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Paul P
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

getting cold up here. Only got a little less than a foot of snow. should be -4 tonight.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ended up -14 last night. Damn! I only set my antifreeze in the vehicles to -10. Hope my thermometer and Antifreeze tool are off a little in my favor.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It shouldn't be an issue. Even if your car where left out doors the heat given off by the ground under your car will be reflected back onto the ground by your hood to reheat it as it cools. This imaginary cycle will conserve any residual heat protecting your car's motor.

I just can not imagine having to protect the coolant to that low of a temperature. In my neck of the woods we run fifty percent coolant, not for the protection against freezing, or even to raise the boiling point of the coolant by twenty degrees above the boiling point; but for the lubrication of the water pump. It is also because that is about all they sell (because it is easier for them to recycle the coolant if it goes out and returns in the same jug, since it is required by law that they have to take the used stuff).

I am about to suffer a freeze for the first time in four years with temperatures actually falling below freezing for several hours. In the past I would run out and buy 200 gallons of diesel fuel to burn over night in my grove heaters. But thanks to citrus greening all eleven of my citrus trees (2 Naval orange trees, 3 Tangerine trees, 3 Duncan grapefruit, and a Valencia orange tree, and 2 Ruby Red grapefruit trees) are now dead saving me money. Last time we had a freeze and I didn't light off the grove heaters that warms a large portion of the back yard I lost a 1942 Ford-Ferguson 35 horse to a hard freeze that split the block in two, even though it was parked under cover in the barn.

I have to thank you as I just wrote myself a note to change the coolant in my 1947 John Deere to protect it from freezing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No freeze in either car. Hope your old JD survives.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-25 in the am getting ready for work
By Friday we are lookin at 30 (tank top weather)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

59 and humid this morning. Supposed to be around 15 tonight with wind chills of 4 and high of 30 tomorrow. Then back to almost 70 by the weekend. Clay
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bemiji mn -42 windchill last night
A ways from me
Eau clair where i race 65 miles away -36 wind chill last night
Tomorrow we should have a high of 4* ( thats above zero folks) everyone is jumping for joy
This friday and on back to the 30's

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

almost 50 today from superfreeze days ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

af2 wrote:
We will gripe when the rain and snow comes.


I thought Californians loved rain.

I was under the impression you never got any (somebody said so in a song I think) and from what I have seen of the place, driving around as a tourist on several different occasions, south of San Francisco it is just about a desert. I think it would be if not for the water brought into the valley by all of those canals, it would be a desert.


We had 22 inches of rain fall in and around West Palm Beach two days ago, falling at a rate of five inches an hour. Half hour later all of the water was gone thanks to FL being nothing but a sand box with a limestone base that is so full of holes you can hide a sub fleet in all of the water filled caves in the limestone rock. The Navy does just that off of Boca Chica Key at the Naval Air Station Fourth Fleet were our anti-submarine patrol planes are based. (they have to have something to train with and most Squids like Key West and such as a port of call).

Any way we get a lot of rain here if we could just figure out how to keep it from running off (during a Hurricane a few feet of rain is common, which would keep a city the size of Miami happy for a few days anyway). I was under the Impression every drop of rain or snow flake is collected in lakes and channeled off to the valley for agricultural and residential use In CA.


By the way it is back to being in the mid 80's again during the day, high 60's at night and the humidity is back with a vengeance.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Dave it does rain here, 180 miles north/east of SF. We finally got rain yesterday right when I pulled up to the job to replace a packaged heat pump outside. At this point we need a lot of rain and snow to make up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity if you find any gold who owns it?

When I lived in NC the 21 acres of land I owned didn't include mineral rights. If I found a huge Ruby or Garnet gem stone in a stream or under a rock on my property it legally belonged to Tiffany's out of New York City.

I notice that you are situated in the greatest gold producing area in the world (along with lead, copper and other precious metals). After every rain it must almost be worth while to get the metal detector out and sweep the area to see if anything washed up.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Dave wrote:
Just out of curiosity if you find any gold who owns it?

When I lived in NC the 21 acres of land I owned didn't include mineral rights. If I found a huge Ruby or Garnet gem stone in a stream or under a rock on my property it legally belonged to Tiffany's out of New York City.

I notice that you are situated in the greatest gold producing area in the world (along with lead, copper and other precious metals). After every rain it must almost be worth while to get the metal detector out and sweep the area to see if anything washed up.

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Mineral rites? Above 100' is yours...
As far as sweeping the the area, you better own the land orrrrrrr.LOL

A friend has a claim in the north fork of the Yuba, but we have not been able to Dredge because of the law suits.. Both the wife and I are on the Dredge permits...going on 3 years since they stopped dredging and it is probably more like 5 years time flys. Never got reimburst on the permits either....

Also Gold does not fall out of the hills on a rain as most people would want to think.. LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

36 and 70 here...... Totally weird weather............
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 this morning and I don't think we hit 20 today mid day.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 degrees here this morning as well. I don't think my heating system has shut off in the past few days. Burning alot of pellets!
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