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Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby Daniel Meyer on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:57 pm

Install efficient windows, melt your neighbors' cars.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/ ... ota-prius/

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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby jade mortimer on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:35 pm

hahaha, silly windows....maybe folks will begin a class action suit against double paned window manufacturers on their cars' behalf!!!
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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby Texas_Ranger on Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:06 am

It's not the double panes' fault... it's the low-E coating! Could happen to you if you got low-E storms...
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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby lupinfarm on Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:57 pm

Can they please make wooden windows cheaper then there would be no need for those plastic thingys :)
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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby Texas_Ranger on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:10 pm

Honestly, I'm not really sure that one is genuine... after all a window pane should be flat, so it won't concentrate the beam of light, only reflect it (with some losses). Base line: if the reflection from a window were actually the cause, direct sunlight would have an even worse effect.

Now if the panes weren't flat things would be different...
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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby Lynners on Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:24 pm

lupinfarm wrote:Can they please make wooden windows cheaper then there would be no need for those plastic thingys :)


Agreed. Whole heartedly. We got a quote for a approximately 2x3 wood window (to insert into an opening where the original window no longer exists), and it was almost $500. Bah.
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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby lupinfarm on Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:51 pm

Hi Lynners hope you and yours had a great Christmas..I know..We have 16 windows to replace and I would love to go with wood on the old part of the house ( dont care about the addition as it is from the 90s) but I would love, love ,love to see those
perdy wood 2x2s sash windows on the rest of the house. I was told it would cost about 2 times what a vinyl would cost and good quality ( dont attack me please) vinyls cost about $800 for a 36"x62"plus the labor about the same. So that is 11 windows at $2,400.00 ( window +labor) for a total of $26,400 + HST. Ouchy, ouch, ouch!. But here in the "Great White North" you would probably want double pane windows to keep out the nasty winter weather anyhow. Oh boy do I need to win the lottery. :) :)
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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby Lynners on Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:25 pm

Oh boy do I need to win the lottery.


Us too! :lol:
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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby Phredly on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:25 pm

Reminds me of the "Death Ray" hotel in Vegas:
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Re: Another problem with energy efficient windows. :)

Postby Texas_Ranger on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:50 am

Phredly wrote:Reminds me of the "Death Ray" hotel in Vegas:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/artic ... burnt.html

WIth the concave shape of that building the story makes a whole lot more sense than reflections from regular plate glass causing plastic parts to melt! If sun rays are concentrated using a magnifying glass or concave mirror they can easily set things on fire.
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