Author Topic: Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop  (Read 2002 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline LooseSox

  • Posts: 118
Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:26 AM »
I'm going with no! This was taken this arvo at my mates shop a few km down the road...

Offline grobkuschelig

  • Posts: 406
Re: Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 03:32 AM »
I would say it depends on the ice supply levels at the shop. ;)

Keep a cool head and stay safe.

Offline HarveyWildes

  • Posts: 785
Re: Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 09:11 AM »
Had to look up "arvo".

I'm looking at weather.com and the Adelaide temps are crazy. 73, 71, 72, 79, 95, 102, 83, 75 ...  Nice weather, then bam! it sneaks a 102 in on you.  Looks pretty nice most of the time though.  Maybe the cool temps are only right up against the coast?

That shop must really hold the heat.  The hottest temp I've ever experienced was 115F driving through the New Mexico desert with the family in a car with no air conditioning.  The breeze through the open windows just felt like a blast furnace, and we had to turn on the heater to keep the car from overheating.

All of the news from Australia here has been the 117F temps in Sydney that were (are?) killing the flying fox bats.

Offline Alex

  • Posts: 5697
Re: Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 09:15 AM »
Wow [eek], they could mop me up from the floor at that temperature.

Offline Wooden Skye

  • Posts: 1140
  • My little girl was called home 12-28-15
Re: Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 09:49 AM »
At least it's a dry heat
Bryan

TS 55, (2) 1400 Guide Rails, 1900 Guide Rail, MFT/3, Domino DF 500, 2 domino systainers, ETS 150/3, RO 90, CT 26, (2) OF1400, RO 150. RTS 400, LR 32 set, PS300 jigsaw, 3 abrasive systainers, (2) sys toolbox, (2) sys mini, clamps and other accesories

Offline LooseSox

  • Posts: 118
Re: Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 05:16 PM »
Well that would be nice if accurate! We're shaping up for our 3rd day above 100F today :(

I just heard on the radio the organisers of the Australian Open tennis in Melbourne have copped it for not stopping play yesterday when the court temps hit 150F!!! The Tour Downunder cycling race had its stages cut short today and yesterday too due to thw heat, first time that's ever happened.

Offline Peter Halle

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 11524
Re: Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 06:28 PM »
Can I come and work for you seasonally?

A few decades ago I was in a position where I was responsible for the construction and remodeling of stores for a retailer.  I was lucky that my boss thought about his employees and I was able to travel cross country and have the time on company expense to visit where I was born and lived until I was ten - Arizona.

I would fly out from the East Coast in the early morning and arrive at the job site before noon their time.  I would spend the remainder of their day during the summer either in their construction trailer or the hot 42,000 sq ft building in a suit and tie before heading back to the airport for a red eye (overnight) flight back home.  Yes I flew enough that I was always in the front of the plan and had better seats, drinks, and food, but I still feel sorry for all those who had to sit next to me and smell my adventures.

Peter

Offline Untidy Shop

  • Posts: 2664
Re: Summer in Adelaide - to go or not to go in the workshop
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 09:49 PM »
SW Vic, just topped 40C. [1.49pm AEST] At least the cool change should be in Adelaide now and reaching us around 9 tonight. Hopefully no fires today! @LooseSox
« Last Edit: January 18, 2018, 09:51 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values