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Old 12-07-2016, 12:26 AM   #20461
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It's that time of year . Cold weather ..mucky clean up water..
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:15 AM   #20462
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So how are your new M18 batteries holding up in the cold weather? Any sluggishness? Short life span?


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I was going to come on here earlier today to have a mini rant about how much I hated how they can't handle the cold. But instead I drove the 2 hours home to buy new winter boots because I can't handle uninsulated leather steel toes in the winter anymore

But seriously, my impact just flat refused to spin yesterday from the cold. Brought it inside and let it warm up for a couple minutes and it perked back up. But it isn't just the Milwaukee stuff, our Makita and even our cordless Hilti tools aren't working well. Battery life is way down, performance is noticeably laggy at times. But today I brought my stuff into the trailer at each code break throughout the day and everything seemed more agreeable.

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Hate that so much. I got 3 on the go and another one under my thumbnail.
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Bacitracin ointment helps it heal quick. Or Bag Balm

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But seriously, my impact just flat refused to spin yesterday from the cold. Brought it inside and let it warm up for a couple minutes and it perked back up.
All summer I think I'm an idiot for still running NiCads, all winter I think I'm a genius for still running NiCads.
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Hate that it is -5 this morning and we ran out of water, from me not watching it closer, and now have to go haul water today.
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Ran out or line froze?
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Bacitracin ointment helps it heal quick. Or Bag Balm

Thatís utterly ridiculous

Iíve been switching between that and Neosporin.
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Bacitracin ointment helps it heal quick. Or Bag Balm

That for your balls or something?
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I'm sure you could use it for that as long as you wanted them sticking to your leg all day
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I'm sure you could use it for that as long as you wanted them sticking to your leg all day
At least they'd probably stay warmer stuck to my leg all day...
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Badger Balm works good too, don't worry if you're a badger lover, it's not made from them.
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I just use normal hand lotion, and make sure I don't go outside with wet hands. Easier said that done most of the time, but if you keep one of those econo sized lotion pumps in the truck, and make sure to dry and moisturize after you wash your hands you can prevent the splits pretty easily. I was able to limit them to the top sides of the point finger. I never got the fingertip ones.
Always hated gloves, so I had to adapt that ridiculous system of constant moisturizing to be able to do exterior work through winter.
Don't let anybody rag on you for moisturizing. Disgusting hands are not sexy, and why are we doing this if not to look good while doing it? Amirite?
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Ran out or line froze?
Really the pump went bad, split open on the bottom, miss metal cased pumps. Did not freeze ,in a pit under the house. So now 200.00 later I have water again.
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Your well is under the house? I don't understand what you mean
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Your well is under the house? I don't understand what you mean
My water cistern, is under part of my house with a well pit along side of it, in which my water pump and heater are in. Here where I am I haul my water . It is a less then desired situation which is why when I just added a bathroom ,10x12 onto my house I put a 6 ft crawl space under it where I will be putting my water heater and water pump so I can get at those easier.
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Randy, do you do any rin water collecting or haul everything in?

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Randy, do you do any rin water collecting or haul everything in?

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Just haul for drinking/house use water. Although I am going to set something up for rain water for garden.
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Thatís utterly ridiculous

Iíve been switching between that and Neosporin.
That was in the barn when I was a kid, and it's in the med cab now.

And what do I use during the day? Avon chapstick for those fingers.

It's.... more portable.(shrugs)
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I just use normal hand lotion, and make sure I don't go outside with wet hands. Easier said that done most of the time, but if you keep one of those econo sized lotion pumps in the truck, and make sure to dry and moisturize after you wash your hands you can prevent the splits pretty easily. I was able to limit them to the top sides of the point finger. I never got the fingertip ones.
Always hated gloves, so I had to adapt that ridiculous system of constant moisturizing to be able to do exterior work through winter.
Don't let anybody rag on you for moisturizing. Disgusting hands are not sexy, and why are we doing this if not to look good while doing it? Amirite?
A lot of the pain comes from the hard skin that forms on the sides of the split. When it gets really bad, I soak the affected finger (usually a thumb for me) in hot water for 30 minutes and then take fingernail clippers and trim the hard skin away. It helps the lotions do their work. I use Bag Balm also. Keep one in the truck and one at home.
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I just wear black or blue nitrile gloves under whatever I have on. I don't get cracked finger skin.

Cocoa butter hand lotion is the best for chapped / cracked hands, IMO.

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