How to Buy a Used Car or Truck

Used 4WD

Shopping for a used car is like going on a treasure hunt. There are amazing deals out there, and with the emergence of the Internet as a car shopping tool, you have every chance of finding a good deal on a car that meets your needs and fits your budget.

There are plenty of incentives to buy used instead of new: It will save you money on car insurance, registration, taxes and depreciation, which is the loss in a car’s value due to wear and tear over time. It also makes sense because cars have never been more reliable. It’s not unusual for some vehicles to be trouble-free for well over 100,000 miles.

Before we go into detail, here’s an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to buy a used car:

  1. Set your budget. Decide how much you can spend on a car and how you’re g...
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DIY Solar Hot Water Heater

Solar Hot Water

Cheap Solar Hot Water System

Start with spray painting your main storage tank flat black. During warm days by afternoon tank water temp will be hot enough by itself for warm bathing.

Use Cheap Black Garden Hose or Black Tubing for More Capacity

Add extra spirals if you need hotter water than 120.

Hook 12 volt pump inline.

Add More Coils or Larger Tubing as Needed
Solar Hot Water
Solar Hot Water Tank
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Adobe in Action describes its adobe brick making process. Adobe in Action is a New Mexico-based 501c3 non-profit organization. We support owner builders with the planning and construction of their adobe homes. We promote adobe home building and ownership through education and student-based field support.

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What effect does tilt angle have on solar panels?

Solar Power Angle

See what happens to the power output of your solar panels when you change the winter angle of the tilt from straight at the lower winter sun to a lesser angle, all the way back to flat. The volts don’t change all that much, but the current output drops dramatically, greatly reducing the output of your solar power system. Includes tips on how to decide what angle to tip your solar panels to for your DIY solar system.

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