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Miserable night
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Taylor Lambert    Posted 06-10-2004 at 20:25:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy yall Im about to harass the air conditioning man at about 5 in the morning Our central unit quit last night and its a nice 85 degrees. Miserable Ive soaked my sheets in the pool and put them in the deep freeze lol I have to sleep in a cold room any way figure the iced sheets will do fine lol. The AC man was supposed to be here at 10 am but its 10 13 pm. I may go out and take a dip in the pool myself. Take care Taylor Lambert


say taylor?    Posted 06-10-2004 at 20:34:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
you dont have a case 188 engine for sale do you?

durn mind is slippin cogs again. tryin to remember. i thought it was you.

mud


Taylor Lambert    Posted 06-10-2004 at 20:53:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your mind may be slippin, Tell me what model that engine came out in and I can probably find one lol. My friend across the county took a reefer unit out of a trailer truck once to repair it. When the unit was fixed he set it on the porch filled it with fuel and starte it with the output inside his house he left the other door partly open and it made it quite nice inside. In the winter I usually sleep withthe windows in the room down and the vents to my room shut off. I just hate sleeping in a hot room bad enough goin straight to a hot truck for 12 hours.


DD    Posted 06-10-2004 at 20:31:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hope he shows up bright and early for you in the morning Taylor : )


mud    Posted 06-10-2004 at 20:31:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
hello taylor,
too bad they cant come up with the opposite of an electric blanket. likely it would sell good.
i hope your a/c man gets there before the coffee gets hot. good luck to you tonight.


deadcarp    Posted 06-10-2004 at 22:29:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was gonna suggest flip the plug over on your electric blanket but naww!:)

BTW, do you know what the astronauts use to keep their suits cool on EVAs? They pump stale air thru them! No kidding! The suits have tubes thru them, and they pump stale air thru a vortex tube in their backpacks.

The thing works by compressing some of the air and then quickly releasing the rest. The compressed air will heat up by friction, thus drawing any heat fom itself, and as soon as it travels freely, it will also cool dramatically.

You can make a vortex tube pretty easy to see how the theory works. Take maybe a 6" piece of pipe, slide a washer into one end & solder it about halfway thru it (like a wall with a hole in it) and solder a cap on one end. Then you drill a small (like 1/8) hole just past the washer in the closed end, slanting the hole so the air you shoot in there will swirl along inside the pipe. Toward the capped end, drill a tiny (like 1/16") hole to attract a little of the air toward that end of the rube. Then you use your air compressor to run the thing, shooting a stream of air into the bigger hole. The air will begin to compress, finding the tiny hole and as it sets up a swirl in that direction, it can't escape fast enough, so it actually sets up another swirl INSIDE the bigger one but traveling toward the hole in the washer. It's hard to describe but kinda like starting a whirlpool of air. Sure enough, the closed end of the tube will get too hot to hold and the open end will start freezing. Fascinating projects, those vortek tubes. With enough compressor, you could cool a house yup! Or heat one. :)



JDK    Posted 06-10-2004 at 20:39:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
They got em for medical use,like the cool suits race drivers wear..theres also vests available for folks with medical problems that circulate a cooling liquid,good for several hrs


glory be!    Posted 06-10-2004 at 20:42:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i swear!

what will they think of next??

mud


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