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I know it happens everywhere at one time or another but have noticed she will leave several on at the same time - CR room light, bedroom light / fan, kitchen (3) lights , TV, radio  while texting / talking on phone 

That is not an exaggeration

Spent 10 days at their family's homes in  Bohol - same - not just the kids  - adults also

How common is this? Her family or rather general?

My parents were kids during Depression era so "waste not - want not" was a prime rule.

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Woolf

light and noise keep the ungo away

same with an apple a day keeps the doctor away, that is if you can hit him

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to_dave007
22 minutes ago, lamoe said:

I know it happens everywhere at one time or another but have noticed she will leave several on at the same time - CR room light, bedroom light / fan, kitchen (3) lights , TV, radio  while texting / talking on phone 

That is not an exaggeration

Spent 10 days at their family's homes in  Bohol - same - not just the kids  - adults also

How common is this? Her family or rather general?

My parents were kids during Depression era so "waste not - want not" was a prime rule.

yea.. but they never had 3 WATT bulbs back in the middle ages.  Can't believe it.. 3 watts. I think the biggest bulbs I'm buying now are 18 watts.

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lamoe
Just now, to_dave007 said:

yea.. but they never had 3 WATT bulbs back in the middle ages.  Can't believe it.. 3 watts. I think the biggest bulbs I'm buying now are 18 watts.

True but 18 watt LEDs? are equivalent to 150 W incandescent?

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battleborn

Funny, and when they leave the house they unplug everything, including the refrigerator.

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lamoe
12 minutes ago, battleborn said:

Funny, and when they leave the house they unplug everything, including the refrigerator.

We had a "discussion" about that  - everything BUT the refrigerator is OK:taz:

 

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Paddy

Most of the folks around us, if they have an electrical service, have one light and one or two sockets. If you grow up like this and then live in a place with switches and sockets everywhere, you’re probably not going to think about them the same way we do. 
We all probably grew up in houses with all, or some, mod cons and our parents taught us to switch off things when not in use. 
I also have trouble getting my partner to remember to close the door when the aircon is on. 😀

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cookie47
1 hour ago, Paddy said:

also have trouble getting my partner to remember to close the door when the aircon is on. 😀

I got the same problem, 

I'm already in bed, aircon on, nice and cool. Wife enters,, "I'm having my shower" no problem, walks out 

Leaves door open. AHHHHH. 

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Woolf

closing the doors when aircon is on. has never been a problem in this house

also turning off light not really a problem

at the dirty kitchen I have installed an IR motion sensor, light on auto and turns off after a delay when no motion detected

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smokey
11 hours ago, battleborn said:

Funny, and when they leave the house they unplug everything, including the refrigerator.

Well power surge is the reason i was givin

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rfm010
On 11/7/2019 at 8:36 PM, cookie47 said:

I got the same problem, 

I'm already in bed, aircon on, nice and cool. Wife enters,, "I'm having my shower" no problem, walks out 

Leaves door open. AHHHHH. 

Maybe she's wanting you to follow her?

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RogerDuMond
On 11/7/2019 at 4:49 PM, lamoe said:

How common is this?

I have the exact opposite here, I walk out of a room to get something and by the time I get back, somebody has turned the light off.

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lamoe

Also had the talk about A/C controls

High / low cooling and 3 speeds of fan vs setting temp at18C to make room at 28C  get cooler faster

Walked into our Bohol bedroom one time and temp was at 19C = 66F (she forgot to check on it) :snowflakes:

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Woolf
5 minutes ago, lamoe said:

Also had the talk about A/C controls

High / low cooling and 3 speeds of fan vs setting temp at18C to make room at 28C  get cooler faster

Walked into our Bohol bedroom one time and temp was at 19C = 66F (she forgot to check on it) :snowflakes:

Louvered windows and ½ inch gap under the door that is going to cost $$$$$$$$

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lamoe
Just now, Woolf said:

Louvered windows and ½ inch gap under the door that is going to cost $$$$$$$$

Yep - had sliding / lockable window installed in our BR also real screen door -  and used towels under doors  - I stained / sealed the 7 main interior doors last time there (bored cause no net), used cardboard under doors for drips - some have the 1/2"  - some so close couldn't get cardboard under door

This time at night I set a floor fan on my balcony table / opened window (had screen installed) / got so cool had to use blanket (sheet :db:) - it's on 2nd floor - explained about "whole house fan" but our room is the only one with screens

Also defrosted freezer when I noticed door wouldn't close right - maybe the 1/2" ice on walls was the reason?

