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104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« on: August 08, 2007, 08:51:09 PM »
You guessed it.........  My air conditioner went out :-\.  The temperature in Warner Robins, the nearest weather station, recorded 104 degrees.  There has been no rain for weeks, my garden has burned completely up, and now, a mechanical challenge decides to take root.

At least it was cool at the Pig Roast ::).
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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 09:07:16 PM »
Yep, it was wicked hot here too.  The local weatherguesser said the heat index was 114.  I just came in from the shop and it was still 90 degrees in there at 8:30, and that was with the fans running!

I went up and spent part of the afternoon with Mr. Hootie and the gang.  His nephew, Danny was there, as was his lovely Wife, Miss Bonnie and his youngest Grandson, Jim. We had a great time sitting under the air conditioner and talking about electric motors and phase converters and Grandkids and last week's auction and next week's auction and rockin' chairs and a bunch of other stuff.  Me and Danny and Jim went out to explore the electric motor pile, but decided it was too DanG hot for sensible people to be out and about, so we went back to the office.

I feel for ya with yer air conditioner out and all that.  That's gotta be miserable.  Our old window units are taxed to the max, but it is a lot better in here than out there.  This heat is supposed to break by the weekend.
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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 09:22:50 PM »
What a time for no AC. I feel for you. Ours is runnin 24hrs constant. Just came in from my hour window to get stuff done so I don't keel over from heat stoke. Shirt is soaking wet and it didn't take much effort.
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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 09:25:40 PM »
Anything over 70 is a heat wave, far as I'm concerned. I wish I could hibernate this time of year and wake up when it's cool enough to do something.


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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 09:28:40 PM »
Yep, our sun flowers aren't flowering anymore, even with water. I think they have had it.
 

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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 09:32:06 PM »
I talked with My sister and BIL a little while ago from Northern Maine.
It is gonna be 47 degrees there by morning. ::) :P 8)
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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007, 09:43:57 PM »
How did anyone live in the south east or the west before a/c? Man, 114 is bad enough then throw in your humidity. YIKES. It's funny, here it is in the mid 20's C and the locals are yipping about the heat. I think it's great, a LOT better than -20C. I've had enough of that.
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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007, 10:00:40 PM »
Good luck on getting that A/C repaired WDH. I have a Carrier and it goes out about every two years. Same problem every time (one of those unnecessary electronic modules) and it takes from three to six WEEKS to get parts for it. I have installed a backup A/C because of problems like this.


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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007, 10:02:43 PM »
I talked to an old fellow standing in a line one day. He said he never had AC and never had a problem with the heat. I got to thinking about this and figured if you never had it, you wouldn't miss it. The body self acclimates to its surroundings was my conclusion.

Danny, pack up the family and come on over, our AC still works and we are a few degrees cooler than over there.

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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 10:05:01 PM »
WDH - I can relate.... Like you, we were over 100 yesterday with 70%+ humidity.

Yesterday afternoon, around 3, an incredibly loud noise started emanating from my attic.  The wife thought that it was the washing machine downstairs, but I knew better.

Yup - it was so hot that the frame on the attic fan warped and the blade started hitting the sides of the frame.  

At first I figured that I'd put it off until it cooled down, but then started worrying about a potential fire hazzard.  So, up into the attic I went...

Must have been 140 or better up there, and I thought that entering my kiln was bad!

The good news was that I was able to shim the fan and get out of there in less than 10 minutes.  

I think that I had it better than you though.  My AC went out about 6 weeks ago on the saturday before Fathers Day.  It was only in the low 90's then.  About 3 in the morning I finally figured out what was wrong, and started removing parts.  Thank goodness Graingers has the "after hours and weekend service" - got some parts and had it back running by mid morning.

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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 10:43:05 PM »
Been 100+ in Athens for the past two days.  I was spoiled in Michigan for 3 days.  At least it'll be 60 degrees here in December while they're buried in 6 feet of snow ;D.

Which A/C went out, house or car?  At least you can roll the windows down in your car.
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007, 10:48:16 PM »
I think it was the house, DL.  I notice that WDH is offline, so they're probably out riding around in the car. :D :D
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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2007, 10:55:03 PM »
WDH, I'm right there with you.  The AC in my car crapped out.

Driving in stop and go afternoon Atlanta traffic in this heat with no AC will really test one's patience.....  smiley_furious3

Rolled down windows don't do much when you are going 5-10 mph.   >:(

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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2007, 11:02:45 PM »
104   and I am heading down that way this weekend. It was only 102 here today.  ;D

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Re: 104 Degrees, Hottest Day of the Year, and............
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2007, 11:18:32 PM »
With 115 heat index, it is hard to remember when it was hotter.  We got the house all bottled up and the ceiling fans running full tilt, so we are coping.  I had to cut the computer off because it generates a lot of heat :-\.

Terry, school started this week.  Otherwise, we might be making full tilt toward Collins. 

It seems that this summer is going to end up with a dry hot bang.  Well, I am headed to Texas next week, so I am sure it will be raining cats and Texas Rangers.

Pigman, I don't envy you moving furniture in this weather.  The good thing is is (!!) that the Dodgy Loner is nearby and he can step in if you fall out from the heat ;D.
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007, 11:27:36 PM »
I'll take 6' of snow and negative temps over that kind of heat anyday.  In fact I'm ready for frosty mornings after all the upper 80s and low 90s temps we've had this summer.  When it's 10 degrees with a wind driven lake effect snow in January I never wish for 90 and sun. 
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007, 11:32:11 PM »
Thanks Corley,

Thinking of that cooled me off a little ::).
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2007, 11:49:13 PM »
Terry, school started this week.  Otherwise, we might be making full tilt toward Collins.

Well we got school over here too,  ;) we got outta them backwoods a few years back.  :D :D

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2007, 11:55:37 PM »
We're "downstate" near Imlay City right now and it was pretty DanG hot here today.  We were at the Eastern Mi Fair and it was 90 in a JD skidsteer I was checking out but the humidity made it seem a bunch hotter.  My brother and sister in law were with us and were in a hurry and Doug had a black t-shirt on  ::)  I told my father in law and he agreed that they were gonna burn out the way they were moving.  They did less than 2/3s through the midway they left saying their kids were too hot.  Their kids were doing fine, Zach was fine and another cousin wasn't any the worse for wear.  It was the parents that over did it.  We stayed, drank lots of fluids, took our time, covered the whole thing and enjoyed ourselves.  
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I picked the wrong time of the year to build a new wood working shop.... ::)
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