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    I have finally rid myself of all things Gasoline!

    i took the lazy way, got rid of grass all together :D, i figure the amount of water i saved not watering a lawn allows me to wash things here and there while keeping me under the average water usage. i have a 15A 18" wide snowjoe, and its been working okay as far as power goes, the durability...
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    I have finally rid myself of all things Gasoline!

    Its been a long time coming but today 2019-05-09 is the day gasoline has been vanquished from my life. I sold the last gas burning device, a Karcher 5HP Honda Pressure Washer, loud AF, annoying, laggy, smelly, ridiculous all round, but cleans well (3000psi / 2.5 gpm / 7500 cu). Replaced it...
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    yeah the Chinook store was temporary until they got a more permanent location, fairmount took a long time to finish signing papers and whatnot.
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    Which tires? Help me choose!

    i know this post is too late but........ summer only = Michelin pilot super sport if you can find them for cheap OR Michelin pilot sport 4 (new model but expensive) All seasons = Continental Extreme Contact DWS (2nd highest rated tire on tire rack) or Pirelli Cinturato P7 (highest rated tire on...
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    Glove box latch failure

    Wow im glad this thread helped so many people, i still have my car and its coming up to 4 years, ive never had an issue with the glove box in all that time. I open and close it quite often as i store my J1772 adapter in there. i guess if you close it using "normal" speed and force it shouldn't...
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    21" Super sport tires at Costco until Nov, the price is actually quite good all things considering. too bad i wont need them until 2018.
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    yeah we pay 5% tax instead of 13-14%
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    [R+T] Electric Torque Is No Replacement for a High-Revving Engine

    what ever potato wrote that article doesnt seem to understand that the tesla is not at all motor constrained, tesla even said the rear motor can handle 500kW with no problems, its the battery and inverter that cant keep up. BTW 500kW is 670HP, the rear motor can rev past 16,000 RPM if properly...
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    It's the Batteries, Stupid!

    I put all my money on ultra capacitors for what the future decides on the best type of energy storage.
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    Soylent

    Another thing to add, Soylent is by far the most efficient food period. Nothing comes anywhere close, Its also one of the cheapest. 10 minutes today per day to prep, eat and cleanup 1) dump a pouch into my blentec along with 1.5L of water 2) after mixing pour 1.5L into a nalgene bottle 3)...
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    Soylent

    Ive been on soylent 95% since July 2015, ive never been in better physical condition than now. after i got laid off in sept all i do is sit infront of a computer all day trading stocks and after the market closes i have to research companies and financials. I should be a fat blob but im not, im...
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    damn there is a lot of people editing that spreadsheet, ill forward it to the local EV group.
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    Its about time... should of had this done last year. Oh well better late than never. 23 panels, 5.87 kW total, in the 5 minutes it was running for testing i made 289 Wh (enough to drive 2km), only 1/4 of the DC optimizers checked it so it wasnt fully booted up yet. I cant "turn it on" until...
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    they said for my setup and the amount of shading that panels + DC optimizer (per panel) + inverter was the best/most effective solution. my house is not optimal for solar due to the roof angles, im almost tempted to move and build a house specifically for solar. have a single 40° tilt curved...
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    anything under 1MW is okay for residential, and no house to my knowledge is large enough for 1MW of generation, even at theoretical maximum harvest you cant make that much power off solar. the limit of solar is 1.36kW per M² (or the amount of power a regular 120v outlet provides). Enmax says...

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