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About Stelmer

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    Occasionally posts, always lurking!

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    Crossgates, Leeds. 76m ASL
  • Interests
    Music, Vintage/Retro Electronics, Amateur Mascot Performing, Ex-Biker, Gamer and Travelling.
  • Weather Preferences
    Snow and Cold. Unless I have A/C.

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  1. Ooh, will check here.. might be selective freezing rain, not freezing on everything yet.
  2. Had my lights flicker and UPS switch back and fourth to battery a few times in LS15... It's raining but doesn't appear to be freezing rain.
  3. Since the heating V A/C war of winter 2012/13 (A/C won ..) and me ignoring the thermostat settings, dad getting whopping bill in 2013/14 winter , we have a new boiler and individual thermostats on radiators now. 10.30pm-6.30am the thermostat is set to 17ºC, 6.30am-9am it's 21ºC, 9am-2pm it's 20ºC and 2pm-10.30pm it's back to 21ºC. I don't have the radiator on in my room but the house is comfortable for father, which is fine for me.
  4. Stelmer

    Model Moans, Ramps and Banter

    First weekend that i've not had the aircon running! Dreading the cost but having a house at 22ºC and not a tiny bedroom at 39ºC makes it so worth it, even if it took 6 years to get a heatwave strong enough to properly use it.
  5. Stelmer

    Model Moans, Ramps and Banter

    It's the humidity and general design of our homes which makes heatwaves unbearable. It was noticeable coming back from high 30's in California to a London Heathrow in high 20's the other year. I would happily spend a day in 40ºC low humidity heat than our humid yuck that is unescapable without air con. Can't really moan about it though as this heatwave and a decent Summer was long overdue, it's almost as rare as a proper Winter these days!
  6. Envious of the storm to my east. Looks like a right whopper!
  7. Mine has added about £45 to the bill this Summer, according to the smart meter.....
  8. Stelmer

    Model Moans, Ramps and Banter

    Nooo don't want it any warmer. Spent enough already running the fleet of portable air conditioners at home...... Despite being more tolerant to heat, it finally got to me with coming home to a hot house after work so on it went. I should invest in a central system.
  9. Stelmer

    Model Moans, Ramps and Banter

    I used to hate the hot weather and stuffy environments, till I became involved with freelance mascot/charity work. Inside a costume, temperatures rise above 40ºc, most don't have cooling but mine has fans inside the head to help draw out hot air caused by breathing and draw in fresh air through the mouth/eyes. Keeping the head cool really helps, even if the body is hot. I often forget i'm wearing a fleece jacket till someone comments how I am not melting in weather like this. It's possible to get used to heat, took me years to build up the tolerance.
  10. Sun has made a hazy appearance here in East Leeds. Took long enough...
  11. Still cloudy here, though it's slowly brightening up. I don't hold much hope of seeing any storms but looking forward to seeing where storms form later :)
  12. I'm in Birmingham at an event in the Metropole, the storm at 2.40am was awesome! Another attendee took this: https://twitter.com/SudoWolf/status/1000581292071768065
  13. I'm hoping for a lovely, sunny summer. The solar panels take a decent chunk off the A/C power consumption.