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#2287 - 06/30/01 11:35 AM How Hot is it???
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
Anybody got any good analogies to explain how hot it gets where We might be working?
How about different ways of dealing with it?

(Remember the PG rating please)


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#2288 - 06/30/01 11:46 AM Re: How Hot is it???
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Registered: 10/18/00
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no afternoon attic work, unless you have something to baste me with every 1/2 hr.
hmmmm 20 minutes a lb....


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#2289 - 06/30/01 01:59 PM Re: How Hot is it???
sparky66wv Offline
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Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2339
Loc: West Virginia
Picture this...

Dark Green Tin Roof on 12x12 pitch...
3:00 pm...
Yesterday... (90ºF with 95% humidity outside)

Had to throw in a couple of junctions boxes to feed some flood lights. Definitely made me consider hiring a helper (evil grin).
I had to finish the job so I could get paid... no waiting til the morning...

I'd guess about 135ºF to 140ºF in the attic... It was difficult to breathe even without a ventilator mask in the way...

In the 20 minutes it took me to square things away, I was sweat-soaked (I don't sweat much, if it's beading on my forehead, I have a fever...) and I was becoming nauseous.

I took a 1/2 hour "break" in the truck with the AC cranked, and chugged a Dew.

Still not as bad as stacking hay bales in a barn loft in August...


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#2290 - 06/30/01 04:28 PM Re: How Hot is it???
Redsy Offline
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Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
I actually considered laying a box fan across a scuttle hole this morning while in an attic to send some AC my way. I may start to carry one.

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#2291 - 07/01/01 11:00 PM Re: How Hot is it???
amp-man Offline
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Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 144
Loc: Sacto, California US of A
Hey, one attic I was working in was so hot that my reds and yellows melted in my bag and it looked like my pouch was full of that orange nacho cheese goop...the springs looked kinda like little jalapeno pepper bits floating around.

Funny thing was, when I used it as a chip dip at lunch, it was actually pretty good...

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#2292 - 07/02/01 04:05 AM Re: How Hot is it???
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
In San Bernadino, you can set out a jug of water on the roof, pour it into a thermos at the end of the day, and use it to make coffee the next morning.

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#2293 - 07/02/01 03:33 PM Re: How Hot is it???
Matt M Offline
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Registered: 03/25/01
Posts: 93
Loc: Laporte, MN, USA
Hotter than a two billied peckergoat!

I put an Eggo under my hardhat.... nothing gets cold faster than a waffle!

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#2294 - 07/02/01 06:58 PM Re: How Hot is it???
doc Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 119
Loc: Texas
Bill, first off get you some info on heat stroke and heat exhaustion and know what the difference in the 2 are and when you are approaching them,
white clothing and being cotton will be cooler than the poly products most of us wear but if on a roof or attic try to go to straight cotton
Gentlemen from people that I have seen that have had a heat stroke they never fully recover to handle heat for any length of time usually about 30 minutes is it for them
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#2295 - 07/02/01 07:21 PM Re: How Hot is it???
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Today a guy that was doing concrete came in and asked me if he could have some of the cartons from our 2X4 fixtures. No problem.
I looked out the window a little later to see that he and all his buddies had made 2'X4' brims for their hardhats by cutting round holes in the cardboard which was then Ductaped on. One even had a little piece of tie wire lashed across the top so that the cardboard bent up kinda like a cowboy hat. It looked FUNNY, but kept them in the shade.

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#2296 - 07/02/01 08:47 PM Re: How Hot is it???
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Hey guys, Mrs. Sparky66wv here......I have a couple sense worth... common sense... that is..... on hot days, take the time to drink plenty of fluids. Even if it means descending that 25ft ladder AGAIN....better to climb down it , than collapse and fall off the dern thing! Seeing well chisled, bronzed, hunks is a wonderful thing, but not in the ER.
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