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shine

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well i'm almost there. finish peeling the firewall the pull the glass. not able to do much in this heat . i get a few hrs in the morning then have to shut down. with my lung compacity i cant cool my core like i should. so i jump in the pool every hr or 2 . damn heat is really bad here right now.
 

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I often ask myself how I was able to handle the TX heat. Then it dawn's on me that I was 30 years younger. Illinois is hot and humid but only for a short while.
 
I often ask myself how I was able to handle the TX heat. Then it dawn's on me that I was 30 years younger. Illinois is hot and humid but only for a short while.
i can handle 2 months of hell but 6 months of freezing my ass off is a no go . i use to take july/aug off. no point in trying to paint in 100+ . i try to time it so i am in my air-conditioned build room during summer.
we are in a double wammy right now. a solar cycle and the earth wobble . next will be another polar vortech winter.
where i live now was the bottom of the ocean once.
 
I can't do the heat and humidity of the south, but then again I really hate the cold and snow of the northeast. I need to find someplace in between
 
i bought a 5ton ac unit at a steal last year. got it all installed except wiring to the closet i built for it. plus getting the units married . i have a ducting guy close so thats covered. unfortunately, the unit is 80ft from my service box. 600 dollars in wire . but i'll be ready next summer.
 
I don't have shops like you guys, but after installing a mini split in my garage I wonder how I ever survived the Texas summers. But like you guys said when you're younger it doesn't hurt as bad, hell I was on a roofing tear off crew ($3.10/hour LOL) in the 80's when we had those terrible summers. Now I can't even take the trash cans out in the heat of the day :D
 
I’m turning 65 this year and the Texas heat is kicking my butt. We had our heat pump replaced this year and despite the significant expenditure I can’t even get our AC guy to return my calls about putting AC in my shop. Luckily the shop is insulated and I have a big fan.

Don
 
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It has been unusually hot here in Arizona as well. We are at 4400' elevation and normally we only get a week or so of 100 degree temperatures before the Monsoon rains come.
Yesterday it was 102 degrees in the shade. My garage only has some fans to move the air around, so like Shine it's early morning or late afternoon before I can do anything.


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my shop is 40x60x12 . insulated . i found this unit for 350 . i plan to put a horse shoe duct around my lift and duct into my booth with shutoff vents. the vents around the lift will keep it cool while i'm working . dont plan on doing a lot in july/aug anymore. my build room has a unit in it already that does the trick. i figure it might cost 100-200 a month more on ac but it's only for a couple of months. well worth it to be comfortable and productive.
 
man i just cant do it. with the temps here my shop is still 100 degrees first thing when i open it. cant run my fan while peeling the firewall because it blows the mess everywhere. doesn't matter the fan is like a furnace blowing. i'm going to do my damndest to get the a/c done so i can work.
plus we have another fire close by. 8k acres so far. hopefully it will stay east of us.
 
man i just cant do it. with the temps here my shop is still 100 degrees first thing when i open it. cant run my fan while peeling the firewall because it blows the mess everywhere. doesn't matter the fan is like a furnace blowing. i'm going to do my damndest to get the a/c done so i can work.
plus we have another fire close by. 8k acres so far. hopefully it will stay east of us.

It is absolutely brutal here, last night I looked at the weather app and it was 96 at 11PM. I did not know that fire had gotten so big, stay safe!
 
Not happy about the politics here in Washington state, but it's my home and I'm not gonna let them drive me out.
I like the climate and geography.

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It's been nasty here for the last 40 days or so. Not much rain, high temps running 90 -102 with 98% humidity at 6 in the morning. Humidity drops to around 60% at noon. This time of year the South winds bring it all up from the gulf. I turned 66 this year I can't work in this crap like I use too. Garage is about 1350 sq ft, insulated but no ac. Get up around 4, turn the exhaust blowers on and done in there by noon, start working on other stuff. Looking at installing a mini split also to take the edge off. Stay safe out there, between the heat, humidity and fires... it all sucks.
 
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