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Old 07-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Rhode Island's heat index today hit 106 with a high of 98. Those of you south of the Mason Dixon probably don't sweat till it's above 100 but this week has been a good one for us Northeasterners. Picked up a new tip...When I have my shirt on above 90, I like the sleeves chopped off. Take the sleeve, soak it in cold water and wear it above your ear line. Keeps your face, head and neck cool while still letting the top of your head breathe. Every hour or so, dunk the sleeve and repeat. I'm not gonna lie, it smells like a petting zoo by 5-530 and you might look stupid but we're not in this business to impress.

Any other good dealing with the heat tips?
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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Water, water, and more water!

We have been framing all week in direct sun. 90 plus everyday so far, and another one coming tomorrow. Couple guys today had these blue cooling towel thingys. Not sure how they made out with those. My new deodorant touts 72 hour extended protection. I may need to send them a strongly worded email regarding my doubts about their claim.

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I heard on the radio that over 70% of Americans are dehydrated during the summer months. That number is probably closer to 100% for working guys out in the elements.
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I heard on the radio that over 70% of Americans are dehydrated during the summer months. That number is probably closer to 100% for working guys out in the elements.
I try to be a good water monitor to my guys. Sometimes, a guy will get in a spot up on a pic or on a roof, and not have easy access to his water. I will try to remind them throughout the day to drink. Today was unreal! At one point, my shirt was so heavily soaked, that I started getting fatigued with the weight of it. Every day this week I have brought at least one gallon of water, and a few soft drinks. At lunch time, I will maybe eat a snack cake and that's about it. Just too stinking hot!
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Water, water, and more water!

We have been framing all week in direct sun. 90 plus everyday so far, and another one coming tomorrow. Couple guys today had these blue cooling towel thingys. Not sure how they made out with those. My new deodorant touts 72 hour extended protection. I may need to send them a strongly worded email regarding my doubts about their claim.
Lmao! Ask them to come smell you at noon...lol!
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Around 4:30 or so, the Air temp was 94 but the heat index was 120, earlier in the day the temp was the same but the heat index was only 109.

The humidity spiked up from around 50% to over 70% in a couple hours. After 11 am we are working in direct sun but can take breaks in the shade..
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Actual temp outside at the jobsite today was 88.2 with 95% humidity. Heat index was supposedly 90.7f. Was a bit warmer where I spend a good part of the afternoon, unloading a nice toasty shipping container full of furniture. Felt like walking into AC to walk outside after being in there, felt like I was going to pass out a couple times. Must have been a good 20deg hotter in there.

Forcast is calling for 93 tomorrow, Glad I'll be in a building most of the day even without AC or electric.
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I'll post later if it gets hot here. Only 1 or 2 days over 100* this summer.

68 in 2011, 34 in '12. Of course, the heat index has been over that several times.

Water is way over-rated, I take a mouthful in the morning. At lunch I drink whats left.
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Today in Delaware it hit 97 with a 124 heat index. I was in a women's home who doesn't turn her air conditioning on. Has it...doesn't use it. I was only in her place for an hour but was soaked when I got done.
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over 100 in Connecticut today, I brought two AC units (i pick them up at tag sales for 25 bucks) and put them in the windows. We are alot more productive when we're comfortable.
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We were putting down a dark red composite deck, i swear it was hotter than a roof would be. Didnt want your skin to touch it for to long. Love leaving work looking like you pissed your pants.
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Love leaving work looking like you pissed your pants.
I had that look today. Officially 96, but I spent a while in the attic and a while on the roof. Well, on a ladder at the edge of the roof. Couldn't touch the shingles with my hands for more than a few seconds.

Still, better than the time we were standing walls on the second story of an addition, sheathed with foil-faced foam board. Perfect solar cooker.
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I had that look today. Officially 96, but I spent a while in the attic and a while on the roof. Well, on a ladder at the edge of the roof. Couldn't touch the shingles with my hands for more than a few seconds.

Still, better than the time we were standing walls on the second story of an addition, sheathed with foil-faced foam board. Perfect solar cooker.
Funny you guys mentioned the bag sweat line. Today I remember thinking this is the largest sweat line I've had in a while...front and back. Mix in some white gold bond dust for good measure too.
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I had that look today. Officially 96, but I spent a while in the attic and a while on the roof. Well, on a ladder at the edge of the roof. Couldn't touch the shingles with my hands for more than a few seconds.

Still, better than the time we were standing walls on the second story of an addition, sheathed with foil-faced foam board. Perfect solar cooker.
I think theres only been one time where we worked with foil faced sheathing that i wanted the solar heat gain. It should now be code foil faced products can only be used when its below 50 degrees. I think we only hit 93 but had a 30 sec thunderstorm roll through that took the humidity from 95% to i think somewhere around a million.
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Listening to you northern guys complaining about a few warm days cracks me up. Kind of like it cracks y'all up when we complain when it gets down to 30 degrees.
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The best part about this heat wave is all the chicks that say "dude, you look soo hot".
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Listening to you northern guys complaining about a few warm days cracks me up. Kind of like it cracks y'all up when we complain when it gets down to 30 degrees.
Understood. The 80-100% humidity and zero wind has been kicking my ass though. I spent all day yesterday just waiting for even a hint of a breeze.

Sadly, I have even more trouble with the cold.
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Listening to you northern guys complaining about a few warm days cracks me up. Kind of like it cracks y'all up when we complain when it gets down to 30 degrees.
Now go down another 60 and that's winter. Isn't your heat dryer than ours

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