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  • #16
    never heard of using unscented pads before,,, out here in the east coast, we only use the scented because we like having that spring fresh feeling while under the hood.
    Anything you could do, I could do better.
    I can do anything better than you!
    Lockheed Martin
    Armco Steel, Baltimore
    USW local #3185

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    • #17
      Wear what you want or NOT!

      Originally posted by Winger Ed. View Post
      There was a story about some miners in Italy during WWII:
      Whatever they were digging was real important to the war effort,
      but the underground mine was so hot, the miners ended up working naked.
      I don't know if it helped keep them cool or not.........
      Maybe they just liked digging tunnels without any clothes on--- I never heard.

      But that might work for you guys up there in Arkansas--
      and what the heck, it don't cost much to try it.

      (If this fella comes looking for me-
      I want yawl to tell him I just went into the Witness Protection Program a couple days ago)
      Gee, that sounds like a great idea except for the thought of what might get burned......OUCH, OW!, OOWWWW, OUCH!!!!!
      Don J
      Reno, NV

      Never pick a fight with an old guy. Old guys are too smart to fight and get hurt. They'll just kill you and get it over with.

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      • #18
        I always keep a cold wet rag wrapped around my neck and tucked in my welding coat. Then i just redip it in water as needed...Bob
        Bob Wright

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Winger Ed. View Post
          There was a story about some miners in Italy during WWII:
          Whatever they were digging was real important to the war effort,
          but the underground mine was so hot, the miners ended up working naked.
          I don't know if it helped keep them cool or not.........
          Maybe they just liked digging tunnels without any clothes on--- I never heard.

          But that might work for you guys up there in Arkansas--
          and what the heck, it don't cost much to try it.

          (If this fella comes looking for me-
          I want yawl to tell him I just went into the Witness Protection Program a couple days ago)
          Sunburn/arcburn in bad bad places.

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          • #20
            Pedilite (SP) taste like crap, In Iraq I preferred Gatorade or even Kool Aide, plain water works but gets old when your drinking 5-6 1.5 litre bottles a day.
            The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

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            • #21
              anyone remember salt tablets, that's what they used to hand out,,, you had water and salt.
              Anything you could do, I could do better.
              I can do anything better than you!
              Lockheed Martin
              Armco Steel, Baltimore
              USW local #3185

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              • #22
                Originally posted by stugots View Post
                anyone remember salt tablets, that's what they used to hand out,,, you had water and salt.
                Yes I remember them well!

                Can't remember all the details, but seems as Cal-OSHA passed a rule / law in the 1970s where employers were not allowed to supply them. Geez just can't remember why! People getting sick?
                Caution!
                These are "my" views based only on “my” experiences in “my” little bitty world.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by stugots View Post
                  anyone remember salt tablets, that's what they used to hand out,,, you had water and salt.
                  I do. I have a cast alum dispenser for salt tablets. I found on a beam prob left over from WWII in the big factory i worked in. I sand blasted the lead paint from it and brought it home...Bob
                  Bob Wright

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                  • #24
                    There is a company, Can't remember the name, that makes a cooler vest. I've talked to roofers that use them and they seem to like them. You put the vest in a freezer for a few hours and it stays cold for a couple of hours. Most of the guys I talked to kept a few of them frozen in an ice chest and rotated as the cold wore off. I believe the vest is packed with a gel, like what is in the ice packs you put in a lunchbox.
                    Sometimes there's no second chances.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by stugots View Post
                      anyone remember salt tablets, that's what they used to hand out,,, you had water and salt.
                      Boy I sure do stugots. Back 30 years ago (there I go giving my age away) I used to weld for a big company up in northern NY. The welding dept I worked in was also the heat treat dept. Talk about some hot, hot times. It was manditory to take salt tablets and drink plenty of water there. I can remember after laying down a weld I would have a pool of sweat in the bottom of my hood. Man I sure don't miss those 12 hour days.
                      Rich Ferguson
                      Sales Technician
                      Jackson Welding Supply Co.
                      "Keep America Strong.....Weld It"
                      www.jacksonweldingsupply.com

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by davinci2010 View Post
                        There is a company, Can't remember the name, that makes a cooler vest. I've talked to roofers that use them and they seem to like them. You put the vest in a freezer for a few hours and it stays cold for a couple of hours. Most of the guys I talked to kept a few of them frozen in an ice chest and rotated as the cold wore off. I believe the vest is packed with a gel, like what is in the ice packs you put in a lunchbox.
                        We sell a product from Climatech that is a cooling vest that uses an airline tethered to a regulating valve that you wear under your welding jacket. Works mint if you are at a weld table or don't have to move around much. The company also makes a cooling vest that you "refresh" in a freezer. That one will get you thru about 4 hours without having to refresh it.
                        Rich Ferguson
                        Sales Technician
                        Jackson Welding Supply Co.
                        "Keep America Strong.....Weld It"
                        www.jacksonweldingsupply.com

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