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#31825 12/06/03 12:55 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
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Just curious how different areas are.

How many work days a year do you lose due to the Weather?

Working outside in the Rain and Snow is tough, if not impossible and for Resi work I know some customers sure don't want people going in and out of their house on days like that either.


#31826 12/06/03 01:47 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 680
I worked outside most of last week, finishing the electrical side of a gas station install. The crew I was working with was trying to pour concrete in single digits temps. They have a $50,000.00 ground heater which will pull the frost out of the ground and leave the dirt hot!!!!!. Got most of it done friday afternoon. Good thing too as we have blizzard warnings on the coast of Maine tonight and tomorrow. Just started snowing, got the plow on, got wood in, picked up the outdoors as this might be the last time we see the ground until spring [Linked Image]. Winter coming always puts me in a bad mood as far as work is concerned [Linked Image]

#31827 12/06/03 02:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
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Bill it takes a real blizzard for our shop to call work.

Instead we are constantly reminded it is our own responsibility to determine if we can safely make it to work.

In six winters there has only been one day I recall work getting called off, I assumed work was on and made it in.

I was told to go home and they paid me 4 hours for my trouble. [Linked Image]

Last winter the frost was 36" and the job I was on needed the ground heaters that walrus described to keep it moving.

You think 600 kcmil is stiff in normal temps try working it in 20F [Linked Image]


Bob Badger
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#31828 12/06/03 02:31 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
We usually loose from 2 to 3 days a year, but it is more of not being able to get up and down the mountains than the weather itself. The road crews do a top notch job, but there has been times I have sat at the bottom of a mountain after sliding into the grass for three hours waiting for the salt truck to get there. Of course this turns into a social event with all the other people around. [Linked Image]


#31829 12/06/03 10:58 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
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Last year, I seem to remember two or three days that were snowed out. Basically, if the jobsite is "open" we usually make it.

My AHJ job, we lost two days last year for snow. And Friday was a "lucky day"; the office called all inspectors in at 1:00PM. We got to leave after the daily paperwork.
Left the office parking lot at home at 5:45PM....a 'usual' 25-35 min ride! Roades were a mess, but the TRAFFIC was a nightmare!!!!


#31830 12/06/03 11:16 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Friday I had 17 inspections and 6 were pools. The snow started around here ( Northern NJ) by 12:00 today Sat. the total here is about 18". The last inspection of the day at about 4:00 PM the snow was to deep for me to do my pool bonding inspection. I think the EC will forgive me since I red tag that job. This week the weather report says the temp will hit 45 and rain by Wed.-Thur.. What a mess this could be!

#31831 12/07/03 05:57 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Snow seems to be getting pretty rare over here, at least in the more southerly parts of Britain.

We've had a couple of frosts here overnight in the last two or three weeks, but the temperature has been up above freezing by 9 or 10 a.m., and often up to 50 degrees some days.

It's typically weather for the time of year though -- Very changeable with one day clear and sunny and the next wet and windy!

No snow yet......

#31832 12/07/03 07:23 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
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I'd say we've about a foot here
[Linked Image from] and it's still sputtering...

the kids gotta eat in bad weather too...

#31833 12/08/03 12:01 AM
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About 20 inches here on central Long Island.

I think your maps is off a bit!


#31834 12/08/03 08:43 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
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I heard on the news it was 24" in your area...and that was yesterday when I got up!

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