151 – Solar Basics

In response to a question, this show explains how solar power systems work including battery based and grid-tie systems.  I explain how to calculate their output, what to do when the sun don’t shine, and some other practical information.   Solar Map I referred to with the hours per day of solar production http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///hof-151-solar-power.mp3 Podcast: […]

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120 – Tornados!

A show taking about the recent rash of tornados across the US, but more particularly, their effects on the average home.  We discuss what you can do to help build a more tornado proof home (not completely possible with larger storms) and how to help protect yourself and your family from these monsters. ER Doc’s […]

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113-Spring Cleaning

A discussion about getting your house in order – in more ways than one!  First we talk about stuff, and how some people have too much!  We discuss the Hoarders TV show and how its OK to have some stuff, as long as it is going to be used and has some value.  We then […]

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106 – Just-In-Time (4 trouble..)

This show is the most recent in a short, intermittent series on emergency preparations for the homeowner.   In this episode, we discuss the just in time delivery service that is prevalent in American today.  With little stock of anything anywhere, a break in the communications or transportation infrastructure could mean big trouble.  Listen for details! […]

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98 – Emergency Plans

A podcast covering the host’s views on the importance of having an emergency plan including a real-life example of how one can make you life easier. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-98-Emergency-Plan.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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