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Old 08-10-2014, 04:46 PM  
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Not a typo, I couldn't walk on it barefoot and it felt good to get back on the 120 degree concrete.



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Hmmm, maybe a cool sod would be a nice replacement?



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Maybe. By the afternoon breeze it is much better. I guess we just don't go out there in 100 degree heat.

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Maybe they think you are going to water it.
You didn't find some real grass to check. This will not help your ac bill.

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http://www.athleticbusiness.com/cooling-solutions-trending-in-synthetic-turf-industry.html

It seems to be a big problem with lots of discussion on line. The turf being a dark color absorbs a lot of heat and the packed infill retains heat. The solution it seems is evaporation just as in real lawns.

The article linked above seems quite logical they are eliminating the stone infill and using a cork product that retains moisture better and allows evaporation you still would need to water the turf some.

I also saw the crumb rubber used on top of the turf when heated very hot like yours can break down and pose a health risk for children and they are suggesting a cork fill product there as well.
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As I sit on my back patio I realize how much I love what I have done with the yard. We actually use it too. The baby loves the fake lawn (when it's not 170 degrees). Didn't think I would like the grass but with so much other life in all my planters it is an even balance. I like it!

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Building a shed now. It's all starting to come together as my wallet gets lighter.
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The window goes in after it is sheeted.

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The window goes in after it is sheeted.

Oh no it didn't.
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You might not we worried about water there but I would jack it up and slide treated wood under every 2 ft opposit direction to the joists.

Well it should have.



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