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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby peekachoo » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:23 pm

We have lived for about 15 years without AC. Our preps stay nice and cool in the basement. My hard working wife stays nice and cool down in the dungoen!
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby Cast Iron » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:10 am

terrapin wrote: The good side to that is; if the grid goes down,
and the A/C don't work,
maybe a bunch of them weinie yanks will leave. :clap:
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I do not know about that.

Looking at this wind chill map, if the grid goes down, might be a number of them weinie Yanks moving your way.

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby terrapin » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:53 am

Cast Iron wrote:
terrapin wrote: The good side to that is; if the grid goes down,
and the A/C don't work,
maybe a bunch of them weinie yanks will leave. :clap:
terp


I do not know about that.

Looking at this wind chill map, if the grid goes down, might be a number of them weinie Yanks moving your way.

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif


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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby handyman777 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:37 am

terrapin wrote:
Cast Iron wrote:
terrapin wrote: The good side to that is; if the grid goes down,
and the A/C don't work,
maybe a bunch of them weinie yanks will leave. :clap:
terp


I do not know about that.

Looking at this wind chill map, if the grid goes down, might be a number of them weinie Yanks moving your way.

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif


:eek:



Good idea:::when all those yanks move south---more room up here in the north. :evil: :D
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby Cast Iron » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:46 am

handyman777 wrote:
Cast Iron wrote:
I do not know about that.

Looking at this wind chill map, if the grid goes down, might be a number of them weinie Yanks moving your way.

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif


:eek:



Good idea:::when all those yanks move south---more room up here in the north. :evil: :D[/quote]

Right.

A number of people speculate about the hordes coming out of major cities like NYC, Chicago, Philly etc. I think most take one good look at our winters, snowfall measuring in the teens or low twenties of feet of snow, single digit temps for days on end, and will head south.
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby danthman114 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:59 pm

Can I do it, you bet. Do I want to, absolutely not. Summers here are over 120 degrees. People die every year because of it. There's no avoiding it no matter what.
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby IceFire » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:54 pm

I can handle it....in fact, I prefer NOT using it. Husband, on the other hand, might not do as well.
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby handyman777 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:25 am

Don't know how ya all do it when it gets 100 deg. plus, When it starts to get over 80 I start to complain (whine): even my chickens pop their wings out and try to get some air.
I guess you just get used to your environment.
Don't need any AC today 28* feels like 16* :crazy:
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby IceFire » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:46 pm

handyman777 wrote:Don't know how ya all do it when it gets 100 deg. plus, When it starts to get over 80 I start to complain (whine): even my chickens pop their wings out and try to get some air.
I guess you just get used to your environment.
Don't need any AC today 28* feels like 16* :crazy:


When it gets to 85-90 I'm just starting to get comfy. It only gets to 100 or slightly over occasionally where I am. Heck, where I grew up in N Cal, it gets hotter than it does here in my little corner of S AZ! (Not to mention more humid.)
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby catfeet » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:50 am

Heh. This "weinie yank" has only ever lived with AC when pregnant or having very small babies. The rest of the time? The 9 foot ceilings take care of that. Most of the time, we don't even turn the fans on -the cross breezes in the house take care of the problem. It is simply not a necessary item.

Now, a gas or wood stove? That I can't live without (or without a plan to get one). I only have gas installed in the house right now, but that is changing in the beginning of next year - we are getting a wood burning stove in the kitchen. I have two, one cookstove and one heating sitting in the garage awaiting installation.
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby RayMac1963 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:26 pm

This is off topic, but.... this thread reminds me of the one thing that bugs the crap out of me about The Walking Dead. Why the heck did they go up north? Temperature is definitely a thing. Its a concern, and a potential problem. IMHO heat is less of a problem then cold. Why add that level of complexity to an already complex situation. OK, enough of my logic rant.
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby terrapin » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:13 pm

I recon that whatever part of the country you're in, there's the good side and the not-so-good side.
In Texas, it's the hellish summers. Up north, it's the frigid winters.
We have become spoiled with our climate control.
Without it, we would survive. But it would be challenging.

Maybe the nomadic Indians had the right idea.
North in the summer, south in the winter.
But, they only had to move their teepees and such.

Oh well...
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby Photon Guy » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:11 pm

Well I dealt without having air conditioning for the week or so I was in Alaska and this was during the summer when it does get hot up there.
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby Cast Iron » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:23 am

terrapin wrote:Maybe the nomadic Indians had the right idea.
North in the summer, south in the winter.


I have considered that idea.

But I do not know anything about horses.

But, they only had to move their teepees and such.

Oh well...
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I can not imagine the average American be willing to make and break camp, fetch water, build a fire, tend to livestock and more, hundreds of times a year as they move from camp to camp.
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Re: living without air conditioning - could you handle it?

Postby kappydell » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:50 pm

RayMac1963 wrote:This is off topic, but.... this thread reminds me of the one thing that bugs the crap out of me about The Walking Dead. Why the heck did they go up north? Temperature is definitely a thing. Its a concern, and a potential problem. IMHO heat is less of a problem then cold. Why add that level of complexity to an already complex situation. OK, enough of my logic rant.

easy is boooooooring & makes for crappy TV ;) ;)
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