Watch Them Forgotten Deadended Air Vents

Tennman Posted By Tennman, Feb 1, 2018 at 4:49 PM

  1. Tennman

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    So my three BIG expansion tanks are up in the boiler barn attic. VERY rare for southern Tenn to get extended temps below 10*F except a few weeks ago when Tennessee swapped locations with the North Pole. In fact FIRST since I installed the boiler/storage system. Well the flow's deadended to these expansion tanks..... so froze the good ole Hoffman #79. Turned it into a water spout. Who'd a thunk it.

    Gonna build an enclosure around my X tanks so when this happens again next 100 year cycle I'm ready keep em warm. How in the world do you guys in Wisconsin/Michigan deal with that all the time. Nope, I'll keep my armadillo invasion, you keep the cold.

    Cheers
     
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  2. BoiledOver

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    Yeah, dealing with mother nature reminds me of dealing with my only wife, yes dear. The only way to win is to accept the facts and adapt. Northern climate residents dig deeper trenches and do not put fluids in the attic. Fluids in steel containers exposed to ambient outdoor temps, lol. What could go wrong?

    Back in the day, folks would bring a nice rust free vehicle home from the southern states and discover blown freeze plugs during the first cold snap. What the? No anti-freeze, ya gotta be kidding me. But that is the past. Temperatures are in violent swings these days and the winter jet stream is dipping further toward the equator each year.

    Hey, we are at 6::F and falling right now. Tennessee is becoming the new north, you will have to accept and adapt. Colder climates are better anyway. Too cold? Add a layer. Too warm? Remove a layer. In warm climates, you can add layers but there is a limit to removing them. We have no layer limits in the north.
    Best of luck in staying frost free. :ZZZ
     
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  3. Tennman

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    Yeup. Know what ya mean. It’s a chilly 55* here now!
     
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  4. Tennman

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    ;hmI gotta go out there in the cold and fix that Hoffman. ;lol
     
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  5. warno

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    A chilly 55°? I just went out in -3 in my hoodie to load the boiler. Lol

    Better wrap that tank up so she don't bust again on ya.
     
  6. JRHAWK9

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    :cool:

    Agree 100% :) I am NOT a fan of heat and/or humidity. All those gray hairs can have their Florida.
    ==c

    BTW, I think I found which tree you live in. :p
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B058'55.0%22N+85%C2%B020'00.0%22W/@43.9820615,-85.3336556,148m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.9819444!4d-85.3333333

    Will be shortly going downstairs in my underwear to load my furnace, while it's -12° wind chill outside. ;) :p
     
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  7. BoiledOver

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    Gotta say, 55::F in the Tennessee hills is some good stuff.

    Stop by and you can use one of several hammocks swinging from the branches.
     
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  8. Bad LP

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    Dealing with the cold is easy when you are born into it.

    You can keep that hazy hot and humid crap!!!
     
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  9. salecker

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    -40C/F here this morning.Cast iron rads pumping out the heat in all rooms,cozy and toasty.Will have to start a fire a couple of hours earlier.
     
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  10. Tennman

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    We suthners have evolved to acclimatize to the heat and humidity. It's called remote start. This allows us to run from the house AC to the car AC and not break a sweat...... ;lol
     
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  11. salecker

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    Ahhh
    Technology crosses temperature zones.I remember when remote starters came out in the 80's up here"start your car from the warmth of your house and run to the warm car so you don't freeze"
    Just for the record i have never had a remote start.I always felt that there was to many variables to starting a car in the cold to rely on a computer.I have seen belts snap and fall to pieces at -40 or colder.Engines flood real easy in the cold.Have seen a oil filter blow off when the pressure release valve has been frozen plus a bunch of other cold related issues that can cause catastrophic engine failure while the owner is sitting in their warm house.
     
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  12. Tennman

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    Geeez Salecker.... Did your govment exile you there? And what the heck is Northern Canada??!!?? All of Canada's like a few miles from the north pole isn't it? Popping oil filters... snapping belts.... And geeez... what the heck's the difference of watching your engine blow up from in the vehicle vs from the comfort of your kitchen? Must be some oil or gold nearby.... :p
     
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  13. salecker

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    This is God's country...only the chosen get to live here.
    Everything you hear about the terrible hardships you go through to live here is a smoke screen to keep the population down>>.
    At this point in my life unless i won a huge lottery,i wouldn't live anywhere else.I like my life simple.Our weather is calm and peaceful.Sure we get some cold in the winter but we don't get any wild weather events,ever.No tornado's,floods,droughts,ice storms,snow storms or anything wild.Here the biggest weather worry is having a woodpile ready for winter and hoping the tarps don't get ripped down from a wet snowfall.My shop at home has never been locked,keys in all my vehicles and equipment.100 miles away from "The Big City"
    So yes there is gold around,just so happens it isn't the mineral kind.There are a lot of gold mines around,but for me the gold is the area i live in.
    And until our country's fall into a depression,Canada sends our little territory a huge pile of cash every year that we use to sustain life here.If that welfare cheque ever stops,you will see a mass exodus out of the territory of all the yuppies that live in the "Big City" and work for government.Then we will really have paradise .
     
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  14. Tennman

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    Just so you know I'm being tongue and cheek about Canada. One of my unmanned aircraft designs just broke and bunch of corporate and Canadian records a few weeks ago. It took off at like -20C on a snowy runway, climbed to 15kft MSL where it was -40C, flew thru multiple flight control regions, returned, and landed all autonomously. If you see something on the news about a University of Alaska UAV doing things in Canadian airspace for the first time.... well...let's just say it came from warm and sunny Huntsville, AL. Stay warm!
     
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  15. salecker

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    Cool :)
    Let me know if you come up for some hands on testing in the cold. I knew our weather was good for something.
    I will make sure that you experience the north without the tourist trap stuff.
    Seriously if anyone from here ever makes it to the Great White North i would love to help you have a great experience in this remote part of our Earth.
    Thomas
     
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