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

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  1. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

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    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. DEATH BY SNU SNU

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

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    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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    yeah this is the perfect example and make sure the chrome side is facing out like this in the picture
     
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    Can you explain why it's so important that the chrome side is outside?
     
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    I see a convertible Bimmer there. Can't quite tell which model...
     
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    From that side mirror, I’d say z4


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


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

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


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    lol
     
  13. ashburn2k

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

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

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

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    Home Depot


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    how thick are the sheets?
     

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