anyone got an electric aga?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by vbleau, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. vbleau

    vbleau Guest

    I moved house and left behind my 4 oven oil fired aga.

    The oven in my new house is awful by comparrison so I am considering
    another aga.

    Does anyone have experience of a new electric aga - the ordinary 13
    amp one, not the night storage one?
    I have heard mixed reports on their reliability.
    Thanks
     
    vbleau, Jan 19, 2009
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  2. Dunno what could go WRONG frankly.

    The average fuel aga runs at about 600W-1kw 24x7., If that's OK on your
    bills, it should be fine..


    13A sounds about right..probably toggles a 3KW element on and off.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Jan 19, 2009
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  3. vbleau

    Bruce Guest


    Apart from the cost, I wonder how much carbon dioxide is emitted?
     
    Bruce, Jan 20, 2009
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  4. vbleau

    Bob Eager Guest

    None at all by the Aga! :)

    And possibly none at all at all, if it's powered from nukular...
     
    Bob Eager, Jan 20, 2009
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  5. vbleau

    Bruce Guest


    It seems a bit excessive to have a new nuclear power station built
    specially to power an Aga. I knew they were incredibly inefficient and
    environmentally unfriendly, but are they really that bad? ;-)

    In the meantime, the Aga will have to draw its power from the National
    Grid. Approximately 80% of the power from the Grid is generated by
    fossil fuels (gas and coal) so I repeat, I wonder how much carbon
    dioxide is emitted?


    [I suppose you are one of those people who think that using an electric
    car emits zero carbon!]
     
    Bruce, Jan 20, 2009
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  6. Or hydro but both are not including the CO2 emmited during construction of
    said power plants...
     
    Dave Liquorice, Jan 20, 2009
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  7. Well; e can look forward to the first pebble bed reactor aga probably.

    "Top up with any old radioactive shit once a year, heat your house and
    generate your electricity, too.
    "
    :)
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Jan 20, 2009
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  8. Yup. Most of which could use nuclear power to power them.
    Yup. All 50 tons a year of them.

    Compaed with the HUGELY energy intensive job of setting up and
    maintaining the 500,000 tons of windmills they replace?

    New scientist..well what DO you expect.
    Oh dear oh dear. Usual proof by assertion bollocks.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Jan 20, 2009
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  9. vbleau

    RobertL Guest



    To be fair, that heat does heat the house so in winter at least there
    is some offset.


    Robert
     
    RobertL, Jan 20, 2009
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  10. vbleau

    Bruce Guest


    Added bonus: you and your kids will glow in the dark. ;-)
     
    Bruce, Jan 20, 2009
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    Andy Dingley Guest

    Heating my kitchen (Victorian, rear extension, poor insulation)
    wouldn't usefully heat my house.
     
    Andy Dingley, Jan 20, 2009
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  12. So you want an aga that takes uranium rods directly.
    Mind you, as the dinner turns into carbon, it might
    run away and go uncontrolled critical ;-)
     
    Andrew Gabriel, Jan 20, 2009
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  13. vbleau

    Bruce Guest


    Ah yes, that would be the "Sellafield" brand of cooker.

    ;-)
     
    Bruce, Jan 20, 2009
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    Rod Guest

    And the huge advantage of stopping much food poisoning in its tracks!
    (Assuming it works like the Cobalt irradiation units, and that they
    work. Obviously won't help with toxins already produced by the bacteria...)

    --
    Rod

    Hypothyroidism is a seriously debilitating condition with an insidious
    onset.
    Although common it frequently goes undiagnosed.
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    Rod, Jan 20, 2009
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  15. vbleau

    Rod Guest

    And in summer there is the 'negative offset' of running a/c to keep cool
    in the kitchen?

    --
    Rod

    Hypothyroidism is a seriously debilitating condition with an insidious
    onset.
    Although common it frequently goes undiagnosed.
    <www.thyromind.info> <www.thyroiduk.org> <www.altsupportthyroid.org>
     
    Rod, Jan 20, 2009
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    ARWadsworth Guest

    Where is our coal shipped from these days? China, South America?

    Adam
     
    ARWadsworth, Jan 20, 2009
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  17. The actual tonnage of refined is aroudn 50 tins a year I think.

    The raw ore is around 100 times more so 5k tonnes of e.g. yellowcake.

    Complicated by fast breeders and recycling of spent rods. Both of which
    reduce fuel consumption.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Jan 20, 2009
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  18. belgium, poland..
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Jan 20, 2009
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    Bruce Guest


    I think the food poisoning might be the least of your worries. Far more
    worrying is the prospect of the nuclear core melting down and taking up
    residence in the basement ...
     
    Bruce, Jan 20, 2009
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  20. vbleau

    Rod Guest

    Ready for the ground source heat pump... :)

    --
    Rod

    Hypothyroidism is a seriously debilitating condition with an insidious
    onset.
    Although common it frequently goes undiagnosed.
    <www.thyromind.info> <www.thyroiduk.org> <www.altsupportthyroid.org>
     
    Rod, Jan 20, 2009
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