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Title: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Charlie on July 23, 2018, 02:02:32 PM
Mine's a sweltering 35.5 Degrees Celsius, in the shade. Can anyone beat that?


Charlie

Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: joppyuk1 on July 23, 2018, 02:20:17 PM
Currently 38.8, with both windows and door wide open. Has been up to 43 once last week.
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Post by: Brian60 on July 23, 2018, 02:25:08 PM
All windows and doors open, current indoor temp 37, outdoors in full sun 44. The joys of living in Spain! you've not lived until you are asleep on your feet because its still too hot to lay down in bed. Many are the nights I have got up several times and jumped in the shower to cool down. Last year I took it to extremes and was swimming in the pool at 3am just because it was so hot.
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Post by: raflaunches on July 23, 2018, 02:55:55 PM
Disgustingly hot here today at RAF Akrotiri! On average were getting in the high 30s but our intake temp probes have registered 46 and at one point 51!!! And thats on an aircraft that didnt have engines running!
I know last out here in August it hit 52 on the pan and I was drinking close to 4 litres of water an hour- not good! No wonder I lost three stone in weight! Its not just the heat, the humidity has been awful at night, especially working in a metal hangar.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Neil on July 23, 2018, 04:40:35 PM

haven't a clue, but I really should turn my heaters off {-) {-) {-) wasting electricity..... {:-{ :((

Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Neil on July 23, 2018, 04:42:34 PM
All windows and doors open, current indoor temp 37, outdoors in full sun 44. The joys of living in Spain! you've not lived until you are asleep on your feet because its still too hot to lay down in bed. Many are the nights I have got up several times and jumped in the shower to cool down. Last year I took it to extremes and was swimming in the pool at 3am just because it was so hot.





ooohhhhh!!! Brian, my heart bleeds for you. {-) {-) {-) %% %% %%
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Post by: bfgstew on July 23, 2018, 05:08:19 PM
'It's hot enough to boil a monkeys bum'.


Come on, who can remember?
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: ballastanksian on July 23, 2018, 07:52:23 PM
'It's hot enough to boil a monkeys bum'.


Come on, who can remember?



It ain't arf hot mum?


My studio is on a mezzanine and it must have been around the early thirties today. I took my boots off and sat with them on an aluminium plate placed on the floor. A big grey cloud went over and did nothing except make it a bit cooler.
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Post by: Baldrick on July 23, 2018, 09:03:06 PM
Does anyone remember the good old days when it used to rain all through July.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Hellboy Paul on July 23, 2018, 09:31:43 PM
Don't worry, it won't last.... The schools are now on summer holidays so the rain is on its way..




Paul....
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Neil on July 23, 2018, 09:54:05 PM
Don't worry, it won't last.... The schools are now on summer holidays so the rain is on its way..
Paul....



not this week its not....i'm loving it......great summer.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 24, 2018, 12:16:21 AM
The mid to high 30s is indeed very hot for the UK, but a normal summer here. Somehow even 28 seems hot in Britain, I have been there when it was that hot and it seemed much hotter than a similar temperature here at home. Perhaps it's because the buildings aren't designed to cope with high temperatures? We are in the middle of our winter at present and, while the morning temps are from -1 to 3, it warms up to the low to mid 20s, and we live in the sub tropics. It's much colder in southern NSW and Victoria, as well as on the tablelands to the west of us.


Peter.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Neil on July 24, 2018, 12:31:19 AM
The mid to high 30s is indeed very hot for the UK, but a normal summer here. Somehow even 28 seems hot in Britain, I have been there when it was that hot and it seemed much hotter than a similar temperature here at home. Perhaps it's because the buildings aren't designed to cope with high temperatures? We are in the middle of our winter at present and, while the morning temps are from -1 to 3, it warms up to the low to mid 20s, and we live in the sub tropics. It's much colder in southern NSW and Victoria, as well as on the tablelands to the west of us.


Peter.



