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Old 06-12-2018, 01:16 PM   #21
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The guys mentioned today they want to start work at 6am
I know a guy that reports to his factory at 5 am 6 days a week. Reports at 5 am!

I asked him why so early?
He responded that he likes to get up early and get off early and he took a petition around the factory and got enough signatures that they actually changed the work hours.


I can tell you one thing. Had he come to me with that petition, I would not have signed it and I would go on a one man crusade to stop him!

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I know a guy that reports to his factory at 5 am 6 days a week. Reports at 5 am!

I asked him why so early?
He responded that he likes to get up early and get off early and he took a petition around the factory and got enough signatures that they actually changed the work hours.


I can tell you one thing. Had he come to me with that petition, I would not have signed it and I would go on a one man crusade to stop him!

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So I guess you're not a morning person?
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It is around 85-95 deg. in the plant. On them real hot days I grab my laptop and head to the air conditioned cafeteria to do project work, wink wink.
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when i worked in attics during hot weather i use a blower like this and flexible ducting to blow cool air up where i was working.
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I wish there was a way to water cool humans...

Iv learned to embrace the sweat (helps the most), ice cubes on pulse points every now and then, and find fun ways to make cool farmers tan designs
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I wish there was a way to water cool humans...

Iv learned to embrace the sweat (helps the most), ice cubes on pulse points every now and then, and find fun ways to make cool farmers tan designs
we also use these cool vests and i can tell you from experience the are great.
https://www.glaciertek.com/
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Once you get use to the heat its not to bad having to work in it. Any thing lower than 70F im looking for a jacket and at 45F im looking for long johns.
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First of all I always stay hydrated.

Secondly I never drink really cold beverages when I'm hot.

I also dress for the temps I'll be exposed to.

Lastly I'm one that would rather deal with heat than cold, I abhor wearing coats and jackets and would probably be very comfortable in a nudist colony.
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I know a guy that reports to his factory at 5 am 6 days a week. Reports at 5 am!

I asked him why so early?
He responded that he likes to get up early and get off early and he took a petition around the factory and got enough signatures that they actually changed the work hours.


I can tell you one thing. Had he come to me with that petition, I would not have signed it and I would go on a one man crusade to stop him!

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To each his own, I always preferred to work 0300-1100 if possible or 2300-0700 and 0600-1400 if that was all there was.
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Just so you know cold liquids in the mouth activate your bodys cold defenses. Closing up pores and slowing blood flow to the top layers of skin.

Hot liquids have the opposite effect of course, sending your bodys cooling mechanisms into over drive. In many hot parts of the world its customary to drink hot tea to cool off.

This is not just folk wisdom. These effects have been documented.

I dont care though. I have a real ( 20 yr old) Thermos and it gets ice and water in the morning. If it lasts all day theres still some ice in it the next morning.


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Just so you know cold liquids in the mouth activate your bodys cold defenses. Closing up pores and slowing blood flow to the top layers of skin.

Hot liquids have the opposite effect of course, sending your bodys cooling mechanisms into over drive. In many hot parts of the world its customary to drink hot tea to cool off.

This is not just folk wisdom. These effects have been documented.

I dont care though. I have a real ( 20 yr old) Thermos and it gets ice and water in the morning. If it lasts all day theres still some ice in it the next morning.


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I drink coffee all day long in florida. Yokals think im nuts.

When working in high heat we keep a eye on each other. If anyone looks like they have stopped sweating / acting odd we know there in trouble. (once you have been on a team for a while you know the guys well enough to spot a problem early)

In extreme heat we work on 10 in (max) 10 out (min) even with chill vests.
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Just so you know cold liquids in the mouth activate your bodys cold defenses. Closing up pores and slowing blood flow to the top layers of skin.

Hot liquids have the opposite effect of course, sending your bodys cooling mechanisms into over drive. In many hot parts of the world its customary to drink hot tea to cool off.

This is not just folk wisdom. These effects have been documented.

I dont care though. I have a real ( 20 yr old) Thermos and it gets ice and water in the morning. If it lasts all day theres still some ice in it the next morning.


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I'm growing weary of these silly "ironic theories". Sweating cools you down. Getting hot enough to sweat and wearing thin clothing that covers your body and retains sweat keeps you cool.

If a guy is getting heat stressed I am not going to give him hot water or tea or put a hot towel on his head.

I am also not going to drink a slushy when I'm struggling to stay warm in the winter.

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Just so you know cold liquids in the mouth activate your body’s cold defenses. Closing up pores and slowing blood flow to the top layers of skin.

Hot liquids have the opposite effect of course, sending your body’s cooling mechanisms into over drive. In many hot parts of the world it’s customary to drink hot tea to cool off.

This is not just folk wisdom. These effects have been documented.

I don’t care though. I have a real ( 20 yr old) Thermos and it gets ice and water in the morning. If it lasts all day there’s still some ice in it the next morning.


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I'm growing weary of these silly "ironic theories". Sweating cools you down. Getting hot enough to sweat and wearing thin clothing that covers your body and retains sweat keeps you cool.

If a guy is getting heat stressed I am not going to give him hot water or tea or put a hot towel on his head.

I am also not going to drink a slushy when I'm struggling to stay warm in the winter.

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Water is your friend. Ice water is sexy. Pour some ice water over a headband, wring it out and put it on your head. It feels good! It draws out the heat and makes you more comfortable.

Keep a towel dedicated to wiping sweat. Have spare shirts and change shirts a couple times/ day. Same with socks & underwear if you can, and even boots too.
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I'm growing weary of these silly "ironic theories". Sweating cools you down. Getting hot enough to sweat and wearing thin clothing that covers your body and retains sweat keeps you cool.

If a guy is getting heat stressed I am not going to give him hot water or tea or put a hot towel on his head.

I am also not going to drink a slushy when I'm struggling to stay warm in the winter.
The hot tea suggestion works.

It's very popular in India and the middle east.
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One of the buildings I am constantly in typically pushes the 100F mark all winter and over that in the summer at floor level, never mind 25' up on the crane. I ditch the t-shirt under my coveralls, where shorts when I know I won't have to shovel a foot of snow in the morning, and drink lots of water. I also try and limit my time in there to no more than a couple hours at a stretch, and take breaks when I'm doing more physical work.. Then when I'm done, I ring out my hard hat and gonch, drive home with the window down and enjoy a cold one on the deck..
We also keep freezies in the freezer too which sometimes helps..
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One of the buildings I am constantly in typically pushes the 100F mark all winter and over that in the summer at floor level, never mind 25' up on the crane. I ditch the t-shirt under my coveralls, where shorts when I know I won't have to shovel a foot of snow in the morning, and drink lots of water. I also try and limit my time in there to no more than a couple hours at a stretch, and take breaks when I'm doing more physical work.. Then when I'm done, I ring out my hard hat and gonch, drive home with the window down and enjoy a cold one on the deck..
We also keep freezies in the freezer too which sometimes helps..
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Sour gas compressor building with a 4,200 hp natural gas engine in it for a heater..
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