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    The image above was taken at 9:30pm on the first day of the storm. By the next morning they had another 3-4 inches of snow and the driveway including the top area was clear and starting to dry. If the system can keep up with the storm, the last half of the storm will melt on contact.
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    very good

    do you run the heat if you aren't going up for some time or all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    very good

    do you run the heat if you aren't going up for some time or all the time
    In the beginning we ran it a lot. To turn the system on and off we had to depend on the housekeeper going in and flipping the switch. With the web camera and x-10 switches I am now able to turn it on and off on my own. So, I can pick a warmer day to turn it on.

    If we are not to be there for a while, I will turn it off completely. Then on a warmer day I might clear it pretty well during the daytime. I do not let it get too deep. This year someone will be at the cabin most of the winter so it will be on a lot. But, the settings have it turn itself off when it is not needed.
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    i wish i had it here i have a 100ft by 25 ft driveway and 1/2 is in between two buildings so the snow drifts there . and my snow blower needs to be fixed it is over 25 years old .i had it when it was new and this is the first big brake down
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    These system are very cool.
    My sister and brother inlaw have a heated garage floor and driveway but it cost so much to run my sister made him shut it down. Added $250.00 a month to the bill.
    The system you show is plumbers art.

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    The key is to either have the ability to turn the system off when it is not needed - or have a controller that does it. i work with a combination of the two approaches. When the system is not needed for a while I access it thru the Internet and shut off the power to it. When it is on the controller goes into standby mode when it is not needed. Between these approaches we should be more efficient this year.

    Even the plumber uses the web camera to check on how it is running - instead of having to drive over and look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Even the plumber uses the web camera to check on how it is running - instead of having to drive over and look.
    The great thing about the camera is he is more apt to check it out than if he had to drive there every snow storm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    The great thing about the camera is he is more apt to check it out than if he had to drive there every snow storm.
    Very definitely true. He asked me to save each storm's pictures so he can run back through them to see how the settings worked and compare storms. He has now installed several other systems and controllers. But, this one is his test system where he can try something and see what is going on.

    Plus, I bring Dunkin Donuts into their office every once in a while when I am in town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Plus, I bring Dunkin Donuts into their office every once in a while when I am in town.
    That's it...the way to the heart is always through the stomach.
    Steve
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    Steve when are you getting a heated driveway or you should get a chilled one
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