connection.

  • refrigerator
  • range & oven
  • supplemental heating (space heaters)
  • lighting
  • domestic water processing (shared with House)
  • domestic water pressure pump (shared with House)
  • swamp cooler fan & controls

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PG&E : Average Monthly Cost

January 29, 2006

The following spread sheet accounts for PG&E electric consumption, both “Estimated House use” and “Actual Total Love’s Point” use,
for the period when the House was occupied ( 7/01/07 — 7/31/08).

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LP PG&E cost spread sheet

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Totals

Generator

January 28, 2006

The Love’s Point House is equipped with back-up Electric Power via

  • diesel GenSet
  • automatic transfer switch

These are designed to provide  uninterrupted power to the House during PG&E power failures. However, the automatic start up feature of the transfer switch is not presently working properly (Nov 2010), so during a power outage the generator would require manual start up.

The GenSet is not connected to the service buildings
or well water systems.

Short power failures are common during the year. In the last six years there has not been a failure longer than ~ 12 hours. During power outages the well pump and domestic water pressure pump must be connected to a portable, gasoline generator via a manual transfer switch.

genset-tankThe GenSet should be maintenance run for ~ 20 minutes each week. When the auto-transfer switch is working properly this weekly maintenance is run automatically, but presently it must be done manually.
This consumes a small amount of diesel fuel.
The GenSet is serviced annually
Real costs amortize to approximately $50 / month

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Totals

Totals

January 16, 2006

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