+100 degree club

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by DangerDirtyD, Jun 16, 2016.



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  1. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Going to change and get ready to hop on my bike to head home at 3.

    Feed the horses, clean the pasture, then hop on the bike again for a 60'ish mile roadie ride. If I'm lucky, a storm will blow in.
     
  2. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    May end up joining this club Marshall canyon from Oak Mesa school Wed. Meet at 6:30 P.M. Lotsa shade.
     
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  3. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Unlikely for me, but I'll try.
     
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  4. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Shitbucket
    Name:
    Not Mike
    It gets hot out there cleaning pools, I know from my 3-4years doing it. Pools are mostly out in the direct sun so not much shade and rays reflect off of the water making it worse.

    My solution as a teen/early 20's was to take my shirt off, big mistake.. after many many biopsies and precautionary skin removal my back looks like Swiss cheese. If I still cleaned pools I'd be dowsing myself with ice water before each pool with a whole lotta sun protection clothing on.

    I can handle heat but love a/c, our thermostat at home stays at 72* 24/7. Another fan of Mr. Carrier!

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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Uncool here, literally...

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  6. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    All bet you can't wait til Xmas all the overtime Ed
     
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  7. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    I keep my clothes on, although some lonely housewives prefer I didn't. I practice safe pools.
     
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  8. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Nice phone and sunglasses! :thumbsup:
     
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  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Haha! Touche!
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    What's that mess all about!?!?!?
     
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  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Indian Wells, June 29, 2013:
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  13. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Jennifer just sent me this because she got home and it was 80° inside the house.part0.png
     
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  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    LOL! It's 80 inside our home because that's where I have the thermostat set. If I set it any lower, the A/C will run 24/7.

    80 degrees indoors is just fine when you are relaxing.

    If 80 feels warm inside, go out side and jog around the block. That 80 degree indoor temp will be a slice of heaven once you go back inside.

    @UPSed, don't show this to Mrs. UPSEd! :eek:
     
  15. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I tell her this on a regular basis.
    No one is home all day. I turn it down a couple of degrees when I get home just so I can cool down.
     
  16. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    Thanks
     
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  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Do you not have any pets or plants indoors that require a safe temp range?
     
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  18. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Nope. Dog goes outside when we're not home. And honestly when I get home after being in the heat all day 80° feels wonderful!
     
  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    So question for the people in the know... We set our AC at 78F when home. Is it better to keep it that temp all day, or let it go up to 80F when we're not here, and then bring it back down when we get home?
    Which is more efficient re. energy use ($$$) as well as wear/tear on the AC unit ($$$)?
    I've heard both, so I'm asking the internets for advice!
     
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  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Brutal here today. It may have topped 75°! :eek: :cool:

    On the other hand, where I work was about 104° so that sucked. Luckily all the AC was working well.

    Why do people insist on over-refrigeration when it's hot outside? I am more cold indoors during heat waves than I am in "winter." Everyone blasts the AC to 65°. I have to carry a sweatshirt. :bang: What a waste. 72-74° is plenty cool when it's over 100° outside.

    Now get off my lawn! :mad:
     
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  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    We have always allowed our home to warm up, within reason for pets and plants (low 80s), whenever we are not home.

    I believe that having the A/C run less while you are away all day at work (turning the thermostat to a higher setting) and then having it cool down your home when you return is less expensive than maintaining your home at a constant comfortable/cooler temp (that you are not there to enjoy anyway).
     
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  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    spoiled... :rolleyes:
     
  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    That's my presumption as it makes sense. But have heard that keeping it constant is easier than cycling it through.
     
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  25. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    You're AC should be constantly cycling anyway. They are not supposed to run non stop unless they are not running right, temp is set too low, or it wasn't designed right. It's more energy efficient to turn the temp up when you are away.

    I only have a window unit in the living room. It is set for 86 to keep the critters cool (all are indoor only except the horses). I rarely drop the temperature, and when I do rarely still below 80.
     
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  26. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Mine runs non-stop because it was sized & installed when the house was 1,100 square feet. It's 1,800 square feet now. Runs more than I want it to, but everyone wants too much money for a new condenser. Ducting is already there!!!!
     
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  27. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Garmin maxed at 109 coming home from work today. 102 when I rolled back out less then an hour later, but didn't dip below 100 for 1.5 hours until I had ridden 25 miles.
     
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  28. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    It would be more then just a condenser, it would be nearly an entirely new AC system. If the ducting isn't to code, it would have to be done too.

    You're looking at going from a 3 to 5 ton unit, that's a big jump.
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    We installed wall mount AC/Heat units when we remodeled in 2014. It was a good choice for us in our little house. We have four wall units. No ductwork. No cooling or heating of rooms that don't need it. The compressor and pump unit outside is smaller too. And yes, we actually use the AC more than one might think, since my wife likes to sleep in a refrigerator. The paradox about coastal cooling is, while we can have our windows open for nice cool air, the moisture saturates everything including bedding. Ewwwww....
     
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  30. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Dude... your wife is HOT!


    (Sorry, couldn't resist the set up)
     



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