Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for February 09, 2014

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    George Alexander  over 8 years ago

    xdoc2: Not so. The faucet also produces heat, via the pipe that either buried or goes into the house. What matters is the true temperature of the faucet, which may be slightly above the air temperature. Wind chill temp is irrelevant, it measures how cold we feel, taking temp, wind and humidity into consideration. Arlo may be cold because of the wind chill, but he was right. Stupid way to win an argument.

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    edclectic  over 8 years ago

    Never get into a battle of wits as an unarmed individual.

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    georgelcsmith  over 8 years ago

    While safe to drink, tap water is not completely pure. The impurities dissolved in it work like antifreeze in a car, depressing the freezing point, but only a few degrees.

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    doublepaw  over 8 years ago

    She is worried about 28 wind chill after all the snow they have had this winter?. In MI that wind temp would mean a pool party this time of the year.

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    DDrazen  over 8 years ago

    The male ego is a marvel to behold.

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    Kirby_Dots  over 8 years ago

    Or, they now sell frost free sillcock valves. Been working great for me over the last 4 years.

    Anyone else having problems with I can’t connect.

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    57-Don  over 8 years ago

    28 degrees, I wish!

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    sbchamp  over 8 years ago

    But, you felt so smart…

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    The Life I Draw Upon  over 8 years ago

    The wind chill factor deals with evaporation. When a fluid like water (sweat) evaporates it takes heat with it. Effects like wind increase evaporation therefore increase heat loss. Also a fluid will take away heat faster than that of a dry gas. That is some of the reasons a windy day with moisture in the air feels so cold..Arlo get up it doesn’t hurt to be sure.

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    1MadHat Premium Member over 8 years ago

    A sweater is something you put on when your mother gets cold.

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    Chuck_it_all  over 8 years ago

    Arlo’s real problem is he is trusting the Weather Service to be correct within 4 F at his location.

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    Varnes  over 8 years ago

    doublepaw, I was kind of thinking along those lines myself…They sure don’t live in Michigan….Funny how 18 degrees can feel so warm…..28 degrees? I haven’t seen that in a month, and only 3 times since November….Muskegon is up to 111+ inches of snow for the season..And it’s just the beginning of February….

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    Varnes  over 8 years ago

    I suppose that Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas will chime in…And they will have valid points…Michiganers are the lucky ones…… Lake Michigan keeps us "warmer " than those guys….Sure, it was minus 10 here, but it was 22 below in Milwaukee on the same night…Mixed blessing…The Lake keeps us warm but in doing that, it dumps snow on us like crazy..If the Lake freezes over this year we’ll get those same cold Temps…

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    Gokie5  over 8 years ago

    I thought that Arlo was bone headed in that he went outdoors rather than checking out the question on the Internet. In my brief journey though Google-land, I think the consensus was that water’s freezing depends on the actual temperature. I mean, how was Arlo going to find out anyway, by going outdoors?

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  over 8 years ago

    “Seawater’s freezing temperature is only depressed 2C.”-Not arguing with you, just backing you – Similar to Ocean Water: Temperature – Oceanography .The freezing point of seawater is about 28.4°F (-2°C), instead of the 32°F (0°C) freezing point of ordinary water.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  over 8 years ago

    " keep the faucets and exposed pipes wrapped.".And wrapping is simply slowing the rate of heat transfer. Wrapped pipes can still freeze if the temperature drops low enough long enough.

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    Meh~tdology, fka Pepelaputr   over 8 years ago

    Pro-Tip: Pool “noodles” can be used as pipe insulators (they’re just more expensive than purpose-made ones), bubble wrap from packages and some duct tape also work as insulators, as do packing peanuts in a plastic bag (the ones from newspapers are perfect).

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