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    How do I get my roomates to stop turning the A/C down to 70 Degrees F. everynight. Nothing I do seems to work, I almost want to put one of those locks over the thermostat. Any ideas?
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    Learn how to sleep with your eyes open and sitting in a chair. Then just sit/sleep in front of the thermostat all night with a shotgun in your lap.
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    Have a false thermostat panel that does nothing when you change its settings.

    Is it a matter of the cost or you can't sleep when it's too cold? If it's the former you could just have them pay a higher share for the electricity bill. If the latter...
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    Read this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun...e/default.aspx

    Then, use that article to set up a system on your PC to check the temperature is > 70 degrees, otherwise beep very very very loudly. Perhaps output to a fire alarm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk_mp5kpdw
    Have a false thermostat panel that does nothing when you change its settings.
    I like this one also. Make sure the panel is metal, then just run some current to it.
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    Umm... wait til they go to sleep and then turn it down?

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    To get a proper answer, we have to know why this is a problem, and why your wishes are more important than theirs.
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    >To get a proper answer, we have to know why this is a problem, and why your wishes are more important than theirs.

    because I wake up at 3am shivering, their rational is "we want it cold because were not going over our electricity cap so we might as well use it"

    but its unbarably cold, and they are irrational.
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    Wait... 70F is cold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    Wait... 70F is cold?
    Yes. Our thermostat is set somewhere around 76F, and I still use a blanket most of the day.
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    exactly
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    I wear a t-shirt when theres snow on the ground and it's around 30F with no wind. 70F is cold? that sounds pretty comfortable to me...where do you live? Guess we are used to the cold in MN.

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    because I wake up at 3am shivering
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    Quote Originally Posted by B0bDole
    How do I get my roomates to stop turning the A/C down to 70 Degrees F. everynight. Nothing I do seems to work, I almost want to put one of those locks over the thermostat. Any ideas?
    You have my sympathy.

    Have you talked to your RA about this? You could probably get him to arbitrate an agreement on temperature that will be warmer than 70°.

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    yah but then they'll bring up all the horrible things I do, and my argument would no long hold ground.
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