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BANGKOK 20 May 2019 16:06
Liverpudlian

Wilting in this heat

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1 minute ago, worgeordie said:

That's your house,try opening the windows,the heat is just building up inside.If you are struggling now.....just wait.

regards worgeordie

Thats my point - its hotter outside than it is inside, opening the windows will only equalise the temperature, better to keep house cool inside, that's why I have lots of insulation & AC, I worked in extreme heat for most of my working life, had enough of that 🙂 

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45 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Sod this for a game of soldiers, cold one cracked :whistling:

Good idea! Cheers 🍻

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

I find that I don't want to use my pool in the daytime.  The water is too warm and hardly refreshing and the sun beating down makes it more like an endurance test than a pleasure  Best time for a swim is early morning, before the sun comes up, but I can't be arsed to get out of bed that early, I would rather stay in bed, in the air conditioning, for an hour or so longer. 

High water temps can even be deadly.  A few years ago, two competitive swimmers died from heatstroke in an ocean swimming event in Malaysia.  The water was to warm to cool their body heat increased by the exertion. Sad way to die. 

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Man bunch of whiners.

 

No AC, Simple fan, relax in shade. Easy day. Must be terrible to live here and do not like the heat. Its either hot or REALLY hot Living indoors with 24 hr AC must suck.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, dddave said:

High water temps can even be deadly.  A few years ago, two competitive swimmers died from heatstroke in an ocean swimming event in Malaysia.  The water was to warm to cool their body heat increased by the exertion. Sad way to die. 

Not only that, but I am constantly fighting algae blooms.  At 1,500 Baht a time for the treatment, which last 3 days, its an expensive addition to the garden. 

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1 minute ago, JAFO said:

Living indoors with 24 hr AC must suck.

Not for me 🙂 very comfortable actually ........

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1 minute ago, JAFO said:

Man bunch of whiners.

 

No AC, Simple fan, relax in shade. Easy day. Must be terrible to live here and do not like the heat. Its either hot or REALLY hot Living indoors with 24 hr AC must suck.

 

 

My hero. Must be nice to live in the 1960s, calming somehow. 

 

It's fans all day for me and air-con just to sleep. 

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Just now, Pilotman said:

My hero. Must be nice to live in the 1960s, calming somehow. 

 

It's fans all day for me and air-con just to sleep. 

Same here. Its not bad. A good fan in the heat of the day works perfect. A bit of Air Con at night to make it comfy and all good. I set AC temp at 25-26C. Light sheet on top. Wife and I sleep great.

 

 

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Im outta here in 11 days or so and I am now in Vampire mode. Sleep all day and go out at night

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3 minutes ago, CGW said:

Not for me 🙂 very comfortable actually ........

I know some folks that hide away in a place with AC on at 22C all day, all night every day.

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4 minutes ago, johng said:

walls made from Q-con blocks and again painted a light colour..shade trees in the right places...but whatever you do ( without aircon ) you'll only get it as cool as the ambient temperature of about 27-33 degrees C

Exactly, we did everything possible to build a house that would be affordable to keep cool and maintain a healthy environment to live in 🙂 

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6 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

its an expensive addition to the garden.

Just put some fish in it and call it a pond instead 🤪

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8 minutes ago, johng said:

The house is exactly like an oven the concrete,steel,roof tiles etc  soak up the heat, capturing during the day and releasing it slowly over the night..there isn't much can be done about it except turn the aircon on.

 

Now if you  build a new house there are things that can be done to reduce the heat retention...things like having a roof with large overhangs of the walls, a ventilated ridge line or gables, light coloured sheet metal roof with urethane backing to deaden sound,windows that aren't facing the sun all day (or expensive  UV blocking glass )

walls made from Q-con blocks and again painted a light colour..shade trees in the right places...but whatever you do ( without aircon ) you'll only get it as cool as the ambient temperature of about 27-33 degrees C

yeah i have stayed in well shaded concrete bungalows before with only a fan inside but they are cool at night.... depends on the building and the surroundings...

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