When Is It TOO Hot in the Shop To Work?

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I gutted through yesterday for 4-5hr of 105.3F but today it is just brutal and I refused to do anything in the shop! 107.1F and that is with the doors open!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#1 posted 423 days ago

I live in Alaska. That’s a hypothetical question you pose!

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#2 posted 423 days ago

Sorry about the hot temps. It has been very pleasant in northeast Indiana,73 today. I got 5 hrs of shop time today. The hottest it has been is low 90’s.

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#3 posted 423 days ago

The hell with that, anything past 85-90 and I’m inside in the AC the humidity is what makes it brutal here. You’re crazy at 107 you could have heat stroke, I love woodworking but not enough to work in that.

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#4 posted 423 days ago

I guess that’s what you get used to when you live that far South lol. For me personally, 75 and I open the A/C vent in my shop. 80 degrees and I’d probably go back out to the living room :-P

But, on the other side of things, I work in my parents’ garage until it’s below 35…

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#5 posted 423 days ago

I pack it up and go inside and cook some food. Today in Houston it is right at 100 deg.s and way to hot.

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#6 posted 423 days ago

What Nick said; above 85 and I’m parked in front of the PS3.

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#7 posted 423 days ago

It was nice here, I think it got up to 76 :-)

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#8 posted 423 days ago

Just put a window ac unit through my wall. It’s gotten into mid nineties and been pretty nice in my shop.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#9 posted 423 days ago

firefighterontheside, you suck!


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#10 posted 423 days ago

As others have said, its the humidity that runs me out. I can take 80’s , even 90’s if the humity is low. If humidity is above 60%, than lower to mid 80’s is probably the max I will voluntarily work in. I have an air conditioner installation in the plans. Its been wet and very humid the last week. But temps have lowered also, so its not bad.

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#11 posted 423 days ago

Cool clock!

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#12 posted 423 days ago

I used to work in a restaurant kitchen in Texas sans A/C. Now I work on a flight deck with 50+ jet engines cooking you at every turn in the Gulf… your 107 doesn’t scare me lol.

Seriously though.. that does suck. Time to build an outdoor bench?

*edit Forgot to mention that that while on the flight deck I am forced to wear a long sleeve knit turtleneck jersey, long pants, a cranial and float coat… yeah that gets pretty miserable.

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#13 posted 423 days ago

Didn’t used to have a “too hot” level, but health has changed that to about 80 degree now. Can’t take hot or cold anymore.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#14 posted 423 days ago

A nice and warm 120 in gilbert today

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#15 posted 423 days ago

You’re definitely hitting the upper limit of tolerance. 72 here now, so not a problem.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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