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    Well to you point it's probably worth getting an...

    Well to you point it's probably worth getting an energy audit to see if there is any low handing fruit left with regards to insulation. (Insulation is amazing of course - I'm just trying to be...
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    This guy's blog has some interesting stats...

    This guy's blog has some interesting stats regarding using a roof box on a Model 3.

    http://kootenayevfamily.ca/model-3-roof-rack-consumption-test/
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    My existing furnace system has a single cold air...

    My existing furnace system has a single cold air return at the bottom of the central stairwell. Does the return loops that AC requires do something more/different?

    The mini split makes a lot of...
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    What additional ductwork would I likely need for...

    What additional ductwork would I likely need for AC? There are ducts for heat from the furnace to just about every room. Does AC require different ducts? I certainly don't have room for more.



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    Home Heat Pump for a mild climate

    Does anyone have a heat pump in their home and live in a mild climate? Does it work well for you, and what should I know? I'm considering adding one to my Seattle home at some point in the future....
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    I have heard several people express this concern,...

    I have heard several people express this concern, so I did a bit of reading. The summary is that over the life cycle of the vehicle, ICE cars cannot compete with EVs in terms of their CO2 emissions....
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    I've been doing computer graphics at an office...

    I've been doing computer graphics at an office with hundreds of other people for years now. We've never really had a strong work-from-home (WFH) culture or infrastructure, but that changed real quick...
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    You can definitely gravel grind here - I do...

    You can definitely gravel grind here - I do occasionally. But, prepare to learn to love real mountain biking a lot more because it is so awesome. Leave your TX expectations there. Get a 1-3 year old...
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    People staying at home is helping. Please keep...

    People staying at home is helping. Please keep doing it:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/seattle-washington-state-coronavirus-transmission-rate.html
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    I would love to ski this week, but I am not going...

    I would love to ski this week, but I am not going to. It has nothing to do with what would happen if everything went right. In that case, I would contact no one that I don't live with. I would drive...
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    Yeah mild and wet is really hard to stay warm/dry...

    Yeah mild and wet is really hard to stay warm/dry in! Closer to the coast, we just have to deal with this sometimes and get wet... sometimes I just pack a dry base layer and change at lunch.
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    Yeah mild and wet is really hard to stay warm/dry...

    Yeah mild and wet is really hard to stay warm/dry in! Closer to the coast, we just have to deal with this sometimes and get wet... sometimes I just pack a dry base layer and change at lunch.
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    From xtal report: Uphill Travel Uphill...

    From xtal report:


    Uphill Travel

    Uphill travel will be allowed in all areas within the ski area boundary, including Southback. Uphill travelers do so at their own risk. There is no avalanche...
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    While I doubt anyone will do that, I think that...

    While I doubt anyone will do that, I think that it's a great idea and would certainly participate.
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    ^ Nice photo! I'm sure this is too early to...

    ^ Nice photo!

    I'm sure this is too early to ask - but are any resorts allowing in-area touring during the closures? I promise to maintain 6 feet of spacing at all times.
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    I appreciate everyone's thoughts on this topic....

    I appreciate everyone's thoughts on this topic. For me, the Houdini over a merino base layer (thickness depending on temp) has been the most versatile and most used solution. I like that I can put...
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    That's not a bad strategy. Are you buying them...

    That's not a bad strategy. Are you buying them refurbished or buying a new one and then getting some sort of crash replacement from Sony? I've broken a camera before and if you spent too much, it...
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    I test drove a Leaf. The Propilot Assist works...

    I test drove a Leaf. The Propilot Assist works nicely and overall the car was pleasant. The silence and smoothness of electric definitely seems easier for commuting and daily driving. $27k (after tax...
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    Nice activity specific recommendation. I donít...

    Nice activity specific recommendation. I donít know anyone with that Olympus.
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    317315
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    This is the happiest day of ACH's life........ ...

    This is the happiest day of ACH's life........ every time!
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    It appears that ProPilot was introduced to the...

    It appears that ProPilot was introduced to the 2018 Leafs and the non-plus version go for less the $20k used which is not too bad. 150 miles range is ok, but that becomes a pure commute/day trip car...
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    FWIW I read Crystal is installing charging...

    FWIW I read Crystal is installing charging stations summer 2020.
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    I drive a Subaru 2016 Impreza manual trans 38 -...

    I drive a Subaru 2016 Impreza manual trans 38 - 45 miles RT about 5+ days a week which adds up to an average amount, maybe 12,000 miles annualy. I bet 10k miles are these short trips and 2k miles are...
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    While I found it fun to visit Asahikawa for an...

