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So, anyway, you can see above that my hair is not matted beyond what would be within normal range, my fingernails are stubby short, and I am relatively clean. When I go off the deep end, my descent will be more spectacular. More importantly, however, is that next to me, you can see my solar water collectors. The water is sent to my small "mechanical room" below. Terry has this set up such that I have a 10 gallon electric hot water tank attached to my 80 gallon water tank that receives the water from the rooftop collectors using a heat-exchange mechanism. If I want hot water, I heat up the small tank for a few minutes so I am not running 10 gallons of water just to get some hot stuff. No waste. Then the hot/warm water from the large tank enters the small tank as I use the preheated water. The water is pumped to the roof collector from the big tank when the temperature differential is about 10 degrees F. The hot water also circulates under my concrete slab in the lower floor to give me warmth in the winter. Even when the solar collector has read 24F on a very cold night, my water temperature in the 80 gallon tank does not dip below 70.
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