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It hot outside for me
Fall looks good for working outside the house.
The highest temperature I have outside was 114°F
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It was very hot wednesday, I think in the upper 90's.

I can tell because when traveling, the only way to keep the van cool is to close off the outside air.
I crack the window very slightly to get a little ventilation air.

Otherwise too much humid air gets into the auto, and it feels hot even with the dual AC units on max.

We often hit 110F around here in the summer.
When you add high humidity, such as 80% (+), then that limits what can be done outside as far as any sort of manual labor (by me anyway).
I had to go to a jobsite the other morning and measure some things, and I was able to measure for about an hour, then I started getting heat exhaustion, and had to get in the car and cool off; then I was able to go out and measure again for about 30 more minutes.

I mow the grass as the sun begins to set.

And I run my foundry at night in the summer, which is an absolute necessity, since one can easily get a heat stroke in the sunlight with full leathers on, standing next to a hot furnace.
I generally put a box fan next to my chair, blowing directly on me, when I am sitting with full leathers next to the furnace.

I usually wait until late in the melt to put the full leathers on, but once all the leathers are one, it is not practical to take them on and off, and so they stay on for the remainder of the melt/pour.

A water cooled jacket would be nice to have, if I can figure out how to make one; I am sure those must exist in some industry.

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It was very hot wednesday, I think in the upper 90's.

I can tell because when traveling, the only way to keep the van cool is to close off the outside air.
I crack the window very slightly to get a little ventilation air.

Otherwise too much humid air gets into the auto, and it feels hot even with the dual AC units on max.

We often hit 110F around here in the summer.
When you add high humidity, such as 80% (+), then that limits what can be done outside as far as any sort of manual labor (by me anyway).
I had to go to a jobsite the other morning and measure some things, and I was able to measure for about an hour, then I started getting heat exhaustion, and had to get in the car and cool off; then I was able to go out and measure again for about 30 more minutes.

I mow the grass as the sun begins to set.

And I run my foundry at night in the summer, which is an absolute necessity, since one can easily get a heat stroke in the sunlight with full leathers on, standing next to a hot furnace.
I generally put a box fan next to my chair, blowing directly on me, when I am sitting with full leathers next to the furnace.

I usually wait until late in the melt to put the full leathers on, but once all the leathers are one, it is not practical to take them on and off, and so they stay on for the remainder of the melt/pour.

A water cooled jacket would be nice to have, if I can figure out how to make one; I am sure those must exist in some industry.

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I use work temperature to just over 110° going to college.
Even when outside it hot .
I did run foundry in July and August 1970's and 1980's it was hot too.

Today my wife and doctors do not in sun or heat .
It was 113° in my shop today it is insulate but still hot.

Dave
 
Came from steel mill then glass factory. Used to mow a 1/2 acre with a push mower when it was 94° and not even sweat. Not that way now.
I think someone was not thinking on push mower.

I was iron worker going to high school and college in 110°F and tell gets hot . I feel guy did mowing in 94°F

Dave
 
A water cooled jacket would be nice to have, if I can figure out how to make one; I am sure those must exist in some industry.

These are very common in the car racing world. Lots of homemade solutions out there if you search with that in mind.
 
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