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In a perfect world. When its 0 for weeks at a time, things get interesting.
I bet it does, we don't see those kind of low temps for days on end here, but it has happened in the past (BGW = Before Global Warming). Occasionally we will get temps that never break 20°F for over a month. We' have had (by our standards) cold of below +5°F for days at a time. And since the area is not built for temps that low things start solidifying. We they thaw is when it starts to get fun.
"It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006
Re: So my boss asked me which plumbing tools to buy for the shop
I have lived in Yellowknife before (Vince lived there too) and where I live now in northern Alberta it gets almost as cold as it does up there in the winter. Not quite as cold as Rankin but we get our -40 to -50 Celsius or colder with the windchill here. We had a plastic bucket like that at the last company I worked for and it seemed to hack the winters pretty well. Love all those aluminum wrenches! thanks for the pics Vince and make sure no one steals/abuses those tools! Knowing what its like to get stuff in the NWT it will take a while to repair or replace them. Have fun plumbing my fellow Canadian cold-dweller!