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Old 09-11-2011, 08:39 PM  
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Thanks, the History part is fascinating but the country looks like a rejected patch of hell. How did people survive it back then?

Maybe the mine was cooler but but one couldn't easily live there.

My opinion may be colored a mite by our Sept. heat wave that has cats trying to pant like dogs.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:01 PM  
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Thanks, the History part is fascinating but the country looks like a rejected patch of hell. How did people survive it back then?

Maybe the mine was cooler but but one couldn't easily live there.

My opinion may be colored a mite by our Sept. heat wave that has cats trying to pant like dogs.

The mine I was in was a constant 75-80 degrees cool.

Wet burlap and a little breeze makes a good "swamp cooler". Back in the early 1900's my family would pull their beds out on the porch and wet down their sheets. They also would wet burlap sacks and put they up in the open windows of the adobe. The heat's nice, it's amazing how a little triple digit will knock the birds right out of the air.

Down below is a small road that I walked down, (my truck is 2wd open diff) and in beween that little road and these ruins is a small creek.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:45 PM  
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Haha, 75-80 is not cool, and you're looking butt ugly today
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:49 PM  
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They also would wet burlap sacks and put they up in the open windows of the adobe. The heat's nice, it's amazing how a little triple digit will knock the birds right out of the air.
If I recall correctly you can build a more efficient swamp cooler cheaply. (unsurprisingly I checked Google)





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Haha, 75-80 is not cool, and you're looking butt ugly today
compared to 112* F, yeah, that's cool

and I resemble that remark!!
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If I recall correctly you can build a more efficient swamp cooler cheaply. (unsurprisingly I checked Google)







Huh!! I'll be dip'd & rolled innit, why didn't they think of that? Oh I know, Because AZ had very few power poles back in the late 1800's,early 1900's to power the little motors there. Especially not where the old homstead was!!
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:06 PM  
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Monkeyshines

DIY Swamp Coolers

these critters are fascinating. A bit of ingenuity and you're in business.

A bit of tubing, a submersible pump and a cooler should be enough to convert Jeremy's ceiling fan room into a meat locker.
http://www.evaporativeairconditioner.net/?f






Jeep cooling:
http://allhomes4rent.com/Clayton-hom...ling-for-food/
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Because AZ had very few power poles back in the late 1800's,early 1900's to power the little motors there. Especially not where the old homstead was!!
had they invented the wheel yet?
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Oh boy, this one is a classic! I love it!
Get me a beer.
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Oh boy, this one is a classic! I love it!
Get me a beer.
Free with every new doublewide.
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