106 degrees in Redwood City and the garage tank temp is...........

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by daddio, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    I'm so hoping that's the last heatwave for this summer. I'm in Morgan Hill and we topped at 113 degrees! My garage is not as well insulated as I thought, my tank went as high as 85 despite me pointing a big industrial fan on the tank in addition to the aquarium fan and lots of ice in sandwich bags. I'm surprised my critters survived, I felt so bad for them tho. My clowns were swimming frantically back and forth, I'm pretty sure because of the heat.

    I am taking Mark B's advice and buying insulation styros this weekend.

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  2. Home Depot sells large packs of styrofoam for less than 10 bucks! i only needed to buy 1 pack for the 100!
  3. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Awesome! Does anyone know if I can install these on my garage door? I have the kind that rolls up and down. My garage is facing west so it gets soaked in the sun which turns my garage into one big oven.

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  4. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    yeah this is the perfect example and make sure the chrome side is facing out like this in the picture
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  5. Can you explain why it's so important that the chrome side is outside?
  6. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I see a convertible Bimmer there. Can't quite tell which model...
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  7. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    From that side mirror, I’d say z4

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  8. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    For one, the foam won’t melt onto your steel door.

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  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Its a 3 series. My guess its E46.
  10. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Thanks for the tip! I'll try it this weekend.

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  11. lol
  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    here comes another round of heatwave...
  13. i ordered my foam insulators, it cost 150 bucks
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  14. thats not my bmw by the way... that pic was taken from a blogger's website
  15. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    $150:eek: I picked up 4'x8' sheets for $16 each
  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I seem to recall manufacturer requirements needs to have the reflective side facing open air otherwise it does absolutely nothing as a radiant barrier.
  17. where?
  18. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Home Depot

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  19. how thick are the sheets?

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