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Old 11-19-2014, 06:37 AM   #41
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76" of snow in 24 hours in south buffalo - That's a years worth of snow in a single day
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:58 AM   #42
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76" of snow in 24 hours in south buffalo - That's a years worth of snow in a single day
Dang! That stuff will lay around all winter!
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We didn't go in today, another 20 degree morning. I know I could go in and tent the walls and mixer, but you lose so, so much time trying to work like that.

But like TNT said, it's going back up in 50's the rest of the week, so we just set tight and go back tomorrow.

It's suppose to start warming up some today, so me and one of my guys are going to spend the day cutting Mom some firewood
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It's amazing how you can acclimatize to the weather in the prairies. It's the coldest place but most trades up here don't consider their work seasonal, they just work all year round.
Pretty much the same way down here.
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Yeah, you have it tough...next week you guys are back up above 50 and even hit 70+.
I need 70+ year round!!
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76" of snow in 24 hours in south buffalo - That's a years worth of snow in a single day
Is it wrong that I'm jealous of that much snow? I am just itching to go skiing
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Yea it's not all bad….
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You guys have it way too easy… It get's cold up here. If it's warmer than -40, it's a work day. No questions asked. Colder than -40? Depends on how much of a rush we are to get things done. Worst day I ever worked was -53 C (around -65 F for you Americans). It was miserable.



If it's 10 F (-12 C), I may or may not be wearing a jacket. The warm one only comes out at -20 C (-4 F).


How the heck can you get a lift started in that weather? We can barely get our started at 0 f.

One thing I don't see anyone mentioning is the wind. Theres no working when its 5-10 below with 25-30 mph winds. Once the wind chill is -20 we don't work. Sometimes we call it before it even gets that cold
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It's not the fact you don't need too get out of your truck in buffalo you can't get out I it lol

They are predicting between 8 and 9' I've seen pics in the wide open of just a guys head and shoulders! 18 wheeler outlines and bumps next to them are cars!!!
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How the heck can you get a lift started in that weather? We can barely get our started at 0 f.
A block heater usually does the trick.
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A block heater usually does the trick.
Whats a block heater?
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It heats the block too keep the oil warm so it's not hard too start!

Some people have electric dip sticks the keep plugged in
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There's a few things you can get. Block heater, battery blanket, oil pan heater, dip stick, recirculation hoses. An old boss of mine had an aftermarket heater on his Cummins that burned a tablespoon of diesel each night keeping the engine warm.

We were trying to start a loader in -36 once and couldn't get it going so we took the ground heater hoses, wrapped them around the engine and threw insulated tarps on top. Couple hours of that had it thawed right out.
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Man I feel bad, I was bitching last night about it being 37.

I was in some -12 stuff last year... I don't know how you guys live with that for days or weeks on end. Canadian's are just nuts. Buddy from Manitoba said he would regularly go out during class while at University to make sure the block heater was good.

He was saying he would regularly see temps that could freeze beer quickly. I don't know how the guys in NY do it, let alone further north. 15-20 degree's okay, it sucks but whatever. Anything under 0 is just plain insane.
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Man I feel bad, I was bitching last night about it being 37.

I was in some -12 stuff last year... I don't know how you guys live with that for days or weeks on end. Canadian's are just nuts. Buddy from Manitoba said he would regularly go out during class while at University to make sure the block heater was good.

He was saying he would regularly see temps that could freeze beer quickly. I don't know how the guys in NY do it, let alone further north. 15-20 degree's okay, it sucks but whatever. Anything under 0 is just plain insane.
You'd be surprised what a set of wool cloths does for you.

I had a friend who lived up north for a few years, up there it's cold enough that it doesn't snow and they rarely shut their vehicles down for anything including getting fuel.
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Been working in the trailer, have a few door and window jobs to do but we were hit with the cold so fast that even the customers want to wait until it warms a bit. Zipwall will only keep so much cold out when ripping out doors and windows, let alone trying to get the foam and caulk (Quad) to work right.

Suppose to be above freezing this weekend, will just do jobs then.

My problem is I am a sweater, not a knitted kind, so when I layer even with Under Armor, I get wet...then cold as hell. Wear less layers and I never warm up, I can never find the happy medium! THen I have to soak in the tub or take a hot as hell shower because I am chilled to the bone. My grandpa was a farmer, hardest working guy I ever knew but my grandma said he had the same problems. I get the chills usually early to mid afternoon, literally start of shakes and I know it's time to be done.

Oh the fun part is, it is getting worse as I get older!
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Been working in the trailer, have a few door and window jobs to do but we were hit with the cold so fast that even the customers want to wait until it warms a bit. Zipwall will only keep so much cold out when ripping out doors and windows, let alone trying to get the foam and caulk (Quad) to work right.

Suppose to be above freezing this weekend, will just do jobs then.

My problem is I am a sweater, not a knitted kind, so when I layer even with Under Armor, I get wet...then cold as hell. Wear less layers and I never warm up, I can never find the happy medium! THen I have to soak in the tub or take a hot as hell shower because I am chilled to the bone. My grandpa was a farmer, hardest working guy I ever knew but my grandma said he had the same problems. I get the chills usually early to mid afternoon, literally start of shakes and I know it's time to be done.

Oh the fun part is, it is getting worse as I get older!
Move to Florida... No chills here. Weather has actually been fantastic.

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