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Old 06-09-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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Working From 6am To 1pm In Hot Weather?


I'm tooling with idea to start at 6am and work till 1pm to avoid hot weather. Can not use fan at this project as old insulation is everywhere and you know what fly around if you turn on fan. Otherwise fan work just fine for me in my kind of job fixing up houses (framing and trim).
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:49 PM   #2
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Roofers do that all the time. Inside guys, not so much.

Just make sure there are no regulations in your area about making noise so early in the morning.

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Attic work I always start early in the day.
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When it is hot, I prefer to work from 9 to noon. When it is comfortable I prefer to work from 9 to noon.

It doesn't always happen, but it's what I prefer.

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When I did commercial work in the Sacramento Valley we would roll out with headlights at 4:30 AM and be at it at by first light.

We would take 2 breaks, no lunch and roll up between 12:30 & 1.

Worked well for us.
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I go big or go home. 5 gallons of ice water is the standard. A wide brim hat in the sun don't hurt either
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I go big or go home. 5 gallons of ice water is the standard. A wide brim hat in the sun don't hurt either
That sounds like the production framing days....

You'd bring a 5 gallon Igloo water jug with usually 50/50 mix of lemonade & water or OJ & water.

One of the first things we did was find a hose bib and hook a hose with a sprayer on it also....

Those days were brutal....

six pack on ice for quitting time...
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That sounds like the production framing days....

You'd bring a 5 gallon Igloo water jug with usually 50/50 mix of lemonade & water or OJ & water.

One of the first things we did was find a hose bib and hook a hose with a sprayer on it also....

Those days were brutal....

six pack on ice for quitting time...
I'm still doing decks at 60....as soon as I feel up to it I'll unload the card out of the camera and see if I can put up the latest 7 days of straight burn pretty much solo.

My only other option is disability and my luck they'd say screw you ...you still owe us money
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Not many of the tough old dogs around anymore....

Kids now days....
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I've done 6 am till 2 pm. Then again we weren't slammed with work at the time.
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I've done 6 am till 2 pm. Then again we weren't slammed with work at the time.

Make no doubt about it we were slammed with work.

Just never made sense to drive a guy to exhaustion and injury to try and make progress in the stifling heat....

My crew consistently produced better than others and with fewer injuries and lost man hours....

Drove the PM nuts until I said check the schedule out....
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Not many of the tough old dogs around anymore....

Kids now days....
I feel tough when I hit that pillow top in the other room. I'm gonna sleep in tomorrow since I'm finished. 7 straight days in the heat is tough on anybody no matter how old (young) you are
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Make no doubt about it we were slammed with work.

Just never made sense to drive a guy to exhaustion and injury to try and make progress in the stifling heat....

My crew consistently produced better than others and with fewer injuries and lost man hours....

Drove the PM nuts until I said check the schedule out....
In some climates that's all you can do. I can appreciate a boss that doesn't push his crew in stupid temperatures.

I've had heat exhaustion a few times and didn't made it into work the next day. The worst I ever had was running a jumping jack tamper in 107f heat for a few hours.

I always pack water and something with electrolytes now.
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I feel tough when I hit that pillow top in the other room. I'm gonna sleep in tomorrow since I'm finished. 7 straight days in the heat is tough on anybody no matter how old (young) you are
It has been a VERY difficult concept for me to realize that these days I have NO choice but to slow down, WAY DOWN.....

I have been very hard on my body and am now paying for it.

But given a chance at a do over, not sure I'd change much.

Been one hell of an adventure.

For me to sleep in usually means I take some sort of pain killer at 3 or 4 in the morning...usually gets me to 6-6:30....
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I never work more than 8 mostly 6 or 7. And always take weekends off.

When I'm on my deathbed Im pretty sure I won't be saying, " I wish I built just one more deck! "
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It has been a VERY difficult concept for me to realize that these days I have NO choice but to slow down, WAY DOWN.....

I have been very hard on my body and am now paying for it.

But given a chance at a do over, not sure I'd change much.

Been one hell of an adventure.

For me to sleep in usually means I take some sort of pain killer at 3 or 4 in the morning...usually gets me to 6-6:30....
My feet and legs from the knees down to the shins is what's killing me. My back is still in pretty good shape as long as I don't make any real quick contorted movements, but the feet and legs have been killing me for years now. If I lighten the schedule it's not so bad but if I push it the recuperation time is a hell of a lot longer than at say early 40's even.

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It absolutey takes longer to heal these days!!!!!



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I never work more than 8 mostly 6 or 7. And always take weekends off.

When I'm on my deathbed Im pretty sure I won't be saying, " I wish I built just one more deck! "
Had a sub I really respected for a while who used to get on me for working so much tell me, "spend time with your family, do things you enjoy, you'll never be on your death bed saying you wished you'd have worked more". I still work like an ass a few months out of the year but I have since cut back and made "life" a priority over work. People may not like the time frames all the time but we are still busy 14-16 months out of the year and I've had many more weekends with my family.
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I've slowed then pace down a lot as well. Few weekends and take a day or so during the week to do run around stuff if I can. Seems like I make more money and it gives me time to schedule and make plans for the next week or two.

Running like a rabbit just gets you tired. Hopefully I have a bunch more years in me. Need to pace myself.

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Had a sub I really respected for a while who used to get on me for working so much tell me, "spend time with your family, do things you enjoy, you'll never be on your death bed saying you wished you'd have worked more". I still work like an ass a few months out of the year but I have since cut back and made "life" a priority over work. People may not like the time frames all the time but we are still busy 14-16 months out of the year and I've had many more weekends with my family.
14-16 months out of the year? You really ARE working too much...

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