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Knee pads #187879
07/13/09 11:08 AM
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petey_c  Offline OP
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After much consideration there's really no safe way to ask this question. Background info: Attic access scuttle (hole) is at the opposite end of the house I'm working in. Back and forth across about 40' of ceiling joists. Had some cheap a** foam rubber knee pads (single strap), that kept inverting themselves, catching the ladder on the way up, or on a joist. What brand/kind of knee pads do you folks recommend? Thanks, pete

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Re: Knee pads [Re: petey_c] #187880
07/13/09 12:09 PM
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I introduced the idea of using knee pads to the guys in SW Florida when working under raised floors in computer rooms and we tried several types. The ones with the hard white cups seem to work the best for us. The all foam type seemed to be the worst. The real problem is keeping them on your knees when you are walking around. If they are not properly positioned when you kneel down they are useless and you don't want to have to keep pulling them up.
It is amazing how much better you feel at the end of a day crawling around if you do have good knee pads tho.


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Re: Knee pads [Re: gfretwell] #187881
07/13/09 02:04 PM
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I have found the 'built in' pads that you use with Skillers work trousers to be quite adequate for all but the most demanding applications.

Advantages? They're always there when you need them, and you can walk normally. www.skillers.com or
http://www.skillers.com/Skillers/

For severely demanding applications - as in, several hours on ice-cold stone - the absolute best are hard rubber with foam linings. The hard plastic ones slide around too much, while you have already discovered the problems with the cheap sponge rubber ones. I'd check 'tactical supply' places like Brigade Quartermaster for them.
Try: http://www.brigadeqm.com/cgi-bin/ta...mp;celSourceId=ALT3&celTargetId=ALT4

Re: Knee pads [Re: renosteinke] #187882
07/13/09 02:31 PM
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electure  Offline

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I've got a classic case of "electrician's knees".

I use the gel filled kneepads available from HD.
(I also use gel filled insoles in my work boots)



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