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    My A.C. went out in the house and I have managed to diagnose the issues and got parts on order. Ordering parts is not easy when you don't have an HVAC Lic. But that's not what the threat is about.

    The house was a bit on the warm side last night, so after my shower I thought Id try the Cold Water Shave. It was very enjoyable! I didn't think I was going to like it much but after a warm shower the whiskers were softer and I had no issue with cutting thru the stubble. This might end up being the way I go during the warms seasons for now on.

    Just wanted to share. If you haven't tried it, go for it.
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    I retire my scuttle during the summer, and still get good shaves. It is actually a nice change in pace.
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    Been cold water shaving year round for a few years now so it is no surprise that you were surprised. Funny too that your AC went and ours did also. Getting a new unit installed Monday.

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    I'd rather eat a dog turd than cold water shave!
    Eating cold food and cold water shaving whilst on hard routine in the Army is not something I ever want to repeat in this life time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    I'd rather eat a dog turd than cold water shave!
    Eating cold food and cold water shaving whilst on hard routine in the Army is not something I ever want to repeat in this life time.
    Yea, a very common sentiment and quite understandable. The good thing is we all have a choice at home though.

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    I find, going to the different truck stops at night and their varying degrees of hot water, they cool off pretty quickly to tepid. Most shower rooms from Texas to Canada don’t have very cold water, except during winter months. The real secret to a good shave, whether hot or cold, is well moistened lather; after a good shower of course.
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    Bob, mine was an issue with the furnace. The coils inside have a drain and the drain pipe clogged. This cause water to pour over the control board of the furnace. Being i do electronics i figured i could trace down the bad component and i did. The problem is the manufacture scrapes off the numbers on the chips so you cant tell exactly what they are to order. So a new board has to go in. Over 300 bucks. Still waiting. But i put a window unit in the bedroom for now to keep the wife happy and my sleep sound.

    Now, i can understand someone forced to cold water shave not wanting to do it. I was lucky when i was in the Army. I had warm water most the time. Not always. Then there was in basic when you splashed canteen water on your face and drug the cart across to make the drill happy. Those were the days.
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    Love filling my scuttle with cold water in the summertime with some variant of menthol soap. Ahh, refreshing!
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    I tried it long time ago and never looked back. Cold tap water here is a refreshing 62 degrees or so.

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    I didnt think about the scuttle and cold water.
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