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hot hot hot - tips for keeping cool

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gintonic, Jun 17, 2022.

  1. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Reminds me of the old Two Ronnies forecast. "It will be dry in Rye, cool in Goole...and if you live in Lissingdowne...don't forget your umbrella ..."

    P.S. Just clouded over here and temperature plummeting. That's another Summer done...
  2. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Forecast is 39° tomorrrow where I am in France which means it'll be well over 40°- won't be going far.:eek:
  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    Not if they have reflective lining and you keep the window open.

    But yes, shutters or a blinds would be better.
  4. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    The reflective lining reflects to air or surfaces that are inside your room, so doesn't help.
    Also, if you keep the window open, wouldn't that let the hot outside air into the room, defeating the purpose?
    (I assume it is hotter outside than inside, and that the objective is to keep cool air inside the room and hot air outside).
  5. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Or just a bow tie, it works equally well.

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  6. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    On a random sample of one, I kept the (light) curtains drawn on the bedroom which has an East-facing window. It was cooler in there than it was the day before when I drew them as soon as I got up.

    Seems it can work, but the rough rule is light curtains work and dark curtains make things worse.
  7. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    If it works for you in your setup, all is well.
    Seeker_UK likes this.
  8. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    No need to panic, back to normal (weather) tomorrow.
  9. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    After a day at work, coming home to a 28c sitting room is a blessed relief.

    Just think how other countries deal with having more than a single day of summer weather, I'm sure we'll muddle through.
  10. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    A few years ago when there was a life-threatening heatwave(!) we bought this eight inch cube of air-conditioning for gullible internet users that runs off USB for about twenty quid. If you use ice cubes in the fluid tank it works really well. Just having it cooling your face from three feet seems to have more effect than seems possible so it must have some psychological effect as well. Far better than just a fan anyway.
    It’s been hazy most of the day and breezy. I spent the afternoon upto my knees in a shady stream fishing so no problems here in sunny cornwall :)
  11. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    What about if you set fire to the curtains? Might they then act to draw warm oxygen away from the room? Taking away the warm oxygen to fuel the fire? Thus cooling the room?

    Perhaps the OP (who is very keen to try anything and everything to keep cool) could do an experiment in his lounge and get back to us?
  12. monkfish

    monkfish Grubby Tory enabler

    Three fridges will be causing some heat, I know it's in a good cause though.
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  13. wulbert

    wulbert pfm Member

    A pal in Italy used to hose the roof of his house liberally, once the hottest part of the day was over. Might be frowned upon if your local reservoir is low however.
  14. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    Us Brits know that you've got to drink a large mug of boiling-hot liquid to cool you down in hot weather, it's a scientific fact. Oh, and don't forget to light a large charcoal barbecue & all stand round it while you burn some chicken.
  15. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    Whatever happened to mad dogs and Englishmen?

    Wolfmancatsup and Seeker_UK like this.
  16. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Gosh, where are you? I remember being in Montpellier for a terrible heat wave in 2019. But somehow today in London, though cooler than Montpellier back then, feels no less oppressive. Plus - I don’t have air conditioning at home!
  17. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Nearest town is Troyes about 35 kilometres away.
    Fortunately we've got a very old property which stays cool as long as you're not stupid and start opening all the windows.
  18. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Ha ha, just done that tonight.
    Reminded me why I hate barbecues!
  19. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    You rascal, you.
  20. Still 27 here on the Medway Riviera.

    Cheers BB

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