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Old 08-27-2015, 04:38 PM
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I thought it was to minimize the differential temperature? Jumping into a 60F pool on a 110F day is probably quite the shock to the system.
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No way. A 60* pool is exactly what I want on a 110* day.
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Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
No way. A 60* pool is exactly what I want on a 110* day.
yes.


There have also been accounts of construction workers dying after working on a roof in 110*, then getting the big orange work site water dispenser ice bath. Ive heard it can cause a heart attack.
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Floridians heat their swimming pools too, trust me you don't want a 60 degree pool on a 95 degree day.

Well, when you first move from Kansas you might go swimming on Christmas, that first year only...

Back when I lived there, I helped my Dad install quite a few new roofs as the state made it much easier to pull permits after the 2004 hurricanes pounded the hell out of us.

These things here, oh these things. I ******* hate them with every fiber of my being.

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<p>Idk what you guys are on. I love going in the river/ocean on hot days. And its always 60* water here.</p>
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<p>I need boots.</p><p>Nothing fancy. Cheap, but not junk. I work all day without shoes on so these are more just all purpose around town, out in the woods, doing **** boots.</p><p>Right now I want romeos. Easy to get into, comfy, easy to replace.</p><p>Any other suggestions before I go shopping after work?</p>
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Originally Posted by deezums View Post
Floridians heat their swimming pools too]
Arizonans dont heat their pools in the summer, not sure if Dave was joking or what he was getting at. The water is already 98*, the evaporation cooling effect(does that actually work somehwere?) doesnt work with as much heat as we get.

Winter time is a different story.

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<p>Idk what you guys are on. I love going in the river/ocean on hot days. And its always 60* water here.</p>
Im with you, jumping into a 70* river after being overheated on a dirtbike is one of the best feelings ever.
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Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
<p>I need boots.</p><p>Nothing fancy. Cheap, but not junk. I work all day without shoes on so these are more just all purpose around town, out in the woods, doing **** boots.</p><p>Right now I want romeos. Easy to get into, comfy, easy to replace.</p><p>Any other suggestions before I go shopping after work?</p>
Whatever you get, make absolutely sure it's real leather and oil the **** out of it regularly.
I use liquid mink oil.
It will darken the boot over time (my preference anyway), but it keeps the leather from cracking and hides the scuff marks.
I think a good boot gets better looking over time.
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<p>Pretty sure they are leather. I have some saddle butter **** from something else. What oil do you suggest?</p>
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Any liquid mink oil should be fine. If you don't get it in liquid form it comes in a hard paste. I used to use that, but I prefer the liquid stuff.
Neatsfoot oil is ok to use as well, but it won't waterproof the boot like mink oil.
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<p>Sweet. Going to a boot store near work, and trying stuff on. Then see how much more expensive they are than amazon.</p>
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You can also try nikwax for more durable leather. Mink oil has a tendency to soften the leather slightly if you use it often (again, a preference of mine).
Basically, mink oil for longer lasting finish but softer leather, nikwax or similar for waterproofing you have to apply more often.
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Arizonans dont heat their pools in the summer, not sure if Dave was joking or what he was getting at. The water is already 98*, the evaporation cooling effect(does that actually work somehwere?) doesnt work with as much heat as we get. Winter time is a different story. Im with you, jumping into a 70* river after being overheated on a dirtbike is one of the best feelings ever.
</p><p>not kidding, but perhaps full of it. Really, when we visited there some years back, the pool was really cold and we were told by the locals that it was common to heat them with solar heaters. Maybe my leg was being pulled? Or maybe it depends on how dry the air is, and how windy.&nbsp;</p><p>Dew point right now is 60*, so enough wind will try to pull the pool to that temperature, by definition. So it still seems sensible to me.&nbsp;</p>
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I think our definition of summer is just a little different.

People definitely heat their pools with solar heaters, and sometimes electric or gas here in AZ. But thats from about November to June or so. Pool temp lags behind atmo temp by a month or 2 depending on the size of the pool as you might expect.

But in the 21 years ive been here, dont have any idea how many different pools, during summer, theyre are all too hot to even be fun in july-aug-sept. Lakes and rivers stay pretty nice though. We had a pool growing up, I was the pool boy for 8 years or so, it had a thermometer. I do recall temp drops with monsoons, but only a few degrees. In fact most pools have one of these to help cool the water down in summer so its bearable, theyre good for another 3-4*.




may-april, pools can be frigid, and obviously through winter too

Edit- can only speak to the phoenix and tucson area, northern AZ is completely different.
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I love chocolate, dark... chocolate. Wife got me this today

I have never been brave enough to confront such sorcery



Its ******* terrible, I cannot recommend. The taste remains forever, its making me angry.
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That looks disgusting...
<br />Got the all leather romeos. Coastal had a $10 off coupon so what costs 105 on amazon I got for 75.
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Dark chocolate is definitely an acquired taste, much like black coffee or IPAs.
I don't understand the science or maybe wizardry behind it, but dark chocolate is one of the best backpacking foods I've ever taken along.
There is some odd Oregon company that puts little bacon bits in some 80% cocoa.
Me gusta.
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I love that stuff. Rarely buy it because I will eat the whole thing in one sitting.
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A good bar of 60 is my jam. That 90 though, damn.
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It is pretty intense. I enjoy it in very small amounts, very infrequently. Dark chocolate is supposed to be good for you, is it not? Probably not 'all in one sitting' but you know, moderation and all that
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