They had a hand towel  on side that would get trapped - moved to front of lower door:cool:

Installed 2 ceiling fans and stair edge strips - almost broke my a$$ one time cause kid washing them but didn't dry them (smooth of course)

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Woolf
13 minutes ago, lamoe said:

stair edge strips - almost broke my a$$ one time

same same

I often have socks on indoor (do not use slippers)

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lamoe

Had a talk today about our CR in Bohol - There will be a

1. Ventilation fan - CR downstairs has louvered window and of course mold on ceiling along with mosquitoes

2.  2" / 5Cm rise from shower area - at back of room - to commode / sink area

3. Hot water heater

4. Shower curtain - I hate wet CR floor / toilet seat

5. Decent mirror

6. Sprayer bun blaster - pressure too low to activate the in seat one downstairs

7. Supply of TP kept in our BR - roll in DS CR always empty -  tried keeping downstairs - sorry out of stock :taz:

8. 13 W LED for shaving

9. Real CR floor mat  - same smooth tiles used on stairs - I'll cut truck bed mat - better than crap sold as bath map

10. Soap dish w/drain pad / towel bar / hooks on door

No TV but maybe water resistant Bluetooth speaker :dance2:

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GBT62

yeah I gave up trying - got 2 Google Home Mini's on Lazada - about $40 each ....and a few Wifi powerpoints and bulbs for like $15 each - and Wifi A/C controller. I don't have to get up to turn it all off any more - nor be at home to do so....

All works great until Globe goes down for 2 weeks at a time :lol:

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lamoe

Explained about night air being same level as A/C  and sleeping in A/C'd room really dries out nose.

Our BR faces East, have installed 2 M x 2 1/2M sun curtain of heavy tarp that can be raised after sun passed overhang

 

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SkyMan
On 11/7/2019 at 4:49 PM, lamoe said:

My parents were kids during Depression era so "waste not - want not" was a prime rule.

Word.  Actually, in my house though, it was more...

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A penny saved is a penny earned.   -Ben Franklin

I think we're slowly coming together on this.  I had to put it in terms she could relate to.  The first step was to get her to realize that electricity use is money.  The more you use, the faster the meter turns, the bigger the bill.  Then I pointed out she wants to go on trips.  Palawan, Thailand, the US.  Those are big ticket items and small expenses aren't really going to affect that immediately but little bits and little bits add up to delaying those bigger things.

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Paddy
22 hours ago, lamoe said:

Real CR floor mat  - same smooth tiles used on stairs - I'll cut truck bed mat - better than crap sold as bath map

You can buy tiles with a slip-resistant surface. Perhaps a little nicer than something that came out of the back of a truck?😀

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The striped tile is glossy finish and on the wall (sorry for the pic orientation).  The beige tile has a sort of granular finish and is used on the floor - including the floor of the shower. It is very effective in preventing slips. 

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lamoe
Just now, Paddy said:

You can buy tiles with a slip-resistant surface. Perhaps a little nicer than something that came out of the back of a truck?😀

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The striped tile is glossy finish and on the wall (sorry for the pic orientation).  The beige tile has a sort of granular finish and is used on the floor - including the floor of the shower. It is very effective in preventing slips. 

Thanks - they've already bought tiles  - it's her parent's house -

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Paddy

Buy some more if they bought glossy. You only need a few. 
Shower slips really suck as you get older...

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lamoe
2 hours ago, Paddy said:

Buy some more if they bought glossy. You only need a few. 
Shower slips really suck as you get older...

Have waterproof shower  'no slip strips' don't work also a mat that's the same as my mulicab bed liner

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wondersailor

Why not cheap rubber flip flops? Simple, easy, cheap,.works for me

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