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#41 Voodoo 6

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:08 AM

If I had one wish it would be to click the heels together and for all of us to be on a cruise ship somewhere near Tahiti. THP party, boss is paying!!! Woot!!



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:41 PM

It was -13 with a wind chill of -40. It counts if you're working in it lol

 

     -13 with wind is definitely an obstacle and can be downright dangerous if you're not prepared, but I can't help but just shake my head when people (weather forecasters, mostly) report absurdly low temps without informing people that they're talking about the windchill.

     Windchill is a scientifically "fuzzy" number that has little value besides getting ratings for the Weather Channel. Humidity, sunshine, precipitation, level of physical avtivity/movement, clothing choices, etc. all have similar, if not much greater, influence on perceived coldness.

     I went out snowshoeing in a blizzard last night for a few hours. It was 0F with 45 mph wind. If I'm dressed appropriately, I'd take that (-35 windchill) any day over plain ol' -35. At -35, holding anything metal, even with thick mittens on, is soon painful. It's hard to keep warm with physical activity because breathing -35 air starts to hurt.

     When I got in from snowshoeing last night, my lips and nose were red and swollen from frostnip - mainly because all the snow made my facemask keep freezing to my face. But I know that three hours out in real -35 weather would have been a different story.  

     Don't get me wrong, working a shift outdoors in below zero weather, doing what you do, is badass. I can't imagine it's easy to keep your hands warm while handling steel piping and levers and whatnot. But windchill doesn't equate to real temperature. There are just too many other variable left out of the equation. It's just a number weathermen came up with to tell us how they think we will feel.

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:35 PM

I'll never forget February of 2015 until the day I die, lol. Working the night shift (9pm-7am) in New Haven, CT, literally right in Long Island Sound, erecting all the new bridges that make up I-95.

We were working anywhere from 60-110ft off the ground, with the wind ripping in off the water. Pulling into the job site at 9pm, the thermometer in my truck was already reading -11*F. Ended up getting down to like -22*F for like 10 days straight by 3am, lol

Walking around on the steel bridge girders all night made your feet feel like frozen blocks of ice. Toes hurt so freakin' bad, lol. That "little" yellow machine below me is a 60 ton crane
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Every tool I use (besides the hammer handle) is made of metal, lol
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:41 PM

     Dag, yo. It's hard enough climbing trees in below zero weather, but at least they're made of wood! Working with nothing but steel in -20 must be absolute hell. (Plus climb saws make good handwarmers. :metal: )



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

Wow, this thread took a wild turn.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:13 PM

Mike, did you ever talk anybody into sticking their tongue on the frozen steel?


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:09 PM

Lol cold toes suck why is it so hard to keep feet warm? My damn feet are always cold :(


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:20 PM

My GF uses these for her feet    https://www.amazon.c...d/dp/B0007ZF4PE



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

My GF uses these for her feet    https://www.amazon.c...d/dp/B0007ZF4PE

 

Thank you i will be ordering those!!



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:11 PM

They make heated socks that take batteries too, my mom used to always use them

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:37 AM

They make heated socks that take batteries too, my mom used to always use them


Those batteries in the socks draw werent for the socks 😂

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:04 PM

Mike, did you ever talk anybody into sticking their tongue on the frozen steel?

Nah, haha
I guess we could cut them off with the torch if they got stuck though ;)
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:51 PM

Those batteries in the socks draw werent for the socks 😂

 

Hmmmm wonder what they're for :dance:
 



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

This has become an interesting thread we went from iguanas to cold weather to possible vibrating accessory batteries LOLOLOLOL

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Posted Yesterday, 05:07 PM

This has become an interesting thread we went from iguanas to cold weather to possible vibrating accessory batteries

 

We can post pix of the batteries but I think BossMan might have a problem with the accessories?

 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:37 PM

Lol




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