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Username Post: Alive and not completely frozen        (Topic#349021)
drew1987 
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01-05-18 03:43 PM - Post#2720140    

Hey guys,

Hope you had a great Christmas and happy new year. I haven’t been around lately because I ave have been slammed with work, a daily driver “build” if you want to call it that, ad selling my house. The latter has put all work on the ‘50 on hold, as cutting a running, driving car in half when the work area is going to be sold before I’d likely be done is pure stupidity.

As far as restoring all the little bits and pieces, that’s on hold, too, as it had been well under 20°f for weeks and weeks. Today the high was 4°f with a -16°f wind chill. Sandblasting is outside, so that’s a no-go. I did work in the garage a little today. Tidied up my air hose situation and did some misc things. Looking for stuff to sell to a nonexistent buyer base. Lifted the car cover and opened the door of the Chevy just cause I missed it. Find a 1/3full bottle of water that appeared to not be frozen. Detached, unheated garage, 3 weeks of below 20°f and yes, liquid water. I opened it and went to take a sip (WHY NOT?) but before it ran down into my mouth it froze solid.

Why did we move here from south Florida? Now, mrs. drew1987 won’t move back south.

Anyway, hope you are all very well! Please be safe in this record cold. Keep in your cars things you’d wish you had if you got stuck overnight in a blizzard or similar

Drew


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50sChevys 
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01-05-18 04:00 PM - Post#2720143    
    In response to drew1987


I feel for you man... another reason I live in Texas.

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drew1987 
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01-05-18 05:07 PM - Post#2720150    
    In response to 50sChevys

Yea Texas would work for me

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Edited by drew1987 on 01-05-18 05:59 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Shepherd 
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01-05-18 06:12 PM - Post#2720152    
    In response to drew1987

Drew, we are even colder over here in eastern NY, -15!! So off to fla for 10 weeks. Lol



 
drew1987 
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01-05-18 06:23 PM - Post#2720154    
    In response to Shepherd

Yuck! Any breeze and it like knives. Enjoy fl. Sure wish wifey changes her mind!

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Bel Air kiwi 
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01-05-18 08:25 PM - Post#2720166    
    In response to drew1987

Hi Drew, don't hold your breath. it's just the nature of the gender.

Didn't the Florida keys get hugely flooded last year, I seem to recall mass evacuations?

Cheers Kiwi

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And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
drew1987 
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01-05-18 08:31 PM - Post#2720167    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Yes they did!

My eye is actually right in the middle of here and there - Wilmington NC. Kind of hot summers, crazy mild winters. 20 miles AWAY from the beach affords a life like I am used to. Country but not far from a small city. Cheaper taxes, rightward politics.... perfect. But wifey isn’t ready and next to (happy) her is home and where I wanna be. So I’ll put up with Rochester’s 7 months (4 heavy 130 inches) of possibly snow and record high taxes. And crippled job market LOL

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01-05-18 08:33 PM - Post#2720168    
    In response to drew1987

Kiwi I should also mention, here and I had SERIOUS plans to move from South Florida (when we were like 22 and 23) to Australia, via New Zealand. We could have been neighbors!

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Bel Air kiwi 
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01-05-18 08:55 PM - Post#2720172    
    In response to drew1987

Hi Drew, not to rub salt in the wound, but here the beach is out the window, the weather is subtropical all year round. It hasn't snowed in decades, and some would argue that it was just light hail.

Think Hawaii with no guns, or nukes in the harbor.

Cheers Kiwi



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And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
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01-06-18 06:09 AM - Post#2720190    
    In response to drew1987

I definitely feel for you. I was so lucky to get my '49 to our Shop before the Snow. Last year it stayed at my home garage, so there was very little working on it... too cold.
I've been using the Water Bottle trick for years, in my Home Remodeling business. If the bottle freezes, then I have water pipe issues.
We've had a home in Ormond Beach, FL on and off for the past 20+ years, and my Wife has finally decided it's time to make the permanent move.
Warm Thoughts!

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drew1987 
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01-06-18 06:43 AM - Post#2720193    
    In response to Sheldon Y.

