Its been soooooo hot here...

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  • halohalo Posts: 4,472
    Lived in Chicago my whole life up until we moved to St. Louis in February.

    Everyone I spoke to who has lived in St. Louis commented immediately on how brutal the humidity in the summer months can be. We skipped past Spring & went straight into the summer weather here and I heard a native of St. Louis remark that, "someone left the oven on" when describing the weather yesterday. I'm told this is only the beginning and that the humidity will get worse as the summer goes on (thanks to the mighty Mississippi river!).

    So, if any Chicago natives think it's bad there, come on down to St. Louis and pay me a visit to see what humidity feels like when it's turned up a few notches :)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,448
    St. Louis is a great place to live. Loved it when I lived there.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,469
    I spoke to a Grocery store manager last night. He said he loved it here in Wilm. NC. This year has been light in the humidity dept.. I said it's been great this year too. The rain every day almost and the partly cloudy days have brought a lot of relief too.

    But I remember a lot of years where there was NO spring either. From cold to suffering! Humidity in the 80+ ranges. No rain in sight for weeks.

    Then the Hurricanes would come with torrential rains and tear this City up bad!

    A few times in my 32 years here have been nice weather wise. Like this year. It's been pretty darn nice!

    But mostly, no springs and short falls. Hot Summers and cold Winters. ;)
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,590
    Took a 20 mike bike ride today in SW Florida around 11:30am.... It was about 92 or 93... Dew point at 75ish.... around a 5 mph breeze. Typical summer day here. But you sweat when the humidity is low too... it just evaporates quicker... Yeah you sweat but it's good for you just as long as you can keep hydrated... It was hotter up north today than it was in FL...Then we got a little rain shower and all is well...

    Hottest place I ever felt was Columbia SC in July.... I felt like the my feet were on fire thru my shoes and socks in a parking lot.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,469
    I think I felt that kind of heat one day below Atlanta Georgia. I asked a driver I was in charge of how the heck do you guys work in this heat? He said SLOWLY. :D

    I'll never forget that answer! He was a laid back cool driver that NEVER, EVER complained about anything!
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,129
    Ok you guys, here in Canada's capital it was 120f ... with humidity so remember that when you poke fun as to how cold it is here.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,606
    Great photo!
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  • GospelTruthGospelTruth Posts: 322
    Lived in Michigan my whole life then moved out west (Reno) almost 9 years ago. Don't plan on moving back as we love the weather out here to much. Here in the high desert it may hit 100+ on a few days in summer, but it's still better than 85 and humid - my opinion anyway. I love the low humidity and the cool nights. And if it gets too hot, we are 30 minutes away from Tahoe which is typically 10-15 degrees cooler and still low humidity. Weather is great, and no state income tax with California (good to visit but without the high cost of living) right over the mountains.

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  • verbverb Posts: 3,982
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Gray skies and lots of ash in the air thanks to the wildfires ~30 miles away. Ugh.

    Orange skies in the Bay? Wildfire getting closer?
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 484
    98 degrees F with a wind chill of 107. 80% humidity.

    And the Magic Smoke(tm) left my A/C compressor last night.
    Fie!
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,469
    edited July 3
    I just had the condensation tube get blocked by slime at the bug trap U in our furnace A/C room and it has an electronic relay to shut down the system. I was pretty sick when this was installed years ago and forgot about it. :s

    I thought our system not working was because the outside units' Starter capacitor stopped working. A service tech guy from that Co. showed up and pulled the electronic float up and BAM, the outside unit came on and all was well. He cleaned the slime out and did a system check.

    114.00 :s :# for 1 min. to fix and 15 min. to do the rest. :'(

    I almost called the main office when that bill came in but I was thankful they showed up within an hour to help us.

    So what I'm saying here, with these drain clog sensing floats that shut down our systems, maybe all of us will learn from my forgetfulness and check those electronic float safety sensors FIRST if the A/C stops working. Especially in the humid Southern States. ;)
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,121
    edited July 3
    I don't mind $100 for a service call. I understand why it is that price. What I DONT understand is plumbers charging $350 to change the washer in a $10 bathtub faucet. 5 minutes of work is a weeks worth of pay for some. Absolutely ridiculous.

