Anybody have an opinion on this opinion?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Jul 12, 2010.


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  2. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
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    clearly this person lives in fantasy land.....
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    No AC here in my house. Just doing my part :) But I constantly use it in my truck, even in the winter. I like my windows rolled up, cool air on my face, and ignore the outside world.
  4. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I say let him come spend July or August in Houston without A/C if he wants to prove it can be done. 96* toady with 85% humidity = 104* heat index. No A/C? No thanks.
  5. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cannot sleep when the humidity is so high and the temp in the house is above 75*F.

    No one is shutting OFF their a/c around here.
  6. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm opinionless.
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've stayed at friends' houses and vacation spots with A/C, but I think it's kind of silly here. Yet lots of people here have it and run it regularly, whether they are home or not.

    I think they're wimps. :) A/C is nice in some public spaces, like restaurants, libraries, department stores... And I guess I just don't use it in the truck that often because it costs more fuel... I mostly forget I have it...

    I like shade trees around the house. I think I'd prefer a more traditional Mediterranean lifestyle, with siestas, and maybe a house with an enclosed patio with grapes on an arbor and a couple of nice fountains and room for dining al fresco.
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Our main bedroom gets very warm and stuffy at night when it's hot out, so we either turn on the ceiling fan, sleep downstairs, or sleep out on the deck when it's too bad. No humidity so that doesn't factor in at all. I can't imagine having a summer utility bill that matches or exceeds my winter heating bill.

    Just got back from Steamboat Springs for another ballooning event. And as usual, I slept on the deck at the condo they put us up at. Brought my sleeping pad and sleeping bag. Nice and cool and comfortable. No AC in the condo either.
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I liked the Russell Baker comment on an un-air-conditioned Congress having to escape the premises and coincidentally sparing the nation from their legislating. There is no question that AC does serve as a barrier, or a disconnect, between oneself and the world.

    Heard a kiddie today whining at the supermarket, that he was too cold.

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    I read somewhere that no a/c and your car windows open creates a drag that negates any gas savings.

    There is an a/c belt in this country. from Maryland through the deep south through Texas, NM, AZ, NV, So CA. Similar to the heating belt. I'd like to see that same guy post an opinion the next time it is 10 below on how northerners are using the heating system to avoid each other. The author is your classic elitist. Southerners with a/c BAD.

    I did a little research on the author. I'm sure he's an interesting smart guy but he has had no intellectual challenges. He does not have a Fimco in his life to rethink his ego inflating diatribes. If I wanted to "feel" smart I'd suck up to all those left wing journals as well.

    Since 2003, he has written regularly for,, and Many of those articles have been reprinted by papers such as the Chicago Sun-Times, the Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Alternative, Fort Worth Weekly, Illinois Times, Pacific Sun, Albany, NY Metroland, and other papers. They have also been published by the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism, the Indian national publications The Hindu and The Week, and the expatriate monthly Inside Mexico. He serves on the editorial board of the Green journal Synthesis/Regeneration, for which he writes regularly.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2010

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