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#4811598 - 07/11/18 05:40 PM Freaking Midwest heat wave!
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
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Loc: MN
Anyone else here in the Midwest just TIRED of feeling like we live in southern FL?? I'm in Minneapolis and it STINKS!!

I work 45 hours a week in a non-air conditioned shop that has very little cross ventilation due to the way the building is designed. Whatever the conditions outside, that's the conditions inside MINUS any breeze that may be present. I can barely keep my head up at the end of some of these days (I usually bill 10-15 hours on an average 9 hour day, we've been BUSY). I'm 29 and in great shape, stay hydrated, and rest in the lobby when I can to cool down, but it doesn't really matter much at the end of the day.

This has lead to lots of displeasure from the misses, due to my lack of "stamina", among other things, directly related to my being in the heat day in and day out.

It also causes me to neglect household duties somewhat, mainly yard work. I just can't find the energy to spend MORE time in the heat than I already do.

I'll end my rant, let's hear from the others who are working out in this nonsense! And pray for a break!



Edited by 14Accent (07/11/18 05:41 PM)
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#4811615 - 07/11/18 05:58 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
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#4811619 - 07/11/18 06:09 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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This appears to be a hot summer for much of the Midwest.
We had three above 90F days in May here and a number in June.
I work at a desk in an air conditioned corner office, so I don't see the extreme discomfort that you see.
Still, as I tell everyone, I'll take this over Jan or Feb anytime.
I'd much rather sweat through cutting grass on a hot, humid day than freeze just taking the garbage out on a cold winter afternoon.
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#4811622 - 07/11/18 06:12 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
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You need a desk fan!
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#4811623 - 07/11/18 06:14 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10370
Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: 14Accent
Anyone else here in the Midwest just TIRED of feeling like we live in southern FL?? I'm in Minneapolis and it STINKS!!

I work 45 hours a week in a non-air conditioned shop that has very little cross ventilation due to the way the building is designed. Whatever the conditions outside, that's the conditions inside MINUS any breeze that may be present. I can barely keep my head up at the end of some of these days (I usually bill 10-15 hours on an average 9 hour day, we've been BUSY). I'm 29 and in great shape, stay hydrated, and rest in the lobby when I can to cool down, but it doesn't really matter much at the end of the day.

This has lead to lots of displeasure from the misses, due to my lack of "stamina", among other things, directly related to my being in the heat day in and day out.

It also causes me to neglect household duties somewhat, mainly yard work. I just can't find the energy to spend MORE time in the heat than I already do.

I'll end my rant, let's hear from the others who are working out in this nonsense! And pray for a break!



Come down to North Carolina with some 94-99F heat. Georgia was 100 other day when I was there
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#4811625 - 07/11/18 06:16 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 483
Loc: Tri State Conservative
I hate when I get in my car and it said 118 degrees yesterday.
Only 106 today. Of course it has been 90 to 100 but humid as a swamp.
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#4811636 - 07/11/18 06:29 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
SirTanon Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 2250
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Two words - Box Fan.

I know I'm not in the midwest, and I'm not trying to compare what I get here in Phoenix to what you've been getting where you are..I know, our heat is 'dry' and your is humid, but I must say, I feel your pain.

I do work indoors, but I also do my own car maintenance, housework, etc.. and even at night, we're seeing LOW temps of 90+. I just did my brakes last week, in my garage, starting at 8PM.. and it was about 100F. Miserable... I had a box fan running about 6 feet from me, just to keep air moving past me, and it made a world of difference.

When I have to wash my car - which I should add I have to do around 7-8 PM when the sun is going down during summer just so the paint isn't 120+ degrees in the sun - it truly sucks. I come back in soaked not from the hose/sprayer, but from sweating. It's draining.

Box fan, or some other fan that's going to move lots of air past you without making a ton of noise. Heck, I keep a small fan running at my desk at work during the day just because I need the air flow.
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#4811642 - 07/11/18 06:35 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 12/19/13
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Here in North Texas, We have 2 seasons.....Summer & February.
I also work in a non-air conditioned shop, It's all about what your acclimated to! I for one HATE cold weather.....I consider 45 degrees cold.
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#4811647 - 07/11/18 06:41 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21353
Loc: Orlando, FL
I have family in Plano, TX.

Its cold in the winter and very hot in the summer.

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#4811657 - 07/11/18 06:54 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
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Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Midwesterns complain about summer heat AND winter cold. Your seasons are very good for corn and Soybean crops. Ed
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#4811667 - 07/11/18 07:04 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2731
Loc: PV Az
OP, I'm twice your age and work in a large building in northern Az with no AC but we have evap (swamp) coolers. Now that the rainy season is here and the humidity is up the coolers just add more humidity to the incoming air, so inside temp mostly = outside temp. We see in the 90s regularly inside and you're right it just drains you. We start at 5am to take advantage of the cool(er) morning air. The company finally got busy after 8 years of decline and we're working 5 -10s because of reduced labor force. Tired all the time and I can't seem to remember what that is your wife is unhappy about... shrug

Hang in there you know it can't last.

I'll take this any day over the NW Pa winters that we left behind.

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#4811669 - 07/11/18 07:04 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3025
Loc: USA
Columbia sells clothing that has special inserts that keep the body cool. Could you wear something like that for work?

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#4811675 - 07/11/18 07:15 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: Reddy45]
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 430
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Columbia sells clothing that has special inserts that keep the body cool. Could you wear something like that for work?


I've considered it, however the price vs. reward factor is low.

I did for a time have one of those portable AC units that I rolled around the shop with me blowing on my back anywhere I went. I just exhausted it out into the shop, it wasn't hurting anyone. Boss didn't care one lick about the extra electricity, in fact he was jealous. I found it out back on a smoke break, in the trash. Worked fine. Unfortunately I let a buddy borrow it and he still uses it. I may just buy another!
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#4811695 - 07/11/18 07:53 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3087
Loc: n.c.
Originally Posted By: 14Accent
Anyone else here in the Midwest just TIRED of feeling like we live in southern FL?? I'm in Minneapolis and it STINKS!!

I work 45 hours a week in a non-air conditioned shop that has very little cross ventilation due to the way the building is designed. Whatever the conditions outside, that's the conditions inside MINUS any breeze that may be present. I can barely keep my head up at the end of some of these days (I usually bill 10-15 hours on an average 9 hour day, we've been BUSY). I'm 29 and in great shape, stay hydrated, and rest in the lobby when I can to cool down, but it doesn't really matter much at the end of the day.

This has lead to lots of displeasure from the misses, due to my lack of "stamina", among other things, directly related to my being in the heat day in and day out.

It also causes me to neglect household duties somewhat, mainly yard work. I just can't find the energy to spend MORE time in the heat than I already do.

I'll end my rant, let's hear from the others who are working out in this nonsense! And pray for a break!

. I wonder how many people worked in the blazing sun in triple digit heat and high humidity today, then went home and took care of business? And will do the same tomorrow. When I was your age..................

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#4811701 - 07/11/18 07:56 PM Re: Freaking Midwest heat wave! [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4628
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
It gets hot every summer.

It gets cold every winter.
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