From: inga toppostningar!
Subject: Re: Quickie Thermal Probe
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Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 16:03:18 GMT
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On Sat, 14 Dec 2002 10:29:43 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
> > Hah! This stuff comes down from the Arctic. Without us to warm it up for
> > you, you would really find it unbearable.
> > Mike
> I know cold weather. I spent a year at the US Army's cold weather
> test site at Ft. Greely in '73 & '74. It is at the bottom, between
> mountain ranges with the cold air rolling down and a near 0% humidity.
> The temperature was so low at times they wouldn't tell us at the radio
> and TV station the exact temperature because they were afraid of causing
> a panic. Those days all were were allowed to report was, "Be careful,
> its cold out there today" Vehicles with battery blankets, lower
> radiator heaters, dipstick heaters, and you still couldn't start some of
> them. You were allocated 20A @120 VAC for the heaters, and you had to
> put 10 weight oil in the transmission and rear end because the usually
> 90 weight was so hard it didn't lubricate at all. It was like chucks of
> hard plastic.
-52,6°C in Sweden
+ Ken +