I REMEMBER in Canberra, Peter it was so cold in the mornings that on two consecutive days it registered -13 and -15 before warming up to a balmy +15.....and on the coldest of the two days it was so cold that it froze the oil filled steering box on my '51 MG TD, and reversing out the drive I shot up the rockery bed of the neighbours house over the road, being unable to steer............who says it doesn't get cold in OZ,  {-) %%
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: BrianB6 on July 24, 2018, 05:11:52 AM
For those of you suffering the sun please remember the Ozzie Ad. to:
 SLIP, SLOP, SLAP
Slip on a top, slop on suncream and slap on a hat.  O0
Skin cancer is NASTY.  8)
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Post by: hopeitfloats on July 24, 2018, 07:19:03 AM
I feel for you guys in the UK.  its not nice getting those temperatures day in and day out.
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Post by: CGAux26 on July 24, 2018, 03:04:33 PM
78F/26C in my shop in Tomball, Texas, USA.  ;)   100F/38C outside.  <:(
Howzat?  Air conditioning!  :-))
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: tica on July 24, 2018, 06:23:33 PM
Here in Denmark I got 33C outside and 29C in the workshop  %%
No AC in the house and the heat will continue the next week at least, one is only allowed to use propane BBQ's due to the drought and danger for flash fires, and yes everything is now brown.

Last year were one of the wettest and coldest summers in DK and this year has already broken several records as the driest and warmest in many years.
I have had to buy a vine-refrigeratory to protect my vine  <*<
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 24, 2018, 11:28:00 PM

I REMEMBER in Canberra, Peter it was so cold in the mornings that on two consecutive days it registered -13 and -15 before warming up to a balmy +15.....and on the coldest of the two days it was so cold that it froze the oil filled steering box on my '51 MG TD, and reversing out the drive I shot up the rockery bed of the neighbours house over the road, being unable to steer............who says it doesn't get cold in OZ,  {-) %%


It's very cold in Canberra now Neil, although there's a lot of hot air coming from Parliament House......as usual {-) . However, Canberra is 900 km south of us.


Peter.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Brian60 on July 25, 2018, 08:01:29 AM
Got up at 7 this morning its been a horrible sticky humid night. Temperature in the lounge has stuck at 33c all night even with leaving every single window in the house open. Will get much hotter inside today once the sun starts cooking the outer walls of the house again.
I do wish we had aircon!
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: johnv on July 25, 2018, 09:44:11 AM
Hi it's John V i know when it's going to rain in Peterborough on Ron Deans open day cheers John V
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Charlie on January 31, 2019, 09:30:47 AM
Time to resurrect this thread i think. -6 degrees for me today, i don't think i will be getting much done <:(


Anyone else either very cold or very hot? (i'm thinking about some of our members down under for this)


Charlie
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Jerry C on January 31, 2019, 09:47:31 AM
37C in Canberra. It can get up to 47C.
Jerry.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: BrianB6 on January 31, 2019, 09:51:40 AM
We are not sure what to expect in Oz.
Severe floods in Queensland, Drought in N.S.W. and last evening we had gales, thunder and lightning and torrential rain for an hour in Melbourne but it did not put out the bushfires. >>:-(
Temperatures this week from 47 c. to 15 c.  %%
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: warspite on January 31, 2019, 10:06:03 AM
Got up at 7 this morning its been a horrible sticky humid night. Temperature in the lounge has stuck at 33c all night even with leaving every single window in the house open. Will get much hotter inside today once the sun starts cooking the outer walls of the house again.
I do wish we had aircon!


Whilst wondering what to make when in the doldrums - why not make your own aircon device, it should be relatively simple.
A car battery
a car radiator fan
a car window screen wash pump
flexible tubing
a cloth mat


basically - build two trays to hold water (garden planters say window sill type), build a frame that holds one at the top and one at the bottom, with the car radiator fan held between, the tubing connects both with the washer pump in the circuit, the top tray has a small cut out along the top of one edge where the cloth mat is fixed to hang over so it falls into the bottom tray, the slot is deeper than the mat) the battery 12v transformer powers the fan and the pump.


the top tray is filled with water to the brim, as it is soaked up by the mat it soaks the mat and if the water overflows the slot it then flows down the mat until it completely soaks it and then fills into the bottom tray, the pump then takes the water to the top tray, filling the top tray so it completely soaks the mat is the main idea, the fan then blows air through the mat, cooling any air, the circulating water then keeps refreshing the wet mat, just need to have a porous cloth mat to allow the air to pass through and an auto water refill for the top tray due to evaporation and water blown off by the fan.


Any thoughts?
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Bob K on January 31, 2019, 10:17:55 AM
A nice comfy 21 degrees in my indoor workshop right now. 
Looking out the window I can't help thinking "God help (model) mariners on a night like this"
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Charlie on January 31, 2019, 10:20:16 AM

Nice! I dream of one of those. Maybe one day when the kids move out.....

