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Old 5/19/17, 11:14 AM
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Had a question for you guys. I live down in texas and the summers get brutal, how do you guys stay cool during the hotter months?
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Old 5/19/17, 1:10 PM
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Look on amazon for hot weather clothing etc.
Back when I was a contractor I sometimes wore a "cool vest", had cooling packets built in.
Might help in attics and on roofs.
We're already having 95 degree days here in Bmore, attic yesterday was 115.



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Old 5/19/17, 2:40 PM
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Wow a 115°F attic - That's like February here.

To the OP - You don't stay cool, at least I don't. It's a matter of managing the heat.

I do all morning starts in the summer. No afternoon starts, No exceptions. I will change my sequence during the hot months to get the attic and roof out of the way early on. Manage the amount of time that you spend in a hot environment. I won't stay in a 150°F attic for very long and may break it up into multiple trips. I try to take photos vs notes and update my notes after I get back down out of the attic. If the attic is already hot before you get to it, you can leave the access open for a little while to help vent some of the hot air out. If there is an access panel on the evaporator coil, I will open it as soon as I am done checking operation of the A/C. That cool breeze is a lifesaver.

Protect yourself on hot rooftops too. Dark colored asphalt will get well over 160°F when the sun is shining and can blister you (the roof gets soft and easy to damage when it's that hot so be careful moving around on it). I wear leather weightlifting / wheelchair gloves (Harbinger) when I'm on a roof. The padded palms provide traction and protection while the half fingers give me dexterity for my camera, etc. Have plenty of cold water on hand. I sweat in the heat and may drink close to a gallon during a longer inspection (don't forget that your clients may need water too). I used to try to use the water absorbing neck wraps that you chill before putting on, but they never seemed worth the trouble and didn't offer very much relief. I do wear rapid dry shirts but will always wind up a sweaty mess by the time I'm done. Pack a spare shirt and deodorant in your truck.



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Old 5/19/17, 6:12 PM
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Had a question for you guys. I live down in texas and the summers get brutal, how do you guys stay cool during the hotter months?
Being from out west I do not have "Special *" clothing for the heat . I wear a long sleeve SPF 50 shirt and sun hat when inspecting the outside. I bring lots of water and have a box fan I bring inside the home if the AC has been off for a while.


*(texicans are funny, it's hot hahahahah)
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Old 5/19/17, 7:01 PM
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Old 5/19/17, 7:03 PM
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The sunscreen expense alone would kill me.



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Old 5/19/17, 8:34 PM
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The sunscreen expense alone would kill me.
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Old 5/19/17, 9:05 PM
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The sunscreen expense alone would kill me.
Let alone if you happened to traverse a mirror.




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Old 5/19/17, 9:14 PM
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Take it from the 'heat managment' experts... https://www.quora.com/Is-that-true-t...-in-the-desert



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Old 5/19/17, 9:33 PM
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This is what Will Misegades at RedFish Home Inspections in Texas is going to. He is celebrating with some champagne. Quite a thread on his Facebook page.





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Old 5/19/17, 11:20 PM
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Coconut water.

Cool towels.

A cooler full of ice water in the car.
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Old 5/20/17, 12:23 AM
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Wow a 115°F attic - That's like February here.

To the OP - You don't stay cool, at least I don't. It's a matter of managing the heat.

I do all morning starts in the summer. No afternoon starts, No exceptions. I will change my sequence during the hot months to get the attic and roof out of the way early on. Manage the amount of time that you spend in a hot environment. I won't stay in a 150°F attic for very long and may break it up into multiple trips. I try to take photos vs notes and update my notes after I get back down out of the attic. If the attic is already hot before you get to it, you can leave the access open for a little while to help vent some of the hot air out. If there is an access panel on the evaporator coil, I will open it as soon as I am done checking operation of the A/C. That cool breeze is a lifesaver.

Protect yourself on hot rooftops too. Dark colored asphalt will get well over 160°F when the sun is shining and can blister you (the roof gets soft and easy to damage when it's that hot so be careful moving around on it). I wear leather weightlifting / wheelchair gloves (Harbinger) when I'm on a roof. The padded palms provide traction and protection while the half fingers give me dexterity for my camera, etc. Have plenty of cold water on hand. I sweat in the heat and may drink close to a gallon during a longer inspection (don't forget that your clients may need water too). I used to try to use the water absorbing neck wraps that you chill before putting on, but they never seemed worth the trouble and didn't offer very much relief. I do wear rapid dry shirts but will always wind up a sweaty mess by the time I'm done. Pack a spare shirt and deodorant in your truck.
Well said.




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Old 5/20/17, 6:32 AM
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I keep towels with me and I have one that I soak in cold water and I wipe my face occasionally on the hotter days.

On the colder days I have a over the head cover and I wear thin long johns and even ski googles on the blizzard days.

I own a Jeep Wrangler for making it to inspections in snowy, muddy and severs conditions.

The weather here is up and down and I have become used to it and I am ready to go!!




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Old 5/20/17, 8:25 AM
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I prefer shorts and tank tops.
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Old 5/20/17, 8:49 AM
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Thank you all for the replys. I had my logo put on a couple of fishing shirts and ordered some Duluth trading company work pants. Will see how they do.
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