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(bigsky)says...
Hi,

Just following up as I didn't hear back from you, sorry to email you again. I noticed your page www.blakeman.net/_VA/H/CellularNotebook.html links to timeanddate.com from the time - anywhere. Unfortunately, that site isn't very accessible for the sight impaired. Would you consider adding a link to a more accessible version like www.thetimenow.com/worldclock.php which is WCAG 2.0 compatible?

Also, if you ever want to see how accessible a page is, I recommend wave.webaim.org. It is really helpful.

Thanks,
Liz Cook
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John(Los Angeles)says...
Thank you, Van.
My Rheem HW heater froze and broke the exact same way. And go figure, Rheem would not stand behind their warranty since it's mounted on a mobile home. So, with your insight, and a $70 replacement part; in less than an hour I had the thing working again. Appreciate the help.
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Van Blakeman(Joshua Tree)says...
Thank you John.

Glad that page has proven itself useful.

I believe you are referring to the page, “Disassembling A Rheem RTG64XLP” at:

https://www.blakeman.net/_VA/CA/JT/2013/WH/JT13wtrHt.php

I have since added heat tapes to the pipes, including the two that come up into the water heater. That is described at:

https://www.blakeman.net/_VA/CA/JT/2012/Jour/JT12journal1.htm#Pic03

which includes a link to another page that goes into some detail.

However, I have since discovered that those six tapes, activating at the same time in freezing weather, create too much of a pull on the solar batteries. It is no fun waking up to no power on a cold morning.

So I ordered four timers online, set each to activate for a dedicated fifteen minute interval each hour, plugged one or two heat tapes into each, so that at most only two short tapes are on at any given time. There may be a slight overlap because the timers tend to vary in accuracy, but not enough to shut down my system at night.

Thanks again, Van
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Geil Wiggins(Tekamah, NE)says...
Van, Nona and Larry Kjeldgaard would like to get in touch with you. They live in Bancroft, NE. No computer connection. I am Nona's cousin.
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Eileen Blakeman(East Sandwich)says...
You are one brilliant Computor Tutor❤️
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Van Blakeman(Joshua Tree)says...
Hi Lisa, I have forwarded your message on to Page. Enjoy, Van