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Old 06-20-2011, 03:27 PM   #2241
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And guess what? I think our A/C just went out...
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #2242
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And guess what? I think our A/C just went out...
Oh crap...
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Oh crap...
Let's just say the vents are blowing warm air and the inside temp has gone from 78 to 83 in the last hour or two.
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Oof. Maybe the 106 degree heat is just too much for the A/C to keep up with. (?)

It sprinkled a little bit on the way to lunch, though the rain vaporized upon hitting anything.

But now, there is an enormous black storm cloud descending upon us. F. took down his ham radio antenna, and we are hoping for rain. It would be the pits if it just went on past us and dumped the rain somewhere else. Wish I knew a good rain dance.

We have 40%-50% chance of rain for a few days, and it's about time.
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Let's just say the vents are blowing warm air and the inside temp has gone from 78 to 83 in the last hour or two.
Hey, at least it happened on a "cool" day - only 99 out there!

Don't know how old your system is but when our 12 year old unit went on the fritz last year we opted to replace rather than repair. I can definitely see the drop in our electric bill due to a more efficient unit.
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Hey, at least it happened on a "cool" day - only 99 out there!

Don't know how old your system is but when our 12 year old unit went on the fritz last year we opted to replace rather than repair. I can definitely see the drop in our electric bill due to a more efficient unit.
5 years old. We installed it when we moved here in 2006. It's a heat pump, actually.
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5 years old. We installed it when we moved here in 2006. It's a heat pump, actually.
Since it is relatively new is could be something simple - like a bad capacitor - and you can dodge the bullet on a big repair bill.
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Since it is relatively new is could be something simple - like a bad capacitor - and you can dodge the bullet on a big repair bill.
Could be. But it feels like it just started blowing cool air again, and the temp has dropped back down to 81. It is due for a servicing anyway, so if the guys we call get back to us we can still do that. At least this makes it less likely to be a compressor needing replacement.
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Glad it's working again. Similar situation on our heat pump a couple of years ago and it was a bad contactor block. $200 for the service call and new part.
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Glad it's working again. Similar situation on our heat pump a couple of years ago and it was a bad contactor block. $200 for the service call and new part.
Yeah, at this point "intermittent electrical connection problem" has jumped to the top of the list of probable causes. And as I just remarked to my wife, "at least it's more likely to be a $200 problem than a $1200 problem now."

Back down from 83 to 80 in here, on the way back to the usual 78...
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I would trade everything I have for just ONE day where the temps hit 80. Heck, I'd settle for 70 at this point.

Vancouver's weather is cold, wet, damp, grey, and miserable. I was at a hot springs on the weekend and it was so cold out, we didn't even want to sit in the hot tub.

It looks like this will be the year of the never-ending winter.

Please send sun!
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I would trade everything I have for just ONE day where the temps hit 80. Heck, I'd settle for 70 at this point.

Vancouver's weather is cold, wet, damp, grey, and miserable. I was at a hot springs on the weekend and it was so cold out, we didn't even want to sit in the hot tub.

It looks like this will be the year of the never-ending winter.

Please send sun!
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Ziggy, good luck with your A/C repairs. I spent about $1000, give or take a few hundred, on getting cold air into my house this summer.

Before putting my house on the market last fall, I had my broken attic fan (that blows the hot air out of my attic) replaced by a better model of attic fan ($$). That involved a roofer. ($$$) And then there was the electrician ($$$), who extended new wiring from the circuit breaker box to it so that it would actually get some juice, which it wasn't getting. As you might imagine, all in all this wasn't a cheap thing to have done.

However, this summer my A/C is 1000% improved just as my HVAC man told me it would be.

We have had record heat all week. The worst that I had yesterday with it set at 75, was 77 during the hottest part of the day. I sure hope it holds up through August and September, usually our hottest months.

Still not raining.
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I would trade everything I have for just ONE day where the temps hit 80. Heck, I'd settle for 70 at this point.

Vancouver's weather is cold, wet, damp, grey, and miserable. I was at a hot springs on the weekend and it was so cold out, we didn't even want to sit in the hot tub.

It looks like this will be the year of the never-ending winter.

Please send sun!
You had sun on the one day we were there before our cruise took off - June 3rd. Apparently, it had poured the day before, but we weren't there, thankfully!

Beautiful city, BTW, and extremely nice people! We took a train to the port and so many people were over the top helpful to us.
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Beautiful city, BTW, and extremely nice people! We took a train to the port and so many people were over the top helpful to us.
It's survival mode....it's so freakin' cold out that we're nice to people on the off chance that they'll volunteer to share their body heat in case of hypothermia.

Glad you enjoyed the city! Hope the cruise was great!
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It's survival mode....it's so freakin' cold out that we're nice to people on the off chance that they'll volunteer to share their body heat in case of hypothermia.

Glad you enjoyed the city! Hope the cruise was great!


Cruise was fantastic! Alaska was amazing.
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Cruise was fantastic! Alaska was amazing.
And speaking of this, the last time we cruised Alaska, the day we saw the most sun was in, of all places, Ketchikan -- the rainiest, most overcast spot on the face of the earth, pretty much, or so it feels like. In fact, we saw the sun a few times in Ketchikan whereas most of the rest of the stops saw nothing but clouds and drizzle.
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And speaking of this, the last time we cruised Alaska, the day we saw the most sun was in, of all places, Ketchikan -- the rainiest, most overcast spot on the face of the earth, pretty much, or so it feels like. In fact, we saw the sun a few times in Ketchikan whereas most of the rest of the stops saw nothing but clouds and drizzle.
We had overcast skies and slight intermittent rain in Ketchikan, but super weather for all the other ports. Had 70's in Juneau and Icy Strait Point with sunny weather. We were really lucky!
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It's raining! Woo-hoo!! I awakened to the sound of a torrential rain, that sounded like a huge waterfall. It has been raining or drizzling most of the day. My grass will live to see another day, and the rain should cool things off as well.

I'll do my best to send it over to Texas when we're done with it.
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