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Easy Question #34.2 [Jun. 17th, 2009|03:45 pm]
e_moon60
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When does the air conditioning go on the blink?

     a.  When you first turn it on in the spring to check and see if it's OK
     b.  When the temperature outside reaches 90F for the first time.
     c.  When you're 3 days in to an estimated 10+ days of 100F temperatures
     d.  When you've seen your last day of 100F for the summer

Easy Question #34.3

    Did I pose the above question in a spirit of idle inquiry or is our AC on the blink?




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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-17 09:03 pm (UTC)
Did your sound like someone had tossed a handful of metal spoons into a grinder?

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-17 11:50 pm (UTC)
True...

Husband has kicked the unit into functioning off and on now...the problem is in the fan inside, not the unit outside, which is good because it should be easier and cost less to fix.

It hasn't made the horrible noise since he got home again. Perhaps it realizes someone's coming to fix it now that it scared me into calling in the pros.
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2009-06-17 09:02 pm (UTC)
B or C usually. Murphy and all that.

You have my condolences. We've had English cold, damp weather for the past couple of weeks. Would you like me to send you some of the leftovers?
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-17 09:05 pm (UTC)
YES! Of course. WET would be good. COOL and WET would be heavenly.

The days leading up to the three-digit days were all in the 98-99 range, of course.

I don't think it'll work, though. Friends up north whose gardens were drowning or frosted tried to push some of their cool and rain down here and it didn't work.

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[User Picture]From: grassrose
2009-06-18 12:57 am (UTC)
Dallas keeps grabbing it and not sharing [pout!]
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[User Picture]From: foxfyre
2009-06-17 09:23 pm (UTC)
Given the "Mood: Cranky" bit at the bottom, I'm going to go with C and Yes, it's on the blink.

Which sounds awful. I'm not even leaving the house right now if I can avoid it thanks to those lovely triple digit temperatures. Of course keeping a three year old cooped up in the house when it looks like a lovely day outside is no picnic, either.

I hope you get your AC up and running again soon!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-17 09:31 pm (UTC)
Supposedly we have someone coming tomorrow morning...I gave up on a home fix and called the professionals. Probably should've done that last week when we first heard the odd "little" (then) noise.

We are extremely lucky in having our son living across the street, with newer AC than we have.

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[User Picture]From: pmrabble
2009-06-17 09:37 pm (UTC)
e. The first hot day after the warranty expires.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-17 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was YEARS ago.

But you're right.

The time before that, an old system collapsed on a 100F+ weekend when we had company arriving from a much cooler climate.
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[User Picture]From: pmrabble
2009-06-18 02:24 am (UTC)
1988? Ours died right when the heat started during hottest, driest summer Minnesota had seen in quite a while. We had a warranty from the previous owner that covered the first year. Of course, 1987 wasn't that hot, and the stupid thing worked fine.

Glad to hear it sounds like the fan and not the compressor.
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[User Picture]From: harfafnor
2009-06-17 09:55 pm (UTC)
There isn't an All of the Above. Sounds like a motor has gone out. It never fails that things go wrong at the most inopportune times. Good luck on the fix.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-17 10:07 pm (UTC)
Fan motor in the house, not compressor outside. This time.

With the redoubtable Dean coming tomorrow (repairman we know well from 30 years in this house using the same company...) we should be OK.
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[User Picture]From: jhetley
2009-06-17 10:21 pm (UTC)
We'd love to ship you some dank Maine fog. We actually brushed 80 F today, after a couple of weeks with highs in the 60s. Maybe mix your 100 F with some of our winter -20?
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-17 10:24 pm (UTC)
Would be nice, but not likely.

There's more serious heat in our future. We can expect our area to be more like San Antonio and points south were 20-30 years ago...so the plants and birds and butterflies moving north tell us.
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-06-17 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing C. Murphy always strikes when it is least convenient for you.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-17 11:27 pm (UTC)
Bingo!

At least this time we don't have heat-sensitive house-guests about to arrive.

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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-06-18 03:06 pm (UTC)
I was going to say sounds like Murphy is slipping, but I really don't want to tempt fate. At least that's a bonus.

When we lived in Houston during Hurricane Rita, we had rolling brown outs for several weeks from about noon until 7. I was pregnant and at home. In retrospect, I should have stayed in San Antonio and visited my parents until that got worked out.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-18 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yuck!

Hindsight's so often 20:20.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-06-18 02:47 am (UTC)
Fingers crossed for it to be a cheap and easy fix.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2009-06-18 11:27 am (UTC)
I don't often wish domestic air-con was standard in the UK (it is very rare indeed), but could have done with it last night!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-18 11:55 am (UTC)
We were still at 90F at 10 pm. Ick.

AC made some parts of the US habitable without big yearly die-offs in the summers. But the air conditioning of the workplace led directly to domestic AC...going from a cool workplace to a hot house--and trying to sleep in the hot house on those breathless nights--that was tough. The increasing age and weight/individual of the population makes the heat worse, including for me...the skinny individual under forty handles heat better than the fatter individual over sixty.
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