by virtdave • Mon 17 Dec 2018 17:44
RobertArthur probably has more informed advice, but why have three-phase at all? Unless you are running huge electric motors, it'd seem like just one more thing to go wrong. You might ask your very patient electrician if it would be easy to change over to what I imagine is a simpler system.
- Forum: French Electrics
- Topic: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!
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by virtdave • Thu 06 Dec 2018 18:02
Yeah, I thought the portrait of Guéret was rather more dismal than necessary....I've not been to the gare lately, but my recollection doesn't include what the reporter described. But I do think the new shopping center north of the quatre voies has sapped a lot of energy from the center of town.
by virtdave • Mon 03 Dec 2018 09:56
We slipped back to the USA just before the gilets jaunes ruckus, so had no chance to be impacted by it--but we've been following it from a safe (well, except for the fires burning up California) distance. How is it affecting things in Creuse? I'm sympathetic to the annoyance which people outside the...
by virtdave • Sat 17 Nov 2018 16:45
The cost of the visa itself is not the problem....but we're also required to get very pricey health insurance for the time we're in France. And a letter from the California Attorney General attesting we're not felons....we did (it wasn't easy) get the letter, and tho of course we could be convicted ...
by virtdave • Wed 08 Aug 2018 12:50
There are certainly some roads where an 80kph (or even, like the road in front our our house) a 20kph limit would be reasonable. The law could have (and should have) just suggested lower speed limits, and let people who actually use the roads, as represented by, for instance, local mayors, decide wh...
by virtdave • Wed 08 Aug 2018 09:39
The relation between excessive speed and severity of damage from road accidents is clear. It has been extensively studied. I spent my professional career in a trauma center, and saw personally the damages. However, lowering the speed limit universally is pretty silly, and imho represents the kind of...
by virtdave • Tue 07 Aug 2018 21:36
We considered putting one in, but RobertArthur's comments are very spot-on. Also, if we get a cold winter, freezing can wreak havoc on anything with even a bit of dampness left. During the recent canicule , we've used an inexpensive plastic pool in our pasture--a few examples here . Not very elegant...
by virtdave • Sun 05 Aug 2018 09:34
Bumblebees seem particularly attracted to lavender, which grows easily here. I seem to recall that some aeronautical engineer once published a paper proving that it was physically impossible for a bumblebee to fly. I've noticed that this year there are rather more foraging honeybees and bumblebees t...
by virtdave • Mon 30 Jul 2018 23:28
It's pretty clear that this new speed limit is as bogus as the (never enforced, but still on-the-books) law that every vehicle must have 2 (two!) alcotest gadgets in one's glove box. The administration in Creuse has reportedly informed the central authorities that they bloody well will not pay for t...
by virtdave • Thu 05 Jul 2018 19:25
thanks for sharing those photos-==I'll try to put the event on my calendar for next year. My daughter is a regular attendee at an analogous fair (for mules) in California....
by virtdave • Thu 28 Jun 2018 09:18
rillettes typically contain bits of shredded meat....terrines are prepared and served in a small pottery container.....and pâtés are rather more of a finely ground-up consistency. I like most of all of these, tho some are a bit too authentique for my taste.
by virtdave • Mon 28 May 2018 09:03
whoops--I wrote the above last night without noticing this issue had been raised a month or two ago.....in any case, it's reassuring that bats have made a bit of a comeback; they were in decline I think a while ago