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November 12, 2015, 10:36:05 PM
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Some of the users on this forum made posts where they claim to get free power, where do they get this power from?
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November 12, 2015, 11:13:19 PM
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A "free" power exist.
I use Evacuated Tubes Solar Water Heater


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November 12, 2015, 11:22:16 PM
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You can obviously negotiate with your landlord for them to provide the power for you.

But eventually they will be mad that you are using up all their rent money paying for power bills.

So better not do it.
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November 12, 2015, 11:46:15 PM
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Some of the users on this forum made posts where they claim to get free power, where do they get this power from?
Some people get power included in rent - In some cases these people loose their free power when their landlord notices a much higher electric bill.

Some people are students and dorm - limited free power from their dorm rooms

Some people are in government housing.

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November 12, 2015, 11:56:14 PM
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It's not exactly free power but I've replaced my heaters with Antminers so they are kinda running free power...
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November 12, 2015, 11:59:06 PM
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Some of the users on this forum made posts where they claim to get free power, where do they get this power from?
Some people get power included in rent - In some cases these people loose their free power when their landlord notices a much higher electric bill.

Some people are students and dorm - limited free power from their dorm rooms

Some people are in government housing.



That the case for me, i'm in an apartment owned by a very big company, electric consumption is included in the monthly rent and it is typically cheaper for such landlords to just average out the electric consumption that way rather than install counters for every individual because the electricity here is ridiculously cheap.

So what they do instead is fit the apartment with a couple of 120v 15A breakers and the panel can only support a smallish load after your big electricity spenders (heating, hot water, oven).

And since its cold here 8 months a year, you don't need to pay anything for heating since you have tons of heat available from the ASICs.

So anyways the maximum cost of electricity you could make use of is still a pretty low portion what you pay monthly. As such they don't even need to keep track since they own dozens of apartments in dozens of blocks all over.
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November 13, 2015, 12:03:14 AM
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It's not exactly free power but I've replaced my heaters with Antminers so they are kinda running free power...

How does that work exactly? Could you explain?
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November 13, 2015, 12:22:35 AM
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It's not exactly free power but I've replaced my heaters with Antminers so they are kinda running free power...

How does that work exactly? Could you explain?

My office used to run on an electric heater that eats around 5kW and would switch on quite some time in winter.
Running a couple of Antminers heats up the place just enough to stop the electric heater from kicking in.
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November 13, 2015, 12:44:56 AM
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It's not exactly free power but I've replaced my heaters with Antminers so they are kinda running free power...

How does that work exactly? Could you explain?
Instead of paying for heat (electric/gas), you pay for the electric used by the miner, the miner then provides heat and Bitcoin. You were going to pay for the heat anyway just this way you mine some BTC and recoup some of your costs, sometimes even profiting.
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November 13, 2015, 03:34:04 AM
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There are some ways although not all of them completely free but in the long run they might save you good amount on electricity bill

1) Solar power using panels which requires initial investment but you won't regret it plus new type of solar panels are going to enter the market (early 2016) in which you could acquire the old ones in a much cheaper price than now

2) Leave on your parents house and mine all day Tongue

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November 13, 2015, 03:47:17 AM
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It's not exactly free power but I've replaced my heaters with Antminers so they are kinda running free power...

How does that work exactly? Could you explain?

My office used to run on an electric heater that eats around 5kW and would switch on quite some time in winter.
Running a couple of Antminers heats up the place just enough to stop the electric heater from kicking in.

This is free power.  This is what keeps miners at home mining.

In the USA in the north east many homes built in the 50's and 60's  have base board electric radiators . At least 500,000 homes

every one of them could replace the heating with s-3's So the 300 dollar power bill is still 300.

 The house is heated and coins will off set the power bill.

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I see BTC as the super highway and alt coins as taxis and trucks needed to move transactions.
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November 15, 2015, 10:22:46 AM
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There are some ways although not all of them completely free but in the long run they might save you good amount on electricity bill

1) Solar power using panels which requires initial investment but you won't regret it plus new type of solar panels are going to enter the market (early 2016) in which you could acquire the old ones in a much cheaper price than now

2) Leave on your parents house and mine all day Tongue


solar panels sounds interesting. roughly how much does it cost to set up such a system?
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November 15, 2015, 06:05:54 PM
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you open a lamppost then you cut some cables, make you cable attached. that is how u get free power  Wink Cheesy

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November 23, 2015, 08:44:29 PM
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you open a lamppost then you cut some cables, make you cable attached. that is how u get free power  Wink Cheesy

The ultimate way to get "free" electricity which isn't theft or anything illegal.  Roll Eyes

I do wonder if it would even be plausible to run a miner from electricity that lampposts receive.
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November 23, 2015, 08:59:25 PM
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you open a lamppost then you cut some cables, make you cable attached. that is how u get free power  Wink Cheesy

Don't do this out in the middle of nowhere though, because then you might not have Internet access....  Smiley

"Free" electricity without Internet access however isn't much good for mining.
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November 23, 2015, 09:03:08 PM
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I round up bums, and dangle $10 and a few beers in front of them while they walk in a big hamster wheel hooked to a generator.  Grin

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November 23, 2015, 09:12:26 PM
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Some of the users on this forum made posts where they claim to get free power, where do they get this power from?

Suppose, if you have an antminer s7, it can produce 1btc a month.
1btc is around £200.
Hotel accomodation, per night, including electricity and internet: £40
200x6=1200
1200/30=40

So for 6 antminer s7s, you get around £1200 a month.
Convert this into money and you have £40 a night!
Purchase about 10 s7s and you have got yourself £800 a month or more than £20 a night!

Not so bad but needs a high capital!

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November 23, 2015, 09:12:43 PM
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you open a lamppost then you cut some cables, make you cable attached. that is how u get free power  Wink Cheesy

The ultimate way to get "free" electricity which isn't theft or anything illegal.  Roll Eyes

I do wonder if it would even be plausible to run a miner from electricity that lampposts receive.

Of course that would be stealing government utilities.... But I think they run on 480v so you would need a buck transformer to drop it to 240 or 120v.

Free power doesn't exist as someone gets the bill..but..prepaid apartment utilities, office space, warehouse space where you manage and could put up some miners avoiding the bill.  Also if you manage a hotel, decommission a room or 2 and put as many miners as you can in the space and cooling would be free.  Team up with the maintenance tech split the profits and you could have a nice little mining operation on free power.  Equipment room in that situation would work nice as that space will have a huge amount of power avaible to them.  
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November 23, 2015, 09:28:20 PM
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Free power doesn't exist

At the night atomic stations have huge amounts of unused energy.

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November 23, 2015, 10:21:11 PM
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There is no free power. Every source has it`s cost, even solar system must be build, purchased and needs some maintenance. If someone has a free power, then he steel it and consume as add cost for the someone else.
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