A nice comfy 21 degrees in my indoor workshop right now. 
Looking out the window I can't help thinking "God help (model) mariners on a night like this"
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Charlie on January 31, 2019, 10:23:50 AM
I went for a run up to our local lake yesterday, and it was 70% frozen. I would think it is completely frozen over this morning. Whenever it does this i think it would be so cool to have an RC Icebreaker out doing it's stuff. But i have never got around to building one yet! Maybe this year.....
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: cos918 on January 31, 2019, 10:44:59 AM
We are not sure what to expect in Oz.
Severe floods in Queensland, Drought in N.S.W. and last evening we had gales, thunder and lightning and torrential rain for an hour in Melbourne but it did not put out the bushfires. >>:-(
Temperatures this week from 47 c. to 15 c.  %%
I am working Australia at the Moment . Have to agree on the Weather I seen 40 to 15. Heavy Heavy rain with Lighting etc

John
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 31, 2019, 11:07:53 AM
 
  -5C  in Peterborough this morning, threats of snow.

     Really dodgy driving to work... so drove very quickly before I had an accident!
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: barriew on January 31, 2019, 12:54:49 PM
Not sure what it was this morning - I haven't been out there. Yesterday it was 5 degrees, and that's in a fully insulated, double glazed construction, with a 120 watt heater running 24/7.
Soon warms up with a 2 Kw fan heater.


Barrie
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Netleyned on January 31, 2019, 03:52:56 PM
I went for a run up to our local lake yesterday, and it was 70% frozen. I would think it is completely frozen over this morning. Whenever it does this i think it would be so cool to have an RC Icebreaker out doing it's stuff. But i have never got around to building one yet! Maybe this year.....


We have tried that with tugs.
The ice is one of the best paint removers around.
Anchors also succumbed to the ice.
Ned
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 31, 2019, 04:04:34 PM
It's no good bashing the ice. Full size icebreakers ride up on thick ice and use the weight of the ship to crack it and push it under and away. I suspect you might have scaling down problems with that approach on a model.

Colin
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Stan on January 31, 2019, 05:28:12 PM
Simple answer r ddy freezing.
Stan.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: SailorGreg on January 31, 2019, 05:32:19 PM
I went for a run up to our local lake yesterday, and it was 70% frozen. I would think it is completely frozen over this morning. Whenever it does this i think it would be so cool to have an RC Icebreaker out doing it's stuff. But i have never got around to building one yet! Maybe this year.....
Don't break the ice, enjoy it. Get yourself an airboat and go whizzing around at high speed.  That's what I did today at our club morning.  My home-brewed airboat was slaloming around at all sorts of crazy angles, steering was a bit hit and miss, but oh boy, was it fun! Everything was going great until........ 
Ooooops......     :(( :((

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/01/31/crunch1.jpg)

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/01/31/crunch2.jpg)

That's the problem with a concrete wall round the lake - it leaps out at you and spoils your fun!  Oh well, nothing a bit of filler won't fix.  :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Greg
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Charlie on January 31, 2019, 07:13:51 PM

These guys have certainly 'Cracked' it {-) {-) {-)

https://youtu.be/j3Y_3QiLt2w (https://youtu.be/j3Y_3QiLt2w)

It's no good bashing the ice. Full size icebreakers ride up on thick ice and use the weight of the ship to crack it and push it under and away. I suspect you might have scaling down problems with that approach on a model.

Colin
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 31, 2019, 07:40:28 PM
Excellent video there! Just how it should be done but you need the weight of a big model.Colin
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Post by: david48 on February 01, 2019, 12:01:40 AM

Current temp -12deg  shed is 5mts  x 6mts height to ridge approx. 5mts , supper efficient pellet boiler in the corner ,GIVES OF NO EXTERNAL HEAT = no shed work .
David
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: grendel on February 01, 2019, 07:55:08 AM
my workshop is either the kitchen table (21 degrees C) or the conservatory which has the benches and tools, (5 degrees C) no heating, but it acts as an insulation barrier for the house, absorbing all the heat thrown out from the walls, the house, well since we had the cavity walls done the whole house is heated from a single radiator in the downstairs toilet, maybe 2 foot square, set to 2 , and that keeps it a comfy 21 degrees downstairs. upstairs there is the heated towel rail, plus the hot water pipes to the boiler under the floor. which keeps that a comfortable 19-20 degrees. the only problem is in the summer when the conservatory can top out over 40 degrees.
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Post by: Captain Flack on February 01, 2019, 09:56:52 AM
0 degrees in Plymouth this morning.
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Post by: Charlie on February 01, 2019, 10:04:13 AM
Zero degrees in West Kent as well. Much milder than yesterday. Only a very small amount of snow last night.
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Post by: dreadnought72 on February 01, 2019, 12:26:37 PM
Minus four. ...with the oil radiator on.  <:(


