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Pouring the Slab

November 15, 2016

The Slab got poured! Unfortunately, I wasn’t there to see it happen. Luckily, my wife would be home, and I asked her to take some photos. I left for work first thing in the morning (still dark outside) and wouldn’t be back until again after dark. In the mean time, the masons would be hard […]

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iMiEV Heater Installation

February 14, 2016

Overall, I love my little electric car, the Mitsubishi iMiEV. It’s a good, affordable, all electric commuter car. It’s one shortcoming is that it was never designed for COLD Wisconsin winters. The heater is electric (of course!) but it heats a liquid antifreeze (coolant) which then circulates through a heater core, where a fan finally blows […]

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Fired Up! Testing the fuel heater

February 7, 2016

As much as I like the all electric Mitsubishi iMiEV car, it’s Achilles Heel is the heating system. The combination of a small battery pack and inefficient heater just slays winter driving range. So, it’s time to upgrade the heating system! Several other iMiEV owners have experimented with “parking heaters” – fuel-burning heaters to supplement […]

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Electric Car Heater Thermal Imaging

January 17, 2016

Lately, it’s been cold – which has me thinking quite a bit about electric cars and HEAT. I realized that I own a thermal camera, so maybe it was time to go into the world of VISUALIZING heat in an electric car! My Mitsubishi iMiEV is a bit of an oddball when it comes to […]

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Garages, Block Heaters, and Thermal Cameras

January 9, 2015

In my area, we are now in the depths of winter, with the air temperature hovering right around Zero Fahrenheit, and wind-chills down to near fifty below. Maybe it’s time I put on those snow tires. Just kidding, I already have the snow tires on, although I only got them on about a week ago. […]

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Ready for Take-Off! Unplugging things first…

October 18, 2012

One of my favorite pastimes is wandering through “The Man Aisle” at the thrift store. Never know what you’ll find there. Case in point – a Pitot Tube Protector. I didn’t even know what you call this thing until I stumbled on one new it its original packaging. A while back, I bought a video […]

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