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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    8:30 at night and we have cooled down from a high of 114 to only 110. I never thought I would say this but I am so looking forward to some days in the 90's.
    And we've been 10 to 20 below normal for this time of year, I'm sure July and August will more than make up for it.

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  • Martin
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    8:30 at night and we have cooled down from a high of 114 to only 110. I never thought I would say this but I am so looking forward to some days in the 90's.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Great idea. If the humidity isn't high there a swamp cooler would help out a bunch.

    Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post

    If you have bags of ice, fill a large container or bucket full of ice and then run a fan to push air across it.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Ice pack for the back of neck helps. Really an ice pack anywhere near a large vein,artery, whatever it's called.

    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Thanks, guys — and, Ben, I had indeed thought about a hotel room for a couple days, but being a cheap bastard with an elderly dog that can’t really board well anymore…I’m just going to hunker down and try not to melt over the next two days.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Thanks, guys — and, Ben, I had indeed thought about a hotel room for a couple days, but being a cheap bastard with an elderly dog that can’t really board well anymore…I’m just going to hunker down and try not to melt over the next two days.
    If you have bags of ice, fill a large container or bucket full of ice and then run a fan to push air across it.

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  • RonClinton
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    Thanks, guys — and, Ben, I had indeed thought about a hotel room for a couple days, but being a cheap bastard with an elderly dog that can’t really board well anymore…I’m just going to hunker down and try not to melt over the next two days.

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  • Martin
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    Well we peaked yesterday with a new all time high of 108. It reached 78 in the house but when the sun went down the A/C started catching up. It was 100 at 9 last night. The forecast is for 115 today and tomorrow with lows about 76. I actually considered going to the beach for a few days when this forecast came out. That quickly changed when I checked and found the beach was forecast for in the 90's. Most hotels on the coast are not air conditioned so I am better off here.

    I feel for you Ron. No way in hell I could get through this with a room A/C.

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  • Ben Staad
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    In our brief stint in Germany there was about a week in the high 90's to low 100's. Our rental had no A/C.

    We rented a hotel room for a few* nights and spent a lot of time at stores with A/C. The local mall was a nice way to soak up some time and A/C.

    *Actually only one night. Day two their A/C went out. They did not want to give us a discount so we went home.

    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    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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  • 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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