Jan 02, 2018, 02:58pm
It's too cold, I give up.
frank4570
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-4 this morning. In Virginia for fucks sake. It's way way colder than normal. One of the lines to the outdoor filter system for my 150 gallon fish tank froze and blew up into 3 pieces. I'm not quite panicking, not quite. I stopped the system from overflowing my tank and dumping the water on the floor.
This sucks.

Help me. :-(
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Jan 02, 2018, 11:05pm

^And I wouldn't be complaining if it was sort of close to normal for the temperature to drop down to those temps, IT ISN'T. 100 is fairly normal. I'm well prepared fort the temps to drop down to about 15 or 20 at night and about 40 during the day, every once in a while it will go down to 10. We get that for several weeks in the winter, that is what we call cold. Currently it is like 25 during the day and 0 at night. Water lines are freezing up and or blowing up freakin everywhere. Hell, I even had trouble getting my truck up to temp. I'm going to have to put cardboard in front of the radiators because the thermostats are not set to be able to warm up a normal vehicle in these temperatures.
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Jan 02, 2018, 11:12pm

Poiu The fish should be fine. If I have to I can move the system indoors. The tank is huge and indoors, the filter should be fine if I get it insulated enough. The fish say thanks for asking.
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Jan 03, 2018, 12:05am

It's getting warm enough here the next 2 days just to the point where it will snow and then it goes below 10 degrees

Friday and Saturday here the high will be like 15 and the low is zero

die
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Jan 03, 2018, 03:08am

been in the 20s to 30s at night here, and between low 40s and 50s here. nothing crazy, but probably because i'm on the ocean.
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Jan 03, 2018, 04:37am

Once my grandma boiled some water to add in my cousin's fish tank... It didn't end well for those poor fishes lol

~it's freezing here too! It's about 0*C and today might snow
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Jan 03, 2018, 06:16am

-4 up here feels a lot warmer than -4 in other places in the US.
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Jan 03, 2018, 06:21am

I think yesterday anchorage, ak was warmer than Jacksonville Fl.
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Jan 03, 2018, 07:00am

Let's say something all the old people say:

It's not the cold itself...

*come on, all together*

...It's the humidity!!!
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Jan 03, 2018, 07:01am

Well the humidity really does make a huge difference. When I lived further up in the country -10 C was nothing, but down here near the coast it fucking bites you everywhere.
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Jan 03, 2018, 10:37am

Thank god, despite being right next to the ocean, our air is dry as fuck. Really makes the -40s more bearable. But its been unnaturally warm up here lately. Maybe its all following the magnetic pole off to the side. shrug
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Jan 03, 2018, 11:31am

I hope the poles switch in my lifetime.
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Jan 03, 2018, 11:36am

Next week the temps could rise into the low 80's with a stiff breeze out of the west at 97 miles per hour, making the wind chill fell like it is the low teens. So bundle up and don't forget your sunscreen.
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Jan 03, 2018, 03:16pm

Will we be needing faraday cages?
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Jan 03, 2018, 06:43pm

FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!
My stuff all froze. I had insulated the tiny bathroom of my workspace downtown with sheets of styrofoam insulation. Ceiling, walls, doors, everything. I share the water lines with a neighbor. Toilet froze, water filter froze, sink froze, drains froze, water lines froze. I cut the water lines and ran new stuff for my neighbor so that all of his lines are inside of his warm space. I will just have to do without for now. I can't keep my space heated all the time like he does. :-( I are sad. And tired.
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Jan 03, 2018, 06:44pm

Alaska sounds a whole lot better than virginia righ now.
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Jan 03, 2018, 09:46pm

You should eat nabe (I think it’s hotpot in english) or miso soup. It won’t fix anything but it’s warm and it can make you happy meow

PS: I hope you and your fishes don’t freeze to death. Especially the fishes.
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Jan 04, 2018, 01:20am

I'm in texas but I can't stand the cold at all
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Jan 04, 2018, 04:54am

I'm ready to move south..and traditionally I have never been bothered by the cold...but yeah, the PA mountains are fucking cold as fuck right now.
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Jan 04, 2018, 05:09am

"I think yesterday anchorage, ak was warmer than Jacksonville Fl. "

anchorage actually doesnt get all that cold being on the coast, the interior states along the canadian border are generally colder than anchorage, juneau, and about match the climate of fairbanks
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Jan 04, 2018, 05:10am

"I'm ready to move south..and traditionally I have never been bothered by the cold...but yeah, the PA mountains are fucking cold as fuck right now. "

you say that now, until you see weeks straight of 90+ degrees with 100% humidity.. then you'll be begging for a proper winter
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