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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    My house is 75 currently and I am miserable. In the summer months I have the thermostat set to never let the house get above 68. The reason I set it to 68 is because the A/C freezes up of you set it below that. I learned that the hard way. In the winter I will generally keep the house about 65 with the heat off overnight. For me 65 to 68 is comfortable and I start feeling cold below 60. Anything above 68 is uncomfortable. I may get some extra reading in tonight as I doubt that I will be able to get to sleep until the A/C has the chance to lower the temp a few degrees. The car I bought last year has air conditioned seats. I may still go for a drive.
    75 degrees? In the spirit of It Can Always Be Worse: It’s going to be 100+ degrees today (Sun.) and 110 tomorrow, and we do not have air conditioning in our Seattle-area home. We have one small standing portable A/C unit that helps keep our family room somewhat bearable, but even it concedes defeat much past 90 or 95. I honestly have no idea how I’m going to get through tomorrow.

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  • Martin
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    My house is 75 currently and I am miserable. In the summer months I have the thermostat set to never let the house get above 68. The reason I set it to 68 is because the A/C freezes up of you set it below that. I learned that the hard way. In the winter I will generally keep the house about 65 with the heat off overnight. For me 65 to 68 is comfortable and I start feeling cold below 60. Anything above 68 is uncomfortable. I may get some extra reading in tonight as I doubt that I will be able to get to sleep until the A/C has the chance to lower the temp a few degrees. The car I bought last year has air conditioned seats. I may still go for a drive tonight.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    68? Man, I'd be freezin' at your place. We keeps ours at a balmy 75 here.
    Yeah, we keep it at 76 during the day, and 71 at night. I hate being cold.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Last night was the highest overnight low on record here at 70 degrees. We have now tied our all time record of 107 which will probably be broken within the hour. Tomorrow and Monday are forecasted for 115 and 113. The overnight low tonight is forecast for 76. My A/C is working as hard as it can but it can't keep the house at a comfortable 68 in these conditions. I have a niece who owns a couple of drive up coffee shops. Even with window A/C units she is closing at noon for her employees as it is just too hot inside. IF this trend continues I may need to retire in the arctic.
    68? Man, I'd be freezin' at your place. We keeps ours at a balmy 75 here.

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  • Martin
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    Last night was the highest overnight low on record here at 70 degrees. We have now tied our all time record of 107 which will probably be broken within the hour. Tomorrow and Monday are forecasted for 115 and 113. The overnight low tonight is forecast for 76. My A/C is working as hard as it can but it can't keep the house at a comfortable 68 in these conditions. I have a niece who owns a couple of drive up coffee shops. Even with window A/C units she is closing at noon for her employees as it is just too hot inside. IF this trend continues I may need to retire in the arctic.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I was reading about the unusually warm weather the PNW is having this weekend (it crossed in my soccer landscape . . .) and it sounds miserable. At least when it gets hot here in Colorado, we have AC, unlike most places in the PNW where AC is barely optional.

    Stay cool!
    We built this house in 1996. When planning for the build my wife and each created a list of must have/would like to have/neutral/rather not have/will not have. My wife and I only had one must have each. My wife's must have was a soaking tub and mine was central A/C. As we were building and getting to know our future neighbors everyone around us asked why were were putting in A/C. I always explained that it for the same reason they were putting in heat. It was to keep house a comfortable temperature. They all thought we were wasting money. Every one of those houses has central A/C now. The problem is that I have my thermostat to not let the house get above 68 and when it reaches the 90's it can't keep up so I will not be comfortable for a while since the 10 day forecast has no days not in the 90's or higher. I have a contractor from India who got stuck in Vancouver BC when the border closed. I asked him if the heat was expected up there. He said BC is expecting 97 degrees this weekend.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    I was reading about the unusually warm weather the PNW is having this weekend (it crossed in my soccer landscape . . .) and it sounds miserable. At least when it gets hot here in Colorado, we have AC, unlike most places in the PNW where AC is barely optional.

    Stay cool!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Martin, my daughter is working in Vancouver. She is a traveling dialysis tech. she said it felt like home LOL!!
    Depending on the location she is at she may be real close to me. I live directly north of the regional hospital although I am not sure they offer dialysis. A medical office named The Vancouver Clinic is across the street from the hospital and I know they have a dialysis center. The heat so far has been within reason, only in the mid eighties. Starting Friday we are looking at possibly two weeks above 90 which is very rare. Hope she enjoys her time in Vancouver. If she has not gone down to the downtown waterfront she should check it out.

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  • mhatchett
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    Martin, my daughter is working in Vancouver. She is a traveling dialysis tech. she said it felt like home LOL!!

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  • Martin
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    I hate hot weather! Here in Vancouver, WA it usually reaches 100 degrees a few times a year. The all time record is 107. The current forecast is 105 Saturday, 111 Sunday and 108 Monday. The overnight low for Saturday is forecast for 74. The highest overnight low on record is 69. My air conditioner will be working hard and I will be hiding indoors!

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Happy Father’s Day, all!

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Happy Fathers Day everybody!!
    Ditto, everyone!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Right back at you.

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Happy Fathers Day everybody!!

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  • mhatchett
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    Happy Fathers Day everybody!!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Great idea. I am back into my very own collecting bubble and liking it!

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    I got the one I really wanted early on so I'm pretty much satisfied. Nothing has really blown my hair back since. I stay pretty much within my little collecting bubble though.

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