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anyone else work outside all year?i was just wondering how you guys stay warm and dry.i like goretex and mickey mouse boots?what works for the rest of ya?
 

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  • Tent the work area
  • Add heat
  • Have coffee in heated trailer until work area is warm:thumbup:
Guys that are happy and comfortable produce quality and work at a much faster pace. We see temps down to 50 below. Folks don't move very fast once the temp hits zero.
 

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Oh yeh. I remember those days of negative temps. Worked in Prudhoe Bay for a while and that's what I call cold. There's nothing up there to stop that wind when it blows.

Now days here in Seattle it's long underware, hoodie, and a jacket. If I'm feeling lazy I'll pull out the Carhart Cold Weather suit.

Temp today Low 20's High 30's

Miss those Mickey Mouse Boots.
 

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Under Armour gear + multiple layers, and warm soup for lunch :thumbsup:
Add a pair of Danner boots and thats me. I usually try to get away from the jobsite and eat in a resturaunt or bar for lunch to get out of the cold. It's usually not to bad once working. Especially cold days, I work in the shop. Usually have a couple of projects going on in there.
 

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Been Wearing some good Wool socks for a month now- but not the same ones:w00t:


I think the worst part about winter is the pain of dressing warmer & taking it off, putting them back on, when you go back & forth to Inside to outside & back in again......................
 

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Outside all year also, but here in LI it doesn't get too cold. It seems like 2 weeks a year we see single digits & then 20's & 30's for average winter. Usually not too much snow, just enough to make a mess. Carhartt insulated jeans, a few layers & good boots & gloves. This year I'm trying some Chippewa boots, gortex & insulated plus made in USA. Been getting the gortex leather work gloves from Cabelas & I have to say they are great gloves, warm, waterproof & still have a good amount of dexterity, I will try to post a link.http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat21082-cat601899_TGP&id=0015722921828a&navCount=1&podId=0015722&parentId=cat601899&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=9IS&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true
 

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Been Wearing some good Wool socks for a month now- but not the same ones:w00t:
I'm glad about that, I live too close to you.

Layers is the answer. I hold off on the long johns as long as I can because once they go on, they stay on until April. (Not the same ones of course :>) Made it to Dec. 2 this year.

We don't work outside once it hits the lower teens anymore. One of the reasons we like kitchen and bath work. Lowest temp I've seen here was -36F, we'll hit -30 too often.

Good Luck
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Add a pair of Danner boots and thats me. I usually try to get away from the jobsite and eat in a resturaunt or bar for lunch to get out of the cold. It's usually not to bad once working. Especially cold days, I work in the shop. Usually have a couple of projects going on in there.
I'd have to get down to skivvies to go inside after dressing for the outdoors. I put my layers on in the unheated utility room and go. I stay outdoors until the end of the day.
I can't dress for 20 and be in a room at 70.
Heck, when I'm dressed to go, I leave the heat off in the truck and open the windows a bit. It feels sooooo warm when I hop out on the jobsite, I can just jump right into work.
 

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I spent the money and got really good under shirts and pants. They cost me like 90 dollars for both. It was nice last week when I had to go finish up a job and it was 16 degrees at 7 am and I was sweating.

Now, off to get ready for the foot of snow we are *supposed* to get.
 

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Worked outside for years.
Standard dress was t shirt, chamois shirt hoodie, jeans, Carhart bibs overalls(insulated), 1 pr wh. cotton socks, sneakers and a pair of slush boots. Watch cap and I was good to go.

Colder that 10 degrees, mostly went home and waited for warmer temps.:thumbsup:
 

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anyone else work outside all year?i was just wondering how you guys stay warm and dry.i like goretex and mickey mouse boots?what works for the rest of ya?
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...
 

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F'ing winter! This year I am not looking forward to it at all. saving grace for me is I wear Carhart insulated overalls over my other pants and shirts. I run them about 8-10 sizes bigger than my waist. Ski gloves are all I can wear when it is real cold, cause work gloves don't give me enough dexterity. get so many clothes on I can barely get my damn tool belt on.
 

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working in the cold sucks especially when the wind picks up. for me i usually have on long johns and jeans. i have a insulated carhart jacket and a beanie hat. but the cold usually doesnt get to me too much. heck last winter i was riding my dirtbike when it was in the teen's. yes i did hit ice and fall a lot. and yes it did hurt. no i didnt learn my lesson
 

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I remember back when i done window cleaning for a bit and it was lovely in the summer but boy in the winter it was nasty. Wet hands all the time. Some days it was so cold as soon as you would get the applicator out the bucket it would start to freeze and the water would freeze on the window as soon as you put it on :eek:
 
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