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Old 10-02-2023, 01:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When did it get cold enough in Oregon to run the heat recently?
The 28th.

Absorbed as much as I could today and got up to 74 degrees. That will take us to the morning, but the forecast is cooler and overcast tomorrow. If I get through tomorrow, I'll get through at least the next week with no heat.

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Old 10-02-2023, 03:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The 28th.

Absorbed as much as I could today and got up to 74 degrees. That will take us to the morning, but the forecast is cooler and overcast tomorrow. If I get through tomorrow, I'll get through at least the next week with no heat.
Dang you must be really sensitive to cold weather. Iíve been enjoying the windows open 24/7 with that nice cool breeze coming in!
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Dang you must be really sensitive to cold weather. Iíve been enjoying the windows open 24/7 with that nice cool breeze coming in!
I'm not sensitive to cold; I've got young children.
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I'm mean.

This morning I told my wife to just put a sweater on.
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I had my shirt off yesterday. Suns out, guns out.

Might have to run the heat briefly in the morning, but the forecast looks like no further heating necessary until next Monday.

I'll take the canoe out, which is likely the last time this year.
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I had my shirt off yesterday. Suns out, guns out.

Might have to run the heat briefly in the morning, but the forecast looks like no further heating necessary until next Monday.

I'll take the canoe out, which is likely the last time this year.
It's about 50į F here. But with a cold strong wind coming in it feels like it might snow tonight.

Let me say this about tire pressure. I on purposely filled my Avalon tires some 3psi higher than recommended all year, and about 6 higher in the winter. But I don't think that was enough. I just changed my tires this summer, but they wore more on the edges, as if I didn't have enough tire pressure.

My conclusion is that if you drive in the cold or drive short distances that don't really warm up the tires or fill your car up, such as in my case, then you need more pressure.

I ordered (hopefully a good) air compressor so I can adjust my tire pressure at home. I'll fill them up to around 7 psi more most the year and up to the max 44 psi in the winter for around town, unless I feel like it's too much for whatever reason (i.e. loss of traction). But I'll lower it back down close to recommended pressures before hitting the highway.
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I use this Ryobi combo compressor/inflator weekly and recommend it. It takes a while to fill a car tire, but the nice thing about it is you set the inflation pressure and then walk away while it fills.

Goes on sale frequently for $40.
https://www.amazon.com/18V-DUAL-FUNC...a-870223855333

Their compressor without the inflator is junk, and makes a high pitched squeal like it's dying.

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