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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2013, 07:56:37 pm »
What do you do for your car battery, PDH?  Do you have a heating element for it?

You can buy a dipstick heater, that works - the old block heater is not a good deal as it can cause cracks due to uneven heating.  I just start my car ever few hours when it gets REALLY cold and keep a very light oil in there...and pray.
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2013, 08:11:23 am »
I got by without a heater in Alaska (my workplace didn't have plug-ins anyway), though Anchorage isn't too bad...averaging about 15 or so during the winter.  During the dips , I remember it getting as low as -30 to -40 once...my car would struggle a bit, but still started.

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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2013, 08:24:33 am »
They had better get this fixed in the next two weeks.  I can enjoy freezing temperatures here.
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 07:24:55 am »
Woke up this bracing Monday morning and it was -21f out.  Technically, that is colder than a cast iron toilet on the shadey side of a glacier.
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 07:34:09 am »
My windows are open already.

Stupid global warming.

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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2013, 07:47:17 am »
It's just freezing (0C, 32F) here, with a light sprinkling of snow, and we have severe weather warnings  :rolleyes: :bowler:

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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2013, 07:56:22 am »
5 F here yesterday. :bleeding:
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2013, 08:33:22 am »
Firewood, do Californians really have Wood Ovens?
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2013, 08:42:57 am »
Most Californian homes I'fe been in have had fireplaces.
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2013, 08:45:47 am »
No need to worry.  The sun came up and the temperature shot up to -17.
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2013, 08:47:14 am »
It's just freezing (0C, 32F) here, with a light sprinkling of snow, and we have severe weather warnings  :rolleyes: :bowler:

A balmy 6C here in central southern England.   :bowler:
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2013, 08:52:28 am »
Most Californian homes I'fe been in have had fireplaces.

Fireplaces aren't good for heating past, like 10 feet, in front of them.
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2013, 08:54:02 am »
Most lowland California homes don't have to worry about prolonged below zero temps either.
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Re: Californians brace for nights of freezing temps
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2013, 09:05:05 am »
Most Californian homes I'fe been in have had fireplaces.

Fireplaces aren't good for heating past, like 10 feet, in front of them.

Of course not but then what PDH said.  To what you said - no I'd say that most do not have wood ovens.  Which yeah I agree the mention of firewood struck me as odd too.
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