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22 hours ago, dtel said:

forcing the locals to go all DIY.

 

as kids

we did it for fun.  Black powder ain't no trick

 

We had to make our own fun. All of "town" was about 2 square blocks.

when we rode the bus, from Tucson, you had to tell them to drop you at KinsleyRanch.... Amado would land you 2 miles down the road in ...in AMADO. go figure.   It can be confusing. The Amado PostOffice is in ArivacaJct/Kinsley... in another county.  My car was registered out of county - at the govt's insistence.

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21 hours ago, Ceptorman said:

Haha....every year people get killed, fingers blown off, eyes hit, and that's by the regular fireworks. Can you imagine if it was legal to have real explosives?

 

folks would be smart/er       in time

The weeding out" process may be rough.

 

I found a tin in one of the sheds   Blasting caps.  Wasn't empty, but not what it was labeled. We bought this place with contents... No telling what will will find

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boy howdy... it is warm

 105`. Still waiting for rain. The humidity is "up".   20%r/h...  at least, if we get precip, it will be in liquid form. Dew point is up to 45`.

A/C is set to 90` [in the doghouse] and it hasn't shut down. Sitting in front of it... getting cold.

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1 minute ago, WillyBob said:

boy howdy... it is warm

 105`. Still waiting for rain. The humidity is "up".   20%r/h...  at least, if we get precip, it will be in liquid form. Dew point is up to 45`.

A/C is set to 90` [in the doghouse] and it hasn't shut down. Sitting in front of it... getting cold.

 

Dew point in St. Louis on Wednesday was 82°. Temperature was ninety-something.

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18 minutes ago, WillyBob said:

boy howdy... it is warm

 105`. Still waiting for rain. The humidity is "up".   20%r/h...  at least, if we get precip, it will be in liquid form. Dew point is up to 45`.

A/C is set to 90` [in the doghouse] and it hasn't shut down. Sitting in front of it... getting cold.

i'd be sitting there leaking holding a roll of paper towels to wipe my face with @ 90 degrees even w/no humidity!

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90 at this r/h isn't bad... relative to being in the sun

 

took a couple showers, just to get wet/cool. Sun's down.. hasn't cooled off. Some cloud cover.

trying to figure out what to feed the wife. She had 2 root canals done in one sitting. One/two does it matter...? she's eating soft food for a week. Gotta say, the dentists in Mexico work cheap. I think she said $1500 for both... not each.

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Hot and humid here in SE NC,  good time for LF's AC to freeze up.  A big block of ice.  They will probably try to sell her a new one since it's 11 years old.

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7 minutes ago, Tarheel said:

Hot and humid here in SE NC,  good time for LF's AC to freeze up.  A big block of ice.  They will probably try to sell her a new one since it's 11 years old.

Sounds like it's just low on freon.  Have them find and fix the leak.

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5 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Sounds like it's just low on freon.  Have them find and fix the leak.

We are discussing options now.  She is leaning towards a new unit with higher SEER probably $6000.  I said if we can get it repaired for no more than $1500.....do that.  It was 40 feet from the tree that was struck by lightning and that claim is still open but tech says no connection.  It would be nice to have him write it up as lightning strike then insurance would pay.

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usually defrosting the coils will turn the trick.

Once the coils start freezing over, things snowball. The A/C isn't making cold, so turn the temp down.... and accelerate the frost over.

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33 minutes ago, WillyBob said:

usually defrosting the coils will turn the trick.

Once the coils start freezing over, things snowball. The A/C isn't making cold, so turn the temp down.... and accelerate the frost over.

The ice is the symptom not the cause.  

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1 hour ago, Tarheel said:

Hot and humid here in SE NC,  good time for LF's AC to freeze up.  A big block of ice.  They will probably try to sell her a new one since it's 11 years old.

Do you know which freon it uses?  Pretty much any ac can be fixed.  The problem you'll run into is that they'll tell you that they need to convert it to the new stuff.  At that point I'd call around and see if you can find someone that will service the older freon systems.

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Tech is here now.  Says freon is fine but a valve? may be the problem.  Still testing.

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Thermal expansion valve.  With labor and refrigerant $1657.  He was just the diagnostic guy.....did not fix it.  Sales will call after lunch with a new unit price.

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Depending on the efficiency and if you are satisfied with its performance, a fix seems the best choice.  Is this the first thing to go wrong?  

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1 hour ago, oldtimer said:

Depending on the efficiency and if you are satisfied with its performance, a fix seems the best choice.  Is this the first thing to go wrong?  

Yes. Life expectancy quoted at 12-15 years and this unit is 11 years old.  Doing Manual J calculations now to see what size unit we should be using.  This one is 3.5 tons and 14 SEER.

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New units 15 and 16 SEER  $8,400 and $10,200😑  Trane with 12 year warranties on parts and 1 year on labor. 

 

That or move into Carl's man cave.

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If it were me with 1-2 increase in SEER but a 7K more in price, I would fix it instead of replacing. If you got 1-2 more years out of it you won the bet.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Tarheel said:

That or move into Carl's man cave.

Not a bad idea either, he can mix drinks, wife is really nice, good looking cars to go with yours, nice speakers, it's sounding pretty good.

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