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Old 12-31-2016, 01:23 PM   #2101 (permalink)
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I picked up a $10 outside lighting timer off the clearance rack at home depot. It is good for 1875 watts resistive, and is also designed to be out in the weather. One of my peeves about plugging in is how wasteful it is to leave a rig plugged in all night if you don't need it. Just figure out when to start the heat with a little trial and error.
For my Prius' block heater, I plug the extension cord to the heater into a power strip in the garage (heater is only 400w, so I shouldn't be in danger of burning my house down). A couple hours before I leave, I go into the garage and flip on the power strip, then turn it off right before I leave the house. That way I don't have a live cord at the car that I'm messing with while my hands are potentially wet from snow and ice.

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Old 01-02-2017, 06:57 PM   #2102 (permalink)
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:11 AM   #2103 (permalink)
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You know you're an Ecomodder when you win the lottery but pass on a mew Ferrari because you're not happy with the flow separation characteristic at the rear corners.

You know you're an Ecomodder when you pull up at a petrol station and spend more time in the car afterwards with a pen, paper and calculator, than you did filling with fuel.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:17 AM   #2104 (permalink)
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:41 PM   #2105 (permalink)
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:41 PM   #2106 (permalink)
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:54 AM   #2108 (permalink)
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