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Forum topic by Blackie_ posted 05-23-2013 02:45 PM 724 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackie_

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05-23-2013 02:45 PM

Well I fought hard yesterday wiping off the sweat from the face with door and windows open in the shop so this morning made the step to clean the AC up, get the air filter cleaned and blew out the coils, she fired up nicely with a nice 70 degree breeze in the shop.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-23-2013 02:49 PM

god bless the AC..I COULD NOT EXIST HERE IN THE SOUTH WITHOUT IT…...Ive been using mine for a few days…at first it wasnt kicking in, but after a good blow out , the compressor fired up…and a smile on my face has returned…stay cool randy…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 05-23-2013 03:56 PM

Meanwhile, we’re still having crappy rain and cold temperatures up here in Paris,France. Trade? :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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muleskinner

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#3 posted 05-23-2013 03:57 PM

I built a fire in the wood stove this morning.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 05-23-2013 04:28 PM

We actually had a long winter this year, the AC would normally have been turned on sometime in April.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 05-23-2013 04:37 PM

I have my split system a/c set on auto…all through the “winter” months and now into spring/summer. It really feels good to work in comfort and not be sweating like a hog – like last summer.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 05:31 PM

Have an older air conditioner. Served well when it was a hundred degrees in the unfinished barn/shop. Dehumidified well, but did not cool it down significantly. After putting up well insulated walls and installing a window large enough, re installed the beastie. Turns out the volume of my shop is more that it can handle, and the water from the rain coming off the shop roof? Ya know where that went!

I’m probably not going to be in the shop full time…my reality…and a big enough ac unit is one more expense I can’t afford right now. But we’ll see? In my late teens I use to service ac units…Long time ago when it was cheaper to fix it than toss it. Wonder what it might cost to service it?

Randy…hope your makin enough to cover expenses…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-23-2013 05:35 PM

I wouldn’t mind having an air conditioner in my shop. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t mind having a shop right now.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 05-23-2013 07:35 PM

We have had a couple of 95°+ days but the evening temp usually falls to 50° or less so we turn on the whole house fan and suck in the cold air. Because of the hole house fan we can keep the house @68° until early evening.

Of course it cannot remove humidity but we don’t have much here in the San Jose CA bay area. That fan has paid for itself a couple of hundred times in electrical cost for AC.

Right now it is unseasonably cold … probably due to global warming?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 05-24-2013 01:01 AM

Ok Blackie, rub it in ;-). Just an hour south of you and all I have is three floor fans, set up to move air in one direction. And yep, I have had to be careful about sweat drops on the cast iron… Looks like I will quickly be adopting an early morning ONLY policy very quickly. Summer is here.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 05-24-2013 01:07 AM

Put some AC in there Mike

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-28-2013 12:42 PM

Amen to bein kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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