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    I suppose one can get used to anything!

    We have 8 degrees f here at 11:00am and I am not as cold as I felt a few days back.

    At least the ground is bare and not covered with 3 feet of snow like a few miles up the road in PA.
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    It's just flat azz cold ....got some stuff to return...gonna procrastinate.....
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    Mornings like this are the reason I retired!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    Mornings like this are the reason I retired!
    Got that right...working on rooftops heat/A/c units in the middle of the night at -17 below is not fun....give me the shivers just think about it.

    Now I just grab a dog and snooze way to la la land....
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    God, I remember hanging cable one morning. Stopped for lunch and my arms were numb to my elbows. I had never had that happen before. The wind chill was -40F. That morning. We had to put a torch on the hydraulic tank to move the @#$# bucket! Yeah, I'm with you. Good reason to retire. It was -2F this morning. I looked outside and went and made coffee knowing some poor SOB was on his way to work.

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    Turn the heat up. Keep warm buddy.
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    yeah i just brought a load of wood in tomorrow i'll bring in another.
    it got warm today it was zero outside. crash has got to tell me where he gets those
    sheep wool lined sandals. i need a few coconut trees and some keylime pie.
    oh and some conch fritters too.
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    well i got up late this morning about 5'15am the house is freezing
    the stove is just starting to warm up, time for more thermals i guess.
    the only room in the house that is not freezing is the bedroom.
    gotta haul in more wood again today. gosh winter bites.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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    Hang on Kyrat, the cold air is heading your way. We are looking at wind chills at -12 tonight. You may have to invite to coons inside just to stay warm!

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    Rick you need to get out there and build a big bonfire and warm that air before hit heads my direction!

    Tonight and tomorrow night are supposed to be the coldest we have had here in a couple of years. Not the coldest ever, just the return to normal after a couple of fairly mild winters where we never got below 0 f.

    We are getting some real nasty small snows with extreme wind chills. They are on a cycle with the fronts dropping out of Alberta once a week. So far we have not had the moisture to support a real snow storm in my area. Usually we have already had a real ground cover by before Christmas. Instead, we are getting this bitter cold and one inch of show per storm.
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    Supposed to be cold here too. Guess its time for socks with my flip flops.
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    gee crash why i just don't know what to say.
    i'm sorry socks in florida. it's the iceage i'm telling ya.
    it warmed up here a bit today went up to 10below zero.
    better put in a wood stove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Supposed to be cold here too. Guess its time for socks with my flip flops.
    It ws cool enough here that I turned the AC off of MAX in the truck. Had the windows down and I think we were right at 74 degrees outside! Brrrr

    Still haven't taken out my winter flip flops. And socks with flip flops? Must be a thing you folks in the far North do Crash. When it gets really cold down here, I have a pair of flip flops that have like a 1" strap across the top of my feet. Really only need that kind of extreme cold protection a day or so a year. But, we are smart when things get drastic and you are looking at temps in the low 60's. We just wait till the sun comes up and it warms right on back up. LOL

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    Well this crap can stop I can tell you that. When it gets to be negative on any sort of scale something is wrong in paradise.

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    Might I make a suggestion? Heated blanket. They are awesome on chilly nights.
    If you want to go crazy, Milwaukee tools makes heated sweatshirts and coats based on their 12 volt tool battery platform, unfortunately they are not cheap. Everyone I've talked to that owns one loves it.
    They make battery heated socks as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskabushman View Post
    Might I make a suggestion? Heated blanket. They are awesome on chilly nights.
    If you want to go crazy, Milwaukee tools makes heated sweatshirts and coats based on their 12 volt tool battery platform, unfortunately they are not cheap. Everyone I've talked to that owns one loves it.
    They make battery heated socks as well.
    Stay warm!
    Friend rides his Harley all year around....has a heated jacket and chaps....and hand warmers...runs of the bike.

    Tried a pair of the socks.....mine got hot spots...or cause my feet to sweat....and still got cold.
    I still wear them if it real cold....but only use them sparingly..."D' cell last about an hour....a little longer if you space out the cycles.

    Haven't seen a Milwaukee jacket or sweat shirt.........There are few times I could have used them on rooftops at - degrees......
    Had I know I would have tried them and not cared what they cost.....

    Funny that freezing your buttocks off,... can change you value thinking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Tried a pair of the socks.....mine got hot spots...or cause my feet to sweat....and still got cold.
    I still wear them if it real cold....but only use them sparingly..."D' cell last about an hour....a little longer if you space out the cycles.
    Back went I went out to the middle of nowhere to observe the heavens with my telescope, I used those battery-powered socks. I loved 'em. The quality control on them sucks, though (it did then, anyway). I had to return a pair because they ddn't work. I took some batteries with me, and I had to go through four or five pair to find two that worked. The D cell lasted more than an hour, though. Probably a large variation in power consumption, too, because of o quality control.
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    Well boys the temp never topped 10 degrees f today and the inevitable has occurred.

    My drain lines have frozen.

    They do not have enough drop to flow fast enough to stay clear. First a little coating freezes, then the next flow a little more, until the pipe fills with ice.

    At my place the in-coming water never freezes but the drain lines do.

    Both kitchen and bath room drains are blocked but the commode still flushes because I installed that line myself after I moved in and it is plumbed properly.

    I will need to get under the house with a heat gun and chase the pipes, but I was not about to do it on New Years day.

    Perhaps tomorrow.

    One thing about it, no spiders or snakes under there at this point. I just hope there are no raccoons, skunks or bobcats under there!
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    Or feral cats....hate them under a house...laying on your side...trying to do something...laying in whatever.....

    Have you thought about or tried wrapping with a heat tape?
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