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Post subject: How Hot can it get, before your vinyl collection suffers?  PostPosted: Jul 31, 2014 - 07:59 PM
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Lately it was been as hot as 94-96 degrees in my "Music Room".
Granted, its only been a couple of days so far this Summer.
Usually it stay around 84-86 Degrees,from
about 3pm-9pm during the Hottest Summer days.
My vinyl is stored vertically (straight up & down).
Usually that hottest temp is for about 6 hours straight.
So it got me to thinking, at what point (degree),
should I start being concerned about my vinyl.
So far it looks fine.

I usually don't have this issue,
but for the last 3 weeks we have had a young petl,
that is having an issue with the heat,
so my room AC has gone to her, until she recovers.

WWOTR

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Post subject: RE: How Hot can it get, before your vinyl collection suffers  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2014 - 11:37 AM
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I wouldn't worry about mid -90's especially if stored vertically as mentioned.
 
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Post subject: RE: How Hot can it get, before your vinyl collection suffers  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2014 - 09:24 PM
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Temperatures here can reach into the 40's Centigrade - that's well over 100 F - but it's never been a problem. Vertical storage is the secret.

Recommended temperatures for archival storage are much lower, but that's not really an issue for members here.

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Post subject: RE: How Hot can it get, before your vinyl collection suffers  PostPosted: Aug 02, 2014 - 01:08 PM
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As long as they are stored properly, you'll do fine.

To show how much heat records can tolerate, during the winter, I once leaned a scrap LP without a jacket or sleeve at an angle against a furnace register with a book leaning on it. I needed a warped record to try out an idea for unwarping. Well, after several hours, it still had no warp. I eventually made one with a conventional light bulb.

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Post subject: RE: How Hot can it get, before your vinyl collection suffers  PostPosted: Aug 02, 2014 - 06:10 PM
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somewhere on here i wrote about the old sun warehouse in KC, it mustave been 150 degrees in there in the summertime. not a single record was warped. but here in the rockies because of the cold nites and warm days a record can warp just on a 15 second trip to the jeep if it's cold edge is exposed to our hot sun.

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Post subject: RE: How Hot can it get, before your vinyl collection suffers  PostPosted: Aug 14, 2014 - 05:39 AM
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I did an experiment on a 4th Of July when it was expected to top out at 101 degrees: I took a bum record (it was cracked anyway and I got it for free) and laid it out flat on our concrete patio. After four hours of direct sunlight, it warped a little (it bowed maybe a fraction of an inch) but it didn't look like the black lasagna noodle I was expecting. However, I've had records poorly stashed on the foot well of my car on a warm (but still sunny) day and found one or two with the edge substantially warped. Conclusion: it wasn't so much the warmth or the sunlight as it was the magnified sunlight coming through a window - THAT may have intensified the warping.

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Post subject: High Heat  PostPosted: Oct 06, 2014 - 01:03 PM
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For 10 years I lived on the top floor of a 3 story condo complex. Believe it or not I only ran my heating system on three occations in those 10 years. Even on the most frigid nights in winter the coldest I ever found the inside temperature was 53 degrees farenheit, basically getting free heat from the floors below. In July I would simply vacate and not return till 9 pm at night as the air conditioning was unable to reduce the temperatures it got so hot. The highest I recorded with my thermometer was 97 degrees and I too was concerned about my records. I have to report none were warped due to that exposure and yes all were kept vertical. - My 2 cnts
 
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