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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Hot water Reply with quote

That time of year again in Moscow. Find out when your hot water will be shut off using the link below:

http://www.oaomoek.ru/ru/
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ancient_dweller



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some coming round in May this year!
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smithrn1983



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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As usual, I'm coming back from vacation just before they shut off my hot water. AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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stacyrey



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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I was wondering how to find out when. Two more days...
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macedonianmike



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They say that it's necessary because of the extreme weather here. I don't believe it. Do they do the same in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Canada, or Alaska? No.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But do they have massive city-wide communist style hot water systems? Or small central heating systems in every home?
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macedonianmike



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point, but I still think officials are making money off of it somehow. I've also heard it can be easily fixed by putting in sensors to detect weaknesses in the pipes.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is always a strong possibility in our beloved city. Though I doubt that they'd bother to root up half the pavements just on a scam which would be as effective without the physical work...
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macedonianmike



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in Novosibirsk and they do they same here. It's funny though that people get charged the same for hot water in May as every other month.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the total annual costs are just divided by 12 to give an average monthly bill. No hot water in May, and limitless hot water for the other 11 months is still a good deal : )
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen a notice on my front door. Water gets switched off the very day I return from holidays! Grrr!

This calls for a drink to calm my nerves...
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kazachka



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macedonianmike wrote:
They say that it's necessary because of the extreme weather here. I don't believe it. Do they do the same in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Canada, or Alaska? No.

Nope. I do know that when I lived in Fairbanks, Alaska that at -40 I had to be sure not to ever leave the garage door opened when pulling my car in or out for more than 30 seconds. Yes, even in a HEATED garage, the pipes WILL freeze in 30 seconds if the door is left open.
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macedonianmike



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a central water heating system in Alaska? Or does each house heat their own like in the rest of the US?
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question. Though I'd be very surprised if anywhere in the US had socialised hot water. Too communist. Even in formerly Russian territory Very Happy
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