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OT - Beating the heat in the UK

RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,343
I'm sure some of you have seen this already, reminds me something I'd do.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6pgmws
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  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,190
    edited July 24
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • OshawaDaveOshawaDave Posts: 86
    They could spend time sitting in an air conditioned dentist office.....wait a minute there are no dentists in the UK !!

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  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,190
    edited July 24
    Their teeth may not be exemplary by Hollywood standards, but at least they won't be forced into bankruptcy by a root canal or broken ankle.  
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,498
    They could spend time sitting in an air conditioned dentist office.....wait a minute there are no dentists in the UK !!

    "However, no detailed research has examined if this is actually true or not," Watt said.

    "[And] our results showed that Americans do not have better teeth than the English," he added. "In fact, they had significantly more missing teeth, and inequalities in oral health were much worse in the U.S. compared to England."



    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • SemolinaPilchardSemolinaPilchard Posts: 1,147

    I do not think they lack dentists, but maybe they lack orthodontists. Regardless, God bless the Brits, they gave the world a lot of great rock and roll, and comedy.
  • EoinEoin Posts: 2,029
    Do all Americans have Hollywood teeth or is that just on TV?
  • EoinEoin Posts: 2,029
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    Pushing 90F this week, serious heat. It's also rained once in 3 months, having rained constantly up to that point. We had standing water in the fields in April

    We are on clay here, my house is cracking up now because the ground is shrinking.
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,624
    Eoin said:
    Do all Americans have Hollywood teeth or is that just on TV?

    haha, clearly you have never seen people in the South. And I can say that I'm from and live in the South.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,498
    Eoin said:
    Do all Americans have Hollywood teeth or is that just on TV?
    Of course we all have Hollywood teeth, the streets are paved with gold, all the kids are above average, and everybody belongs to the 1%, and we recently elected the best leader the free world has ever seen.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,624
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    Pushing 90F this week, serious heat. It's also rained once in 3 months, having rained constantly up to that point. We had standing water in the fields in April

    We are on clay here, my house is cracking up now because the ground is shrinking.

    Man that's pretty bad for your area right? Here it's been over 100 for the last 10 days in the Dallas Area. I think a couple days ago the temp was 108 and the Heat Index was 120, in the shade. I can only imagine what torture it is for the people from Southern Arizona year after year for most of the year. At least its dry heat there. Here its Humid, damp, bug infested nasty heat.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • EoinEoin Posts: 2,029
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    Pushing 90F this week, serious heat. It's also rained once in 3 months, having rained constantly up to that point. We had standing water in the fields in April

    We are on clay here, my house is cracking up now because the ground is shrinking.

    Man that's pretty bad for your area right? Here it's been over 100 for the last 10 days in the Dallas Area. I think a couple days ago the temp was 108 and the Heat Index was 120, in the shade. I can only imagine what torture it is for the people from Southern Arizona year after year for most of the year. At least its dry heat there. Here its Humid, damp, bug infested nasty heat.
    We don't have aircon and we don't have shutters. Aircon isn't common in Europe even in hot countries, but they usually have external shutters to keep the sun out.

    Camping in the van this weekend, going to be warm.
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,190
    edited July 24
    Eoin said:
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    Pushing 90F this week, serious heat. It's also rained once in 3 months, having rained constantly up to that point. We had standing water in the fields in April

    We are on clay here, my house is cracking up now because the ground is shrinking.

    Man that's pretty bad for your area right? Here it's been over 100 for the last 10 days in the Dallas Area. I think a couple days ago the temp was 108 and the Heat Index was 120, in the shade. I can only imagine what torture it is for the people from Southern Arizona year after year for most of the year. At least its dry heat there. Here its Humid, damp, bug infested nasty heat.
    We don't have aircon and we don't have shutters. Aircon isn't common in Europe even in hot countries, but they usually have external shutters to keep the sun out.

    Camping in the van this weekend, going to be warm.

    I like to think of myself as a real man with a hearty smile and a stout back, with grit in his teeth and nails in his knuckles - a man who has never tasted quiche -  but I'll be honest, I wouldn't be long for this world without the modern convenience of HVAC. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,624
    edited July 24
    SonVolt said:
    Eoin said:
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    Pushing 90F this week, serious heat. It's also rained once in 3 months, having rained constantly up to that point. We had standing water in the fields in April

    We are on clay here, my house is cracking up now because the ground is shrinking.

