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:-)  Thanks, Jim. I finally found the secret to publicly hosted videos and music. So many times, I use popular music (that I own, for my home videos), and I'm slapped on the wrist for violating copyright rules. Turns out, I have LOTS of great unlicensed music (like this piece). So I just need to stay away from the commercial stuff, and I'll be fine.
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Love the Pinecrest! It's a GoPro4 Silver. Sometimes on the bar and sometimes on the chest. Advantages and disadvantages to both. This was really my first go at video. It would be a lot more fun to have 20 of them scattered along the route. Video from the bike seriously flattens everything out. Everything looks so tame on video! Good to hear from you Tray!
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Does it save everybody energy? Maybe not. But to come to the conclusion that your situation is the "typical" situation is stretching it. Each time I read about how you'd have to heat all the cold air coming out of your water heater, I have to laugh. I'm sitting here right now delighting in the cold air coming from my heat pump. We've been over 100 for 2.5 weeks now. It is 82 degrees inside my house.   And when it stops being hot, I'll stop venting the thing into my home. It turns out that NOT everybody installs the water heater in a conditioned space. Around here, the garage is a somewhat standard location for the water heater. Mine is in a utility closet that vents to the outside (I mean except for the vent that I put inside.

I can't fathom how you can take the company to task for only rating the energy used of the device. How else could this possibly be done since everybody's situation is different? Should I be upset that this thing is saving me far MORE energy than is claimed? It is currently air-conditioning my home, so I do not have my 4 kW AC turned out. And this heat pump is only drawing 0.5 kW.  And while it's cooling me, it is heating the water that my daughter is using in the shower. Those lying buggers! This thing is saving me too much energy! So seriously... since everybody's situation is different, there's no way for the company to be "honest" about all the ancillary energy benefits and deficiencies, is there? The unit does what it does. Where you live, where you install it, and how you use it is going to determine what impact it has on your overall energy consumption and comfort. I have a hard time taking them to task for not accounting for YOUR specific usage of their product. I'm not sure you've taken into account how much more efficient it is in heating your water when you DO feed it heated air. Yes, you have to reheat the air in your home, but the unit also doesn't have to work as hard... and doesn't cool off your living space as much. 
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Cool!  Music is perfect. Livin' on the edge.
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Bicycle-riding, LED-loving, EV-advocating DARELL.
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We really loved this place. Last minute decision to go, so we lucked into it. They were happy to take our dog with no extra fees or fuss. We had our own cabin with a deck directly above the creek. Sure the floor was at odd angles, and everything was "rustic." But ya know... hot water, a roof and windows. Wood-burning stove (with stacked wood and kindling). Fabulous dinner and breakfast in the cottage. Get the wine! We'll be returning.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Six new Superchargers in the restaurant parking lot (East across street from Shell station) - Operational as of April 7, 2013.
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