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    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
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    Looks like a very HOT few days starting on Saturday. Of course, it is haying season and the tractor I use has no AC.. lol

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    You know they make swathers with AC… ;-)

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    gator wrote…

    You know they make swathers with AC… ;-)

    LOL, yes they do. Unfortunately, most of my haying is ditches, waterways, pastures and such that swathers don’t operate well in and my other tractors are too large to operate in ditches. So, I’m stuck with a 1983 tractor with no air or radio that works. Also, trying to limp my way to retirement in a few years, so it seems every summer when I cut hay it is 95+.

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    Do you avg 2-3 rounds of cuts a summer for hay?

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    gator wrote…

    Do you avg 2-3 rounds of cuts a summer for hay?

    3 in good years. My neighbors who are big dairy farmers cut at least 5 times.

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    The big question… do you run green or red  in machinery?!?!?!

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    gator wrote…

    The big question… do you run green or red  in machinery?!?!?!

    Absolutely!  Loyalty, always loyalty.

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    Kelly Red wrote…
    gator wrote…

    The big question… do you run green or red  in machinery?!?!?!

    Absolutely!  Loyalty, always loyalty.

    Grew up red. When I came back 15 years ago to take over my brothers farm he had turned everything blue ( Ford-New Holland). Sorry to get this off topic. Anyway, I just looked up that it could reach 100 degrees in MPS on Monday. Looks like the last time it did that was May 2018, and before that in July 2012 (last year the temp at MSP reached 99).  We hit 100 down here last year.

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    frozen4champs wrote…
    Kelly Red wrote…
    gator wrote…

    The big question… do you run green or red  in machinery?!?!?!

    Absolutely!  Loyalty, always loyalty.

    Grew up red. When I came back 15 years ago to take over my brothers farm he had turned everything blue ( Ford-New Holland). Sorry to get this off topic. Anyway, I just looked up that it could reach 100 degrees in MPS on Monday. Looks like the last time it did that was May 2018, and before that in July 2012 (last year the temp at MSP reached 99).  We hit 100 down here last year.

    I’m sending some pedialyte powder packets with my son for Augustana next week.  He is already sick of the “drink as much water as possible this weekend” talk I’ve been giving him.  He has been doing well the past couple of weeks with practices and work drinking a lot of water, I hope he keeps it up because next week looks like a scorcher.

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    Today and tomorrow look like the nicest two days of the summer which lines up nicely with our first camping trip of the year!

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    Today and tomorrow look like the nicest two days of the summer which lines up nicely with our first camping trip of the year!

    I hope that’s true about tomorrow… Jup and I are helping a mutual friend move.

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    It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice!

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    Chill Kessel wrote…

    It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice!

    Give me the coldest day in January over this. :bye:

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    It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice!

    Yeah… I’m at work and my wife is msg’ing about the A/C isn’t blowing cool enough.  The temp in the house when I left this morning was at 68 and right now is 78.  So told her to close all the doors to all the rooms, make sure every vent is open and give it some time.  Hopefully things will be better or start to be better by time I get home… LoL!!!

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    Give me the coldest day in January over this. :bye:

    110% agree!!!

     

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    It’s 100 outside in Mpls right now 😎

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    gopher6 wrote…

    It’s 100 outside in Mpls right now 😎

    Got word from a friend: it’s 96 in Houghton. :wacko:

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    We’ve only hit 100 six times in the last 30 years.  I would not have guessed that few. Not that we hit it a lot but I would have thought we hit it on average once every other year

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    Zwak wrote…

    We’ve only hit 100 six times in the last 30 years.  I would not have guessed that few. Not that we hit it a lot but I would have thought we hit it on average once every other year

    Wow… I would have took the the over being at 6. I would took the over at 15 in the last 30 years.

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    Glad I was up at Lake Shamineau last week instead of this one, although it appears thar Motley wasn’t hit as hard as the surrounding area. Night isn’t over yet, though.

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    Zwak wrote…

    We’ve only hit 100 six times in the last 30 years.  I would not have guessed that few. Not that we hit it a lot but I would have thought we hit it on average once every other year

    The heat index, many more times. Actual temp? No. That dew point is the killer for the index.

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    gator wrote…
    Chill Kessel wrote…

    It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice!

    Yeah… I’m at work and my wife is msg’ing about the A/C isn’t blowing cool enough.  The temp in the house when I left this morning was at 68 and right now is 78.  So told her to close all the doors to all the rooms, make sure every vent is open and give it some time.  Hopefully things will be better or start to be better by time I get home… LoL!!!

