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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-28-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By brk-lnt
FWIW, we ran our Harman stove off of a couple of...

FWIW, we ran our Harman stove off of a couple of different "cheap" inverters, I doubt they had a clean sine wave, and had no problems.

As I recall, the power draw was fairly high when the stove...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-20-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
The incandescent bulb, convection heater, and IR...

The incandescent bulb, convection heater, and IR heater all use the same core principle - resistance of current flow. All 3 of those (and while we're at it, every other form of electric heater)...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-19-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
Then please explain your "concept" in more detail...

Then please explain your "concept" in more detail so we can understand better.

My "flawed" understanding is that an LED light produces light by passing DC current through a semiconductor junction,...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-18-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By brk-lnt
Put your phone in airplane mode and just use the...

Put your phone in airplane mode and just use the wifi. If it still doesn't work, then it's the app, not the 5G phone network.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-18-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
For the purposes of these discussions, it's...

For the purposes of these discussions, it's exactly the same. All plug-in electric heaters will produce the same amount of heat for a given amount of power consumption.

The primary difference...
Forum: Boating 10-17-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By brk-lnt
I've been on a few different Jeannau's. ...

I've been on a few different Jeannau's. Generally well built, with a lot of what I would describe as "European minimalism" on the interior.

The coupe/pilothouse setup can be nice, but if you're...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-15-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By brk-lnt
5G really shouldn't have anything to do with it. ...

5G really shouldn't have anything to do with it.


I assume you are remote and trying to access the cameras, and not at the same location as the cameras?
Forum: Weather 10-11-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,685
Posted By brk-lnt
The local authorities are also cracking down on...

The local authorities are also cracking down on non-licensed captains offering rides to the island for cash. So be careful if you're transporting others, or if you pay cash in advance for a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-11-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
You're still going to have the problem of the...

You're still going to have the problem of the general space being too cold, so when you get up to move, you'll likely feel cold fairly quickly.

Heat is a "thing" (vs. cold, which is not a physical...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-09-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
Every heater that plugs into a wall outlet will...

Every heater that plugs into a wall outlet will produce the same amount of heat for a given amount of electricity (cost). Some, like an infrared heater, can help you direct the heat to a certain...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-05-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,667
Posted By brk-lnt
Probably, because you are posting an incomplete...

Probably, because you are posting an incomplete analysis.

What about the fact that Tesla is one of the top selling electric vehicles, and the fact that Tesla does not use the traditional dealer...
Forum: Weather 09-30-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,685
Posted By brk-lnt
Fortunately that seems to be the summary for our...

Fortunately that seems to be the summary for our area. As of now, things are 95% back to normal around here, IMO. We didn't even have that many boats break loose in the bay and wash around, overall...
Forum: Weather 09-28-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,685
Posted By brk-lnt
The winds were blowing counterclockwise, and very...

The winds were blowing counterclockwise, and very hard, we had sustained winds of 40MPH, and 70+MPH gusts.

With the center of the storm south of us, that meant we had a massively wide all of wind...
Forum: Weather 09-28-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,685
Posted By brk-lnt
So far we have had the lowest tide by far in the...

So far we have had the lowest tide by far in the last 6 years and what I would call a "typical" storm - winds up to about 40MPH and rain. More to come though.

You can peek in on my dock cam here:...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,793
Posted By brk-lnt
I'm sure it'll be good as new come spring. ...

I'm sure it'll be good as new come spring.


I'll know by Friday if my boat survived Ian, or if I'll be in the market for a new boat. There are upsides either way :)
Forum: Weather 09-27-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,685
Posted By brk-lnt
We're on Boca Ciega Bay. I doubt we'll see...

We're on Boca Ciega Bay.
I doubt we'll see storm surge of more than 4 feet here. I do not doubt there will be a lot of damage and clean-up, but I'm not expecting to see insanely high water where we...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,793
Posted By brk-lnt
Sounds like the motor is intact, that is a major...

Sounds like the motor is intact, that is a major plus. Hopefully if there is an issue with the hull you can get it fixed over the winter.
Forum: Weather 09-26-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,685
Posted By brk-lnt
Formulating boat plans with the neighbors. I'm...

Formulating boat plans with the neighbors. I'm going to adjust my Slidemoor's to give me a little more vertical reach. That should accommodate at least 4' of storm surge, which is probably the most...
Forum: Boating 09-26-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By brk-lnt
This story is why I would not own a boat that I...

This story is why I would not own a boat that I had to trailer and launch/retrieve.

However, your post makes it sound like there were boats at the dock with no truck/trailer combo at the ready....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-08-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
Sure, but that isn't really a thing the typical...

Sure, but that isn't really a thing the typical homeowner is going to be doing. I was trying to keep it a little more high-level and relatable to common home heating scenarios so it didn't become an...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-08-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
Correct. Converting electricity to heat is pretty...

Correct. Converting electricity to heat is pretty straight forward, it involves a big resistor at the core of it. You can do various things to move the heat (fan), or create things to help store and...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-07-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
Many of these "reduced cost heating" scenarios...

Many of these "reduced cost heating" scenarios all presume the person is basically sitting still in a single room. The IR heating might be able to direct the heat in a more concentrated area, but...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-07-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
Not quite. What I was trying to say is that...

Not quite.

What I was trying to say is that every electric heater will produce the same net amount of heat for a given amount of power consumption. An oil-filled 800W heater will produce as much...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-06-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,104
Posted By brk-lnt
Correct, electric heat of any kind (eg: radiant,...

Correct, electric heat of any kind (eg: radiant, infrared, convection, whatever) is the most efficient use of the energy/fuel to heat conversion. But that ignores the unit cost of the energy itself....
Forum: Automotive 08-25-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By brk-lnt
The only time rims are directional is when they...

The only time rims are directional is when they have an asymmetrical pattern to them, and even then it is only an aesthetic thing. Your rims are a basic style and are not directional.

Note that...
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