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    How Green Are you?

    I was just wondering how environmentally conscious each of you are, and what sort of things that you do, or don't do to contribute to that.

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    I am green on the selling end. Any time I get a decent project, I try to upsell to higher efficiency equipment. Bid a job replacing forty systems in a light commercial building. Got it using prices for what was specified, ten seer stuff, but was able to upsell to thirteen seer at the last minute for just the added cost. Good for client, made us feel greener. did the same with a school boiler job. Equipment specified was cast iron weil mclain. Once I had the job, i negotiated mod cons instead. Thats my way of being green.

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    < Insert anti corporate/media sponsored green bull**** rant here >

    *Population and economic growth nullify all "green" initiatives and jevon's paradox applies. The only way to "be green" for real is to not purchase unnecessary crap and not have children. (abortion and suicide are "green" )
    General public's attitude towards our energy predicament: "I reject the reality of finite resource depletion and substitute it with my own; energy is infinite, we just need an alternative storage medium to run the cars on. The economy can grow indefinitely - we just need to "green" everything! Technology is energy! Peak what?"

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    I start every 2 stroke engine I have in the garage every day and let them run for a half hour or so.
    "Politicians are the lowest form of life on Earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician"

    - General George S. Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    I start every 2 stroke engine I have in the garage every day and let them run for a half hour or so.
    Hmm. I should buy more 2 stroke engines. The 4 stroke engines in my tractors, mowers and the like all died when they started putting this "green" bull$h!t called alcohol in our gasoline supply.

    I'm actually not kidding. How environmentally responsible is it to pollute our gasoline supply here in the US to the extent that all of our older engines burn up?

    And now I hear they've just lifted the cap from 10% poison to 15% poison. There go the engines on all cars built more than 20 seconds ago...

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    I start every 2 stroke engine I have in the garage every day and let them run for a half hour or so.
    WoW do you open the door? Thats hard core man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    I start every 2 stroke engine I have in the garage every day and let them run for a half hour or so.
    most of my bikes are vintage 2 strokes





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    I'm all about green.

    It keeps the green flowing into my wallet.


    That is, after all, the REAL color of the green movement. MONEY!

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    Let's see, how green am I...

    I installed a The BIASI B-10 Boiler, Riello burner and phase III indirect WH about five years ago and burned under 500 gallons last year. I also put about 3000 miles on my bicycle in 2010. Don't think I'll get to do that again too soon. Was laid off from April to October.

    That's about it.

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    i`m Irish is that green?
    GOOD WORK IS NOT CHEAP! AND CHEAP WORK IS NOT GOOD!

    IF YOU THINK A GOOD HVAC COMPANY IS EXPENSIVE. THEN YOU SHOULD TRY A BAD ONE.

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    Depends. I'm roughly 1/4 Irish but I'm orange Irish- no green involved...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BACnet View Post
    Depends. I'm roughly 1/4 Irish but I'm orange Irish- no green involved...
    A Ginger?
    "Politicians are the lowest form of life on Earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician"

    - General George S. Patton

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    I`m doing my part for the green enviroment.
    I quit farting in public

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