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Old 07-22-2016, 12:27 PM   #15
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Make no mistake, working on an Airstream in that kind of heat will kill you.

You need to work with the weather, not the other way around. When weather cooperates, you work. When it's too hot to work, leave it alone. It'll still be there when temps col down.

BTW - There is no "trick" to this. It's about common sense.

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Old 07-22-2016, 12:40 PM   #16
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If you are working outside the trailer then a misting ring (nozzles) attached to a large fan really helps. I built my own years ago but here a similar solution that can be attached to a 24 or 36" fan:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-4-in-Po...0066/100373179
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:44 PM   #17
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I have become a pre-Madonna in my approaching to 40yrs old. I don't like to work in the heat, I don't like to sweat, I don't like to get my hands dirty, I don't like to work if possible

Here are some suggestions:

If you are working outside try using a mist fan in addition to the shade.

If you want to spend the money, then get a portable ac unit to blow in your direction.
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:21 PM   #18
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You could rent or buy a portable A/C. There are several models and construction crews use them (and also portable heaters for the winter) for work in an enclosed but un-climate controlled environment. Just a thought
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:45 PM   #19
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In my younger days, I worked construction on some very hot summer days. On some of those, we were working on the roofs of very large building, where there was no shade and hot tar! Our answer was to begin work at dawn and stop before afternoon. That was the best we could make of a bad situation. Drink lots of water and don't slide off the roof in the sweat!

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Old 07-22-2016, 07:27 PM   #20
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Thanks for the ideas and the warnings. I haven't done much in the last couple of days due to weather and mother in law duty 🙃 Everyone keep safe. Soon I'll be asking how not to fall off the snow covered AS roof !
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:16 PM   #21
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And don't overlook the "old school" ice and fan. Get your roasting pan out, put a large block of ice in it, and blow a fan over the ice where you are working. It will help.
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There is always the "hillbilly AC unit." Cheap, but effective!

https://youtu.be/ITtlxjvLQis
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There is always the "hillbilly AC unit." Cheap, but effective!

https://youtu.be/ITtlxjvLQis
I think I could do this and I do live in KY.
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Hey Hippie Chick! It is hot up here in Indy too! Like wbrisett said, different time of day, was a big shade tree mention?? If you want to unload one of those buses (micro) for more room in your garage let me know!!
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Hey Hippie Chick! It is hot up here in Indy too! Like wbrisett said, different time of day, was a big shade tree mention?? If you want to unload one of those buses (micro) for more room in your garage let me know!!
We just sold a little white bay window camper. It was sweet. I was sad to see it go but we are REALLY out of garage space. Hope to hang on to our others for a while. They're a blast. Shade tree would be good but moving that scaffolding is a bear.
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