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  • My MIN/MAX reads 44.6/91.4. Average is a very comfy 68 degrees. I think it is healthier to live in an environment not too different from that outside. I rarely get colds or flu, and that might be because pathogens don't thrive in a cold environment in the winter when most people get ill, and in the summer the heat acts like a sauna. I prefer the colder weather because I can always put on more layers and I can go out and split some firewood and get the woodstove going, plus I have auxiliary electric heat in the bedroom. I don't have a pool or easy access to other source of water to cool off in, and there's only so much I can take off. It is now 79 degrees and 50% humidity, and I feel quite comfy.
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    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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    • Originally posted by john hobdeclipe View Post
      Stop whining! This time of the year, here in NorthEast Texas, if it gets down below 80 or so we start worrying about wind chill. 95 to 100 degrees and 50%+ humidity, the work has to go on, so it does.
      That's below 80* at night if lucky, right?

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      • If it does not get below 80 F at night, I may have to put the A/C in the window of the bedroom. So far it has, just barely.

        We have resisted putting in A/C throughout, we like open windows and a big fan better, but if we do finish-out the third floor of the place, we'll have to put something up there, probably a mini-split. Without insulation under the roof, it can reach around 125 to 130F up there now. Not livable-in, a few minutes up there as it is, and I have to wring sweat out of my clothes.
        CNC machines only go through the motions

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        • Sounds perfect for a sauna! Just install a trap door in the floor over your indoor pool, and when you've sweat enough, drop through the door into the pool.
          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
          USA Maryland 21030

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          • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
            Sounds perfect for a sauna! Just install a trap door in the floor over your indoor pool, and when you've sweat enough, drop through the door into the pool.
            That would be two floors down, and the decorative pool in the entrance hall is pretty shallow. Not likely to work well, and I like the entrance hall the way it is.
            CNC machines only go through the motions

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            • It's been hitting 90°F over her in the UK too. We're usually banging on about the rain and whining about sun in other countries. Now we've got some, we're busy whining it's too hot. The trains aren't failing to run because there's a fraction of an inch of snow on the line now....no, it's because the rails are buckling in the heat.
              The water companies are all starting to claim drought conditions and very shortly will come up with the usual rubbish about having to face we're not a water-rich nation....just surrounded by it and have it fall out the sky so frequently that talking about it is a national pass-time.
              Ahh, it make you proud to be British

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              • Got rid of the shed base this morning. The guy that grabbed the shed yesterday came back this morning and grabbed the PT 15'x8' base. Now just a bare spot remains.

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                • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                  After another hazy, hot and humid (HHH) day here in MD, with even more miserable weather forecast for the next few days, I finally (re)installed my antique Coldspot A/C in my bedroom (which is also my place to watch TV and work on electronics projects). I felt relief in just about ten minutes, and after two hours the temperature has dropped from 90 degrees to 80, and humidity from 65% to 53%. This is the same A/C that I fixed last year with new(er) PSC capacitors. I've had this thing since I bought it, used, from a friend, around 1978, for $35.





                  I have also been working on rebuilding some old power supplies I built many years ago. I finished one that I had built in 1972, with a crude hand-etched PCB. It was/is rated at 0-35 VDC at 2 amps, and had crude current limiting. It had used old style metal can transistors and a discrete differential amplifier. My rebuild uses a CA3140 Op-Amp.


                  I think my shop AC is a bit older but just keeps plugging along. Doesn't have much plastic left on it anymore.

                  The condenser and evaporator have little prickly porcupine type things on them.

                  Andy

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                  • Sleeved. Bought me some time.



                    "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                    My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                    • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                      Sleeved. Bought me some time.


                      Nice FIX!! I hope those are not your welding goggles

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                      • Lol, naw
                        After reading stories here on other forums I made sure to go out and buy a dozen safety goggles and leave them all around so there is no excuse not to grab a pair when needed quickly
                        "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                        My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                        • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                          Lol, naw
                          After reading stories here on other forums I made sure to go out and buy a dozen safety goggles and leave them all around so there is no excuse not to grab a pair when needed quickly
                          I did that too, except they still all disappear somewhere. Same with flashlights, reading glasses, pens, tools, etc.

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                          • I repaired a well rusted farm gate hinge last year like that, by cutting it off, and welding on a piece of 3/4" all thread. I needed to run a nut right up to the front so both threads had to be timed. I beveled both pieces, and taped some extra all thread to span the gap, keep them straight, and time the threads together so I could tack them together. Then I cut the tape off, and welded them solid. Ground off the excess with a flap wheel, and ran a die down them. The only way you could tell was one side was rusty and the other zinc plated lol. Of course it wasn't a high stress use like yours, but might give somebody some ideas.

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                            • “Taped some extra all thread to the gap..”

                              I assume by the term “ all thread” It is a threaded piece of rod? I’m not sure what exactly you did but I’d love to see a picture or diagram


                              3ph, amen to that. I’m wondering if that plastic vortex that sits in the middle of the ocean is where all of my safety glasses and up
                              "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                              My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                              • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                                I did that too, except they still all disappear somewhere. Same with flashlights, reading glasses, pens, tools, etc.
                                There's an alternate universe stuffed full of these, together with chuck outside jaws.

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