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    I recently beat my personal record for temperature in an attic yesterday. It stood strong at 132.5 F for several years. This years heat wave has smoked it at 161.2 F. I think I was actually being cooked. I used a UEI icepick style thermometer, stuck through a vinyl duct strap about 5' up from the catwalk on both occassions.

    What's your personal record?

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    We used to drive Dodge cab over pickups. No ac.. We measured over 140 in the cab several times

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    Originally posted by hvacokc
    I recently beat my personal record for temperature in an attic yesterday. It stood strong at 132.5 F for several years. This years heat wave has smoked it at 161.2 F. I think I was actually being cooked. I used a UEI icepick style thermometer, stuck through a vinyl duct strap about 5' up from the catwalk on both occassions.

    What's your personal record?
    HOLY COW 132.5 for several years???!!!

    You should have been well done by then

    -45 six months.... or so it felt.

    Really? Used to do a 30 year old tire test room at General Tire. 130F 70%.
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2’.
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    Hottest attic I've been in was around 120 or so. I'm sure it got way hotter in the afternoon, but the AHU and A/C was the 1st thing I did so I had some nice comfy air up there before it was too bad.

    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    Never had experienced anything to that extream. But I am sure there is someone out there who is in a boiler room somewhere in Airzona or in Palm Springs right now
    Do as I say, not as I do

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    I've had the pleasure of a 140 degree attic but that's as far as I ever want to go and I sure didn't spend any uneccessary time up there.
    Never knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run, he hates that.

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    Minus 80 in South Dakota during the winter, plus 135 in the shade in the Middle East during my tour of the cat box there.

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    Originally posted by troyorr
    Minus 80 in South Dakota during the winter, plus 135 in the shade in the Middle East during my tour of the cat box there.
    That's just over the difference between ice and steam...at sea level.
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2’.
    My competition are my best salespeople!

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    152 for 10 minutes taking a blower assembly out of an air handler. Took me about a week to get to feeling "right" again.

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    130 in the fireroom of the USS Jason in the South Pacific. 4 hours at a time for days on end. That wasn't too bad, we had fresh air vents to stand under, until a firemain burst above our online generator. Lost all power. Stood my station for 15 minutes until relieved (water checkman) ran the boiler by battle lantern. Passed out when I got out of the fireroom. Never did find out how hot it was.

    Arrrgh!

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