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Offline TheAnt

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #920 on: January 30, 2019, 04:36:05 pm »
4. Garages full of junk.
6. BIKES SLEEP INSIDE (Who cares about cars)...

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Waar is die R1? En wat staan daar agter in wit (yamaha?)?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #921 on: January 30, 2019, 04:38:56 pm »
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)...
7. Oh and one last... If you park the car in the garage in winter it gets flooded with melting snow and all the packed snow and salt that sits in the wheelwells melts and falls to the ground, so you end up with this big chunk of snow-salt-ice-mud.

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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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #922 on: January 30, 2019, 04:39:16 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:
Wat gebeur as mens gewone shocks insit, praat die dashboard dan met jou en bakkie gaan in freeze/limp mode?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #923 on: January 30, 2019, 05:11:05 pm »

Waar is die R1? En wat staan daar agter in wit (yamaha?)?

In die ander garage. Maar ek het hom (hopelik) gister verkoop  :'( :'(  Gebruik hom te min.... Die wit bike? Yamaha FZ8

Wat gebeur as mens gewone shocks insit, praat die dashboard dan met jou en bakkie gaan in freeze/limp mode?
"Hulle" se dan geen cruise control, geen 4x4, en baie liggies wat flikker. Ek kan 'n "flash" doen en dan net gewone $60 shocks in sit, maar dan duik die herverkoop waarde erg. Dis gelukkig die eerste keer wat ek moes geld spandeer op die kar behalwe bande.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #924 on: February 03, 2019, 04:56:01 pm »
This is bullshit......




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #925 on: February 03, 2019, 08:31:04 pm »
Yip, seems you need heaters in your loo! :imaposer: :peepwall:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #926 on: February 03, 2019, 08:45:36 pm »
 :o wooooow.

immigrant, I assume you use heated toilet seats, heated towel rails....hell heated doorknobs?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #927 on: February 03, 2019, 10:25:28 pm »
Can one pee outside in temps like that?!! :eek7: :o
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #928 on: February 04, 2019, 02:48:23 am »
Can one pee outside in temps like that?!! :eek7: :o

I guess, but the pee will hit the ground as iceblocks  :imaposer:

If it freezes in the tube then you will have a problem  :eek7:  :imaposer:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #929 on: February 04, 2019, 03:49:53 am »
:o wooooow.

immigrant, I assume you use heated toilet seats, heated towel rails....hell heated doorknobs?

Still a balmy 22C inside with the furnace running. I actually didn’t notice it was that cold outside. Till I checked the weather app. And then I honestly panicked a bit. Made sure the generator is filled with petrol. Gave it a start to make sure it will run. When it gets cold like this it is not unusual to experience power outages because of all the electricity that is being used for heaters, cars etc

Can one pee outside in temps like that?!! :eek7: :o

I haven’t tried it.....yet.....


If it freezes in the tube then you will have a problem  :eek7:  :imaposer:

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #930 on: February 04, 2019, 07:10:26 am »
"... and don't you eat that yellow snow,
out there where the Huskies go!"

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #931 on: February 04, 2019, 07:18:01 am »
When it gets cold like this it is not unusual to experience power outages because of all the electricity that is being used for heaters, cars etc

what brilliant news.
next time i am shed by eskom,  i will think of you.
i imagine sitting in the dark is exponentially better when the temperature is in the positive digits.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #932 on: February 05, 2019, 02:54:10 am »
Are the power lines above or below ground? I seem to remember you saying that they have to bury the cables at least 6 feet deep to avoid the permafrost?

I'm guessing that if the power lines were above ground that icicles would form that could short them out and cause outages?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #933 on: February 05, 2019, 03:55:46 am »
Are the power lines above or below ground? I seem to remember you saying that they have to bury the cables at least 6 feet deep to avoid the permafrost?

I'm guessing that if the power lines were above ground that icicles would form that could short them out and cause outages?

Main distribution lines are above ground and above  ground in town, but on the farms below ground (too many accidents with equipment touching overhead lines). The icicles happen when we have frost or ice rain. The lines get too heavy and break or the poles fall over. When it’s cold like this the system just gets overwhelmed, especially if it is cold in the US as well. They sell electricity back and forth across the border but sometimes there’s just not enough to go around. We actually have an agreement at work that we will shut down (only have 15 min to do it) if demand gets too high and they have to give residential preference. We use the equivalent of around 35,000 homes. But they pay us a decent amount of money to compensate for the loss of production and the hassle to do it
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #934 on: February 05, 2019, 09:23:18 am »
 We use the equivalent of around 35,000 homes.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #935 on: February 05, 2019, 09:46:38 am »
So where does one begin Canadian immigration/emigration?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #936 on: February 05, 2019, 01:10:33 pm »
So where does one begin Canadian immigration/emigration?

Well to start, go sit in your deepfreeeeze for an hour, LOL
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #937 on: February 05, 2019, 02:32:29 pm »
So where does one begin Canadian immigration/emigration?

Well to start, go sit in your deepfreeeeze for an hour, LOL

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #938 on: February 05, 2019, 02:34:58 pm »
On the weekend we had a heat wave and temps went up to 8 degrees. BBQ'ed some pork ribs standing barefoot outside... Lovely!

But today it is going to cool again to -3 and they are predicting some freezing rain this afternoon that will cause black ice for the drive home...
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #939 on: February 05, 2019, 04:51:56 pm »
So where does one begin Canadian immigration/emigration?

Well to start, go sit in your deepfreeeeze for an hour, LOL

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