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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013, 08:53 AM »

No comparison to some of you but cold for here, 24 right now and dropped below 20 in some areas. Gate was frozen shut (fixed now) but lost water pressure while fixing that so out to the pump house for me, luckily I got the coffee brewed before it froze.

Update: the control box now resides in a custom fit 2" thick Styrofoam box, hopefully no more showerless mornings  Wink 


Many thanks to my Dad who brought me up as a fix-it yourself type of guy, the house heater died Friday morning too, we would've had icicles in the house this morning but a minimal knowledge of electricity tracked that problem down. Of course  to make matters unbelievable when the temps are forcast to be 20* Williams Furnace won't sell repair parts for their furnaces older then 9 years old. But again with access to the right equipment I built the needed parts myself. Of course when a replacement furnace is needed it won't come from Williams Comfort Products ... Dinks, the thing is all brand new, having already replaced the heating elements and solenoids with the new parts and adding additional safety fuses and properly spec'ed wire size where I found wiring that had been overloaded in their original design, heck their current models still don't have that fixed   


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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2013, 05:22 PM »

Anyhow, it's all to say, everything is relative!  Smiley

One mans -10 is another mans 35.  Smiley

During the high of summer our LOW in Las Vegas was 90F. So arriving at the park at 8 am it was 95 and climbing. We are all woos here. Hats of to you all in the colder areas.

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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2013, 04:48 AM »

Weather is crazy this year. West coast is 20 degrees below mormal and midwest and east coast are 20 degrees above normal. I flew Saturday morning in a longsleeve and windbreaker pullover. Should be a foot of snow on the ground and we've had about 1"all winter so far.

I hope we get more rain because if I wanted to live in Vegas I would have moved there.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 07:40 AM »

... Should be a foot of snow on the ground and we've had about 1"all winter so far.
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Oh man, isn't this your second year of no winter now? Not good.

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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 07:42 AM »

At 6am this morning in Northern Massachusetts the thermometer said 51 degrees.......all snow is gone....hopefully we are not having an early mud season.......
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2013, 10:22 AM »

It seems I've taken about a month off from this forum. Unintentionally, of course.

Last week, our heat pump froze over. We had some HVAC guys out to look at it the same day. They said shut it off, and wait a week while they ordered the parts. Lots of wood in the fireplace for us. Thankfully, temps aren't too bad. They're due to have it fixed today or tomorrow.

But I'm also a woos. Not going flying in cold wind. Alert me when spring has sprung.
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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2013, 07:02 PM »

Mid 20's for a few more days, then we head to the deep freeze below zero. I'll be hangin' back for a awhile.

Winter flying field, it's hard to pull it off in the summer... haven't gotten that walkin' on water thing down yet, not yet.




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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2013, 02:12 PM »

thats when we do 360s with standard kites from bmk right big brother? Cool

Join us in July when it's 113F and we'll work on your woosness.
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2013, 05:46 PM »

I wish.

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