PAR Posted February 27, 2018 Report Share Posted February 27, 2018 Yeah, life can be tough here in central Florida, but someone has to do it. This winter we had one morning in late December where it got down to 32 degrees for about 45 minutes and two days in early January with near 32 degree temperatures for a few hours in the wee morning bits. Very occasionally we'll stay in the 50's during daylight. It's not uncommon to have 50's at night, though this year not many days at all, with general lows in the low 60's and daytime highs several degrees over the average. Today was 82, and tonight a cold front will drop in, so maybe we'll touch the 50's for a couple hours, but I'm not holding my breath. Tomorrow will be close to average for a change, but then back to higher than normal temperatures, until the weekend, where we'll get back to the averages again. All this said, I've still had to get things done with some cool weather, if occasionally and these heaters work good. I also use them to accelerate curing, which they do quite well too. If you can raise the ambient temperature by 20 degrees during the cure, you'll half the cure time. Another 20 degrees higher and you'll 1/4 the cure time, so it can offer benefits other than cold weather accommodation. So, if you have a goo that needs 12 hours to cure hard enough to sand lightly, take it to 115 degrees under a tarp and it's cooked in 3 hours, which a big difference. I often work with slow and supper slow formulations and this permits long setup and working time, but waiting for a cure, so I'll cook it and get the best of both worlds. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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