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Need advice is it to cold to work in 25degree weather,bout to freeze!

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by thabull, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. thabull

    thabull Well-Known Member

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    Cant funtion when its that cold:confused:
     
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    You mean minus 25 I hope! :D
     
  3. Randy88

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    In january thats not cold, but rather a nice warm day to do things outside before it turns back cold again.
     
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    LMFAO .... Exactly !
     
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    I guess that would be a little cool sitting at the beach. For work it is pretty darn nice, for this time of the year.
     
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    I laughed at this post because I'm with thabull, 25 is cold! However, I think a lot has to do with what you have for work cloths. Right now my sweat shirt over a t shirt isn't cutting it. :beatsme Any jackets i have aren't really designed for working outside. I have thought of getting some nice work jacket but it was in the mid 60s last week and will be again this week so kinda hard to justify spending too much.
     
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    LOL well if he's in Florida and it got down to 25 then that would be a hell of a shock to wake up to first thing in the morning. When I was a kid I went hunting in the mountains of Maryland in April one time....Left the house 70 degrees....woke up the next morning in the cabin...14 degrees. Clearly was not ready for that.
     
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    Do it all the time. When it gets to 15 degrees if the wind is blowing bad we will hang it up. If you mena 25 below, hang it up here
     
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    7 here yesterday morning, Belt line was frosted and the coal would not ride up the slope!!!!
     
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    It's all about where and what you're used to. To most of these guys from way up north thats just a balmy day. Down here if it's 25 most of the state is shut down LOL

    Lord help us if there is actually ice or snow. I got children grown who have only seen snow here twice in their lives.
     
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    5 degrees Thursday morning we worked, all the junk started just took a while to warm that oil up.
     
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    hats off to you guys!
     
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    Headed out in the plow truck this morning at 5:30 and bank clock said -5 and the flag on the bank was just a nice flap...not much wind. Sun came out and was really a nice day out.
    Trbo
     
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    Wind chill here was about -25 yesterday morning, took some time to warm up the skid steer to move snow and my feet got cold in a few hours and had to go in to warm up some, got it would be nice if it warmed up to 25 above with no or little wind, seems like only a dream now those days will come back again.
     
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    YAHHH ! .....but then you wouldn't have any snow to push ! ....nothing to complain about ....or ??????
     
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    25* is like a balmy spring day

    makes me wanna run around nekkid in a field of daisies :eek:


    i've been out working in air temps below zero, wind chills @ -55

    only thing that shuts down service calls, is unpassable roads, and that seldom happens.

    :drinkup
     
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    I remember being excited to see 25 as a high the other afternoon. Calm winds and bright sun make all the difference too. I'd rather work outside on a 5 degree calm and sunny day than a 25 degree overcast, windy day. I despise wind, as do most field mechanics I'm sure. Can't drain fluids without making a huge mess or rigging up a windblock, blows your manual pages around, blows your rags and parts boxes around, AHHH, I'm aggravated just thinking about it!
     
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    i'm with ya 02dmax
    i hate overcast windy days, seems like it's always damp air blowing too. :mad:
    my biggest problem to trying to do electrical diagnostics/troubleshooting when it's cold.
    cant work in gloves, a pair of latex gloves keeps some of the cold off my hands, but really dont hel that much.
    i keep a couple pair of gloves warming on the dash, when my hands get cold, i swap out cold gloves for warm ones, helps for a few minutes anyway.


    :drinkup
     
  19. thabull

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    my feet get cold any advice out there
     
  20. crewchief888

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    for extreme cold, (air temp below 10* wind chills even below that) pair of regular socks, pair of wool socks. insulated and waterproof cold weather or hunting boots. pack of "toe warmers" in each boot.
    keep your feet DRY
    i keep extra socks, and boots in my service truck. most of the time i take my (insulated)boots off while i'm in the truck, your feet will start to sweat, and then instant cold feet :(
    same goes with gloves, i wear a pair of 9mil thick latex gloves, and another pair of work gloves over them. i'f i have to pull off the heavier gloves , i still have something to keep some of the cold air off my hands.
    usually have a couple pair of gloves warming on the dash of the truck. swap cold gloves for warm ones.

    for temps in the 20's and above, a pair of wool socks, and work boots is what i wear.


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