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Old 12-07-2017, 04:56 AM   #21
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:50 AM   #22
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Some trades can have heating costs paid by the GC on many projects. Examples which come to mind are sheetrock, painters, tile & masonry, etc. where ambient temperature requirements exist for the work to be done.
Convince the GC your wire, lube, etc. need to be maintained at certain temps and see if they'll pay for or at least offset some of the cost of fuel for your heater.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:09 AM   #23
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Would a construction heater be of any use to you?
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This is why I want to try an m12 heated hoodie. I've been told when military snipers are set up in a cold locale, they have heaters around their chests to keep their hearts warm which pumps warm blood around their immobile bodies, especially their fingers which can't have much of a glove for obvious reasons. Sounds theoretically good for me.
The tips of the gloves fold back to expose the thumb and index finger.

As for chest heaters I can neither confirm nor deny their existence.
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Good God, you poor saps.
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Wire lube -
Learned this the hard way years ago. Had a couple hundred foot feeder to pull on a staurday. Left the buckets of yellow 77 in the back of the van for a couple days. Took them out on saturday morning and they were all frozen solid. Thank God there was a microwave on site
That must have been one super large microwave.
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That must have been one super large microwave.
Nope- Standard size. Broke out chunks of frozen lube and put them in microwave bowls. Bad part was that the yellow 77 broke down and became watery, but I am an electrician and overcame the problem and completed the task on budget !
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Sort of relevant but l always kept my keys in my ignition if possible or in a zipper pocket when there is ever a few inches of snow. I dropped them once and they were found weeks later when the snow thawed.
I keep tape on my dash vent where its nice and warm.
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I had a cold earlier this week and a runny nose. Does this count?
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I had a cold earlier this week and a runny nose. Does this count?
I was on the road at 4:30 am earlier in the week and it was 66 outside. I turned on the heat for the first time of the season. Does that count?
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Good God, you poor saps.
Says he, who lives on a spec of dirt, out in the middle of an ocean, that could disappear at any minute by a tsunami, or blown up and covered in lava by an exploding volcano or North Korean nuclear missle.
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Says he, who lives on a spec of dirt, out in the middle of an ocean, that could disappear at any minute by a tsunami, or blown up and covered in lava by an exploding volcano or North Korean nuclear missle.
Oh your scaring me so much........... I'll just have to do 18 holes today to get over it.
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We could be friends!
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18 that's pretty good for your age!
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18 that's pretty good for your age!
I roped ten houses , three office tenant remodels and a crapload of service calls , by my lonesome during 2017. Now that's pretty good for my age

December is vacation month.
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December is skibunny month here , they all migrate north like salmon looking to mate while lighting their cigars with >>>





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Hold up, "skibunnies" smoke cigars?????
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Among other things......~CS~
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Only real issue I have working in the cold (we're talking -10c and below) is gloves. You're always going to have a trade-off between dexterity and insulation. Too much insulation and you'll end up taking your gloves off and have nothing.

Best sollution I've found is zip-open mittens. Heat Company makes a very high quality pair which is used by Norwegian special forces.

http://www.theheatcompany.com/en/gloves

I've used the classic model with a built-in inside glove for years, but their latest model is just the shell, so you can use your favorite thin work glove and switch them out for a clean pair whenever. I'm preferential to Dakota nitrate foam gloves, have excellent dexterity and the coating protects you from touching cold surfaces.

If it gets really cold, they have a pocket on the back to put in a heat pack.
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Chemical hand warmers, emergency blankets, rations, water, flashlight, fire starter sticks, compass, signal mirror, extra gloves. Stuff to keep you going if stuck in the woods for a night or two at -40F. Also can be used for a lost hunter or hiker. A few years ago one of our folks came across a guy that was lost for four days.
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