No, seriously, cut it out. We’re Oregonians. We don’t know what to do with heat like this…
Yeah -that’s actually correct with official temps for today. The predicted high was only 103. I actually went out and bought an air conditioner today.
First I got an amazing deal on a used 10,000 BTU version that just kicked major *ss. Until it started popping the breaker in my apt. Stupid 1900’s knob and tube sub-standard wiring. So to avoid burning the place down, I went out and got a very high-power saving (read crappy cooling) 5amp 5000 BTU version which isn’t really doing the same job by any means, but at least helps a lot.
Update: Got my 10k BTU air-con working by – using a better wall extension cable. I had a cable rated for 15 amps, but it was a 50″ outdoor cable. I went out and bought a 10″ cable rated for 20amps – problem solved. the 50″ cable just added too much resistance to the equation and it be just enough to pop the breaker when it kicked in. Switch to a shorter, higher-rated cable and everything worked great. Slept like a baby in sub-zero temps.