24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16255877 07/15/21
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 44,844
slumlord Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 44,844
“Throwed some hay for a couple weeks, got on a roof to fix the DirecTV dish”

haha

I went through my books about 3 years ago but purging all that ratfugg.
Between 1995 and 2002; I’d roofed about 560 residential homes, not everyone on a summer day but JFC, too many. No way to count the umpteen number of 2hour patch jobs. Asphalt shingles and rib metal.


Pouring concrete, laying block, framing all in between. You got to stay with most of these projects. Can’t be around a bunch of Winston smokers shootin the shît for 20 mins every couple hours.it’s hot, get your head out of your ass and move. Don’t come to my jobsite hungover, suckin on Mtn Dew.









BP-B2

Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: slumlord] #16255887 07/15/21
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,026
O
okie Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
O
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,026
Originally Posted by slumlord
29 years at Johns Manville, fire proof testing the asbestos loom for final finish.



34 years in flat glass . Brutal heat around the furnaces, plain old scorching everywhere else in that place. Remember many times walking outside in Texas summer heat to cool off and it felt pretty good...


One man with courage makes a majority....

~Molɔ̀ːn Labé Skýla~
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: RockyRaab] #16255898 07/15/21
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,978
E
EdM Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
E
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,978
Originally Posted by RockyRaab
As said, LOTS of hot jobs out there. Roofers (good God!), steel workers, ramp guys at airports, attic insulation guys...I can't begin to imagine them all.

Cold ones, too. And I bet they have just as many stories.


Off shore Caspian Sea comes to mind as well. A pretty good swing from frozen sea to hot when the seals appeared.


Conduct is the best proof of character.
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16255997 07/16/21
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 580
S
StGeorger Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
S
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 580
Back in the day, northern Minnesota, -45° outside at night. Staying overnight in my very inebriated uncle's 8'x12' log cabin hunting shack. Inside was a 55 gallon drum wood stove roaring hot. I was in the top bunk sweating like in a sauna. Finally got up and stood outside in my underwear to cool off. Left the door open, the stove eventually died down, closed the door and finally fell asleep. He slept/was passed out through the whole thing.


Old guy, old guns.
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16256062 07/16/21
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 12,409
D
Dillonbuck Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
D
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 12,409
Did a bit of asphalt,
lots of haying, both stacking bales on wagons and in the barn.
Getting up in almost full silos and forking silage around to fill it to
the top was nasty.
Hauling asphalt in an old Mack with no a/c had its moments when you had to sit in the freshly paved road. Heat coming up, 100 degree air, sun beating down, 23 ton of 300 degree asphalt 2 feet behind you.

But the worst?
Hauled 5&10 store freight, had to hand unload multiple stops.
Every other week I ran across southern Louisiana, into East Texas.
Pick up a loaded trailer on Wednesday evening, let it cook until Saturday.
Drag it down to Baton Rouge, listen to the morning weather.
98.
Degrees and humidity. Only God knows the temp in the trailer.
Bandana in my pocket, gallon of water.
Get in the trailer, sweated wet underware already.
Bandana on, shirt off, here we go!


I'm an American, we kneel to no man.
Only to God!

The Alabama section of Pennsylvania.
Where we cling to our God and Guns.
IC-A

Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: Triggernosis] #16256114 07/16/21
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,527
Bobmar Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,527
Originally Posted by Triggernosis
Top tier of an old stick rack tobacco barn, hanging the sticks full of tobacco as they came in from the fields.


Been there, done that! It was even worse taking it out after it had cured.


Deadlines and commitments, what to leave in, what to leave out...
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16256115 07/16/21
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 97,622
D
deflave Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
D
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 97,622
I’m shocked to see this turned into a dick measuring contest.

LOL


Originally Posted by AKPENDUDE
I don’t own a vibrator


Originally Posted by funnybone
I hope you catch covid and have a long slow death.


Originally Posted by Blackheart
I don't need or want a job but maybe you should get one lazy ass.




Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: deflave] #16256519 07/16/21
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 13,681
irfubar Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 13,681
Originally Posted by deflave
I’m shocked to see this turned into a dick measuring contest.

LOL


Most things in life, are a dick measuring contest....


A good conservative will give you the shirt off his back.

A good liberal will give you the shirt off someone else's back.

~Molɔ̀ːn Labé Skýla~
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16256533 07/16/21
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 25,829
mtnsnake Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 25,829
Try unloading wrecked train cars in the summer. 5 minutes in 20 minutes out. 175°F in them box cars.

