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Skip Towne
07-15-2005, 07:01 AM
Mine isn't all that bad but I'll bet some of you have whoppers.

Electric
07-15-2005, 07:03 AM
Total utilities usually run around $180, sometimes venturing up to $205.

jidar1
07-15-2005, 07:06 AM
About $250/mo, I have a lot of electronics that run often and 2 kids who don't often turn out lights. :(

cadmonkey
07-15-2005, 07:10 AM
Like $50 I think.

ptlyon
07-15-2005, 07:16 AM
Being Skip is old, he probably likes it kept around 80 degrees, so I'm sure that is why his isn't bad.

Skip Towne
07-15-2005, 07:24 AM
Being Skip is old, he probably likes it kept around 80 degrees, so I'm sure that is why his isn't bad.
Only fat guys need it cooler than 80.

ptlyon
07-15-2005, 07:30 AM
Only fat guys need it cooler than 80.

Hey, how did you know I was fat? :hmmm:

ChiTown
07-15-2005, 07:35 AM
Eleventy Billion dollars.....................per month.

KCFalcon59
07-15-2005, 07:44 AM
$75. not too bad. A little lower if I remember to turn off the air during the day.

ChiTown
07-15-2005, 07:50 AM
Gas & Electric run about $300-350/mos July-Sept. I think I have Big Chief Tablets as insulation in my house.................

JimNasium
07-15-2005, 07:53 AM
Don't let Skip fool you. He's stealing his electricity off of the grid. You'd think the utility would know given that he has his trailer hardwired right in with one of those orange extension cords.

Rain Man
07-15-2005, 07:58 AM
About $80-$90 a month here. We don't have air conditioning.

Skip Towne
07-15-2005, 07:59 AM
Don't let Skip fool you. He's stealing his electricity off of the grid. You'd think the utility would know given that he has his trailer hardwired right in with one of those orange extension cords.
You city boys don't know shit. What you do is pull the meter out and put it in backward. That way they send YOU a check every month.

ExtremeChief
07-15-2005, 08:04 AM
about $160

Rain Man
07-15-2005, 08:07 AM
You city boys don't know shit. What you do is pull the meter out and put it in backward. That way they send YOU a check every month.


Wow. I had no idea you could do that. I may go try that this weekend.

jspchief
07-15-2005, 08:11 AM
I I have budget billing that charges me the same amount year round, adjusting occasionally.

I pay about 200 per month 12 months per year, but my air is on non-stop from May until Nov., set at 68 degrees.

cdcox
07-15-2005, 08:12 AM
Wow. I had no idea you could do that. I may go try that this weekend.

You don't have to pull the whole meter out and install it backwards. Switching the leads is enough.

Donger
07-15-2005, 08:14 AM
Wow. I had no idea you could do that. I may go try that this weekend.

Yes, you can, with some meters.

However, you probably have an Itron AMR system on your meter. Those pesky things have a nasty ability to detect and report reversing your meter.

Skip Towne
07-15-2005, 08:45 AM
Yes, you can, with some meters.

However, you probably have an Itron AMR system on your meter. Those pesky things have a nasty ability to detect and report reversing your meter.
I know a guy who wouldn't pay his electric bill so they came out and took the meter out. So he just wired across the leads. I never heard how that came out.

Bob Dole
07-15-2005, 08:46 AM
Bob Dole's June bill was $100.04.

MOhillbilly
07-15-2005, 08:56 AM
about 39 a month give or take 1-2$

carlos3652
07-15-2005, 08:59 AM
$99-$120

Saggysack
07-15-2005, 09:02 AM
I don't know, I don't care either. If it's hot, I turn on the AC. If it's cold, I turn on the heater. I kinda figure this in with the price of gas. Who really gives a **** what your bill is. Still gotta have it. I live in the 2000's and I don't have any desire to attempt to live like I'm in the 1800's.

HemiEd
07-15-2005, 09:02 AM
I pay about 200 per month 12 months per year, but my air is on non-stop from May until Nov., set at 68 degrees.

Same for me, my wife is trying to freeze me out I think.

Skip Towne
07-15-2005, 09:08 AM
about 39 a month give or take 1-2$
Hey, that's cheap. I should have known it since you don't need A/C in a cave.

KCChiefsMan
07-15-2005, 09:58 AM
mine seems to be about 300

MOhillbilly
07-15-2005, 10:22 AM
Hey, that's cheap. I should have known it since you don't need A/C in a cave.

doesnt include my gas bill.

how is the new cave coming by the way??????????

chiefs4me
07-15-2005, 10:25 AM
Our water bill and electric bill are combined, so it runs about 400 dollars a month. But it's hot here so the air is always on.

Fat Elvis
07-15-2005, 10:28 AM
mine seems to be about 300


Do you keep the temp at about 43 degrees or something?

gblowfish
07-15-2005, 10:35 AM
My June bill was $225. Independence includes water and electric on the same bill, so some of that is water bill.

ChiefsOne
07-15-2005, 11:02 AM
Water, gas and electric are all on the same usually about $225-$300 per month. Pisses me off everytime, I remember living in an apartment and it being $50.

PastorMikH
07-15-2005, 11:16 AM
The wife was complaining that everything combined was up around $250 last month. That's Gas, Electric, & Water. We've been watering flowers (she has) strawberries, and filled a pool in the backyard on the water, the AC has ran constantly, and we replaced the hotwater heater which was leaking so I told her that there was a reason for everything being up.

In the "Modular Home" that the last church had us in, the electric bill alone would run as much as everything together has this month.

Electric
07-15-2005, 11:30 AM
Bob Dole's June bill was $100.04.

What's a matter, couldn't stop it right on the $100? It almost looks like the cost at the gas pumps now days!!!

Nzoner
07-15-2005, 11:53 AM
Somewhere around $300 but our building is all electric and that includes the business bill as well.

CASHMAN
07-15-2005, 12:00 PM
Mine was like $50 in may and $145 for june and that is about the average, not that bad i keep it between 74 and 70 and really set at 74 its very nice in here.




CASHMAN.

Rain Man
07-15-2005, 12:16 PM
Our water bill and electric bill are combined, so it runs about 400 dollars a month. But it's hot here so the air is always on.

Have you considered just buying an island in a temperate climate?

Skip Towne
07-15-2005, 12:20 PM
Have you considered just buying an island in a temperate climate?
You're trying to get rid of her aren't you.

Calcountry
07-15-2005, 12:42 PM
Mine isn't all that bad but I'll bet some of you have whoppers.Usually about 180/month in the Summer.

Calcountry
07-15-2005, 12:43 PM
Our water bill and electric bill are combined, so it runs about 400 dollars a month. But it's hot here so the air is always on.I hear computers use up a lot of electricity too. :p :D

|Zach|
07-15-2005, 01:42 PM
Included in my rent.

HC_Chief
07-15-2005, 01:45 PM
Heh, just got my July bill today: 214.24

Nearly 700kW more than last year, same billing cycle. And I thought this summer was cooler?

Scaga
07-15-2005, 02:31 PM
Mine is usally about $150.00 in the summer.
But, that is my total bill, which includes:

Electricity
Water
Garbage
Sewer
A bunch of other Bull$hit charges that I don't get anything out of.