Skip to comments.HELP! NEED GLOBAL WARMING! (vanity)
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!
WHEN DO WE WANT IT!
Global warming. What a joke.
[I’ve always wanted to sy that ;-)]
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.
you went from Texas to Oklahoma? Serves you right! /h
Do you own an SUV? If not then you are not doing your part to warm the planet. I own two.
People like you keep the economy rolling by giving jobs to repairmen.
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.
I used to live in Oklahoma City. You have my sympathies.
Frozen solid here NE of Dallas.
Amazing how the lack of sunspots effects the temp of the solar system.
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!
Oh, come on. It’s -21 in God’s Country of Northern Minnesota this morning.
Toughen up. :D
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.
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.
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.
Didn’t you get the memo? Record cold temps are caused by global warming. As well as advancing polar ice and pocket lint.
I’m going to light off a few truck tires on your behalf.
That works around 30, it was 5, insulate your pipes.
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.
So THAT'S where it came from ... thanx, Spruce.
Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!
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!!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Put a couple of 100 watt bulbs in the crawl space and it will warm up the pipes.
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.
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.
Enjoy it, it is 7 degrees in SE Wisconsin
Don’t know. The outside pipes are frozen. I opened up the valves all the way and nada.
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. :)
Enjoy Minnesota. -21. Oh my Lord.
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!
When I lived in Houston, those were interesting number. I’d think, “Gosh that sounds cold.” Now it’s more like whiskey tango foxtrot.
I'm assuming you don't have a local chapter of PETA.
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.
Don’t you live in Seattle? And it’s that cold, really?
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.
Nothing makes a day better than finding a “lost” beer when shoveling the walk!
And to think, on Dec 5, 1975 we had a tornado come through Tulsa!
Watch the venting for CO!
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.
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!
***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.
I’ve always said its a lot easier to live in 100 degrees than 0
Try growing crops on frozen tundra.