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Whole House Well Water Filtration (Arsenic)

Posted 10-16-2022 at 10:15 AM by jdhpa

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Finally getting back to update this thread.

SecondWind completed the installation I referenced above. They also tested the water for overall arsenic following the install.
  • NH acceptable level: .0050 mg/L
  • Fed acceptable level: .0100 mg/L
  • Our house overall arsenic BEFORE: .0176 mg/L
  • Our house overall arsenic AFTER: .0036 mg/L

They will test again in another month or so to ensure system is working as it should.

So far, so good. It was pricey
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Virtual mailbox?

Posted 10-09-2022 at 08:32 AM by jdhpa

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Another option is US Global Mail in Houston, TX. I have used them for years. They work for domestic as well as international mail forwarding, and give you an address in Houston. I use that address as my USA home address for tax purposes, medicare, social security and financial institutions.

https://www.usglobalmail.com/
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A well-designed system integrating batteries and generator can be more fuel-efficient

Posted 09-25-2022 at 12:08 PM by jdhpa

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Even local "preppers" will add a sizeable generator to their plans, if only because it was less expensive than buying sufficient batteries to carry them through a multi-day storm outage (heayy cloud cover would provide nowhere near enough sunlight to recharge the batteries).

A well-designed system integrating batteries and generator can be more fuel-efficient; generators work best running at 50-75% of rated capacity, so instead of having the genny chugging along all night
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If You Moved Away Due to Cost, Where Did You Go?

Posted 07-20-2022 at 12:56 PM by jdhpa

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I am a US citizen, not EU citizen. I speak fluent German, thanks to spending 4 years here when I was in the US Army 1974-1978. I took intensive, advanced language classes and had a non-English speaking GF who was also a good German language teacher to me. I rarely speak English while living here now.

Germany does not have a retirement visa program, but they will grant a multi-year residence visa (aufenthaltserlaubnis) if you can prove good self supporting income and know the process.
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Black fly season this year?

Posted 07-16-2022 at 09:53 AM by jdhpa

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Saw some deer flies last week. I really hate those things. They force me to wear hats while outside and I hate wearing hats.

Hanged some cups already, and need to put some more out. I put them up late last year, but they seemed to make a dent and typically within three weeks, I would have to replace them as they were covered.









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