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Old Dec 5th 2017, 11:35 pm   #61
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Its sunny in Vancouver this week. Cool though overnight although not bad at 6 currently.

By the end of last week we had like 24 or 25 days steaight where it rained, so a nice change.
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It’s cold and foggy here so not that different from home.
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Dark, rainy, windy. Could be England in December. BRING BACK THE BLUE SKIES,
Pop over to the New Zealand 'show us your garden thread' for a blue sky recharge.
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Crazy foggy tonight and most of the day.

Luckily YVR can handle fog well and isn't congested like Seattle so no significant delays for us.
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-9c with windchill and my damn outer window (in my lounge) is frozen open. Luckily I was able to shut the inner one.

Brrrrrrr there's still a cold draught coming through.
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-9c with windchill and my damn outer window (in my lounge) is frozen open. Luckily I was able to shut the inner one..
You have two windows in the same bit?
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That translates to "old". My son's place was the same. Nearly all the windows have now been replaced with modern double-glazing. It makes a hell of a difference.
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That translates to "old". My son's place was the same. Nearly all the windows have now been replaced with modern double-glazing. It makes a hell of a difference.
Does modern double glazing involve two opening windows now then?

I have a vague recollection of a hospital in Bristol having that with a few inches between, as far back as the 80s. But I've not noticed it in houses.
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Does modern double glazing involve two opening windows now then?

I have a vague recollection of a hospital in Bristol having that with a few inches between, as far back as the 80s. But I've not noticed it in houses.
Some of the older houses have storm windows. An outer frame of glass panes is inserted in the winter and in the summer replaced with screens.

By "older" I mean log houses. I've no idea how long this practice persisted.
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I have a vague recollection of a hospital in Bristol having that with a few inches between, as far back as the 80s. But I've not noticed it in houses.
No. The windows in my son's place were two sliding windows with a gap between them. The new ones are just a single unit containing two panes of glass with a small gap between them.
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It's called a triple track storm window, they are not 'old'.

Outer screen (stays in place)
Outer (middle track) window inside of screen
Inner window, with lock.

https://www.doityourself.com/stry/be...-storm-windows
http://www.windows-homequote.com/Sty...k-Windows.html

I've lived in several places here that had them, they are not uncommon and you can still purchase them in stores.
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I'm in England at the moment. It's December. Beautiful blue skies and bright sunshine today. If a bit windy.
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Meanwhile, back in Blighty one paper warns:

"UK weather: 'Danger to life' warning as ten-day -12C Arctic blast brings more heavy snow - will it fall in your area?"

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"UK weather: 'Danger to life' warning as ten-day -12C Arctic blast brings more heavy snow - will it fall in your area?"

If that's @me, then the forecast says no. But we'll see.
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"UK weather: 'Danger to life' warning as ten-day -12C Arctic blast brings more heavy snow - will it fall in your area?"

I find those headlines (usually in the Daily Fail) to be hilarious in that the -12 c is in the Grampians/top of Ben Nevis at night and the heavy snow is in the less than 5 cm range. Anything more than 5 cm ensures that the councils gritters are taken off the roads due to some health and safety mandate.
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