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Old 12-08-2010, 08:55 PM
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The cold slowing down.......

How many of you guys slow down during the winter months?
I hate wrenching in the cold. I have a garage and a heater but getting the gumption up get kinda tough..

My hats off to you fellas in the snow belt.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:00 PM
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Its tough to work in the cold,but I always seem to get more done.The wifey wont come out and bug me,if its freezing
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:03 PM
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can't stand it. The older I get the harder it is to go out there. The problem is that when its warm, all I want to do is go boating.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:15 PM
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When I was home in IL I always seemed to do more wrenching in the winter just because more things seemed to break for some reason. Now that I'm here the middle of hell I still do more wrenching in the winter because wrenching in 120+ degree temps in the summer is brutal to say the least...I'd rather be cold that sweating my juevos off.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:14 PM
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I hate working in the cold, but love playing in it!
-10 below this morning!
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:03 AM
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threading bolts in tight places with cold fingers is the worst I can think of.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:10 AM
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threading bolts in tight places with cold fingers is the worst I can think of.
Or slipping and smashing said fingers on somthing...especialy the tips uuuuhg...
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:22 AM
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Arizona Baby!!!! it was 78 today. of course im a weirdo who enjoys 110 in the summer because i can eat more and sweat it off and it scares off all the snowbirds.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:25 AM
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Arizona Baby!!!! it was 78 today. of course im a weirdo who enjoys 110 in the summer because i can eat more and sweat it off and it scares off all the snowbirds.
Uhg I hate the southwest...especialy here in El Centro were it reaches 120+ regularly...then workin on the flightline with 30+ jet engines running add 10-20 degrees on top of the outside temp youre quite damp by the end of your shift.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:25 AM
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I work in the cold and wrench back home in the warm... -35 here now...
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:33 AM
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I work in the cold and wrench back home in the warm... -35 here now...
-35 In OR? Where do you work, in a walk-in freezer?
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:39 AM
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-35 In OR? Where do you work, in a walk-in freezer?
Shift work in Alaska... I'm about 50 miles north of the Arctic circle on the pipeline.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:45 AM
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Shift work in Alaska... I'm about 50 miles north of the Arctic circle on the pipeline.
OK, at north of 60*N makes sense. The Corvalis, OR in your sig file confused me but I confuse easily.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:29 AM
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I broke down and bought a 75,000 BTU ceiling heater. I am going to gasfit it and hang it this weekend. The only reason the wife agreed to this, is the laundry is in the garage and the electric heater is a meter spinning toy. Otherwise, I'd be wrenching in the cold.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:28 AM
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I have plans to double my garage to 48x30. When I pour the floor in the new section, I want water lines to heat the floor. Probably will never happen, but I can dream.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:58 AM
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I have plans to double my garage to 48x30. When I pour the floor in the new section, I want water lines to heat the floor. Probably will never happen, but I can dream.

Its not really that hard to do. Just get the tubing and wind it back and forth before the 'crete comes. There has been a lot of that done out here...

I have to agree with the AZ. comments. With it being 68 here, I do get quite a bit done. One day I will have a shop, and the A/C will be more important than the heat...
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:03 AM
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That is the easy part...just too many projects to get there.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:07 AM
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I have slowed to a stop right now.

Its 7 degrees in KY right now... This is not normal EVER and certainly not for this time of year... I have no shop and generally do not have proper gear for these sorts of tempatures so I not doing ANYTHING on my jeep now...
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:11 AM
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I've been trying to build my dad a spring loaded trailer gate this week but with temps around 12* I just can't bring myself to do it. I've got it all mapped out in my head but I just can't stand the cold like I used to.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:33 AM
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I've been trying to build my dad a spring loaded trailer gate this week but with temps around 12* I just can't bring myself to do it. I've got it all mapped out in my head but I just can't stand the cold like I used to.

And it just keeps snowing there! We haven't gotten any on this side of the mountain. If you want some help let me know!
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