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HELP! NEED GLOBAL WARMING! (vanity)
cizinec | 12/7/2013 | cizinec

Posted on 12/07/2013 7:01:05 AM PST by cizinec

I just moved to Oklahoma City from Houston. It's 5 degrees outside. I lived in Houston for more than a decade. The coldest it got where I lived was about 20. Maybe. For a couple of hours. FIVE. DEGREES.

I didn't turn my pipes on to drip and am now trying to get some water out before it develops into a major disaster. Yeah, I've lived in a warm climate so long that I kind of forgot about winterization. The heater in my car, for instance, quit working. I needed antifreeze. I just changed the oil in my car to something lighter than I had in Houston.

My wife grew up in Montana. She told me I was a wimp. Last night she rolled over and said something about the water bill with all the dripping. I said, "What dripping?" She proceeded to cuss me out and call me all kinds of fool. Hey, I've been living on the Gulf Coast for a while, so lay off.

I'm going to sue the SOBs at the UN and Al Freaking Gore for their failure to deliver on global warming. I would accurately express the fury I feel about this ridiculous temperature, but the thread would get pulled for language.

I point out that I grew up in Northeast Oklahoma (Green Country). I NEVER remember it EVER getting down to 5. FIVE.

WHAT DO WE WANT!

GLOBAL WARMING!

WHEN DO WE WANT IT!

YESTERDAY!

Global warming. What a joke.


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1 posted on 12/07/2013 7:01:05 AM PST by cizinec
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To: cizinec

IBTZ
[I’ve always wanted to sy that ;-)]


2 posted on 12/07/2013 7:03:12 AM PST by No One Special
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To: cizinec

It is -4 right now and about 58 degrees inside. It was -17 a couple days ago. Oh, we had a flood here in half of the state of Colorado also. The temperature is falling, Arctic 29% above last year. They missed the flood also and they expect me to believe their religion of global warming.


3 posted on 12/07/2013 7:06:35 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: cizinec

you went from Texas to Oklahoma? Serves you right! /h


4 posted on 12/07/2013 7:07:43 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: cizinec

Do you own an SUV? If not then you are not doing your part to warm the planet. I own two.


5 posted on 12/07/2013 7:08:38 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: cizinec

People like you keep the economy rolling by giving jobs to repairmen.


6 posted on 12/07/2013 7:08:39 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: cizinec

Not sure I’d stress about the pipes. It won’t stay cold for long. I lived in Michigan for 45 years. A few times, it got so cold pop cans would explode in the garage, but I never had any pipes freeze. There’s often enough residual heat from the walls to keep the water warm.


7 posted on 12/07/2013 7:10:03 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: cizinec

I used to live in Oklahoma City. You have my sympathies.


8 posted on 12/07/2013 7:11:25 AM PST by Tax-chick (Well, that went badly.)
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To: cizinec

Frozen solid here NE of Dallas.

Amazing how the lack of sunspots effects the temp of the solar system.


9 posted on 12/07/2013 7:13:59 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: cizinec
You are funny! I live in Houston, I hear what you are saying. We don't know nothin’ ‘bout no cold weather!

I went deer hunting in Alberta Canada with my husband, took my south Texas hunting clothes....... right?

I nearly died, it as 20 below and I don't mean 20 below freezing! YIKES!

10 posted on 12/07/2013 7:17:26 AM PST by Ditter
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To: cizinec

Oh, come on. It’s -21 in God’s Country of Northern Minnesota this morning.

Toughen up. :D


11 posted on 12/07/2013 7:18:35 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: cizinec
You could have done worse than OK; Bismark, ND, had -40°F just a few days ago when the blizzards came thru. I remember temps in the Midwest, upper NY state and now back in PA, of -20°F, but you'll survive your 5°F misery. Bundle-up! and leave the water faucets dripping.
12 posted on 12/07/2013 7:18:51 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: cizinec

Got up one Christmas morning to a frozen pipe on the main water line into the house.
A hair dryer will get the water flowing in no time.


