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Old 12-08-2009, 07:48 PM   #21
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not much compared to upstate NY but enough to earn a few bucks.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:52 PM   #22
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Working in the snow gets old quick but

Playing in the snow is OK

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:29 PM   #23
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Worked outside pretty much my whole life. Hands frozen too many times. Now if it goes below 0 my hands go numb.

Solution - I sell inside jobs only in the winter.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:04 PM   #24
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I worked for 4 mo. at the South Pole. I had sweat pants under my carhart bibs, fleece tops or wool sweaters and ugly uncomfortable bunny boots.
I wore just insulated leather gloves with hand warmers taped to the back of my hands.
Temps down to -70 and I was out working in it. The warmest day there was -9 and it felt like a day at the beach.
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This fell last night. My little girls daycare is closed today. We are going sledding.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:58 AM   #26
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There's a reason I switched from framing & general carpentry to being a finish carpenter. I don't like working in the cold.
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Carharts and the snoopy hat

However, since moving from upstate NY to NC those days are gone. I laugh when it gets to 50 and these guys run around with parkas and wool hats on...
I used to laugh too, but now I've been here so long I think I've been "Southernized." I'll pull out the wool cap now in the same weather that would barely make me put on a light jacket before.
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Snow, aaaarrrrrggggggggggggg!!!!!!!! I'm waiting for this storm to quit. Can't get out. Missed work today, so I'm here on CT.

Got to go out to the shop and get some work done.

I love summer
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getting to the age im considering this

http://cozywinters.com/shop/heated-vest-6722.html
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:03 PM   #30
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I hate working in the cold, that's why I moved from northern ohio to austin, tx.

Here layers are the ticket cause it can be cold & windy in the morning, but 70 in the afternoon.

We actually had some snow at the jobsite monday, it covered the 1000 sq. ft. deck we were working on, but did not stay on the ground. It lasted all of 30-45 minutes, but enough for a small snowball fight.

I had longjohns, jeans, mulitple shirts & jackets, leather gloves, & beanie along with insulated overalls. I was warm as toast all day.
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I found a full proof way to stay warm while working outside in the winter.....I moved to Florida!
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I love the snow! I find if I'm outside working hard enough that the cold doesn't bother me. I've worked out in the snow in a t-shirt before, and I felt comfortable.
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Todays winter outfit:

under armor pants (not $50 nice, but they were a gift)
hoodie, insulated gloves, my heavy knit hat, uninsulated workboots with one pr of socks
The one pair of socks may seem confusing, but we have learned over the years that if you wear more than one pair, your feet get sweaty on the ride to work and then become cold quickly when you start working. Multiple pairs also prevents your toes from being able to move around which also makes them cold.

Todays temps were in the low 20's but we had terrible winds which resulted in a wind chill below zero.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #34
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I love the snow! I find if I'm outside working hard enough that the cold doesn't bother me. I've worked out in the snow in a t-shirt before, and I felt comfortable.
We are getting plenty enough of the love to share right now. Come and get it.

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This fell last night. My little girls daycare is closed today. We are going sledding.

Go ahead and play in it, i'm stuck in the truck cleaning that chit up what a bastard this storm was Clocked 30hrs in the truck first round, 2 hour nappie time, showered, back at it another 12hrs and i just got back in awhile ago. Tomorrow will start the multitude of calls for sand/salt. Cant wait for next week to get back to normal...this storm was a wicked lil devil "for us"
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Go ahead and play in it, i'm stuck in the truck cleaning that chit up what a bastard this storm was Clocked 30hrs in the truck first round, 2 hour nappie time, showered, back at it another 12hrs and i just got back in awhile ago. Tomorrow will start the multitude of calls for sand/salt. Cant wait for next week to get back to normal...this storm was a wicked lil devil "for us"
I feel your pain. My snow blower sucked up a wheel chock and destroyed it self. So I had to shovel my whole place.

I got a ton of calls to come plow sorry sold my plow. I did send a letter out to last years customers saying I wasn't going to plow this year but they called anyways.

