Hang Out Thread

Hang Out Thread

This is the official BS hang out thread :) There are times you just want to talk, or say what is up, or just connect with other X owners on a level other than just the X. We used to do this on Silvers Referral thread, but that got flagged away, and I miss my space to BS with others and have some fun.

So come and enjoy and share your fun times with us all.

If there are several that think this is wasting space, please speak up and we can discuss removing it too. I don't want to create a problem with others that feel it should not be here, but as there are not 20 new posts each day on this X side (at least not yet) I didn't see the harm of having a hang out post.

Again, please if you think this should disappear, I will delete it. I just miss having places to not detract from others posts but yet connect with other owners and have fun :)

jlmuinonen | 3 July, 2018

And as a coincidence today someone had a P90X in the parking lot at my office. I peaked in and he opened up the doors etc. But decided not sit in it. LOL Saving myself for "marriage" at this point ;)

jlmuinonen | 3 July, 2018

Sorry...serial posting. What I am really looking forward to is surprising our oldest boy (11). He is away at summer camp for the month, left on Saturday and has no idea. He loves Tesla and EV's etc. I can't wait to pick him up from camp. He is going to freak out.

Tropopause | 3 July, 2018

Burdogg- Another sister. Trying to get all siblings to be Tesla owners. :)

jlmuinonen- Saving yourself for marriage is not easy when it comes to a Model X. You have incredible will-power not to sit in that X today!

Triggerplz | 3 July, 2018

I needed to have some sisters buying MX's so I could have a couple of those Tesla Mini S for kids

bob | 3 July, 2018

Trig I’ve got one still in the box. Make me an offer!

Triggerplz | 3 July, 2018

@bob wow, nice I'll trade you the MX car cover I threw away the box but it's never been out the bag

bob | 4 July, 2018

@Trig - if you pay for shipping it's a deal! (don't need the cover, but I really don't need the toy MS ;) )

Silver2K | 4 July, 2018

Tropopause | July 3, 2018
Burdogg- Another sister. Trying to get all siblings to be Tesla owners. :)


Need a referral code? I want the powerwall damn it!! I'm 1 away :)

Tropopause | 4 July, 2018

Back off, Silver! I need a powerwall too! :p

lilbean | 4 July, 2018

I’m paying for it and I still haven’t gotten it. They are delayed.

Silver2K | 4 July, 2018

Damn you, Trop! I almost had it but some shady sales guy used someone else's code. The 4th usage got me another set of wheels. I now have 2 sets of wheels... Son of a...

Maybe someone will trade? Hmmmmm

How long is the delay, bean?

jimglas | 4 July, 2018

I would like to get solar tiles and wall when available. My house is all electric and I could go off grid.

Triggerplz | 4 July, 2018

@bob thanks for the offer but I'll just keep my out door car cover maybe I'll finally get to use it one day, your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated

lilbean | 4 July, 2018

@Silver, I heard September 2019.

bob | 4 July, 2018

@Trigg no worries.

nwfan | 4 July, 2018

@lilbean, do you have solar panels? I've got 45 of them on my roof and a big battery.
On the 4th produced 83.5 kw of electricity.

More than enough to power both Tesla's, my household load and export 53 kw to the grid.
I'm providing enough energy to power 1.5 additional homes. Since Jan 01 total electric bill under
10 dollars. Connection fee's. And my power bank is growing.

I have 360 (28) / 370 (17) watt Canadian built panels.
This is one of the few home improvements that bring a big smile to me daily.

jlmuinonen | 5 July, 2018

nwfan which brand? I am Canadian and we are considering it. We have a ranch style house with lots of roof area on a hill that faces southwest, so should get decent sun (for our latitude, at least).

Vawlkus | 5 July, 2018

Dangit, I can’t even get one code use for the free HPWC. :P

lilbean | 5 July, 2018

@nwfan Yes. We have solar panels and it's enough to feed the grid too.

jjgunn | 5 July, 2018

I wish I had a house. They won't install Solar on my cardboard box

burdogg | 5 July, 2018

jjgunn - you do have a Model X though - you should demand they install them on it :)

Silver2K | 5 July, 2018


Your heat is electric?? That's pricey!

jimglas | 5 July, 2018

In the mountains, cheaper than running gas line up there.
but very nice if you want to go solar

nwfan | 5 July, 2018

@jlmuinonen, here's the brand and address of my Canadian Solar Panel maker:

Silfab Solar Inc.
240 Courtneypark Drive, East Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2S5
+1 905 2552501

I have 360 and 370 watt panels on my roof. I use Enphase IQ6+ microinverters.
Lately averaging 84kw production per day on a 17kw system.