13 posted on 12/07/2013 7:19:10 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: cizinec

You definitely want to let the pipes run. I live in a very new house (10 yrs) and year three of ownership the interior bathroom tub pipe froze and broke resulting in the ceiling in the entry way filling with water and collapsing. It cost us several thousand dollars to repair. Turned out the contractor didn’t put ANY insulation in the north side of the house. What ever the water bill costs you, it will be less than the money to repair a broken pipe and walls/ceilings. Oh, I’m in Omaha were the current temp is -1.


14 posted on 12/07/2013 7:20:15 AM PST by Vor Lady (Tagline still waiting to access Obamacare website......)
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To: cizinec

If your water pipes freeze you obviously do not have protection against the cold entering the pipes. Get a good repairman and have him install the proper anti-freezing work on the OUTSIDE of your house. Been there, done that. No more problems. And I live in the COLD north.


15 posted on 12/07/2013 7:20:56 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: cizinec

Didn’t you get the memo? Record cold temps are caused by global warming. As well as advancing polar ice and pocket lint.


16 posted on 12/07/2013 7:21:26 AM PST by Spruce
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To: cizinec

I’m going to light off a few truck tires on your behalf.


17 posted on 12/07/2013 7:22:32 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: cizinec
I didn't turn my pipes on to drip

That works around 30, it was 5, insulate your pipes.

18 posted on 12/07/2013 7:24:23 AM PST by xone
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To: cizinec
I lived through the winter of 1976-1977 when the temperature dropped below 0 and stayed there for almost 3 months. Trust me; you will survive.

When the weather gets this bad, I'll say to my enviro-whacko friends, “I could use some global warming right about now.” Fun watching them implode at that remark.

19 posted on 12/07/2013 7:26:08 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Spruce
Pocket lint ?

So THAT'S where it came from ... thanx, Spruce.

20 posted on 12/07/2013 7:26:38 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: cizinec

Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!


21 posted on 12/07/2013 7:28:20 AM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: Wiser now
Growing up in Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we used to have dog patrols when it got real cold. People would go around kicking dogs loose from fore hydrants.
22 posted on 12/07/2013 7:29:12 AM PST by Yooperman (Yooperman)
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To: cyclotic

Pipes can often freeze but not burst. I just got back inside from propane-torching one of my outside faucets that was froze. I had it set to drip, but guess not enough.

Generally, it takes a hard freeze to burst pipes. We’re talking low teens or single digits.

If you go sub-zero, and your pipes are not protected, kiss them goodbye!!


23 posted on 12/07/2013 7:32:22 AM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: Ditter

I had to fire up the 3rd dearborn heater yesterday. (I am only running 2 at the moment).

If it gets any colder I will have to light off the fireplace.

I have not run these heaters in years.
It’s kinda cozy.


24 posted on 12/07/2013 7:34:31 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I’ve got a couple good pair of wool socks.

They are worth their weight in gold when it comes to saving money on heating bills!

17 degrees outside here, about 66 inside. I could crank my pellet stove up another notch, but I’m good for now.


25 posted on 12/07/2013 7:38:41 AM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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I’m pretty sure they don’t put water pipes up in the attic like they do here in Houston. You might want to check where the water piping comes into the house to make sure it’s buried well or insulated so that it doesn’t freeze up though. How long is the below freezing weather supposed to last?


26 posted on 12/07/2013 7:39:40 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: djf

Depends on a lot of things. Like I said, 45 years in a cold climate yielded zero frozen pipes. For this guys case, 5deg. is unusual and will be short. The average low in Oklahoma city is 29F. Hardly a realistic danger.


27 posted on 12/07/2013 7:40:10 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: cizinec

Put a couple of 100 watt bulbs in the crawl space and it will warm up the pipes.
Wait...what..? Really!?
Asshats!


28 posted on 12/07/2013 7:44:40 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: cizinec

Look on the bright side. At 5F, as you drink beer from a bottle outside, the beer freezes on the inside of the glass. Pure Heaven.


29 posted on 12/07/2013 7:46:17 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mylife

A Dearborn heater? Those things will kill you. I hope you have a working carbon monoxide detector in the house. They do help add some humidity to the house when it’s cold and really dry outside though.


