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Old 07-06-2006, 07:43 PM   #21
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don't clog up the cooling system with antiperspirants, use undershirts if you need to look tidy. never put the top down when it goes over 89 degrees. never spend more than 30 seconds going from the air conditioned house to the air conditioned car. you can take your time going to the pool if your yard is shady. always keep at least 3 changes of t-shirts in the car trunk.
Oh, yeah. If you are still working, they make these stretchy, lycra-like tee shirts that keep you neat and trim wearing a dress shirt, absorb sweat perspiration, and prevent that "is that a bug or is it sweat dripping down my torso" feeling.

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Re: Hot weather tips
Old 07-07-2006, 07:20 AM   #22
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In general, heat does not bother me. Specifically, I must have a hat, probably due to thinning of my hair (oops, I almost typed due to thinking). But I can tolerate most any heat. I just hate cold; below 60 degrees is too cold for me. Since I was born and raised in New Orleans, without air conditioning, humidity doesn't bother me either. Just cold. As to hot weather tips, here's one: avoid alcohol. Beer is no good outside in the heat. Drink water, plenty of it.

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Old 07-07-2006, 11:39 AM   #23
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1. Live in a mild climate.
2. Live less than a few miles from the coast to catch the offshore winds.
3.* Take a dip in the pool.
4.* Run your pool solar collector at night when the pool gets over 85.*
5.* On those 3 days a year when all else fails, run the air conditioner.
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Old 07-07-2006, 05:48 PM   #24
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4.* Run your pool solar collector at night when the pool gets over 85.
great idea, didn't know they worked in reverse. the swimming hall of fame pool here in lauderdale runs a system at night in summer whereby the water is filtered but then returned to the pool streaming first through the air. it makes the water wonderfully refreshing to swim when it is hot out during our summer days.

i also swim the local high school pool. they do not have such a system and wow, what a huge difference an air-conditioned pool makes.
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:33 PM   #25
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We live three blocks from Ocean Beach in San Francisco, and when the temperature in the house (no a/c, no insulation) hits 70F we declare an official heat wave and complain bitterly about the beastly heat.

When you consider that I spent my jr high->university years in ABQ NM, and I used to be able to go out and ride my dirt bike all day in 95F+ temps (and enjoy it) I've really acclimated.

The best way to deal with hot weather is to not be there.

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Old 07-07-2006, 09:12 PM   #26
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I have lived in NYC for most of my life and except for A/C forced on me at work, I never use it. I would ride my bike to work and hated having to go from outdoor 90 degrees to indoor 68. No wonder, people would complain about going outside. I use a small quiet 60+ yo GE fan that was left in the apartment below me over 35 years ago, to cool me off at home. I also used it winter time against my radiator to move and heat up the air. I am using it right now. It is an amazing little motor. I am taking it to Tucson with me.

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