BigMoose9000 t1_jcftbhg wrote

No way, renting an apartment where this will wake you up is pretty fucking unreasonable on their part. Never being able to sleep past 7 am? Who would accept that??

Most people wouldn't live there for free.


BigMoose9000 t1_ixbwdj7 wrote

The balls that mechanic has are something else

I was going to post that shocks are a hard thing to argue because there's no clear pass/fail criteria, it's all kind of a gray area, but there's no way 1 year old shocks would be failing.


BigMoose9000 t1_ixbw7cv wrote

There's a lot of posts of sketchy cars, but have you ever seen even 1 post of an accident one of them caused with a mechanical failure?

It just. Does. Not. Happen. This has been studied repeatedly, states that require inspection aren't safer to drive in or have fewer accidents. It's all just a racket.


BigMoose9000 t1_iv8jhge wrote

That warranty's worth about the paper it's printed on. If they hold up - great. If they don't - the company goes bankrupt from warranty claims. They win either way.

>I bought mine 6 months ago, with no delay in promised delivery date.

You bought panels that were in stock, great. Most companies stop selling when they don't have in-stock panels because the lead times are too unpredictable to take pre-orders.

>And I don't know what you mean by "look at how that's working out" in California. California's power costs are about triple those of Washington's, so the typical payback period of home solar is only about 6 or 7 years. You'd be stupid not to buy a house with solar in California.

The problem is where it's required. Bill Maher made national news when he made it public he'd been waiting for over 3 years for his solar installation to be approved. If his house had been a new build that required solar to be occupied, it would've been sitting vacant for over 3 years.


BigMoose9000 t1_iv7davx wrote

  1. Residential solar is still very expensive, and adding to cost makes the housing crisis worse. Parts of CA require solar and look how that's working out.

  2. There's still a shortage of raw materials to make solar panels even at the current demand level, requiring them would create a years-long backlog of building projects that can't be completed because they're waiting for solar panels to be manufactured. Again making the housing crisis even worse.

  3. Current solar panels have a useful lifespan of around 20 years, after which they're hazardous waste. We don't have a way to recycle them. Starting to require them today means creating a hazardous waste crisis 20 years from now.