Kiwi we were attracted to the weather and landscape and ocean wildlife for free diving and me for tne surfing. Felt Australia still had the “American dream” that seemed, then, to have become extinct here. Now things actually seem like they are improving here so that my 30’s and 40’s might allow success enough in 40-45 hours per week to get some things we want (2,000ft^2 on a couple acres with a barn) and also slow down in my 50’s rather than die with my hand on the shovel at 73


Sheldon congrats on that! It’s funny with our house selling, if my wife changed her mind we’d be gone in a month. The first time we moved down there it took 6 weeks to the day from deciding we wanted to. Moving back took three. Didn’t own a home tnen


Funny thing about the cold... I built my car in an unheated garage ad was fine... I am just SO sick of the lack of space I don’t really go out there and work much. If it was -5°f but it was a concrete floor 20x30 pole barn I’d be out there every night still


What do you mean the water bottle trick!? I still don’t understand it... hasn’t been NEAR 32° in weeks... how
Wasn’t it frozen?

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01-06-18 07:43 AM - Post#2720198    
    In response to drew1987

After 20 years of the snow bird thing , my parents sold their condo in FT.Laurdale
My mom wants to spend more time with the grandkids
My dad hasent stopped crying ! !!!!!

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01-06-18 08:28 AM - Post#2720205    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

I'm 2 miles off the beach and the ocean air is freezing cold. But the summer is a scorcher. I don't think there is a good place. Think I'll call Al Gore.

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drew1987 
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01-06-18 08:43 AM - Post#2720209    
    In response to 4oldcars

That’s why I want to get out now! My kids are young enough to call wherever we go “home”

The al gore thing went over my head =o

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raycow 
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01-06-18 02:17 PM - Post#2720232    
    In response to drew1987

  • drew1987 Said:
.....The al gore thing went over my head =o


I believe this refers to Gore being a climate change advocate. This may not represent your personal politics, and I know that CT management frowns on political discussions outside of the Chit Chat forum, so will drop the subject at this point.

Ray

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drew1987 
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01-06-18 02:41 PM - Post#2720236    
    In response to raycow

Oh! I missed it all together haha. Yes. No political stuff.


How is the weather there?!

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raycow 
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01-06-18 02:55 PM - Post#2720243    
    In response to drew1987

  • drew1987 Said:
.....How is the weather there?!


A few degrees below normal, but still relatively comfortable. As you know, winter was the reason I moved here, and it's what's keeping me here, although I don't have much else that's good to say about SF. We just recently had a minor, but noticeable, earthquake in the bay area. It was about 4.4 and that was enough to knock a few things onto the floor, but no other damage that I could find.

I have been following the news about your most recent cold hit and I can certainly understand why FL is starting to look more attractive. Of course there are still the hurricanes.....

Ray

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drew1987 
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01-06-18 03:24 PM - Post#2720253    
    In response to raycow

Yikes! Glad everything is ok! Yea the is no perfect place that is the truth. I’ll say this though.., many people here always say how much less deadly snow is than hurricanes. I wonder how true that is? I remember a few years ago parts of buffalo, 55 minutes away, got 7” of snow in a few days. People died. The blizzard there Monday killed one. I was out in it. Not cool. Today is -19°f with wind chill. Having to evacuate every few years for a hurricane doesn’t seem so bad compared to getting the aforementioned EVERY YEAR. We technically can see snow in 7 months

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drew1987 
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01-06-18 04:37 PM - Post#2720260    
    In response to drew1987

Wanted to share this

https://youtu.be/AilFge-DT40

That was a main road east of buffalo a little bit. Snow doesn’t show up on camera well but it was accumulating about 1.5-2 inches per hour. Wind was 40mph with faster gusts. Someone went off the road so all stopped. I was genuinely surprised I was able to get going again. The snow in the oncoming lane was deeper than parts of the undercarriage on my old school Lexus, and that was on my side of the road just a hand full of car lengths up. I’d save I have about 200,000 miles minimum of winter driving over about 15 years of having a license and 2 before that if my dad letting me mess around on side roads... this is in the top 5 worst drives ever. This was in the process of bypassing i90 and the 75 car pile up on there



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Bel Air kiwi 
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01-13-18 04:42 PM - Post#2720968    
    In response to drew1987

Hi Drew, Because we are a couple of long skinny islands about California shape, we don't get snow unless it is at altitude in winter. The main Highway through the North island can get closed occasionally in winter, but only usually a couple of days and there are alternate longer coastal routes.

No Tornadoes, but hey, we have Volcano's and the whole spine of the country is a huge fault line for earthquakes. We sit on the edge of a tectonic plate and lake Taupo in the middle of the north Island is a volcanic crater that is the result of two massive volcanic events. The second smaller one was the largest volcanic event recorded in human history.