You need to go get some R & R you have earned it. We had funn sledding if that makes you feel better?
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All I can say is you guys are tough............. nuts, but tough nuts! Here in San Diego I was out walking the dogs and everyone was commenting on how cold it was. It was 48 degrees but by noon it was back up to the high 50's. Ya'll out east just got the storm that blasted through here on Monday. It snowed up in the mountains to the north and to the east but down here in the valleys and by the coast it never snows, just rains, and we sure could use more of that..................
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I feel your pain. My snow blower sucked up a wheel chock and destroyed it self. So I had to shovel my whole place.

I got a ton of calls to come plow sorry sold my plow. I did send a letter out to last years customers saying I wasn't going to plow this year but they called anyways.

You need to go get some R & R you have earned it. We had funn sledding if that makes you feel better?
That stinks If it makes ya feel better, i just paid a $658 repair bill to the one truck, rotors up front broke so needed new rotors/pads and then they found rear axle seals going out, and i had a serpentine belt starting to fall apart....so luckily my buddy got us into the shop and got the truck back to us a few hours later all fixed up and ready to beat on again.....easy come...easy go

We've gotten more than normal calls for clean outs due to the unexpected copious amounts of white gold that fell, plus each lot took 3-4x's longer than normal...lots that used to take me 20 minutes were taking upto 1.5hrs, but there were trucks breaking down left and right...you know the guys, steal your accounts by cutting not only your throat but their own?? with rock bottom pricing and POS trucks and equipment LOL!! Well, we got into saving folks the pst few days from these hacks...ching [email protected]#in ching But i'm not going to complain other than to say getting older sucks, we've made many 30-34hr shifts plowing before, you get sore obviously, but the past could days have been over the top joint soreness, i had to stop and take a hydrocordone pill i reserve for long days working in the cold to ease my joint pain, just so i could manage sitting in the truck...did'nt help i ate it and landed with my back on the running board tuesday morning..spilled a new large cup of cappochino all over myself while i was at it too

All day i was looking at the thick blanket of white gold and thinking, a sled would be awesome to have again right now....then i remembered the -20 windchills and the fact i spent more fixing my sleds then i paid for both of'em and i woke up LOL!!

To stay on topic. Body wise i'm fine with long johns, pants, carhart insulated bibs. I buy tow heaters buy the box and along with my columbia boots my feet/toes stay toastey. tank top, long john shirt, t shirt, sweat shirt, hood sweat shirt and then my insulated carhart jacket, beanie cap and body wise i'me good to go....it's my damn fingers that are the problem...big time.

Anybody find any gloves worth a **** for actually keeping digits warm and still having dexterity? alot to ask i know LOL!!
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IHI You crack me up. Your post are always fantastic very descriptive and informing you should be a writer. I know they have writers for reality TV.LOL

Gloves I am trying neoprien (sp) kayaking gloves they are good on warmth AFTER you get them wet, dexterity is decent, longevity not so good.
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IHI You crack me up. Your post are always fantastic very descriptive and informing you should be a writer. I know they have writers for reality TV.LOL

Gloves I am trying neoprien (sp) kayaking gloves they are good on warmth AFTER you get them wet, dexterity is decent, longevity not so good.
Everybody tells me i should write stuff, but i'm too long winded already, and not by choice, kinda like a sickness that takes over my fingers, and the worst part is people bore of it easily...as do i when i go back and read my junk

I've ran through MANY sets of neoprene gloves, and like you mentioned, they were better than most at keeping fingers "warmer", dexterity was there, but as you also mentioned, longevity in our trades is non existant. I always liked them for siding in the winter since i could grab nails outta my pouch almost like like being non gloved, but they sure tear the hell outta the fingers tips, so then i cut the tips off and get all "new jersey tough guy looking for a fight" with 'em until i throw in the towel when my finger tips get frozen. Esspecially now in the one finger that tried to play "who's tougher" with a sawzall blade and lost....all that scar tissue is extremely sensative to the cold now

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