Arizona is so dry

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    Aug 10, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    that my a/c stopped working a few hours ago and I didn't even notice until now.

    Just looked at the thermostat and it's pegged at 90; and I'm not even sweating. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 10, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidthat my a/c stopped working a few hours ago and I didn't even notice until now.

    Just looked at the thermostat and it's pegged at 90; and I'm not even sweating. icon_lol.gif


    You didn't notice the temperature?

    When my a/c stops working I know within 3 minutes.
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    Actually, arent you sweating but it's evaporating so quickly that you arent wet with sweat?
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    Smakkyoface said
    paulflexes saidthat my a/c stopped working a few hours ago and I didn't even notice until now.

    Just looked at the thermostat and it's pegged at 90; and I'm not even sweating. icon_lol.gif


    You didn't notice the temperature?

    When my a/c stops working I know within 3 minutes.
    The temp is what tipped me off. I noticed it was a bit warmer than it should be.

    BTW, now it's working again. Being HVAC-R certified comes in handy sometimes. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    IIIIIIIIIIIII saidArid conditions are more tolerable than humid ones.


    True. Once acclimatised, I found some of the summer desert heat in the Middle East pretty tolerable. The only place I have experienced similar heat outside the Middle East is in Las Vegas.
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    Meh. The driest place I've ever been is Tibet. Couldn't sleep much at all, the dryness combined with the altitude, it was pretty dreadful.
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    Come to Vegas....Vegas Baby! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    Willybear saidCome to Vegas....Vegas Baby! icon_biggrin.gif
    I wanted to visit Vegas before leaving next month, but I gots to hold on to some pennies. The move back to SoFla is gonna be expensive.
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Willybear saidCome to Vegas....Vegas Baby! icon_biggrin.gif
    I wanted to visit Vegas before leaving next month, but I gots to hold on to some pennies. The move back to SoFla is gonna be expensive.


    Come to Vegas at the end of this month! That's when I'm visiting my s.o.! We can all grab a bite to eat or something icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    In Texas, when your A/C stops working....oh you would notice.
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh said
    paulflexes said
    Willybear saidCome to Vegas....Vegas Baby! icon_biggrin.gif
    I wanted to visit Vegas before leaving next month, but I gots to hold on to some pennies. The move back to SoFla is gonna be expensive.


    Come to Vegas at the end of this month! That's when I'm visiting my s.o.! We can all grab a bite to eat or something icon_biggrin.gif


    Hey, just give me a yell.... icon_biggrin.gif
  • trl_

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    Aug 10, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    colorado is exactly the same way
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh said
    paulflexes said
    Willybear saidCome to Vegas....Vegas Baby! icon_biggrin.gif
    I wanted to visit Vegas before leaving next month, but I gots to hold on to some pennies. The move back to SoFla is gonna be expensive.


    Come to Vegas at the end of this month! That's when I'm visiting my s.o.! We can all grab a bite to eat or something icon_biggrin.gif
    What day? I might drive up there if I can find a super cheap hotel.
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    Man, I don't even start to want air conditioning until it goes over 95 or so. For the three or four days a year that happens, I can hang out in the basement and save the money. One of the advantages to living on the dry side of the mountains. Of course, I do have to adjust the windows and window coverings as the sun moves. Otherwise, the great room heats up like a big solar oven.
    Ooops, the cat's hair got singed again...
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    Aug 11, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Folks, it's all about dew points. In central AZ the dew point usually stays quite s ways under 70F. Once the dew point gets above 70F folks start getting real miserable.

    In places with real arid climates, sweat without realizing you are.
  • tautomer

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    Aug 11, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    Blegh I could never live there. To each their own though. I need a rainy/cold climate. Hence I live in the PNW.
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    Aug 11, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Sorry Houston is worse than any other city except maybe New Orleans to those bitching about 100 degrees with dry heat try 100 with humidity and a real feel of 110 and no breeze.

    The most air conditioned city in the world resides in Houston, Texas.