iDoes a super hot weather affects your figures?..n/a

06 päivää sitten (6 päivää sitten)carbonatecarbonate
Yea portable air conditioner. I was looking to get one (especially 6K unit was good choice as it eats less power for less output); but, too bulky for my own good. It might be good to hide, but it still have a tube that need to be put out and might become noticeable when blowing out hot air.

There are also 10-12lb units that are 1k-1.5k btu power called zero breeze on kick-starter or Samsung coolpresso which was pretty neat; but, not sure if it will work well to make a climate controlled detolf. (not sure if worth the money), I was thinking about getting Sammy one when I go to ROK when visit and bring one back as it can be had for 170... (they all need exhaust tube or else will make your room burning hot).

If living in desert probably can use a swamp cooler (which is basically fan using evaporate water, but it will not work here as it is humid).

I am going to put up with running central when too hot and ice packs when somewhat hot, so I don't have to run central.
06 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
carbonate (6 päivää sitten) #22421353how about get a small portable unit that is easily hide-able?
You mean like a portable A/C? Does that work or which is better?
06 päivää sitten (6 päivää sitten)carbonatecarbonate
how about get a small portable unit that is easily hide-able? I was looking into Haier hpb08xcm 8K portable or Keystone KSTAP06D 6K unit which are lightest at 40lbs...
06 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
2hu (6 päivää sitten) #22421149No, it shouldn't. Just keep an A/C going and keep 'em off sunlight.
Pfft. I went to college in the Phoenix area. My god was that horrible.
and the Bay Area shouldn't be that bad. I'm around the LA area and I bet it's hotter here!

Yes they say it's way hotter in LA than in the Bay Area. But damn for me that's the worst day ever! Intensely hot that day.
06 päivää sitten2hu2hu
No, it shouldn't. Just keep an A/C going and keep 'em off sunlight.

Pfft. I went to college in the Phoenix area. My god was that horrible.

and the Bay Area shouldn't be that bad. I'm around the LA area and I bet it's hotter here!
06 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
Heldrik (7 päivää sitten) #22373269Here in SW France, the temperature can reach 40°C, thus making going outside like going to hell. I love my region but I hate its muggy summers with a passion (and to crown it all, its winters are damp). Summer can go choke itself on a big rusty pole or a splintery post. This is why I like autumn and winter: when you're cold, you can always wear more clothes, but when you're hot, you're kinda screwed. There's always the option to remove all your clothes (try this at work and see what happens) but you (still) can't remove your own skin without dying in gory and atrocious suffering. Thankfully, I have A/C in my living room where my figures are, but that means that even with closing the windows and shutters, my office and bed room are nos as cool as I'd want them to be. Oh well, at least I have it, so I'm not going to complain, am I?
As for figures, like many said, it's important to have them not in direct sunlight. The best way, if you have a Detolf or a shelf, is perhaps to put it near the wall that's bathed in the light. If that's not really possible, then try putting it near the north wall, where its exposition'd be minimum.

I can't remove all my clothes though :)) especially at work :)). Thank god we do have an A/C at work. But in our apartment, nope not allowed.
06 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
carbonate (7 päivää sitten) #22357791Dallas summers getting hot, was getting by with few blocks of ice packs in the storage at 90F (condensation is bad though need trays); but, if it's getting to 95F then will need to turn on A/C. Thinking about what to do still when it gets burning because A/C bills... it is not 24/7 or when get a detolf to finally display when get own room.
Ikr! Bills! It's not that hot at night but still hot in the day or in the afternoon.
06 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
Kirenisa (7 päivää sitten) #22357672If you're extremely worried about it perhaps invest in a window ac unit? They're cheaper than having a house unit installed. Also if it gets to hot and if you don't pay for water.. shut all of the windows and open all the doors except the one that go outside.. then run the shower on max cold water and place a big fan inside the door of the bathroom it'll cool your place down some. (Of course this isn't something you should leave running but you could do this during the peak of the heat if you're at home that is.
But uhm.. most figures in my experience can hold up to heat decently.. just make sure if they're in a box to air them out now and again or open your display case so they can breath better. I think worse case is older nendoroids / figures will get sticky sometimes.. I think it has to be extremely hot for figures to melt. However over time it may cause some issues maybe..? I'm no expert so I can't give you an answer outside of what I've experienced since I didn't have ac up until last year.

I've bought something to cool the air down in my apartment. And thank god it's not too hot compared the day I posted this.
17 päivää sittenHeldrikHeldrik
Here in SW France, the temperature can reach 40°C, thus making going outside like going to hell. I love my region but I hate its muggy summers with a passion (and to crown it all, its winters are damp). Summer can go choke itself on a big rusty pole or a splintery post. This is why I like autumn and winter: when you're cold, you can always wear more clothes, but when you're hot, you're kinda screwed. There's always the option to remove all your clothes (try this at work and see what happens) but you (still) can't remove your own skin without dying in gory and atrocious suffering. Thankfully, I have A/C in my living room where my figures are, but that means that even with closing the windows and shutters, my office and bed room are nos as cool as I'd want them to be. Oh well, at least I have it, so I'm not going to complain, am I?