30 posted on 12/07/2013 7:46:17 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mylife
I am getting ready to light up the fireplace. Last year for Christmas Mr Ditter gave me gas logs for it. Oh WOW! Talk about nice. No more buying wood, no more hauling it inside, no more cleaning out the ashes. I do miss the smell of wood but not enough to wish I had that back. When my neighbors light up their wood I get enough of the smell to satisfy me. :)
31 posted on 12/07/2013 7:48:43 AM PST by Ditter
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To: cizinec

Enjoy it, it is 7 degrees in SE Wisconsin


32 posted on 12/07/2013 7:49:17 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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33 posted on 12/07/2013 7:51:13 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: smokingfrog

Don’t know. The outside pipes are frozen. I opened up the valves all the way and nada.


34 posted on 12/07/2013 7:51:55 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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Day before yesterday I cooked up some suet for the birds, they’re out there going crazy for it now.

Some of the sparrows are fighting each other for a perch spot over our patio door. I reckon that means I’ll be hosing down in a few days.

It’s all good. :)


35 posted on 12/07/2013 7:52:06 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Enjoy Minnesota. -21. Oh my Lord.


36 posted on 12/07/2013 7:53:23 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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South of you in the promised land but this ice parade is equally brutal here...we'd be better off with a foot of snow on the ground.

Cabin fever is getting the best of me; I think my best bet is to fashion some blades on my boots and go skating.

Thanks a lot, Obama!

37 posted on 12/07/2013 7:54:07 AM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: carriage_hill

When I lived in Houston, those were interesting number. I’d think, “Gosh that sounds cold.” Now it’s more like whiskey tango foxtrot.


38 posted on 12/07/2013 7:54:31 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Yooperman
Growing up in Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we used to have dog patrols when it got real cold. People would go around kicking dogs loose from fore hydrants.

I'm assuming you don't have a local chapter of PETA.

39 posted on 12/07/2013 7:56:10 AM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Wiser now

I ran the hairdryer for 20 mikes. No go. The wall where the pipe runs is warm, though. Not sure where it’s frozen. My 9-year-old just got one pipe running.

I swear I got married and had kids so I could look inept.


40 posted on 12/07/2013 7:56:11 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: djf

Don’t you live in Seattle? And it’s that cold, really?


41 posted on 12/07/2013 7:56:16 AM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: 1rudeboy

When wifey’s mom died on a January day in central Minnesota, we traveled up from Kalifornia and bro-in-law served what he called “bank beer”......he’d set ‘em out in a pile of snow and grab as needed.


42 posted on 12/07/2013 7:56:22 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: ErnBatavia

Nothing makes a day better than finding a “lost” beer when shoveling the walk!


43 posted on 12/07/2013 7:57:38 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: cizinec

And to think, on Dec 5, 1975 we had a tornado come through Tulsa!


44 posted on 12/07/2013 7:57:42 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: mylife

Watch the venting for CO!


45 posted on 12/07/2013 7:58:22 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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I point out that I grew up in Northeast Oklahoma (Green Country). I NEVER remember it EVER getting down to 5. FIVE.

Are you kidding?

I lived in Green County and also in the DFW area and many times I remember temps falling below zero.

This morning in Green Country/NW Arkansas it is currently 10°. Two years ago, it dropped to -7°.


46 posted on 12/07/2013 7:58:23 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: xone
Roger that. I read that there are anti-pipe burst valves as well. I figure I ought to prepare better for GLOBAL COOLING.

Global warming ain't a fear. It would just mean folks in MN and the Dakotas would get out of the permafrost. Think about the food Alaska could grow in the summer with all that sun.

Global cooling would suck.

47 posted on 12/07/2013 7:59:03 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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We’re enjoying a heat wave at 21 degrees F here in the Willamette Valley, OR. This is the kind of weather that makes us appreciate the rain. We have about 6 inches of snow on the ground, & I’m very happy I don’t have anywhere to go for the next few days!


48 posted on 12/07/2013 7:59:50 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

***you went from Texas to Oklahoma? Serves you right! /h***

Depends on what part of Texas he came from.(Houston). Now, if he had come from Dalhart, it would be a whole different situation. It is probably warmer in OKC than Dalhart right now.


49 posted on 12/07/2013 8:00:16 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: cizinec

I’ve always said its a lot easier to live in 100 degrees than 0

No kiddin

Try growing crops on frozen tundra.


50 posted on 12/07/2013 8:00:34 AM PST by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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