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Old 01-22-2014, 04:30 PM   #11681
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Tea lights in jars work for heat too. The glass heats up and radiates the heat. Need a BBQ lighter or long stick matches to make lighting them easier. Close the doors to rooms you are not using so the heat stays central.
Thanks, PF. Good ideas. And if I close the doors while the cats are in there, I won't have to feed them til it warms up. They turn up their noses at almost anything I give them anyway, picky little beggars. j/k, j/k, animal lovers.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:00 PM   #11682
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Thanks, PF. Good ideas. And if I close the doors while the cats are in there, I won't have to feed them til it warms up. They turn up their noses at almost anything I give them anyway, picky little beggars. j/k, j/k, animal lovers.
But, they act as lapwarmers...decisions, decisions...
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:12 PM   #11683
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The wind's picked up, the temp has dropped, and it's supposed to get dangerously cold. Schools all have a 2 hour delay tomorrow.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:20 PM   #11684
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It's about in the 50's right now; heading for a freeze tonight, so gotta get out there and cover things up.

I have all the incandescent lights in the house on for some heat. I suppose I'd best buy a few more before they're gone. Yes, there's heating for the house, but it's not that cold. Yet.
I was just saying a few weeks ago that I had every light in the house turned on to try to help out my furnace that could not keep up. Won't be doing that much longer, as the "green" bulbs don't throw heat.

Not to mention all the energy they use because I'll have to leave them on all the time, rather than flipping a switch on and turning it back off thirty seconds later when I'm done seeing what I needed to see.
I was just thinking today what the workers who need trouble lights are going to do. Slide under the car, press the switch, then fall asleep waiting for the bulb to come up to speed?
And someone told me a couple days ago they contain mercury
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:30 PM   #11685
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I was just saying a few weeks ago that I had every light in the house turned on to try to help out my furnace that could not keep up. Won't be doing that much longer, as the "green" bulbs don't throw heat.

Not to mention all the energy they use because I'll have to leave them on all the time, rather than flipping a switch on and turning it back off thirty seconds later when I'm done seeing what I needed to see.
I was just thinking today what the workers who need trouble lights are going to do. Slide under the car, press the switch, then fall asleep waiting for the bulb to come up to speed?
And someone told me a couple days ago they contain mercury
The ones I have, in the closet, have dire warnings about what to do if you break one and how to dispose of them. Better pickup a hazmat suit next time you go shopping! Maybe the bulbs have improved, but the ones a friend gave me a few years back were noisy, dim and did not work well in my existing lamps.

I'm not sure why I'm saving them, in the closet next to my ball of string and cardboard box collection!
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:35 PM   #11686
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The ones I have, in the closet, have dire warnings about what to do if you break one and how to dispose of them. Better pickup a hazmat suit next time you go shopping! Maybe the bulbs have improved, but the ones a friend gave me a few years back were noisy, dim and did not work well in my existing lamps.

I'm not sure why I'm saving them, in the closet next to my ball of string and cardboard box collection!
You know it only takes one gram of Hg to kill you. And it never leaves your system as you take it in.
I figure for as much Lake Erie fish that I've eaten, which is with mercury warnings... and as many broken thermometers I played with as a kid... I'm about three broken bulbs short of a full gram
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You know it only takes one gram of Hg to kill you. And it never leaves your system as you take it in.
I figure for as much Lake Erie fish that I've eaten, which is with mercury warnings... and as many broken thermometers I played with as a kid... I'm about three broken bulbs short of a full gram
I have mercury in all my fillings....
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Frigid, bitterly cold. 2 below now with a strong wind.
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-21C (-6F), feels like -31C (-24F), going down to -26C (-15F). When we got in the car to drive home from the resto, the windows were iced up. It took about five minutes to heat the car enough that I could see to drive.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:54 AM   #11690
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The wind's picked up, the temp has dropped, and it's supposed to get dangerously cold. Schools all have a 2 hour delay tomorrow.
Because it's Oh So Much warmer if they wait those two hours.

Still cold. Still windy. Wish I could box this up and let some of it back out again when the temps hit the 80s this summer. If only, if only...
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