As for figures, like many said, it's important to have them not in direct sunlight. The best way, if you have a Detolf or a shelf, is perhaps to put it near the wall that's bathed in the light. If that's not really possible, then try putting it near the north wall, where its exposition'd be minimum.
07 päivää sittencarbonatecarbonate
Dallas summers getting hot, was getting by with few blocks of ice packs in the storage at 90F (condensation is bad though need trays); but, if it's getting to 95F then will need to turn on A/C. Thinking about what to do still when it gets burning because A/C bills... it is not 24/7 or when get a detolf to finally display when get own room.
07 päivää sitten (7 päivää sitten)KirenisaKirenisa I am a collector!
If you're extremely worried about it perhaps invest in a window ac unit? They're cheaper than having a house unit installed. Also if it gets to hot and if you don't pay for water.. shut all of the windows and open all the doors except the one that go outside.. then run the shower on max cold water and place a big fan inside the door of the bathroom it'll cool your place down some. (Of course this isn't something you should leave running but you could do this during the peak of the heat if you're at home that is.

But uhm.. most figures in my experience can hold up to heat decently.. just make sure if they're in a box to air them out now and again or open your display case so they can breath better. I think worse case is older nendoroids / figures will get sticky sometimes.. I think it has to be extremely hot for figures to melt. However over time it may cause some issues maybe..? I'm no expert so I can't give you an answer outside of what I've experienced since I didn't have ac up until last year.
07 päivää sittenBloodFlowerBloodFlower
Aurora08 (7 päivää sitten) #22353217like what cases on figures? it depends on their quality? How about the one foot on the base figures? they look like they can't stand on heat.

I meant that some figures have more tendency to leaning while others have a very few cases of leaning. Quality have nothing to do with it, neither the pose. It's all about if the leg parts have been reinforced with ABS or if it's pure PVC and if the peg of the figure can handle the weight of the figure. You'll notice on most pages of figures that are leaner by the comments if they lean or not.
07 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
Lina (7 päivää sitten) #22350245Chicago can get nasty hot. ;A; I keep my figures away from the windows as well and so far everything is a-ok!
how hot does it get in chicago?
07 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
solluxcaptor (8 päivää sitten) #22348310I'm having the same fears lately, A/C isn't really a thing in England (well obviously it exists but almost nobody owns it in their home) and I hope all my figures can survive the heat better off than me considering there is a heatwave right now.
Omg! that's exactly what I'm thinking! A/C is also not a thing in CA, but climate is changing, summer is intensely hot now. As you said the heatwave is there especially when I'm driving. Looks cool sometimes hahahaha coz it's everywhere but when I go outside the car, it's not cool anymore
07 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
BloodFlower (8 päivää sitten) #22344656It could affect figures known to leaning, they're usually a bit more sensitive to heat than others. But the only thing that'll happen that they might start leaning a bit more than usual and it's a big case to case basis on those.
like what cases on figures? it depends on their quality? How about the one foot on the base figures? they look like they can't stand on heat.
07 päivää sitten (7 päivää sitten)Aurora08Aurora08
murialita (8 päivää sitten) #22347193I've got two letters for you: A/C.
Of course, not everyone has it. Should that be the case, I recommend passing on a couple figures and buying at least a window unit instead.
Of course, even that is not possible for everyone due to apartment rules and various reasons. So in that case, keep them away from windows, close the curtains, and buy a fan. The figs "should" be fine, though old or lower quality ones may be more subject to leaning.

we do have a big window instead of A/C, but in summer it's useless, but the figures are away from sunlight/window.
07 päivää sittenAurora08Aurora08
hitagicrab27 (8 päivää sitten) #22341861Shouldn't be a problem, really. It gets pretty hot in Chicago too, like around 100+ but it never gave me problems figure-wise. No direct sunlight helps out a LOT.
yeah yeah, I'm glad it got cooler at night, but yesterday was intensely hot.
07 päivää sittenLinaLina
hitagicrab27 (8 päivää sitten) #22341861Shouldn't be a problem, really. It gets pretty hot in Chicago too, like around 100+ but it never gave me problems figure-wise. No direct sunlight helps out a LOT.
Chicago can get nasty hot. ;A; I keep my figures away from the windows as well and so far everything is a-ok!
97 päivää sittenYankeeAllStarsYankeeAllStars
Aurora08 (8 päivää sitten) #22337621Ohhh my thank god it's just 104F. Is that the melting point of pvc?

If it's 104F in your room, I think you've got more things to worry about than figures...
08 päivää sitten (8 päivää sitten)solluxcaptorsolluxcaptor
I'm having the same fears lately, A/C isn't really a thing in England (well obviously it exists but almost nobody owns it in their home) and I hope all my figures can survive the heat better off than me considering there is a heatwave right now.

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