    Make sure you check the condenser coil outside.  Many are plugged up with cottonwood seeds so they can’t suck in enough air to cool off.  And check the air filter is clean.

     

    We rented a VRBO in FL a few years ago and there was a sign on the counter that the AC isn’t working very well.  I checked the air filter and it had obviously not been changed in years.  Totally plugged.  And they had new filters in the same closet.  So I took photos and changed the filter and the AC worked like a champ.  The lack of air through the filter caused the evaporator coil to freeze up.  The owner was happy to not have to pay for an HVAC appointment.

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    Make sure you check the condenser coil outside.  Many are plugged up with cottonwood seeds so they can’t suck in enough air to cool off.  And check the air filter is clean.

    I checked the coil and filter and they all look clean and not plugged. I turned the thermostat off, waited and turned it back on… nothing. I turned the A/C off at the fuse box, waited and turned it back on… nothing.  I even turned it off from the outside and nothing.  The fan in the A/C won’t even spin.  So something is up and I was just trying to do a band aid fix to get us through the night.  Luckily we have a service contract on the A/C so we had a call out yesterday afternoon.  Hopefully they’ll show up sooner than later

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    gator wrote…
    Bertogliat wrote…
    Make sure you check the condenser coil outside.  Many are plugged up with cottonwood seeds so they can’t suck in enough air to cool off.  And check the air filter is clean.

    I checked the coil and filter and they all look clean and not plugged. I turned the thermostat off, waited and turned it back on… nothing. I turned the A/C off at the fuse box, waited and turned it back on… nothing.  I even turned it off from the outside and nothing.  The fan in the A/C won’t even spin.  So something is up and I was just trying to do a band aid fix to get us through the night.  Luckily we have a service contract on the A/C so we had a call out yesterday afternoon.  Hopefully they’ll show up sooner than later

    Hope it is not “Service Plus”… heard on the radio yesterday that they are a week to multiple weeks out on repairs. Hope that is not the case, but just what I heard.

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    No… we have it through Home Warranty of America. Thanks for the heads up!!!

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    The company Jup heard on the radio wasn’t to different than the one we have. Up to a week to get service… lol!!! On the bright side if we survived last night, we can survive the next couple of nights… lol!!!

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    Finally! As of 11:30am measuring 2/3 of an inch here in Plymouth.

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    Finally! As of 11:30am measuring 2/3 of an inch here in Plymouth.

    1.18” in SSP in just about an hour.  Our lawn needs it.  I think I’ve mowed once in the last 6-8 weeks

     

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    Had a nice 2 hour rain in Woodbury.  The first time since May that it’s rained more than 5-10 minutes.  Unfortunately I think it’s too late for my lawn (large patches are dead and dormant), but my trees are sure grateful.

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    HockeyBum wrote…

    Had a nice 2 hour rain in Woodbury.  The first time since May that it’s rained more than 5-10 minutes.  Unfortunately I think it’s too late for my lawn (large patches are dead and dormant), but my trees are sure grateful.

    I’ve managed to keep my yard somewhat green this summer, but it has taken quite a bit of water. Still looks like crap. I tried to let it do the dormant thing last year and it backfired. It just died. Had to seed/overseed a lot of areas. Lot of work to have it look like junk anyway.

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    HockeyBum wrote…

    Had a nice 2 hour rain in Woodbury.  The first time since May that it’s rained more than 5-10 minutes.  Unfortunately I think it’s too late for my lawn (large patches are dead and dormant), but my trees are sure grateful.

    I read somewhere on twitter that we got more than .55 inches of rain at MSP for the first time since before Memorial Day weekend.

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    You can thank the rain on us having people over to tip up garage walls.  It wasn’t supposed to rain much til afternoon but they had to take a good hour and a half break at 9am. 😂

     

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    The rain finally showed up here about 30 minutes ago in Plymouth and it has been a downpour since.   It’s the type of storm I love watching while sitting on my screen porch

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    davescharf wrote…

    The rain finally showed up here about 30 minutes ago in Plymouth and it has been a downpour since.   It’s the type of storm I love watching while sitting on my screen porch

    Checked last night? No rain predicted.
    Checked at noon? LOTS of big storms at about 4pm.
    Checked at 3? Nothing. NOTHING.

    Just now? For about 10-15 minutes? Monsoon.

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