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#1 Gary400 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 04:57 PM

i am %#$&&# sick of it . its not suppose to break till 7:00 pm tomorrow the feels like temp. is 112 out rite now . you cant do anything in this kinda heat . well i guess you can SWEAT

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 05:04 PM

I remember reading in a survival book many years ago, that (depending on humidity) over 114,sweating doesn't cool you down any longer. Best course of action listed was to stay hydrated with water around 70 degrees and void as often as possible. They advised against cold water and said to monitor electrolytes closely, drinking Gatorade or the like periodically if possible...


Best thing about 100 degrees? No snow. (remember last winter?)

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 05:06 PM

I feel the same way. Just went out to check on the new electrolsys tank and it is 105 in the shade where it is. Guess that is helping it work, lots of foam on top.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 05:14 PM

We have avoided the worst of it here on the East Coast of Canada. In Ontario they have been breaking records at around 100F and the Humidex temperature was 124F earlier this week. Hopefully you guys will get some relief soon.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 05:16 PM

I'm in the Catskill area of NY and I have Never seen My Thermometer go to 100 before yesterday.....had to take a Pic. and this one is partially in the Shade! Well, it's back up there today.
My Biggest fear is a Blackout 'Cause the Fridge & freezer are Full & My Genny is Down & it's too Hot To Work on it today.....

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:08 PM

Yes, it's nearly unbearable! Lost a cow today. It was the one that prolapsed a while back. She was doing fine till this heat just kept coming. :wallbanging:

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:13 PM

Yes, it's nearly unbearable! Lost a cow today. It was the one that prolapsed a while back. She was doing fine till this heat just kept coming. :wallbanging:



Sorry to hear that Dan.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:16 PM

Relief from the heat is in site, I predict.

I had thoughts of cleaning my chimny yesterday.:D

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:17 PM

Relief from the heat is in site, I predict.

I had thoughts of cleaning my chimny yesterday.:D


You go right ahead. I might cut some firewood!.......NOT! LOL

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:30 PM

Sorry you lost that cow Daniel, This heat has to let up some time. I can't get anything done in a reasonable time frame when it's this hot..

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:31 PM

You go right ahead. I might cut some firewood!.......NOT! LOL


It was just a thought. Then I gave my head a shake, and it went away. LOL

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:31 PM

97 here now! I try to do what I can before noon, then work in the shop afternoon. 14 X 24 shop has a small window air conditioner, doesn't keep it below 90, but gets some of the humidity out. Makes it bearable w/fans!

I'm just glad I'm not bucking bales or fighting fires anymore! :mad2: ~~ grnspot

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Quickest way to clean a chimney in this heat is to buy a windowless A/C and hook the exhaust up to your stove stack. Of course you will have to pressure wash the house after but hey that's a cool job to do in the heat!!LOL
And yes, I have done it. Just make sure no one is outside near the house when you do it. LOL

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:59 PM

Quickest way to clean a chimney in this heat is to buy a windowless A/C and hook the exhaust up to your stove stack. Of course you will have to pressure wash the house after but hey that's a cool job to do in the heat!!LOL
And yes, I have done it. Just make sure no one is outside near the house when you do it. LOL


:bigrofl: Thanks for the tip, but I think I'll do it the old school way, once it cools down.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 07:18 PM

Well I though we were getting some relief today? It rained untill about 2:00 and I decided to go cut some brush.
Sun came out about 1/2 hour after I got started. I got a lot of work done the first hours, had a load of logs and brush tossed over the fence to load on the trailer and I could feel the heat, elevated heart rate and finding it hard to breath and, Soaked from sweat.
Being bald I wear a 1 3/4 wide brim hat and could wring water out of it.
Since I developed heart trouble 5 yrs ago,I knew I had to be careful,while taking a break listening to the radio they said it was 89 degrees with a heat index of 103 degrees(coolest it;s been for a week.
Well I loaded for 10 minutes and took a 10 minute break untill I got it loaded, tied down and headed for home.




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