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  1. 7 hours ago, BrianW said:

    $1800 a year on gas for just the pool heater?

    My buddy owns a pool company and he said they have insanely efficient inverter driven pool heat pumps now. They operate at a coefficient of performance (cop) of 14. That's an effective efficiency of 1400%. For every 1kw used your sending 14kw into the pool. 


    I also said I have a fireplace insert and I cook with it too.
    I have a pool heat pump too. Basically a big boat anchor. They don’t work on the ends of the pool season when you really want heat. And they use more electricity than touted. 

  2. 9 hours ago, Supernovice said:

    5k for heater and install… I have two large propane tanks- those are free if you sign a contract with a gas co. Those are like $750 to refill. Usually do that twice, this yr 3 times. I’ve figured it heats mine (about 25k gallons) about two degrees per hour. I can’t recommend it enough tbh. This is my 2nd yr with it.

    My neighbor put in an electric same time as me and he has to keep it running thurs- sun for weekend activities which I would imagine gets pricey.



    I have about the same. I have a 400,000 btu heater. I own my tanks. I have 2, 150 gallon tanks. I fill up maybe 4 times a year but I also have a fireplace insert. I get heating price for the gas which generally runs around $1.80 a gallon. I spend around $1800 a year for gas. With the heater we use the pool from early May into October.

    Heater was $1800 and I installed it myself. I bought my tanks. Cost of the install, final heater connection and permit was $2000. If you have natural gas it’s much cheaper to install. And natural gas cost less than half of propane on a btu basis.

  3. On 9/10/2021 at 7:21 AM, STILL N OF PIKE said:

    Prius owners often wake to find their car sounding like a obnoxiously loud performance exhaust After their cats are snipped . They have some of the highest amount of precious metals .

    My car has cats that are difficult to get at and crooks tend to favor the easier targets . Many Go for 500-600 in scrap value which is often 40% of total metal values .

    My brother got both his snipped out from his Tundra while he was in a restaurant a couple weeks ago. Happened in Dallas. 

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  4. I even stacked my lounge chairs up on the pool deck, took the umbrella out of its stand, moved the deck box under cover, and got 15 gallons of gas for the Ginny. Not to mention I got to drag the generator back down to the shed. Gonna need a hellava lot of snow this winter to burn that much gas in the Ariens.


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  5. 3 hours ago, powderfreak said:

    :lol: I bet we'd be surprised who uses Venmo already.  That's also helped take cash out, hear that a lot around here too.  Coffee shops in town or getting beers... "I'll just put it on my card and you guys can Venmo me" and often it seems like the money is already transferred before the bill is paid.  Pretty sure my sister in NYC uses Venmo on a daily basis for sharing coffees, lunch, happy hour, whatever.  Even buying lunch from street vendors they seem to split it that way.

    We pay the housekeeper by Venmo 

  6. 21 hours ago, powderfreak said:

    There’s a ton of small transactions too though, hand and toe warmers take are the largest selling items and they are less than that coffee and donut.  Most people buy the big pricey stuff like lift tickets or lessons online ahead of time. It’s the smaller items like F&B, coffees, hand warmers, a face mask, a beer, fridge magnet or post card, that make up a lot of transactions.  Obviously still not cheap (marked up) but most single transactions a $20 can cover.  People just don’t carry it.

    Its also a large enterprise so you aren’t worried about the transaction cost to the bank for the business like you would a local coffee joint.  I can see the mentality of just “put it all on the card this trip and we’ll deal with it later.”

    Maybe hookers will start taking Venmo 

  7. 5 minutes ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

    I know everyone misses #toenailtalk, so here’s an update.

    The part of the nail that was cut out is now growing back directly into the toe, so I have to go back to get it permantly removed 

    I thought he used phenol last time to get rid of it.

  8. 5 minutes ago, CoastalWx said:

    I flew southwest from PVD to LAS and both times were great. Interesting.

    I fly it out of PVD some. This time I had to take it out of Logan and it sucked. 
    when I used to travel for work pre Covid I flew jet blue to San Diego a lot. Non stop. Awsone flight.

    Like Dave said, SW used to be a lot better. But honestly they all suck right now.  

  9. 48 minutes ago, weathafella said:

    I’ve always avoided southwest.   

    I hate them. Like a cattle truck. Kidna a last minute trip and it was all I could get that was even half way convenient that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.  

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