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B0bDole
06-03-2005, 06:25 AM
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?

pianorain
06-03-2005, 06:38 AM
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.

hk_mp5kpdw
06-03-2005, 06:45 AM
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...

nickname_changed
06-03-2005, 06:48 AM
Read this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun/someassemblyrequired/hotinhere/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.

pianorain
06-03-2005, 07:09 AM
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.

ober
06-03-2005, 07:22 AM
Umm... wait til they go to sleep and then turn it down?

adrianxw
06-03-2005, 07:44 AM
To get a proper answer, we have to know why this is a problem, and why your wishes are more important than theirs.

B0bDole
06-03-2005, 10:18 AM
>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.

Zach L.
06-03-2005, 10:32 AM
Wait... 70F is cold?

pianorain
06-03-2005, 10:46 AM
Wait... 70F is cold?Yes. Our thermostat is set somewhere around 76F, and I still use a blanket most of the day.

B0bDole
06-03-2005, 11:01 AM
exactly

Glirk Dient
06-03-2005, 12:26 PM
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.

Thantos
06-03-2005, 12:34 PM
because I wake up at 3am shivering
Blanket

joshdick
06-03-2005, 12:49 PM
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°.

edit: What? No love for HTML entities?

B0bDole
06-03-2005, 01:15 PM
yah but then they'll bring up all the horrible things I do, and my argument would no long hold ground.

scoobasean
06-03-2005, 01:42 PM
did you talk to them?

B0bDole
06-03-2005, 03:16 PM
>did you talk to them?
... yes...

alphaoide
06-03-2005, 05:00 PM
I hated living in the dorms/apartment with all those people; fortunately, I moved out already.

Anyhow, in my experience, there's nothing worthwhile doing about it but moving somewhere else. People don't do dishes, people turn up music that you despise, etc...etc, and unless you have a gun to point to their heads, just be selfish just like they are.

I had the same situation with the AC, but what I did whenever I woke up at some point early in the morning, I'd just turn off the AC.

edit: btw, 74 F is too cold enough for me, probably because I come from some tropical country.

B0bDole
06-03-2005, 05:36 PM
So what you're saying is that I should get a gun?

adrianxw
06-04-2005, 02:47 AM
70 is 21C - that is much warmer then our bedroom is for most of the year - I guess they breed 'em weak where you are.


yah but then they'll bring up all the horrible things I do, and my argument would no long hold ground. So the moral is before you start moaning about others, make sure your own house is in order. No sympathy.

B0bDole
06-04-2005, 07:34 AM
>No sympathy.

I didn't ask for sympathy, I asked for advice.

adrianxw
06-04-2005, 07:56 AM
Okay, advice, until your room mates have nothing to moan about you, stop moaning about them. 70/21 is in no way cold, if you are cold, put a blanket over your bed.

B0bDole
06-04-2005, 08:05 AM
...good advice, thanks.

sean
06-04-2005, 08:47 AM
I always hated group assignments in school, just because the group was usually a bunch of idiots. I'm discovering that life is a group assignment.

Lateralus
06-12-2005, 09:22 PM
I've found that there is simply one solution to this and related roommate issues:

Move off campus into a house/apt and get your own room. It's what I did and just think...you come back from classes, walk into your room and close the door. It's a beautiful thing. If that's not possible then it looks like your going to be miserable for quite some time. (what year are you? lol)

Liger86
06-12-2005, 10:08 PM
you should not have a problem sleeping at 70, my guess is you probably sleep naked and that is why you are cold, some boxers and a simple shirt with a wool blanket should solve that problem.

If that does not resolve the problem try visiting your doctor, you could have a cold (or something wierd) which at some points during the day makes you feel too cold or too hot.

Thantos
06-12-2005, 11:27 PM
If that does not resolve the problem try visiting your doctor, you could have a cold (or something wierd) which at some points during the day makes you feel too cold or too hot.
I don't think they are a chick .......

/em ducks

kermi3
06-12-2005, 11:28 PM
You have AC in your dorm room?

...I generally keep my windows open everynight until at least Febuary...I have the radiators going some too, but generally I shoot for no higher than 68 when I'm sleeping...that's what blankets are for....

B0bDole
06-13-2005, 06:12 AM
>Move off campus into a house/apt and get your own room.
I have my own bedroom/bathroom

>you should not have a problem sleeping at 70
I've lived in Florida my whole life, 70 is COLD

>You have AC in your dorm room?
AC in my apartment, yes. Every building in Florida has AC.