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Old 06-19-2019, 05:26 PM   #1
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I generally work outside in the summer for 5-6 hours a day. I normally put sunblock on my face, wear a hat, thin long sleeved shirt and drink the fuck out of some h2o..

Anything else u guys do on top of that?
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:29 PM   #2
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Yeah, I'd also get my resume out there, and land a gig in AC.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:04 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'd also get my resume out there, and land a gig in AC.
I love working outside. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:26 PM   #4
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On weekends i regularly do 5-6 hours per day. I start off with just water, sunscreen, large hat, and start hitting the beer at some point.
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I generally work outside in the summer for 5-6 hours a day. I normally put sunblock on my face, wear a hat, thin long sleeved shirt and drink the fuck out of some h2o..

Anything else u guys do on top of that?
cooling towel - you'll wonder why you went so long without one.

and take it easy on all that sunblock. last month researchers found sunscreen ingredients are absorbed into your blood

https://www.google.com/search?q=sunb...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:44 PM   #6
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11-12 hours a day in an oven for a shop. Then spend an hour or two every day working on the lawn. As beefed said. Wouldn’t have it any other way. Lots of water. Coors light works well
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:09 PM   #7
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cooling towel - you'll wonder why you went so long without one.

and take it easy on all that sunblock. last month researchers found sunscreen ingredients are absorbed into your blood

https://www.google.com/search?q=sunb...hrome&ie=UTF-8
That may actually be good, you'll have built in sunscreen 24x7!
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:26 PM   #8
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11-12 hours a day in an oven for a shop. Then spend an hour or two every day working on the lawn. As beefed said. Wouldnít have it any other way. Lots of water. Coors light works well
Coors light is like making love in a canoe.

It's fucking close to water.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:31 PM   #9
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Then spend an hour or two every day working on the lawn.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:15 PM   #10
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Water water water every now and then throw in some sauencher. That shit works a ton better than Gatorade or powerade. And take breaks often in the shade or something. The heat ain't one to fuck with. I overheated and thought I was gonna die a couple years ago. I was in the attic helping a buddy do A/C work running ducts, and setting air handlers this was the 3rd house that day it was howt and like 120+ in the attics. I was throwing down waters hard! I rode home in the truck with a/c on for about an hour got home jumped in the shower to get all the insulation off and started shaking uncontrollably. Got out and laid in bed my temp got up to 105 over the next 4 days I felt like death and it took a few months before I could go outside in the day time for more than 30 minutes without getting sick. It sucked so don't mess around with it take a break the job won't get done if you're dead or have a heat stroke.

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Old 06-19-2019, 08:24 PM   #11
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Itís by choice
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Water and shorts. I can wear thin long sleeves all day, but pants just kill me, must vent my heat through my legs or something.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:13 PM   #13
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11-12 hours a day in an oven for a shop. Then spend an hour or two every day working on the lawn. As beefed said. Wouldnít have it any other way. Lots of water. Coors light works well
Bawhaha I donít think I have ever seen you drink a water


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Old 06-20-2019, 12:04 AM   #14
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wear one of those sunbrella hats
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:31 AM   #15
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11-12 hours a day in an oven for a shop. Then spend an hour or two every day working on the lawn. As beefed said. Wouldnít have it any other way. Lots of water. Coors light works well
You wouldn't prefer having A/C in the shop if it were feasible?
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11-12 hours a day in an oven for a shop
I did this for 31 yrs of my life, the last year or so it caught up to me and I got heat exhaustion for the first time in my life, I retired from that business and haven't looked back. I loved doing what I did for a living but it wasn't worth dying for, I care more about my family and my life than working in an oven til the day I died.
My grandfather worked outside until the day he retired from the City of Dallas and then got a job working at Zerox maintaning their complex (outside). He died not long after that and he looked very tired right before he passed, never did anything but work his entire life.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:02 PM   #17
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I have the utmost respect for guys that work outside for a living and provide for their family. But at some point I think we all have to look 10, 15 years down the road and ask yourself if this is something you'll be doing at 55+. You have to come up with some kind of long term plan to get out of the heat and let the younger guys do it. That kind of labor work will catch up to you and age you quick.
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Bawhaha I donít think I have ever seen you drink a water

Only at work, then I switch to the other water.


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Thanks! Itís been a work in progress for sure.
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You wouldn't prefer having A/C in the shop if it were feasible?
It is feasible and it will happen at my shop soon, I donít mind the heat unless it gets stupid hot. I probably will prefer the a/c once it becomes the norm. Till then heat is just one of the many things I deal with at work.
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cooling towel - you'll wonder why you went so long without one.
I'm not a fan, after a few moments is just a wet, warm rag. I've tried a couple versions and just don't get it. I'd rather drag a fan around.
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I'm not a fan, after a few moments is just a wet, warm rag. I've tried a couple versions and just don't get it. I'd rather drag a fan around.
Yeah if I followed the directions it would suck b/c it says lightly wet it. I completely soak mine then give it a good squeeze so it's not dripping then throw it in the freezer. In less than 5 minutes its partly frozen and feels like heaven. I take a break every so often and repeat
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