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Re: news of the day


The new cordless phone I bought a few weeks ago is the same way -
battery lasts longer if left out of the cradle. The manual says it in a
round about, convoluted, very quiet way, but that's how it is.


Kitty
> This was true at first.  But, we have a cordless that stays in the charge
> cradle until used and have never had a problem with it.   This was also
> true of cellphones at first.  I am wondering if the battery type would make
> a difference...it did with the cellphones.  It seems that the solar
> industry would need to address the problem of those of us who live in
> cloudy places.  Anyone know?
> 
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 11/09/2003 7:27:49 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
> >
> > Bonnie,
> > I don't know the trigger time for solar light batteries but think about
> > this:
> > Do you have a cordless telephone?  I got my first one a few yrs ago.  It
> > explained that the battery needed a full charge each time you charged it
> and
> > not to put it in the charger when not in use.  If you give it short
> charges
> > each use will have less glow time and it will shorten the life of the
> > battery (sort of like frequent lawn sprinkling causes shorter grass roots)
> > If left in the charger it also shortens the battery life.  These nicad
> > rechargeable batteries are expensive.  How often will you need to replace
> > them in your lights?  I'm not against the idea.  I would love to use
> solar,
> > but it's not prudent here.  Hopefully it will be for you.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 10:23 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
> >
> >
> > > Kitty, I have the same consideration here.  For some time, I have
> wanted a
> > > small water garden and would prefer solar but  we do get a lot of rain.
> > > For example, it rained almost everyday in July.  I was concerned that
> the
> > > water wouldn't move enough but didn't realize that batteries wouldn't
> last
> > > if they weren't charged.   Do you know the trigger time?
> > >
> > > Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > [Original Message]
> > > > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Date: 11/08/2003 10:39:19 AM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
> > > >
> > > > Theresa,
> > > > I've tried solar lights, but with no success.  You're in sunny CA and
> > I'm
> > > in
> > > > often dreary IN.  Last January had no days of sun at all.  And even
> this
> > > > summer was a bust.  Consequently the batteries in them don't charge
> well
> > > > enough before they come on again and they eventually die.
> > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 9:39 PM
> > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] news of the day
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > I finally bought a solar powered outdoor light.  I'd wanted one for
> a
> > > > while
> > > > > for the garden-side of my house which has no light or wiring.  So,
> > > bought
> > > > a
> > > > > little brinkman solor light.  It;s not super bright, but casts
> enough
> > > > light
> > > > > to ward off unwanted visitors, to see my way to dump stuff in the
> > > compost
> > > > > pile after dark, and of course, to see if the chicken in done on the
> > > > > barbecue!  So, I'm happy with it.  It has a little solar panel
> about 6
> > > x6
> > > > > inches that has a really long wire (so you can position it
> optimally)
> > > the
> > > > > light looks like a typical 2 bulb floodlight.  I found it online for
> > > $79.
> > > > > It was really easy to install and way cheaper and easier that
> running
> > > wire
> > > > > or hiring an electrician!
> > > > >
> > > > > I also love my battery-powered electric lawnmower!
> > > > >
> > > > > Theresa
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > > > > Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> > > > > Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 7:48 AM
> > > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] news of the day
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > May we someday wake up and go for more renewable, cleaner, energy
> > > sources!
> > > > > I'd thought that the oil embargo decades ago would have put our
> > > government
> > > > > in the mood to fund research and better fuels for our future.  It
> > would
> > > > also
> > > > > help us need non-friendly oil baring countries less and less, to the
> > > point
> > > > > where the US could sustain its own needs within the country.  It is
> > why
> > > > some
> > > > > of us use solar fuel/fuel cells, hybrid vehicles, geothermal heat,
> > etc.
> > > > >
> > > > > O.K., so I'm down off my soapbox.  Sorry.
> > > > > Blessings,
> > > > > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> On
> > > > Behalf
> > > > > Of Donna
> > > > > Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 7:06 AM
> > > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > > Subject: [CHAT] news of the day
> > > > >
> > > > > This came thru my news today... thought you might want to read it.
> The
> > > > > again, you probably all know this already....
> > > > >
> > > > > Donna
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Good Mileage 98 Tons of Plants Per Gallon
> > > > >
> > > > > SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) -- A New University of Utah study shows 98 tons
> > of
> > > > > prehistoric, buried plant material is needed to produce just one
> > gallon
> > > > > of gasoline to power our vehicles. Researcher Jeff Dukes asked, "Can
> > you
> > > > > imagine loading 40 acres worth of wheat -- stalks, roots and all -- 
> > into
> > > > > the tank of your car or SUV every 20 miles?" But he says that's how
> > much
> > > > > ancient plant matter had to be buried millions of years ago and
> > > > > converted by pressure, heat and time into oil to produce one gallon
> of
> > > > > gasoline today.
> > > > >
> > > > > He also calculated the amount of fossil fuel burned during just 1997
> > > > > totaled 97 million billion pounds of carbon -- the equivalent of
> more
> > > > > than 400 times all the plant matter that grows in the world during
> > just
> > > > > one year. Asked why he conducted the study, Dukes said "Fossil fuel
> > > > > consumption is widely recognized as unsustainable. However, there
> has
> > > > > been no attempt to calculate the amount of energy that was required
> to
> > > > > generate fossil fuels." The study is to be published in the November
> > > > > issue of the journal Climatic Change.
> > > > >
> > > > > Copyright 2003 by United Press International. All rights reserved
> > > > >
> > > > >
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