    Man that's pretty bad for your area right? Here it's been over 100 for the last 10 days in the Dallas Area. I think a couple days ago the temp was 108 and the Heat Index was 120, in the shade. I can only imagine what torture it is for the people from Southern Arizona year after year for most of the year. At least its dry heat there. Here its Humid, damp, bug infested nasty heat.
    We don't have aircon and we don't have shutters. Aircon isn't common in Europe even in hot countries, but they usually have external shutters to keep the sun out.

    Camping in the van this weekend, going to be warm.

    I like to think of myself as a real man with a hearty smile and a stout back, with grit in his teeth and nails in his knuckles - a man who has never tasted quiche -  but I'll be honest, I wouldn't be long for this world without the modern convenience of HVAC. 
    It's funny too how little of a change in your AC can make a huge difference in your comfort. The other night we had our AC on 76 with fans on because I was trying to see if I noticed a difference from the 74 we usually keep it on. If you would have told me it was 85 in the house I would have believed you, and then turning it back down to 74 it felt perfect again. Also, if I would have turned it down to 72 it would have been way too cold. 2 degrees difference between sweating inside my own house and comfort.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • EoinEoin Posts: 2,029
    SonVolt said:
    Eoin said:
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    Pushing 90F this week, serious heat. It's also rained once in 3 months, having rained constantly up to that point. We had standing water in the fields in April

    We are on clay here, my house is cracking up now because the ground is shrinking.

    Man that's pretty bad for your area right? Here it's been over 100 for the last 10 days in the Dallas Area. I think a couple days ago the temp was 108 and the Heat Index was 120, in the shade. I can only imagine what torture it is for the people from Southern Arizona year after year for most of the year. At least its dry heat there. Here its Humid, damp, bug infested nasty heat.
    We don't have aircon and we don't have shutters. Aircon isn't common in Europe even in hot countries, but they usually have external shutters to keep the sun out.

    Camping in the van this weekend, going to be warm.

    I like to think of myself as a real man with a hearty smile and a stout back, with grit in his teeth and nails in his knuckles - a man who has never tasted quiche -  but I'll be honest, I wouldn't be long for this world without the modern convenience of HVAC. 
    It's funny too how little of a change in your AC can make a huge difference in your comfort. The other night we had our AC on 76 with fans on because I was trying to see if I noticed a difference from the 74 we usually keep it on. If you would have told me it was 85 in the house I would have believed you, and then turning it back down to 74 it felt perfect again. Also, if I would have turned it down to 72 it would have been way too cold. 2 degrees difference between sweating inside my own house and comfort.
    I've only been to the US once, when I was 14, stayed with a family in Ames, Iowa, on an exchange. It was August, so hot. I still remember being shocked by the air conditioning and how cold it was in cars and houses, that seemed worse than the heat.
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,624
    ac's are for the weak =)

    Come down to Texas right now =) We will see if you change that tune.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,624
    If you are North of the Mason Dixon line you aren't allowed to talk about it being hot. =)

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,780
    ac's are for the weak =)

    Come down to Texas right now =) We will see if you change that tune.
    we dont usually break around 105, 95 and the ambulances are picking up the older crowd around the clock. its 88 right now and im hoping for an early winter, hopefully not as cold as last, -23 for 2 weeks straight, the beer freezes in your hand ;)
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,190
    SonVolt said:
    Eoin said:
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    Pushing 90F this week, serious heat. It's also rained once in 3 months, having rained constantly up to that point. We had standing water in the fields in April

    We are on clay here, my house is cracking up now because the ground is shrinking.

    Man that's pretty bad for your area right? Here it's been over 100 for the last 10 days in the Dallas Area. I think a couple days ago the temp was 108 and the Heat Index was 120, in the shade. I can only imagine what torture it is for the people from Southern Arizona year after year for most of the year. At least its dry heat there. Here its Humid, damp, bug infested nasty heat.
    We don't have aircon and we don't have shutters. Aircon isn't common in Europe even in hot countries, but they usually have external shutters to keep the sun out.

    Camping in the van this weekend, going to be warm.