Andy
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: tica on February 01, 2019, 04:22:38 PM
I'm lucky I have a 10m2 room i the house as work shop and as some may have seen I also use the dinning table  :-)) So the temperature is 21-22C.
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Post by: CGAux26 on February 01, 2019, 10:02:51 PM
74 F with the A/C on.   :-))


Let's see, that's about 23 C?
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 01, 2019, 11:13:57 PM
Its been around 35 to 40 Celsius in my shed for the last couple of months, good for losing weight 🤪


Peter.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Charlie on July 24, 2019, 12:50:40 PM
43 degrees in my shed today!
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 24, 2019, 12:58:05 PM
As the sun is in cloud this morning we are only just at 30C. The sun is supposed to appear after lunch so goodness knows where we will end up which will be far too hot for me.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: KitS on July 24, 2019, 01:01:37 PM

43 degrees in my shed today!


Jepers, I thought it was hot while driving home y'day in a temp. of 'only' 34 deg C!  {:-{
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Bob K on July 24, 2019, 01:23:51 PM
Luckily my workshop is indoors, so "only" 31.5 degrees
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Post by: plastic on July 24, 2019, 02:02:31 PM
We're at 27 degrees - not terrible but not encouraging me to get busy.   Cold drink & TV today.
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Post by: grendel on July 24, 2019, 03:06:32 PM
27 degrees indoors at work, with the aircon trying flat out to cool it (we have a huge metal almost flat roof) warmer outside, yesterday when I arrived home at 6.30pm it was still 35 in my workshop, 29 indoors
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: CGAux26 on July 24, 2019, 03:33:43 PM
78F/26C over here in my shop in Tomball, Texas. 90 to 95F outside, heat index well above 100F. 


How can my shop be nice and cool?  Dedicated air conditioning running smoothly.   :-)) %)
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: tica on July 24, 2019, 03:45:25 PM
27C in the workshop and 32C on the terrace, think it's time for a "radler" in the shadow
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Post by: dougal99 on July 24, 2019, 04:35:40 PM
78F/26C over here in my shop in Tomball, Texas. 90 to 95F outside, heat index well above 100F. 


How can my shop be nice and cool?  Dedicated air conditioning running smoothly.   :-)) %)



Well there's the difference! We would normally consider 26C as very warm, if not hot. When it gets to 20c out come the shorts, much to my wife's chagrin  %%
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Capt Podge on July 24, 2019, 06:02:08 PM
25c in my little workshop, so not too bad.
To equalise body temperature we're having a curry this evening 😋
Home made of course!


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: frogman3 on July 24, 2019, 06:12:27 PM

85 here in my Norfolk model room but I've been busy fitting in filler on my tiger heat won't stop me -----YET and the missus came up and gave me a nice cool ice cream
Chris
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 24, 2019, 06:45:22 PM
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Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: grendel on July 25, 2019, 05:24:48 AM
aarived home from work, 30 degrees indoors, 38 degrees in the workshop, I didnt try going out there, just sat and melted
Title: Re: What's the temperature in your shop today?
Post by: coch y bonddu on July 25, 2019, 11:11:34 AM
Well just come out of the oven 38degrees.......sprayed some pva over all over the scenic scatter on the slot track to set it and by the time I had finished where I had started it was allready bone dry,so finishedthe weathering in the track and within 10 mins I had cars running on it.
SHame I got nothing to spray today it would be baked on 
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Post by: raflaunches on July 25, 2019, 11:18:04 AM
Just come out of the greenhouse of a cockpit on the Hercules C-130 at Brize! The temperature registered on the onboard computers said it was 46 degrees C outside! God only knows what the cockpit temperature is! This is getting silly! %%
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Post by: DaveM on July 25, 2019, 06:26:09 PM
Just been in there to nick the fan to use in the house. It's 46.1C, and that's with the blinds down and both doors open. Work has been suspended for the day! I feel the second G&T coming on very soon...

DM