    My wife did that call and didn't argue the price prior. This was with Benjamin Franklin plumbing. Will never use their services again.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,469
    edited July 3
    Thank God I worked with a Master Plumber and Mechanic and Electrician for 7 years. He taught me A LOT! I re-plumbed this fixer upper 95% by my self and so far so good. A co-worker helped me hook up the 4" drain pipe from under my house out to the City's hook up. :)

    I replaced the rubber valve stem seals in my main baths fixtures years ago. Yep, 15 min. each, maybe. 32 years here and I've replaced toilet fill valves a few times too. I need to do the back one asap.

    Thanks for the heads up on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing's pricing. :s
    We have one franchise here.

    My boss was pretty fair. But he ran an efficient business because he had hard working honest guys working for him. He also did Industrial pipe cleaning! $$$$$$ ;)
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,961
    Projected to hit 109° on Friday and 110° on Saturday in the Inland Empire. That's about 50 east of Los Angeles. I can only hope that it's a dry heat. :#
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,966
    ^^ eeeewwwww, no thank you, that's about 25° too high for me.
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,826
    Tony M wrote: »
    I just had the condensation tube get blocked by slime at the bug trap U in our furnace A/C room and it has an electronic relay to shut down the system. I was pretty sick when this was installed years ago and forgot about it. :s

    I thought our system not working was because the outside units' Starter capacitor stopped working. A service tech guy from that Co. showed up and pulled the electronic float up and BAM, the outside unit came on and all was well. He cleaned the slime out and did a system check.

    114.00 :s :# for 1 min. to fix and 15 min. to do the rest. :'(

    I almost called the main office when that bill came in but I was thankful they showed up within an hour to help us.

    So what I'm saying here, with these drain clog sensing floats that shut down our systems, maybe all of us will learn from my forgetfulness and check those electronic float safety sensors FIRST if the A/C stops working. Especially in the humid Southern States. ;)

    Recommend you pour a cup of vinegar down your drain line once a month during the cooling season.

    That slime was algae. You AC make water through condensation. That pure water is a breeding ground for algae. When you shut the system down for a few days, water evaporates and the algae dies.

    It forms a cardboard like substance and sticks to the drain line. The new algae will collect against the dead stuff, and clog up. Kill the algae while water is being made, and flowing, and no dead stuff in the piping.

    You may also want to clean the condenser coils once a year. Kill the power to the condenser, and rinse it off with a garden hose. That and filter changes will add a few years to your AC, as well as make it operate better.

    Nothing is full proof when it comes to drain lines. Sometimes they will clog up a week after they have been cleaned. If it clogs again, find the out let, get a shop-vac and a rag, and try to suck the clog out. Works about half the time.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,234
    verb wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Gray skies and lots of ash in the air thanks to the wildfires ~30 miles away. Ugh.

    Orange skies in the Bay? Wildfire getting closer?
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    Yes, and it is only July. It is going to get worse and worse every year for the whole country/world.
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,982
    So today, rather tonight, after finishing the wood floors upstairs, my AC decided to quit. Sumbeech. I pulled the cover off the condenser housing (my clue was some water on the floor), and it was completely frozen! I just spend the last 3 hours with a heat gun thawing it out. Just now got it all buttoned up, and voila cold air. Gonna call a service technician tomorrow to check everything out.

    It's been hot here yes, and this is our 2nd summer at the new house, but never had a guy come out and check the furnace/AC out. Lessons learned. Joys of home ownership.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,966
    The evap core needs more air flow... Look for clogged filters and vents, and make sure the drain is clear.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,982
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The evap core needs more air flow... Look for clogged filters and vents, and make sure the drain is clear.

    Yep. Thanks Festivus. All checked out. Most likely low on refrigerant. More to come.

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,343
    edited July 5
    I, for one, would rather sweat than freeze. Next thing you know everyone will be whining about the cold weather. All y'all stop complaining and deal with it! ;) :p
    In all seriousness, I easily go through 3 t shirts and 2 showers a day down here in SW Ga. in the summer!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,448
    Smallies are the shiznet
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