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Does anyone use cooling vests for attic work in the summer?  If so any suggestions?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Krahl May 17.

 

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Doug Krahl replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"Phase changing cooling vest work great, my weatherization crews wears them all the time. They work like ice packs but at 60degrees. Cool to the body but not ice cold. We keep a cooler of ice water and a 2nd cooling packs in the trucks. They last…"
May 17
David Eakin replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"These type vests have been used by motorcycle riders for many years. Consensus is that they work well in low humidity conditions; less so in high humidity conditions, but always need airflow to create the evaporative cooling. Not sure how this would…"
May 15
Peter Krych replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"I have not tried the cooling vest. I can extend the working time in an attic by pressurizing the house with the blower door and leaving the attic hatch open. It can still get hot but what a relief when you get next to the hatch and have a nice…"
May 14
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Barbara Smith replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
" On a related note, OSHA has this Phone App to help crews anticipate and deal with heat illness: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html "
May 11
Bud Poll replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"Hi Mike, Fortunately I no longer have to deal with those extreme temps, hiding in Maine, but I do remember some of that heat from when I worked in NJ and I bet you are dealing with higher temps than we saw.  What I have always wondered is,…"
May 9
Mike Hartnett replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"Paul I appreciate your reply. That is the kind of info I'm looking for. If I can just make it more tolerable (survivable) come this summer. Thanks Mike Hartnett"
May 9
Paul Raymer replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"I have used the Texas Cool Vests which uses phase change materials to keep the trunk of the body cool.  It's good that it's not cold which would be uncomfortable.  But it does extend the amount of time I can spend in a hot…"
May 8
Barbara Smith replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"I had never heard of cooling vests until now.  Here is a comparison of some.  http://www.activemsers.org/tipstricks/choosingacoolingvest.html"
May 6
Eric Kjelshus replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"Helps some.   Putting Water on roof with drip hose works better but water can get high,  leave off a run or two helps also."
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