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Are your energy/utility prices rising ?   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started Oct-25 by Showtalk; 6967 views.
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From: Showtalk 

Oct-28

It must be the unrelenting hot sun.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Oct-28

We had roof damage from 119 mph winds.  Our damage was mild, all of our neighbors except two had to replace their roof! Or what was left of it.  When you think about, wind plus sand equals flying sandpaper.

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From: Showtalk 

Oct-28

That’s expensive and dangerous. Does insurance over it? What kind of damage did you have?

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Oct-28

Depends on your insurance.  Our ins had a check to us for the other damage we suffered in 3 days and as a rule we had a new roof before some of our neighbors even got an adjuster out.  Everything was inspected, Appraised, check in hand and roof repaired in less than two weeks.  One neighbor waited several" months,,,that insurance company had him in "safe hands".  Our biggest damage was to the 20'x20' stall roofs! Our house roof just lost shingles.  Our insurance company said if we wanted we could have a whole new roof, but we'd have to pay 45%! They'd pay the rest.  Our neighbor was a general contractor and he said to grab that deal cause the shingles they offered to replace our old ones were 30 yr and 120 mph rated vs the 20 year and 90 mph of the roof then.  

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From: Showtalk 

Oct-29

120 mph!  That is some strong wind.  That was a good idea.  You were lucky.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Oct-29

 Category one hurricane strength, was really a shock to AZ.  70 mph is not unusual but higher is really rare.

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From: Showtalk 

Oct-30

All that blowing sand.

Showtalk said:

It’s not affordable for most to go to solar. Landlords won’t be able to afford it.

or HOAs will forbid it, and it might be a decade until a retired trial lawyer ends up in the neighborhood who has a lot more time and expertise to litigate than the HOA has to dig in their heels and stubbornly refuse to budge. And finally the retired lawyer prevails in court, and a judge orders the HOA to stand down, clearing the way for residents to finally install solar.

And that probably will have to repeat hundreds of thousands of times all around the nation, one lawsuit against an HOA at a time (or worse, one lawsuit by an HOA against a resident trying to go green who ends up being made to rip it all out.

But then based on some very early horror stories about HOAs, I don't have any real optimism that very many will see the light before they feel the heat.

Jeri (azpaints) said:

The roof was badly compromised. Leaks in two places. The solar company had her sign a waiver and she did. She was told by another solar company no way would they install panels.

Yikes.

Update on my own fuel situation - both propane tanks are now full. Sometimes the way to get ahead is not *what* you know, but *who*.  Got it done by a new propane vendor that I didn't even know supplied in this area. And saved almost $1.25 a gallon on propane. Yay! So the tab was still about $900 to top it all off, while I had been fearing it was going to be more like $1500.

So as long as I can power the furnace blower with an inverter or get the generator up and going, we should be able to stay warm through the next Snowmageddon.

And if it skyrockets to, say, $6 a gallon following its present trajectory, at least it will be another 3 or 4 years before I've got to come up with a wheelbarrow of money. Assuming someone doesn't steal the wheelbarrow and dump out the money.

trying to find that picture I saw - shows a public toilet in Zimbabwe. Big sign says "Do Not Flush Newspaper, Magazine pages, or ZW Currency. Toilet Paper Only." Probably the Zimbabwe dollars were worth far less per wipe than squares of actual toilet paper.

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