    While I found it fun to visit Asahikawa for an evening as a no-pretense city experience, itís a bit of a hassle to drive out of town every day to skiing. Iíd recommend staying closer to where you...
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    You have been about as close to that mess as I...

    You have been about as close to that mess as I have - I've been busy skiing your fine country and elsewhere! However, we'll see how this holiday weekend goes....
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    Maybe so, but it's a problem for everyone else -...

    Maybe so, but it's a problem for everyone else - and they fill up the lots and cause general chaos.




    I came to similar conclusions. Either they start a lottery for parking or - more likely -...
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    No kidding - that is cool. Iím not a moto person...

    No kidding - that is cool. Iím not a moto person but it makes a lot of sense when you have to navigate below treeline.
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    You know that beats some ski bum couch surf...

    You know that beats some ski bum couch surf accommodations Iíve frequented - always worth it! Do duties include putting your boots on for you like they do at Deer Valley? Pre-warming is essential.
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    Itís on the dream bucket list to be sure!!

    Itís on the dream bucket list to be sure!!
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    I spied you on the chair! It was a good trip with...

    I spied you on the chair! It was a good trip with several reappearances from last year. Meanwhile, Alpy reminded me that I forgot how to actually ski!
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    Acceptable quality. Talk to me about Sentry...

    Acceptable quality. Talk to me about Sentry terrain. I doesn't always seem to get rated with other big terrain huts (Sorcerer, Selkirk, FM, etc.) but it looks awesome. Perhaps that's because I'm a...
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    Are you accepting interns for the 20/21 season?

    Are you accepting interns for the 20/21 season?
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    Yesterday morning at Alpental the parking lots...

    Yesterday morning at Alpental the parking lots werenít even fully plowed. Do they not have enough employees or plow trucks?
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    Do you attempt to access skiing on a snow bike or...

    Do you attempt to access skiing on a snow bike or just ride?
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    Apparently highway 410 is closed due to a...

    Apparently highway 410 is closed due to a mudslide.
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    Enough wetness to worry you, worries me!

    Enough wetness to worry you, worries me!
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    The fun you had on your trip really comes...

    The fun you had on your trip really comes through. I appreciate a thorough TR of old!
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    I skied the first two weeks of January there. Way...

    I skied the first two weeks of January there. Way less snow than normal but still absolutely worth skiing. I skied mostly powder, but did hike for it most days. The Onsens are as deep and warm as...
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    We drove over Rogers Pass yesterday afternoon and...

    We drove over Rogers Pass yesterday afternoon and it switched over from rain to snow at 850M elevation. A friend skied Revelstoke yesterday and said it was heavy powder of acceptable quality, but not...
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    This thread is really cool - thanks for sharing....

    This thread is really cool - thanks for sharing. Beautiful looking areas. What do you find makes the snow more stable? Lower elevations, warmer temps - something else?
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    Weíre in Tokachi area. Iíd guess there is 40%...

    Weíre in Tokachi area. Iíd guess there is 40% less snowpack at 1500m than when we were here in 2014, much less so at 700m. Backcountry ski conditions have been decent - but not amazing. Some boot top...
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    Dust as in dirt or ash? No we didnít see any in...

    Dust as in dirt or ash? No we didnít see any in Niseko. Is that likely some volcanic activity from the mountains there?
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    Despite little to no snow forecast, it snowed...

    Despite little to no snow forecast, it snowed about 20cm in Niseko yesterday and more today. Unfortunately, high winds also came in and really hammered NW slopes. We skied some sheltered slopes in...
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    Rusutsu received significant snow for maybe the...

    Rusutsu received significant snow for maybe the third day in a row so we headed there. Despite the thin snowpack and a decent line to get in the gondola at first we had an extremely awesome day...
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    @telepariah thanks for the report from...

    @telepariah thanks for the report from Daisetsuzan as Iím heading up there in about a week.

    I skied on Yotei today. Starting at 300m it was extremely brushy. We skied from 1000m and there was...
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    There is so much good advice in this thread that...

    There is so much good advice in this thread that it hard to add more. X4 on earplugs for sure - bring an extra pair for someone who forgets them.

    This is just a general BC skiing item but my...
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    Y'all got that flu yet?

    I got the flu about 3 weeks ago and donít think Iíve had it for perhaps 20 years. I was mostly bedridden for 4-5 days. I returned to work after 6 but it took and entire additional week before my...
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    PM sent! Apologies for the delay.

    PM sent! Apologies for the delay.
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    That sounds perfect. Thanks!

    That sounds perfect. Thanks!
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