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  1. Looks like the climate change plan of a number of countries we could mention......
  2. Villa Eucaliptos Bed and Breakfast :: Ajijic, México
  3. In past years, during or right after the rainy season, was not the time to do this trip, esp for the 1st time. But it may have changed.
  4. You can also get an unlocked dual SIM phone, and then have 2-in-1 with your CDN # and your Telcel SIM at the same time. You can designate the Telcel SIM as your primary data plan #, as well, and use it that way when back in / up in US & C as well as MX. Saves mucho dinero vs many NOB cell plans.
  5. An on-demand unit heats water to the same temp as a "regular" boiler. What can happen is that a very long run of un-insulated pipe, particularly one that is in the ground, cools the water off going from the heater to the point of use. Move the heater closer to the point of use, or insulate the line, or run an insulated line. Tubo-Plus (AKA: "the green stuff") is a double walled co-polymer pipe that can do a good job versus copper in these kind of situations and also be more durable and leakproof as well.
  6. A combo is a great way to go, a solar water heater as primary combined with a solar ready on-demand auto-backup like a Kruger; this way you get hot water the fastest way, 24/7, and still with the absolute minimum of gas use. The on-demand only kicks in when needed, the rest of the time, not even a pilot light.
  7. Our STI installation team now offers the full line of Mirage mini-splits with top quality installation @ great pricing. Send me an email or PM if interested.
  8. Not sure that is correct......A good friend in Guad had his 2020 GMC truck into the dealer recently for injector damage.....
  9. We just have pallet pump trucks in the STI bodega or would be happy to have you pass by and borrow one. However, I agree with the other posters.....hire some muscle!
  10. Check this or just head into a Telcel store to see which way is best / easiest for you: (paquetes or just data) Paquetes amigo sin límites - Ahora con más datos | Telcel The data works in USA & Canada and if you set it up with a credit card, you can renew / recharge as needed since 30 days is the max term.
  11. Yes. And, Yes. Feel Free to contact directly with more info / specifics on your situation.
  12. Installed in Cuyutlan for a client who moved there from lakeside.
  13. Scott, I strongly recommend you get a consult with a good local solar provider. Much of what you mention is likely not compatible with each other......and, 1 - you don't need to remove panels during strong winds, 2 - the grid tied inverter must have the ability to work from both panels or battery backup (most don't), 3 - and many need 48 V DC at a minimum so if your batteries are 12 V x 100 AH, you're going to be 2 short. 4 - As MC mentions also, you're pretty light on panels as well for the consumption / use you mention. Also, DAC at most coastal areas is 800, not 500. You can verify that with your tarifa code on the CFE bill. You really need to have a full review and system design IMHO, it will save you $$, not cost you $$. Feel free to PM or email me.
  14. Yes, feel free to PM or email. Numerous types of solutions are installed in the area and can include a solar grid-tied hybrid system, or done as a stand alone backup system. Both types can be "whole house" or as the OP mentions, tied to the essential loads of the house only. A medium-large setup is shown here, the battery capacity is 15 kWh in this li-ion unit. A starter size would be in the 5 kWh range of backup energy storage capacity, and the sky is the limit on the upside, though when tied to solar panels, generally enough capacity to handle 12 to 15 hours of consumption is sufficient until the sun is charging things again.
  15. What happens if / when we're ALL early? 😉
  16. Take a good close up photo of the meter face, and / or write down the meter # (5 or 6 alpha-numeric characters) and the reading. Take it into CFE Chapala. They can use that to provide an update on the account.
  17. You mention a contractor; have you checked it with / by a really good glass & window shop like the ones in Chapala on the main drag? The other option could be to install a covering above it, to keep the water away from the windows in the first place......like an awning or overhang, fixed or retractable.....a wide variety of materials could be used from sunproof fabric, to a range of clear or tinted polycarbonate, to one made up of solar panels.
  18. This probably deserves its own new thread....but what the heck: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self - 1 Year Later - YouTube
  19. Go with ajijicweather.com site, does a great job IMHO.
  20. Just go with what has been done before - or we may miss the start, waiting for the end of the ground rules battle. 😉
  21. Could definitely see this coming today on all the solar monitoring systems in the area and the ajijicweather.com solar / UV index: (a good sun day is a nice smooth bell curve)
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