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  1. 22 X 240 watt panels installed 10 plus years ago. Can't get to the second story roof to clean the panels so I lose a lot of efficiency and as the panels age they deteriorate as well. They seem to max out at 3.5 to 4 Kw per hour now. But everything seems bulletproof. Well paid off. Maybe I'll contact GOSOLAR for his new 500 watt panels and micro-inverters and add my Koi pond. Can't understand why AMLO is so anti renewables? Paid off. México could be a solar powered country with the new battery technology. SunFan
  2. The other benefit of solar pV and water heating is the displacement of propane use. Gradually switch your oven. stove, clothes dryer over to electric. I now get my propane tank topped up once a year to supply my BBQ and outdoor pizza oven. Saves thousands of pesos annually. My annual cost for gas and electricity for a house with a pool and pressure pump for irrigation is about $2,000 pesos Sunfan
  3. I don't understand how Dentists do it quickly. The process for me with Dra Candy was; dental surgeon to do extraction and bone graft. three months for bone to heal then the implant one more month to settle in the implant then the post and crown. SunFan
  4. I f that's the team I'd like to join! I can't skate very well but maybe my teammates would hold me up. SunFan
  5. Nikolos When you moved into your fracc you read all the rules and regulations and probably signed an agreement that you would abide by them. Those bylaws include the payment of dues. Why would anyone other than a moroso, renege on that agreement to the detriment of their fee paying neighbors? SunFan
  6. When you're done comon over and help me fish my umbrella out of the pool. SunFan
  7. In the last two days four Lakeside acquaintances, all vaccinated/boosted and one who had previously been infected have come down with Covid. Don't know if its the new Omicron 4 or 5 variety. Another wave at Lakeside? I'm putting the mask back on inside buildings. Sunfan
  8. I keep two varieties growing in a couple of "Earth Boxes" on the Terreza and enjoy Swiss Chard once a week. It grow very quickly from seed. SunFan
  9. The installers just finished. A professional job. 30 mbps down, 26 up on WiFi. Now if its reliable I can dump my 900 peso a month iLox. SunFan
  10. Interesting. Telmex just knocked on my door to ask if I wanted to have fiber installed. I said yes because I was still paying for their service. They're working on it now. I had switched to iLox 3 years ago because all Telmex offered in Upper Chula Vista was twisted pair and abismal download speed. Lets see if their speed is comparable to iLox. SunFan
  11. Don't forget the IVA. The real cost is over 8%. SunFan
  12. Emile Badawy was a great person. Loved by all. His passing is a major loss to the Lake Chapala Society where he served as volunteer finance manager for fourteen years. He will be sorely missed and long remembered. SunFan
  13. From experience I'm not big on Mexican appliances. I suspect they're built to lesser standards than NOB and Europe. Six years ago we bought a top-of-the-line Whirlpool front loading washer/dryer set from Tio Sam. After two years the washer threw an error code indicating the circuit board was toast. Out of warranty after one year of course. Whirlpool technications two two months to agree on the problem. We were taking our clothes to the local laundry. Whirlpool could not source a replacement computer. For over 5,000 pesos the best they could do was install a circuit board from an older model that lacked 4 of the newer cycles. In future i would buy from Costco where at least you get more than a taillight guarantee. SunFan
  14. Not us Leafs fans.....too painful. SunFan
  15. Back to the original question..... We bought a top end Mabe gas stove and kept it three years before we replaced it. In fact threw it in the trash. It had no insulation so was inefficient and the exterior got so hot we had to use a towel to work the controls. Their engineers cleverly put all the control knobs on the top, front. After a month some of the button controls popped out on the floor from the heat. The final straw was when the outer glass door on the oven exploded and showered my legs with pieces of glass. SunFan
  16. Its too hot here. I actually perspired in the shade yesterday afternoon. SunFan
  17. "They've realized that COVD isn't that bad." An unbelievably callous comment to the wives, husbands, children of the million that died in America and millions more worldwide. SunFan
  18. I agree. Many foreigners I speak to have an inflated opinion of how much impact and significance they have in Mexico. Keep motoring and keep your head down.. SunFan
  19. For some unknown reason traffic was great today - Weds. Around 10:30 AM I sailed past the five lights at Superlake and Walmart, drove through La Floresta and was only stopped briefly at the Tianguis. I shoulda bought a lottery ticket! SunFan
  20. I just have her email - yolym.ll62@hotmail.com SunFan
  21. You might phone the LCS. They used to sell stamps in the office. SunFan
  22. A concession agreement between the Frac and the Municipal government is a contract that stipulates the Municipality agrees to concede provision of services such as street lighting, water and garbage collection to the Frac. The Municipality of course continues to tax properties for services they no longer have to provide. Neat eh. SunFan
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