In Auckland city we have about 35 volcanic cones and another 100 or so volcanic features. Our harbor is dominated by a young volcano out in the middle.

We are the shaky isles!

Cheers Kiwi


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And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
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01-13-18 07:04 PM - Post#2720974    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Yikes! That’s an awfully difficult thing to be prepared for! I don’t know if that’s better or worse than snow.

Yesterday was probably the widest swing I’ve ever lived through in my 30 years. I didn’t wear a coat to work; it was 60°f. I got home early and detailed the engine in my daily driver along with some small diagnostic work. By the time I was done it was 40°f. We went out to dinner in the rain, drove home in a near-blizzard conditions 21°f and snowing. That’s in a 12 hour period with 12” of snow. It will be -1°f tonight.


In the middle of it today, we had the equal opposite of an overheating in our minivan. It was at its normal 1/2 way on the temp gauge (its been slow to get there lately). I put the heat (3 zone, 2 core and probably 3 gallon) on defrost, high as it would go, and within 5 minutes the temp gauge dropped to below “C!” I put in a thermostat and like any extremely complex 2009 vehicle, it was a nightmare. especially doing it in the driveway

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01-14-18 09:38 PM - Post#2721064    
    In response to drew1987

Hang in there drew
77 deg here in So Cal today, but the taxes suck here......

Thanks!
Bru
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Edited by Broo102 on 01-14-18 09:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bel Air kiwi 
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01-14-18 09:49 PM - Post#2721066    
    In response to Broo102

Hi Broo, where is the place where the taxes don't suck?

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
drew1987 
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01-15-18 05:58 AM - Post#2721079    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Broo, I know about that! Houses here are cheap, taxes crippling. Recently saw a fixer-upper for $150,000 worth maybe $280,000 when done. Taxes $11,700

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01-15-18 06:23 AM - Post#2721083    
    In response to Broo102

Heat wave here today, 23 Degrees F. Furnace even shut off for awhile.

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drew1987 
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01-15-18 07:04 PM - Post#2721138    
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2blu God bless you Montana/Dakota/Minnesota folks. Don’t know how you do it. Though I think I could make Montana work as the beauty must make it worth it.

Our heat has been on almost constantly through the cold days. If I ever build or gut a house, I’ll go overboard on insulation. Nothing is worse than feeling cold or hot in the house...

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01-15-18 08:43 PM - Post#2721154    
    In response to drew1987

I'm building a house in S.W. Missouri. Put in R-90 in the attic in some places--R-60 most other spots in the attic. I built the walls 2X6 for R-19 insulation. I'm not living there yet, and I'm only working there in the summer but even on hot days the house is cool inside. I'm hoping for the best.

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01-15-18 10:54 PM - Post#2721167    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Coldest night of my life was in a tent on Authur's Pass on the South Island. The water froze. This was in January, just about a year ago.

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drew1987 
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01-16-18 05:52 AM - Post#2721175    
    In response to dsacton

Rrausch that should be good. My house was built in 1910, there’s some crummy blown in insulation in the outside walls, but the big deal is the 1 inch of Styrofoam board between the original cedar siding in the vinyl siding. That’s helped a bit. What you were doing sounds on par with what the builders do here, I think they also wrap the outside of the house

Dsacton i’m not sure about the coldest night of my life… Being that I’ve only carried the “weather“ in my pocket for the last five or 10 years, but I’m inclined to say it was a few Sundays ago when, without the windchill, it was -6°f. -25°f or something insane with it


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01-16-18 11:45 PM - Post#2721246    
    In response to rrausch

Hi Robert, I guess your standard wall thickness is 2x4 Framing. That extra thickness will be great for extra insulation.

I have re-built and extended our old house here and it was built about 1925, so has no insulation whatsoever.
It is timber framed and clad and the materials are all old native timbers that are now very rare and only used in furniture and boats now.

One important feature I wanted to preserve was the fact that these old houses have no wood rot as they can breathe. I retro fitted insulation in the walls roof space and underfloor but it won't be as cozy as you will be able to get.
Also if the place burns it gives off bad toxins, but given how brittle and dry the old framing timbers are it will go up like an oil refinery anyway.

Make sure you put super low maintenance cladding and roofing on, cause painting houses eats car hours badly.

Cheers kiwi




48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 

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