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GaryBeu
06-30-2012, 06:35 PM
who is sweltering??? It's been 106 here in Kentucky for the last three days. Supposed to get down to 99 on Monday.

Mickey Richaud
06-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Crazy hot here, too, Gary. Our outdoor thermometer shows 110.3 right now here in Clarksville! "Official" temp. is 105, but once it hits 100, it doesn't matter!

GaryBeu
06-30-2012, 06:47 PM
True statement Mickey..."Official" and "real" are usually two different things!! All I know is that it's miserable...

Mickey Richaud
06-30-2012, 06:51 PM
Our house is two stories. There's an A/C unit for upstairs and one for downstairs. The one upstairs can't handle the load. This is an older house, and the insulation is not that good, so even though the unit is OK, it can't keep up.

Obviously, we're staying downstairs!

DNK
06-30-2012, 07:28 PM
Need to move to the NW You'll be Bit...in about the opposite end of that spectrum.

Banjo
06-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Not 3 digits, but well into the 90s here, and for us frozen northerners that's plenty!
Same situation here as at Mickey's house. upstairs is warm even with the A/C, downstairs saw the installation of a brand new 10,000 BTU window unit yesterday. Niiiice!
I'm off and going pre-1840 camping this week. I'm glad for the nice weather, but tomorrow is setting up the tipi with my friends. It promises to be hot. Tuesday is setting up my tent, and thursday is heading up for the rest of the week. Gonna be a hot year. I just hope we don't see any nasty storms like we've had in the past.
Keep cool everyone.

Guest
06-30-2012, 08:34 PM
Our house is two stories. There's an A/C unit for upstairs and one for downstairs. The one upstairs can't handle the load. This is an older house, and the insulation is not that good, so even though the unit is OK, it can't keep up.

Obviously, we're staying downstairs!



Sprinkler hose on the roof my friend. :wink:

Put it on a timer to go off for 5 minutes every 15-20 minutes. Makes a world of difference. Great on uninsulated metal buildings too.

JodyFKerr
06-30-2012, 11:25 PM
All I can say is that I'm grateful to be visiting the pacific northwest right now. :smile:

DNK
06-30-2012, 11:30 PM
Well at least "somebody" here is happy

Mickey Richaud
07-01-2012, 05:08 AM
Sprinkler hose on the roof my friend. :wink:

Put it on a timer to go off for 5 minutes every 15-20 minutes. Makes a world of difference. Great on uninsulated metal buildings too.

Now there's a thought! If the water doesn't immediately evaporate when it hits!

NutmegCT
07-01-2012, 05:11 AM
Now there's a thought! If the water doesn't immediately evaporate when it hits!

That's the idea!

T.

Billm
07-01-2012, 09:20 AM
When I lived in Texas I would put a small sprinkler in front of the AC condenser (outside) unit and run it just high enough to wet the coils- made the unit much more efficient and powerful.
BillM

aeronca65t
07-01-2012, 10:28 AM
I just go out and sit in my grand-kids kiddie pool. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Today it is 90F here in NJ with high humidity.

Not bad, BUT:

I had two lawns to mow today (our house, plus our summer house).
Total is 1.5 acres. Not bad with my 19 HP riding tractor, but I am currently suffering from bad lower back pain (I get it every now and again) and cannot sit for more than 15 minutes....the tractor kills me).
So the only way I can mow is standing up with a push mower. I just did both lawns with our 3.5 HP 24" wide push mower.
I'm pooped!

Mickey Richaud
07-01-2012, 11:27 AM
When I lived in Texas I would put a small sprinkler in front of the AC condenser (outside) unit and run it just high enough to wet the coils- made the unit much more efficient and powerful.
BillM

Yep - that I do. That does help, for sure. And both our units' sit in the sun during the hottest part of the day!

DrEntropy
07-01-2012, 12:06 PM
Never thought I'd say this but... we're a balmy 91F! Bit of a Gulf breeze and not too bad.
Youse-guys are bein' slow-roasted! :eeek:

Gliderman8
07-01-2012, 12:48 PM
I have a men's soccer game at 6pm.... it's gonna be HOT!

DNK
07-01-2012, 06:45 PM
Good time to be an assistant Elliot

Gliderman8
07-01-2012, 07:53 PM
Good time to be an assistant Elliot

No AR's on these games don. The men's over 40 only use one ref... it makes it tough to call OS.
I just got back from the game... put a fork in me, I'm done!

bgbassplyr
07-01-2012, 08:55 PM
According to the weather station in my neighborhood at 3-4 pm, 107.4, dew point of 76, heat index 120. 3rd day in a row of record heat.

DNK
07-01-2012, 09:01 PM
64 here today

DNK
07-03-2012, 03:06 PM
Long term forecast map

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Sci6f5W3DmM/T_GzO2xkChI/AAAAAAAAHvg/zeIC7y1h-mk/s400/814temp.new.gif

Interesting the s.east coastline

DART
07-07-2012, 12:53 PM
Sorry to be late to the post, but just got power back after 6 days in the dark, 100+ temps. Will be 108 today but the window units can keep the rooms they are in down in the low 80's. I can't imagine how we coped before a/c (I can remember our ice-box during WW2). Biggest frustration was couldn't get into garage to do anything to the SP; an entrance door is not viable &amp; electric door can not be released from exterior.

aeronca65t
07-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Sorry to be late to the post, but just got power back after 6 days in the dark, 100+ temps.

Wow! Glad you finally got power back!

We had a similar outage last Fall. No fun and it wasn't anywhere near 100F!

DrEntropy
07-07-2012, 03:07 PM
Geez! That sucks, Dale! We've gone "dark" a couple times but we're kinda prepped for it. Hurricanes, y'see.

...eat well for the first three days, then it's whatever you stashed as "dry goods" and cans. We've a larder, stocked so's the vittles last a month, minimum. Water usually stowed in five gallon jugs ahead of the event, as we get some warning. Now starting to adjust the paradigm with the water...

Shinsen774
07-08-2012, 07:08 PM
It's been over 100 several days straight here. 104 today. Down to 90 now and I am looking for a light jacket before I go outside!

CZ_Dave
07-10-2012, 01:47 AM
104, but its a dry heat

PAUL161
07-10-2012, 07:07 AM
Don, Does that white area on your weather map mean were going to get snow here in Oklahoma? :jester:. Been over 3 digits for the past week and still going strong. And what's this 62 degree thing up in your neck of the woods? Keep that up and you might be getting some visitors! :laugh: . PJ

DNK
07-10-2012, 08:37 AM
Means Normal Paul.
Better get use to it

Bayless
07-10-2012, 09:42 AM
Yep Paul, I'm afraid that might have been one of the things we forgot to tell you before you moved here.

DNK
07-11-2012, 09:59 AM
When I got to Charleston last week
https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599565_364263633644764_697133476_n.jpg

On Sunday it said 104

Back in the GNW and a cool 80 today

bgbassplyr
07-11-2012, 11:25 PM
Welcome to the SOUTH!