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Old 06-30-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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For all of you that work in a No AC building in High temperatures(90+) how do you keep cool? i bring a couple containers of Iced water and drink as it melts. but looking for other ways to help.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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For all of you that work in a No AC building in High temperatures(90+) how do you keep cool? i bring a couple containers of Iced water and drink as it melts. but looking for other ways to help.
When it is very hot I bring a cooler full of tap water-- not too cold---and a fairly small towel. I dip the towel into the cooler and wrap it around my neck and let the water drip all over my shirt to keep my body temp cool. I dunk the towel as often as needed.

Note: Write on the cooler that this water is not for drinking...
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Plenty of water at work and plenty of beer at home
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Here use this: http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/supplies/60ad/

You just have to find a way to mount it so that it's always blowing on you while you are moving.
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That beer makes it real tough the next day. I sweat like a pig the day after I drink beer.
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That beer makes it real tough the next day. I sweat like a pig the day after I drink beer.
How? Pigs don't sweat.
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If I sweat it makes me look like I'm working hard

Personally, I get myself used to being in the heat early on even if that takes getting off early to drink beer in the sun
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Well our company got us these but no one wares them because there too heavy .

Down here its 110 in the sun at 95 deg F .

We are always doing underground or working in a hot building everyday .http://www.tuffrhino.com/Cooling_Vests_s/47.htm
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Down here its 110 in the sun at 95 deg F .
Cry baby, down here its 112 in the sun.
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Cry baby, down here its 112 in the sun.

Yea, but it's a dry heat. Stick 75% RH into the mix, and you're in Iowa.
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Well you must be drinking too many beers then! Moderation is the key.
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Yea, but it's a dry heat. Stick 75% RH into the mix, and you're in Iowa.
Don't act like it gets hot in Iowa! It may be humid (although not near as humid as here) but it doesn't get up to 100 degrees.
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haha where in iowa? i'm in omaha :-p at midtown
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I've been wearing Champion Duo-Dry since last year, and it works great for cooling you off. It's made of moisture wicking material that drys pretty fast. When you get a little sweaty and a small breeze hits you, it's like air conditioning blowing on you.
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Cry baby, down here its 112 in the sun.

Well Chris at least you got that cool breeze off the coast !

Lets ask AL whats hot ?

Ya know its digg time in the summer and its start up time in the winter they turn on the chillers in the winter . Take care Chris did you get you generator for this summer ?
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I just try to keep sweating and keep drinking.

I also wear Altama's military spec. desert boots.

I've worn several types of boots, but no other boots than the simple thin material desert (or black jungle) boots keep my feet cool.
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Don't act like it gets hot in Iowa! It may be humid (although not near as humid as here) but it doesn't get up to 100 degrees.
Wanna bet? We're having cool weather right now, and it's in the mid 80s.

Average highs in VA are only 0.8F higher than Iowa.

Record high in Iowa is 118. Virginia is 110.
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Don't act like it gets hot in Iowa! It may be humid (although not near as humid as here) but it doesn't get up to 100 degrees.

Have you ever been to Iowa? Not a shade tree in sight, and miles,and miles, and miles of corn! It's like a giant frying pan in the summer.
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