Kill A Watt EZ P4460 – Whirlpool ED25DQ Refrigerator

I ended up leaving the Kill A Watt on my fridge for a *lot* longer than I intended. But at least I got a pretty good representation of its consumption. These results were a big surprise to me. I’ve always considered that the fridge should be one of the chief energy consumers in the house … Continue reading Kill A Watt EZ P4460 – Whirlpool ED25DQ Refrigerator

Bright Side to Covid-19: Social Distancing is an Introvert’s Paradise

Obviously a pandemic like that being caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is nothing to make light of. However, that being said, the very effective “social distancing” that has been implemented in order to slow down the disease is, for me, a gift. I had to visit The Home Depot today in order to pick up … Continue reading Bright Side to Covid-19: Social Distancing is an Introvert’s Paradise

Turns out “Plug In EV” Plan is better for us

If you’ll recall, back in September (2018) I switched us *from* the Plug In EV plan *to* the Smart Usage Plan. Welp, that was not the way to go. Besides Georgia Power’s ability to charge whatever they like, whenever they like (read the above article), it’s extraordinarily difficult to figure out in advance what your … Continue reading Turns out “Plug In EV” Plan is better for us

No Way to Calculate your own Electric Bill in Georgia? And Why I’m switching to the Smart Usage from the Plug-In EV plan

Summary: There is not enough information provided on your electric bill to verify if you are being charged correctly. Cause: There are two items on the tariff sheets that are not reported and, it appears, there is no way for a normal person to know their costs. These are:Demand Side Management Schedule is described as … Continue reading No Way to Calculate your own Electric Bill in Georgia? And Why I’m switching to the Smart Usage from the Plug-In EV plan

Found a great source for my Sacrificial Anodes

Long story short, if you are looking to find copper-free zinc sacrificial anodes you want “Pool Tool Anti Electrolysis” and, as of today, you want to get them from GetPoolParts.com. To protect my Endless Pool Fastlane I use Zinc Sacrificial Anodes. The purest source for these I had for these was from Endless Pools themselves. … Continue reading Found a great source for my Sacrificial Anodes

FreedomPop – Just be really careful

*** Update Feb 11, 2018 *** OK, to their credit, FreedomPop did *not* back bill me for the previous month’s use. So I take back that claim (crossed out below). What happened was that I missed a service that I enrolled in when I first signed up that I didn’t know to go look for. … Continue reading FreedomPop – Just be really careful

Trying on the Metric System for Size

I’ve recently begun to use the Metric system in my personal life. Most notably for temperature. Only recently did I realize just how alone, and asinine, we are being as a country by holding out while the rest of the world has standardized on a consistent system of measurement. Never mind that scientists and airlines … Continue reading Trying on the Metric System for Size

How to calibrate the temperature on your iAqualink Unit

  This was not obvious to me at all so I thought I would share it. If you are finding your iAqualink unit is showing a temperature that is within 4 degrees higher or lower than your pool water actually is, you can go to Menu > System Setup > Temp Calibrate and get to … Continue reading How to calibrate the temperature on your iAqualink Unit

Building out the Backyard 01

On the heels of last years epic renovations – Pool, Lenai, Driveway, Retaining Walls and Front Lawn and Irrigation system, we’ve embarked upon a less ambitious project  to address the area behind the Lenai which comprises the bulk of our back yard. This time we’re working with Brian Plett of Blaydes Landscaping. He is local … Continue reading Building out the Backyard 01