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  1. Check the link in the posting, service is readily available to assist those in need.
  2. Sounds like a good deal & fair price for a sit down "meal" served with a salad. Large poutine only at Ottawa area chip wagons is now about $6.50 to $7 CDN or more.....and, one really can't compare "to go" pricing with a nice, sit down, served location.
  3. Another good one is just below the Goodyear in Chapala, on Pepe Giuzar.
  4. Say it ain't so, Steve..... Adding our thanks and appreciation for the superb job you've done in offering this valuable service to the lakeside community, and to the world, for all this time.
  5. Go Solar

    CHOPSTICKS

    UPDATE: Dim Sum will be avail M, W, F starting Oct 9th, no more Saturdays. Stop by or email them for info & to reserve.
  6. Go Solar

    CHOPSTICKS

    AND, 1 to 2 Saturday's a month for a special dim-sum luncheon, by reservation only. (highly recommended) If you want to be on the dim-sum email blast list, send one to: chopsticksmx (at) gmail.com AND, Be sure to reply FAST when you get the notification!
  7. This, from the guy with the phone # in his "member info" section! Muy rica.
  8. A timely offer to assist anyone in need, with proof of stability and community involvement, not advertising. Get over yourself.
  9. STI Solar Technology solartechnology.com.mx 10 years and still going strong @ lakeside; hundreds of systems @ lakeside including Riviera Alta community system, Laguna Vista community system, and Chapala Country Club systems, and thousands of solar systems all across Mexico, will be happy to assist with any service or warranty needs, PM or see the email address in the link below 10 year co or lead sponsor, Northern Lights Music Festival http://www.festivaldefebrero.com/2017-sponsors/
  10. Great article, just to add / mention: Most of these are not avail in MX, and are priced higher than MX models. The electric ones also draw more power than many MX homes have available.... Best ones in MX currently in our experience are either Bosch, or the new redesigned Kruger units, which now work very well with and as an automatic backup to solar hot water, and are very well priced. Fast, continuous, & seamless (good performance with or without sun) hot water, with the minimum of gas use. And isn't that really the goal? ;-)
  11. Some "del paso" units do have a small tank inside them, to help with the start up demand. You can check the brand and model # to get the specs. Also - del paso units of all types are rated in liters / minute of flow, as opposed to total liters or gallons.
  12. Angus, Solar capacity can be easily adjusted / upsized to add more heating, based on temp preference and the type and size of the hot tub.
  13. Chris, STI has helped 2 hot tub owners in Ajijic with this kind of setup in the past couple of months, both are quite pleased and join numerous other happy solar heated hot tub clients. Tom's point is also valid depending on your situation and preferences. Send me a PM and we can go from there to help you in the best way.
  14. Great people, many long time satisfied clients all across lakeside, for both property management and rentals: http://ajijichomes4rent.com/index.htm
  15. A "one size too small" dog fleece can also work well; the kind that has the velcro seam running down the spine is easy to put on (lays flat when open) and fasten quickly, snugly and securely.
  16. Two months of A/C use shouldn't send you into DAC if your net consumption is low the rest of the year. Best reco is to go through 1 season with the A/C and then assess what might be needed. Also keep in mind that if you add enough panels to generate credits during the other 10 months, those can help cover off your 2 months of A/C use. CFE "banks" those for you on a 12 month rolling basis.
  17. Most likely, your system is set up in 2 "strings" of panels with a central inverter. Shading or disconnecting any part of a given string affects the rest of the panels on that string the same way. The company who disconnected it could / should have mentioned that to you. Was the panel tested to see how / if it is producing??? - it might be fine and only be a visual / cosmetic problem, this is not to say that it should have happened.....better to have it in production for you, however, and not taking out half of your system. Sharp should check it and replace it if needed under warranty.
  18. Track down "the bee guy" in Chapala, the stores that sell the local honey near the main intersection know him / how to contact him.
  19. It is a rolling most recent 12 month period for tracking credits, and only any credits from the 13th month or older are dropped. The CFE policy is clear, the info you were given was not correct.
  20. On a related note & FYI, Shaw is no longer activating anything other than 600 series receivers, (currently 600 HD and 630 HD PVR) so those looking on the resale market - be aware.....
  21. English Rose, you may also "do better" on the CFE bills now and the next 4 months as the solar days are longer and the sun is stronger - IF your consumption stays the same. However - fridges work harder in the heat, people have been and continue to use fans and some A/C, so one needs to keep those things in mind. The economic advice provided to you by the other posters is spot on, however.
  22. An often overlooked feature of the flat black pool panels is that, if needed, they can work in reverse to help cool a pool as well. By running the pump at the coolest part of the night (especially in a climate like lakeside) the heated water can release energy through the large surface area of the panels.
  23. Mainecoons is correct, it is important to plumb them correctly, and to have the right # of panels for the pool volume. A 40,000 liter pool should typically have at least 10 pool panels of 4 x 10 size or larger, which is why changing from 6 to 8 as Kiko mentions may still give them less than ideal temps. Riviera Alta's community pool has about 20 of the 4 x 12 flat black panels and provides nice temps on a year round basis, for example.
  24. The vacuum tube heat pipe systems are great for the "less than ideal" solar times of the year. They heat from all available solar radiation and so can produce heating even on somewhat cloudy days. Also they are more space efficient than the flat black pool panels. This image from a home in Upper La Floresta shows them, the owners have been very happy with them for years for heating a large & deep pool. Colder times of the year - a cover is really helpful in "keeping what you make".
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