Cold in South Alabama

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Woodnut, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Daphne, Al
    Boy, woke up this morning with the wind out of the North at about 35-40 mph. The wind chill in the teens, this is just to cold for me, I may have to move further south, if this keeps up.⛄️ Feels like I'm back in TN. ☃☃☃
  2. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I wish it would warm up to that around here. :eek:

  3. crystalphoto

    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Gilbert, SC
    I'm ready for spring. :)
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  4. grcsat

    grcsat Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Want to trade locations?:D:D:D:D:D:D

    I feel for yah. If you are not used to the heat or the cold, then things get real miserable.
  5. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wazzu WA
    Hey! we should have a January TFF BBQ ...San Diego CA anyone? :)
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  6. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    I've never been to a TFF BBQ but I'm pretty sure I won't be making one in commiefornia for all the tea in china.;)
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  7. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2015
    Did a job in California many years ago, working out of Port Hueneme. Spent over two months out there, one of the fellas on the crew was originally from California. One particularly pleasant afternoon, say what ya want the climate there is nice, he told me he'd forgotten how nice it was ...................if it wasn't for the people:D
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  8. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Hang in there Carl, it's gonna get warmer!:D
  9. BlueDragonLair

    BlueDragonLair Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    We were working in Tuscaloosa back in 88 til 94. Think was about 1990 when got good snow. I remember it because you would of thought I'd been smart enough from moving from Enid, Oklahoma to get roof cleared of snow.
    But, naw I was driving down Skyline, had hit brakes hard due to idiot pulled out in front of me. All snow on roof of my van slid off down my windshield. Would not been so bad but had a good layer of ice under the snow that came off, too. It took windshield wipers, arms and all plus cracked windshield.
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  10. grcsat

    grcsat Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    How about up here in Canada.:)

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  11. grcsat

    grcsat Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    There are three pics here.
    The first one is dinner.
    The second pic shows my two jeeps ( there is a little snow on the one to the left)
    The third is of my chimney , The pic is crystal clear. What you are seeing is the fog coming out / water vapor at 70 degrees. The chimney is that L shaped black thing. We don't put chimneys on the roofs any more.

    The pics were taken at 5PM today.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
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  12. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I thought chimneys drafted better if they were above the roof! As in this photo; upload_2017-1-10_8-35-8.png
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  13. grcsat

    grcsat Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    The newer furnaces don't draft at all. The exhaust is simply to cool to rise. So you have a little fan that moves the air/co2 out of the house using the shortest route possible. These furnaces produce a lot of water in both the exhaust and on the heat exchanger. Something like the water from a central air AC unit. In fact my dispersal water pump is shared by both my central AC and my furnace.
    No sence letting all that heat go up the chimney when you can use it to heat your house.:)
    I am cheap and don't like to waist money. This system has cut my heating bills in half.
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  14. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    This is like the system we use down here in the south. It heats the home, gets rid of the humidity, and cooks your food. Vent it thru the wall, or the celling and roof, with an insulated section where the chimney passes thru the structure.

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