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  • #61
    Whats wrong with cotton?
    I know its winter when a sheet is not enough to keep me warm at night. Average winter day temp is 24 degrees.At the moment I am really missing winter . Today was 30 degrees. But its the humidity that is a killer.

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    • #62
      Memories of South Africa-
      I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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      • #63
        Yeah...

        I did have to walk up hill in three feet of snow going to school. Not miles, maybe a football feild.

        School bus. In New Jersey the School Bus had its stops in the cold of winter.

        I walked up a slight incline about 100 meters, get on the bus and defrost.

        End of day drop off was down the road from my house.

        So I climbed up the road to get home and defrost.

        Yeah, some folks did walk up hill both ways in the snow for school.

        JR

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        • #64
          Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

          Oh, cotton is great as long as it's dry. I prefer it. It's just kinda hard to keep things dry in winter. I do wear multiple layers of cotton at work, but in that case I'm always on my feet and moving around and staying dry.
          Cotton feels better but wool will maintain 50% of it's insulation value when wet. The other 50% comes from all the scratching the user does while wearing it.
          The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

          Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

          Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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          • #65
            I’ve only had to run my snowblower 7 times so far this winter. There’s plenty more time for this “fun” activity.

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            • #66
              Forcast threatening half an inch of snow might hit London. That will bring everything to a halt. Oh, hang on, this year it already is.

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              • #67
                Greetings from San Antonio, Texas!
                What's this "WINTER" thing you speak of?

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                • #68
                  Round here you know it's winter time when you gotta start the furnace an hour and a half before you can do anything in the shop!!! LOL

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Baz View Post
                    Forcast threatening half an inch of snow might hit London. That will bring everything to a halt. Oh, hang on, this year it already is.
                    Wow, half an inch. Try not to get lost in the blizzard.
                    The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                    Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                    Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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                    • #70
                      that's better than the several feet in Japan recently.
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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                        At my work, the outhouse freezes over solid. Nope, you don't spend very long in there.
                        Where do you work 1850
                        The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                        Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                        Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by loose nut View Post

                          Where do you work 1850
                          Heavy equipment/semi truck maint shop in the back 40 acres at a very large metal recycler. We load the scrap into train cars to be remelted. Because they have no idea whats underground (old abandoned industrial chemical site) it would cost over $100 thousand to run a water line to the shop from the nearest road.
                          Last edited by nickel-city-fab; 12-29-2020, 07:15 PM.
                          25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by plunger View Post
                            Whats wrong with cotton?
                            I know its winter when a sheet is not enough to keep me warm at night. Average winter day temp is 24 degrees.At the moment I am really missing winter . Today was 30 degrees. But its the humidity that is a killer.
                            Cotton is nice as long as it is dry. Around here it is typically -2 to -20 C in the winter, with snow.... when the cotton gets wet from sweat or melting snow, it freezes, and you slowly freeze to death. Our summers are nice, 24 to 30 C with lots of humidity. Lots of farmers in my area.
                            25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                            • #74
                              You know it's winter when.......................................I went for my morning walk yesterday at 7AM. Made it half a block and I discovered an ice spot, immediately followed by a back flip Charlie Brown would be proud of. Hobbled home and was layed up for the rest of the day.

                              Gotta luv winter!
                              The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                              Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                              Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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