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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #900 on: January 18, 2019, 09:45:53 am »
oh nice  :thumleft: Aircon or heatpump as they call it here on steroids with gas  :thumleft:

No heat pump or AC in that system. They have a compressor and refrigerant gas as part of the system.

Most like have a heat exchange unit as part of the fresh air supply system to the house.
 
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #901 on: January 29, 2019, 02:52:16 am »
Snow, turned in to rain, which turned in to ice....



There were so many cars that skidded off the road it looked like one of those apocalypse movies


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #902 on: January 29, 2019, 02:58:30 am »
Snow, turned in to rain, which turned in to ice....



There were so many cars that skidded off the road it looked like one of those apocalypse movies


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I see the weather report is showing really severe cold for the mid-west and northern areas. Temps down to minus 27 degrees F etc. Are you guys also getting hammered?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #903 on: January 29, 2019, 03:04:14 am »

I see the weather report is showing really severe cold for the mid-west and northern areas. Temps down to minus 27 degrees F etc. Are you guys also getting hammered?

Yip. Very strange weather. Goes from -30C to +2C in 12 hours, and then back down again. Forecast is -40C tomorrow morning. But at least the days are getting a little longer. So summer is on its way
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #904 on: January 29, 2019, 03:07:12 am »

I see the weather report is showing really severe cold for the mid-west and northern areas. Temps down to minus 27 degrees F etc. Are you guys also getting hammered?

Yip. Very strange weather. Goes from -30C to +2C in 12 hours, and then back down again. Forecast is -40C tomorrow morning. But at least the days are getting a little longer. So summer is on its way

Oh yeah! A couple of minutes longer daylight each day...

Tonight we drop down to 46 F, tomorrow only up to around 67 F. I'll have to wear jeans AGAIN, and a fleece-top  :pot:   :peepwall:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #905 on: January 29, 2019, 03:16:53 am »
Tonight we drop down to 46 F, tomorrow only up to around 67 F. I'll have to wear jeans AGAIN, and a fleece-top  :pot:   :peepwall:

Noooooo... the horror... fleece top AND jeans  ;)
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #906 on: January 29, 2019, 03:20:00 am »
 :ricky: Nice winter weather...what I wouldnt give for some of that right now. hitting 95-100 F today...dam aus heatwave hitting us from today
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #907 on: January 29, 2019, 09:39:05 pm »
Had some nice snow last night. Shovelled the driveway at 10pm so that I dont have to worry about it in the morning. After these pictures I still got another 30cm of snow. Int total between 60cm and 70cm. Sitting at about -22 with a real feel of -35. Could be worse... like some family members in Namibia that has 45 degrees Celcius...
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #908 on: January 29, 2019, 10:09:35 pm »
about -22 with a real feel of -35. Could be worse... like some family members in Namibia that has 45 degrees Celcius...

Ek sal maar 45 vat, ek kan als uittrek en in n dam gaan spring. Teen -35 kan jy als aantrek wat jy besit en nog steeds dood van die koue!! :eek7:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #909 on: January 30, 2019, 07:01:59 am »
I could never understand why Northern hemisphere people leave their cars outside in the weather all the time.
Even new cars are left outside in the sun and the cold at dealerships.
Are cars too cheap to look after or what?
Are carports illegal there?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #910 on: January 30, 2019, 09:36:50 am »
why Northern hemisphere people leave their cars outside in the weather all the time.

FM I saw in the US that the reason is people have stunning big garages, but is so full of yunk they never use that their cars have to sleep outside. :(
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #911 on: January 30, 2019, 03:47:55 pm »
I could never understand why Northern hemisphere people leave their cars outside in the weather all the time.
Even new cars are left outside in the sun and the cold at dealerships.
Are cars too cheap to look after or what?
Are carports illegal there?

I had the same question when we moved here, but here is a few reasons I think why:

1. Cars don't last, you rarely see cars from the 90's driving around and even ones that is from the 2000's also getting less. This I figured out is due to the salt that gets thrown on the snow during winter. They just rust away.
2. Cars are cheaper yes. People earn more per average. Or if it breaks buy a new one...
3. No carports here.
4. Garages full of junk.
5. Garages is too small for the vechiles (I can barely fit my wifes SUV in). So if you have a truck (bakkie) or a minivan you wont get it in.
6. BIKES SLEEP INSIDE (Who cares about cars)...

When I signed the contract for my house to rent the owner was puzzled when I told her I want to park inside the garage...
 

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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #912 on: January 30, 2019, 04:07:50 pm »
4. Garages full of junk.
6. BIKES SLEEP INSIDE (Who cares about cars)...

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #913 on: January 30, 2019, 04:09:47 pm »
 This I figured out is due to the salt that gets thrown on the snow during winter. They just rust away.

That really is a catch 22. Have to use the road and want to stay on it, but your car will rust away if you do!! :deal: :eek7:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #914 on: January 30, 2019, 04:15:10 pm »
This I figured out is due to the salt that gets thrown on the snow during winter. They just rust away.

That really is a catch 22. Have to use the road and want to stay on it, but your car will rust away if you do!! :deal: :eek7:

 Exactly. Had to replace the shocks on my wifely truck the other day as it was all rusted away




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #915 on: January 30, 2019, 04:18:09 pm »
my wifely truck the other as it was all rusted away

Liewe ouers!! Hoe oud is daai bakkie?!! :o :o :'(
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #916 on: January 30, 2019, 04:25:17 pm »
my wifely truck the other as it was all rusted away

Liewe ouers!! Hoe oud is daai bakkie?!! :o :o :'(
Feb 20 is hy 9 jaar oud, 190,000km. Ek is nou nog nie oor die skok nie. Dit is een van daai “load sensing shocks” wat die airbags vertel om op te pomp of af te blaas. Toyota quote my $900 per shock, en $500 install.  :eek7:
Ek kry dit gelukkig vir $500 per shock (genuine Toyota) op die internet. Vat my en die mechanic by die werk 20min per shock om dit om te ruil. Toyota reken dit is n 3.5 uur job  :patch:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #917 on: January 30, 2019, 04:29:09 pm »
 $500 per shock

Dis nog steeds flippen duur!!! :o
Vir wat moet die shock met die airbags "praat"?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #918 on: January 30, 2019, 04:30:50 pm »
my wifely truck the other as it was all rusted away

Liewe ouers!! Hoe oud is daai bakkie?!! :o :o :'(
Feb 20 is hy 9 jaar oud, 190,000km. Ek is nou nog nie oor die skok nie. Dit is een van daai “load sensing shocks” wat die airbags vertel om op te pomp of af te blaas. Toyota quote my $900 per shock, en $500 install.  :eek7:
Ek kry dit gelukkig vir $500 per shock (genuine Toyota) op die internet. Vat my en die mechanic by die werk 20min per shock om dit om te ruil. Toyota reken dit is n 3.5 uur job  :patch:

Ja ook al uitgevind dinge vat baie baie langer by die stealers...
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #919 on: January 30, 2019, 04:35:29 pm »
$500 per shock

Dis nog steeds flippen duur!!! :o
Vir wat moet die shock met die airbags "praat"?
Die kar wil altyd level wees,  of eerder die shock moet altyd dieselfde gewig dra. As ek die boot of trailer haak dan “voel” die shock hy dra swaarder en vertel die airbag hy moet op pomp om van die gewig te help dra.  Ek dink dis wat hulle vir mekaar se..... :biggrin:
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