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The Croquist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-19-08 07:27 AM
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38. Good post
This isn't about public versus private utilities. I use an EMC which is kind of a co-op. My understanding is that the members of Walton EMC (GA) own it. I've been a "member" for about 22 years. They get tax breaks that the big power company, Georgia Power, doesn't but they buy their power through Georgia Power so I wonder about the sense of it all. Regardless their rates are competitive.

As I posted earlier I would prefer that they gave free audits to let you know about the situation and let you decide what to do. I was surprised to find out about different efficiency rates regarding fluorescents as well and consider myself fairly competent as a handyman. I don't fault you for not doing it yourself.

Everyone has different skills. You refer to your business as a "1000 sf cat hospital". I take that to mean you are a vet. Being a vet is not something I would be comfortable doing. You may not want to climb in a septic tank. I don't blame you for that either, I didn't want to either but lost the coin toss with my business partner.

Anyway, what has my "panties in a wad" is that you were so proud of it being free. If it was me I would have it done as well but I would acknowledge that it wasn't right. I guess that makes me a hypocrite but in some ways we all are. The IRS lets me depreciate my rental properties even though they go up in value. That's stupid but I take it anyway.

I don't think my initial post was insulting except for the comment about foul language and the post you made that I was referring to was deleted.
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