I have shading issues due to large number of trees surrounding my single story house.
Another problem with number of trees. Bird droppings on the panels.
At least 2x a month I'm cleaning at least 10 of my 45 panels.

Went with this company due to output per panel and cost. They are 72 cell.
I'm in TX. Started my Solar project 1 year ago. Expanded from 10.8 to 17kw in May.
Shading issues and charging 2 Tesla cars daily pushed me to expand my system
and shoot for 100 percent solar. I was satisfied with my orig 360 watt panels
and decided to stay with Silfab for my system expansion.

Be aware of shading on the panels. It impacts production. I have an antenna for Sat TV and part of the day it shades one of my panels and drops production down.
If you go with DC output and have shading you will need power optimizers for each panel which feed an inverter that converts the DC voltage to AC to feed into your house. I went with AC off my roof on my trunk lines
and have 45 microinverters. Microinverters in my situation was the only way to go
and have an acceptable amount of power versus cost. I was also concerned about high voltage DC coming
down trunk lines to multi inverters in my garage.

Silver2K | 6 July, 2018

lilbean | July 4, 2018
@Silver, I heard September 2019.
Wow, beanmeister!

jlmuinonen | 6 July, 2018

Thanks for all the info NWFan! Very helpful!

Silver2K | 6 July, 2018

I also have enphase Mico inverters, but my panels are submodule plus by solarworld

Silver2K | 6 July, 2018


Tropopause | 6 July, 2018


I'll trade you my mini Model S for your wheels.

Silver2K | 6 July, 2018

I have one already. It's still in the box.

Your offer sucks by the way!

Tropopause | 8 July, 2018

Really? My offer comes with four wheels AND the car. Yours only comes with four wheels.

Silver2K | 8 July, 2018

I never really thought about it that way.

No! :)

Solarman004 | 13 July, 2018

burdogg, I know you're excited about learning how to use Google Translate, but, please, enough with the 50 Korean posts every night.
Seriously, though, how does that spam bot get past the reCAPTCHA?

Vawlkus | 13 July, 2018

Spambots at the gate!
Flagging brigade at the ready!

burdogg | 13 July, 2018

Dang, my secret identity has been leaked - who told you Solarman004! I demand to know so I can sue :)

Triggerplz | 13 July, 2018

Naw I knew it wasn't Bishop Burdogg as the threads and post were not long enough :-)

burdogg | 13 July, 2018

Little did you know, my limited time, limited the amount I could spam in there :)

jjgunn | 14 July, 2018

8 pages deep of spam. Tsk tsk.

jjgunn | 14 July, 2018

Bumpity bump bump

jimglas | 14 July, 2018

New today: In production!

jjgunn | 14 July, 2018

Sweet! July 31 delivery?? Maybe sooner?

jimglas | 14 July, 2018

I suspect transport to Colorado will take a few weeks
Hoping the first week or two in August?

Vawlkus | 16 July, 2018

More spam?????

jlmuinonen | 16 July, 2018

Our X has been in transit for 2 weeks to Toronto...I know...this will be a distant memory soon.....but time is crawling! LOL

jimglas | 16 July, 2018

Another korean spam attack, bump

Teslapalooza | 16 July, 2018

Corian robutts at it again? I thought they might find Helsinki a better place to hang out on this day :-)

Triggerplz | 16 July, 2018

johnxlin | July 16, 2018
Dear Mr/Ms Lilbean: I did do a scroll reset

O Boy !!!

jlmuinonen | 17 July, 2018

Our X is not arriving next week. We finally heard from a delivery specialist and she let us know that our X was only out of production late last week....and not July 2 as indicated on our Tesla account. sigh. She estimates early to mid August depending on how quickly it moves through Canadian customs. I know this is just a blip in the big picture....but darnit, I want my car soon! We have a road trip planned for early August that was supposed to be in the X (we sold our others car already) and currently don't really have a "family car" until the X arrives. Oh well. We will make do. :)

burdogg | 17 July, 2018

jlmuinonen - sorry to hear about that - it is a pain - and waiting for Christmas morning that keeps shifting date is about as painful as it gets. We all feel your pain and have experienced similar pain waiting. Good luck.

Triggerplz | 17 July, 2018

Front end / acceleration noise after supercharging
Submitted by Rudka3303 on July 17, 2018
3 week old MX 100D and I’ve noticed a strange humming / groaning noise right after I supercharger when I accelerate . It’s an odd sound only when I press the accelerator and it goes away after a few minutes. Anyone else noticed this?

A Strange humming / groaning noise ?
That's what I get when my mother in law rides in the front seat :-)