    I like to think of myself as a real man with a hearty smile and a stout back, with grit in his teeth and nails in his knuckles - a man who has never tasted quiche -  but I'll be honest, I wouldn't be long for this world without the modern convenience of HVAC. 
    It's funny too how little of a change in your AC can make a huge difference in your comfort. The other night we had our AC on 76 with fans on because I was trying to see if I noticed a difference from the 74 we usually keep it on. If you would have told me it was 85 in the house I would have believed you, and then turning it back down to 74 it felt perfect again. Also, if I would have turned it down to 72 it would have been way too cold. 2 degrees difference between sweating inside my own house and comfort.

    74? I'd have a heat stroke. We keep ours at 68F in the evenings. I turn it back up to 74F on my way to work. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,498
    ac's are for the weak =)
    You're absolutely right! What are the odds of that? :)

    If the weak folks (primarily senior citizens) in the European heatwave a decade+ ago had AC in their dwellings then 30,000+ of them would not have died.

    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,780
    HeavyG said:
    ac's are for the weak =)
    You're absolutely right! What are the odds of that? :)

    If the weak folks (primarily senior citizens) in the European heatwave a decade+ ago had AC in their dwellings then 30,000+ of them would not have died.

    problem here i think is that the old people in town have that yankee stubborn thriftyness and will not turn them on. the sirens are going constantly when it hits mid 90's. after 30 years with no ac in the truck, i broke down and bought one with ac ;)
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,086
    We've been somewhat lucky this summer. Only a few days up around 110F, and only 3 weeks w/o rain.

    Our 2 crummy window ACs set to 76 managed to keep the interior temp to only 84, tho they ran non-stop. Managed to back that down a bit by turning a lawn sprinkler onto the south side of the house, which dropped the aluminum siding from 130 to a mere 96.

    To Eoin. Don't know what the specifics of your weather have been. Where I live, high heat is mostly accompanied by high humidity. If you have that, a dehumidifier can greatly decrease heat stress. They are typically cheaper to operate than AC, but do require a way to pass off the condensed water. If you have a garden, that can be a +.
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,276
    I keep our house cold enough to hang meat in, summer and winter. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

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    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 436
    My dad grew up on a tobacco farm in the south. No ac for mowt of his early life He called it angel breath.
    Xl bge , two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Two rusty Webber kettles. 
    Moncure N.C.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,222
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    30+ Celcius = 86+ Fahrenheit....That's brutal for tea. 
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  • EoinEoin Posts: 2,029
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    30+ Celcius = 86+ Fahrenheit....That's brutal for tea. 
    Indians drink tea. It's hot there. We're still drinking tea in the 'heatwave'.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,222
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    30+ Celcius = 86+ Fahrenheit....That's brutal for tea. 
    Indians drink tea. It's hot there. We're still drinking tea in the 'heatwave'.
    I was referring to the meal as served outdoors, as you serve the beverage hot.
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  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 796
    edited July 25
    And the young people of today won’t believe you,

    http://youtu.be/ue7wM0QC5LE
    Memphis, TN 
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  • EoinEoin Posts: 2,029
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    30+ Celcius = 86+ Fahrenheit....That's brutal for tea. 
    Indians drink tea. It's hot there. We're still drinking tea in the 'heatwave'.
    I was referring to the meal as served outdoors, as you serve the beverage hot.
    You drink tea cold? Sounds delightful.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,222
    Eoin said:
    Eoin said:
    SonVolt said:
    I hear those 80F heatwaves are brutal. 
    30+ Celcius = 86+ Fahrenheit....That's brutal for tea. 
    Indians drink tea. It's hot there. We're still drinking tea in the 'heatwave'.
    I was referring to the meal as served outdoors, as you serve the beverage hot.
    You drink tea cold? Sounds delightful.
    I do.  I'm a philistine of sorts, and it came naturally.  SWMBO does her silly hot tea (of course in a Yeti tumbler) in the morning like a ritual.  Turns out, she had her DNA test and she's the like of you lot, provided you're "real" Irish/Brit fellows.  I'm sure you're tweaked that some DNA tests lump the two together, like cats and dogs are in the pet category. 

    Can't get too chatty, as that's frowned upon by the upper crust and all that.
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