Last edited by mtnsnake; 07/16/21.
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16256580 07/16/21
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 17,691
G
g5m Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
G
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 17,691
In the desert a car sitting in the sun can hit 160 inside. The steering wheels can be more warmish. I have measured the west-facing house outside wall at 190 in the afternoon sun. I do appreciate insulation.

And, as a kid having lived through summers before air conditioning, it was not pleasant. If we ever lose the electricity supply there will be a mass migration away from the desert.


Retired cat herder.


IC-B

Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16256715 07/16/21
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 11,816
Sharpsman Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 11,816
Come South and do a roofing job in August about 1400 hours on any day!!


"There ain't no freedom....without gunpowder!"
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: Dave_Skinner] #16256726 07/16/21
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 25,845
las Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 25,845
Originally Posted by Dave_Skinner
I've not gotten that high on the temps, but HAVE worked jobs where it was smart to wear canvas and long sleeves and wet yourself down, rather than burn skin. Shoveled a few August grain bins (oh, gosh, I love OATS) too. Don't miss it, but glad for the experience.


Barley is worse than oats!


The only true cost of having a dog is its death.
"It would have been a good distance shot if they hadn't been so far away". Seth Kantner in "Shopping for Porcupine"
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: mtnsnake] #16256730 07/16/21
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 16,728
2
284LUVR Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
2
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 16,728
Originally Posted by mtnsnake
Try unloading wrecked train cars in the summer. 5 minutes in 20 minutes out. 175°F in them box cars.


My dad was a USDA grain inspector and went to work with him a few times during the summer. Murder inside a box car sitting out in the sun.


Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16256731 07/16/21
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 17,886
KFWA Online Content
Campfire Kahuna
Online Content
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 17,886
hottest I ever got I think was loading trucks for UPS in the summer.

I've been in tobacco barns and hauled hay

all those jobs where when I was a young man though. I could take it.


R.I.P. Ethan
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16256740 07/16/21
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 44,844
slumlord Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 44,844
We used to play tap-out in the walkin deep freezer at Wendy’s when I was 16

lol


-20 in a t-shirt

You wonder why it takes 13 mins to get your food

Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16256772 07/16/21
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,118
O
OldHat Online Content
Campfire Guide
Online Content
Campfire Guide
O
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,118
I avoid the heat. Always seemed like the sensible thing to do.

Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16257069 07/16/21
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 12,409
D
Dillonbuck Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
D
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 12,409
A guy at work was bragging, he and his wife were working outside
and it was around 90. Sweating profusely, his wife said she was glad
summer was here. It had been cool until then. He was telling how
He agreed. That he likes it hot, and sweat doesnt bother him.

Called BS.
"You obviously have never had to work in the heat. A few roof jobs as a kid
Don't count. I'm talking everyday, all summer. Not stopping because it's hot."

I like it cool. Even cold.
But when my snot freezes, it's too cold.
And I'm not gonna try some stupid macho BS line.


I'm an American, we kneel to no man.
Only to God!

The Alabama section of Pennsylvania.
Where we cling to our God and Guns.
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: Dillonbuck] #16257134 07/16/21
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 8,557
L
lvmiker Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
L
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 8,557
The Badwater 135 run starts July 19. Run from below sea level to 8500' on Mt. Whitney.

Hard to beat being a soldier in the sandbox or the jungle wearing full battle rattle all day.

Working in real heat just sucks, I'll take the cold anyday.


mike r


Don't wish it were easier
Wish you were better

Stab them in the taint, you can't put a tourniquet on that.
Craig Douglas ECQC
Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16257140 07/16/21
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 16,226
ready_on_the_right Online Happy
Campfire Kahuna
Online Happy
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 16,226
My two least favorite things....hot and desert


God, Family, and Country.
NRA Endowment Member


Re: Tourist flocking the Death Valley [Re: gunzo] #16257213 07/16/21
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 78
J
Joshm28 Offline
Member
Offline
Member
J
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 78
I was a material handling consultant for years. Rough times on both ends of spectrum include watching them drop a charge in a Nucor Mill in August with an outside heat index of 115, same outside temp but taking some measurements on a wet end crane in a paper Mill. On the low side surveying a closed steel mill almost at the Canadian border in February (don’t think I was warm for 3 days) and surveying a mill in Finland in February. Both were extreme and all 4 SUCKED.

I’m in Alabama. I routinely play golf when the index is 110+

Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
858 registered members (01Foreman400, 12344mag, 10gaugemag, 06hunter59, 10ring1, 1100mag, 90 invisible), 3,155 guests, and 924 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2022 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.30 Page Time: 0.076s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8919 MB (Peak: 1.0545 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-09-28 01:57:46 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS