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Old 03-09-2008, 11:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by WaxysChick View Post
me nuts about building an electric car. Which I totally agree with . Anything to save us money. I haven't been to the
You should talk to my wife!

I have officially stolen her garage space with a Metro I am converting to electric!


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Old 03-09-2008, 11:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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wow, this is a first. I've never seen this happen before. Most people wouldn't dare do this, so it's good you've stepped up and gave it a go!

Hope you save some green!!!!

Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

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Old 03-10-2008, 01:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My Wife doesn't understand my passion for FE/emission, but she supports it and mildly implements it. My views have rubbed-off: like using the FE feedback device and the biggest change:

Carpooling to work.

Welcome to Site, Ms. Waxy -- and know there are many others like you out there.

Maybe a support-group is in order

Honestly, the slowed-pace of driving vs. my old "Race Everywhere" days are less of a strain on our relationship. I owe it to a lot of folks here and around the 'Net for my rehab. They are graciously thanked from Mrs. H.

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Old 09-02-2008, 03:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Everyone is so excited to have you aboard they all forgot to give you some advice....

Use a plug in kettle. I bet you knew that one.

Compact flourescent / LED bulbs.

Stoves and ovens are electricity hogs. The excess heat also makes your A/C work harder too. Toaster oven for small cooking/ baking jobs. Crock pot for soups.

Add extra insulation to your fridge. The closed cell house foam is the best. You can use water based contact cement to attach arborite to the sides and edges to make it look nice.

Add extra insulation to your hot water tank.

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Old 09-02-2008, 09:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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VERY COOL ! Welcome!


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