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    I don’t know why Degsy doesn’t believe me. Reputable females don’t join motorcycle boards...

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    Depends on your definition of "reputable"

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    I launched a car Dukes of Hazard style off a bridge the first night I had my license. It did not go well and the car ended up on it's side on someones lawn.

    When I was 18 I worked in a thin gauge plastics plant. Insurance said we had to wear pants and long sleeves. There was no AC and the all the garage doors had to stay shut because a slight draft would wreck the parts. It would be a 95 degree heat wave outside but I would drive home with the windows up because I was cold. Hours of 120 degrees and humid skews your perception just a bit.

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    Oh shit, almost forgot! When I was 3 or 4, my dad was painting our house. I was just kind of kicking around bugging him and shit and when he went in to make lunch. I guess I figured I'd surprise him and help out, so I painted the entire passenger side of his 1969 Z28 with the yellow house paint he left sitting there.

    Now that is a true story of survival!

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    On the first day of U.S. Army Ranger school weighed 230 lbs. exactly 50 days later weighed 193. My lean body mass at the time? 193.

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    //When I was 18 I worked in a thin gauge plastics plant. Insurance said we had to wear pants and long sleeves. There was no AC and the all the garage doors had to stay shut because a slight draft would wreck the parts. It would be a 95 degree heat wave outside but I would drive home with the windows up because I was cold. Hours of 120 degrees and humid skews your perception just a bit.
    My first job out of school was at Bailey Corp, Seabrook, NH, molders of OEM rubber parts for cars.

    There were 16 large injection molding machines. The molds were heated by oil to 360-380 and that’s how hot the parts were coming out. The temperature between the machines in summer was regularly 135-140: the foremen measured it several times a shift. And there was rubber smoke.

    There was a hand-lettered sign above the door that said, “Welcome to Hell, NH.” Fantastic experience for me as I learned all about molding, and got to visit a bunch of automotive assembly plants and GM Proving Grounds. And was introduced to CAD, which became my business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    On the first day of U.S. Army Ranger school weighed 230 lbs. exactly 50 days later weighed 193. My lean body mass at the time? 193.

    My first job out of school was at Bailey Corp, Seabrook, NH, molders of OEM rubber parts for cars.

    There were 16 large injection molding machines. The molds were heated by oil to 360-380 and that’s how hot the parts were coming out. The temperature between the machines in summer was regularly 135-140: the foremen measured it several times a shift. And there was rubber smoke.

    There was a hand-lettered sign above the door that said, “Welcome to Hell, NH.” Fantastic experience for me as I learned all about molding, and got to visit a bunch of automotive assembly plants and GM Proving Grounds. And was introduced to CAD, which became my business.
    We dealt with vacuum molding so we didn't quite get as hot. It was still quite the eye opener working there though. My first real experience with the "outside world" so to speak. One of the guys used to faint fairly regularly because lunch was a bag of potato chips and he never drank enough water, just boozed all night and then came to work.

    The bridge I launched off of was the Harding St bridge when it was that weird wooden one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    We dealt with vacuum molding so we didn't quite get as hot. It was still quite the eye opener working there though. My first real experience with the "outside world" so to speak. One of the guys used to faint fairly regularly because lunch was a bag of potato chips and he never drank enough water, just boozed all night and then came to work./
    Wierd aside but 3D printers are now used to make prototype thermoforming molds. Pretty cool.

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    I have both the Samsung S20 Ultra and the 11 Pro Max. I can’t decide to commit to either one so I use both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    I launched a car Dukes of Hazard style off a bridge the first night I had my license. It did not go well and the car ended up on it's side on someones lawn.

    When I was 18 I worked in a thin gauge plastics plant. Insurance said we had to wear pants and long sleeves. There was no AC and the all the garage doors had to stay shut because a slight draft would wreck the parts. It would be a 95 degree heat wave outside but I would drive home with the windows up because I was cold. Hours of 120 degrees and humid skews your perception just a bit.
    I used to do duct work in existing houses in Florida. Same thing, 130F for several hours in the attics. Come down and it was cold, but in reality it was 95. I only ever passed out once and I slipped from the support board and my feet went right through a lady's living room ceiling. She was in there watch TV. I awoke to her pushing on my feet with a broom stick trying to get them back up through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    I used to do duct work in existing houses in Florida. Same thing, 130F for several hours in the attics. Come down and it was cold, but in reality it was 95. I only ever passed out once and I slipped from the support board and my feet went right through a lady's living room ceiling. She was in there watch TV. I awoke to her pushing on my feet with a broom stick trying to get them back up through.
    Had a summer job working on commercial air conditioning. Got a job as a truck driver and took a Carrier course to get some expertise. Worked a lot of OT so made four times what I'd made as a Lifeguard.

    The worst part of the job was to walk into a small business full of hot, pissed-off employees and an owner freaked out by lack of customers. You'd work - usually up in the ceiling - for hours to get it going. And then, after 15-30 minutes of testing it with beautiful cold, dry air blowing full force on you, you'd have to leave, and go to another shop full of pissed-off employees and freaked-out owner. It was like the movie Groundhog day.

    My work vehicle (until it died) was a late 60's Econoline pickup truck, with three on the tree.

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    My work vehicle (until it died) was a late 60's Econoline pickup truck, with three on the tree.
    but did it have AC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Had a summer job working on commercial air conditioning. Got a job as a truck driver and took a Carrier course to get some expertise. Worked a lot of OT so made four times what I'd made as a Lifeguard.

    The worst part of the job was to walk into a small business full of hot, pissed-off employees and an owner freaked out by lack of customers. You'd work - usually up in the ceiling - for hours to get it going. And then, after 15-30 minutes of testing it with beautiful cold, dry air blowing full force on you, you'd have to leave, and go to another shop full of pissed-off employees and freaked-out owner. It was like the movie Groundhog day.

    My work vehicle (until it died) was a late 60's Econoline pickup truck, with three on the tree.
    Yeah biggest suck part of the job was you really never worked in a cooled spot. Summer time rooftop A/C filter changes at the mall were awful. 100F+ in the Fla heat, on a black roof, walking back and forth pulling dirty stank filters. One place we did had no roof access on the side where are units were. You either walked across the entire roof or put your ladder up on the side of the building and go that route, which is what I usually did. One fateful windy day I came back to see my ladder lying on the ground next to my van with my radio on the dash. I sat there until someone came to check on me and set my ladder back up.

    Worst account I had to cover was a bar. These guys would buy the crappiest of crappy used equipment. Had to stoop down on a bar floor and replace a compressor in a beer cooler. My pants got soaked with stale moldy beer sludge, couldn't go anywhere else that day because I smelled so bad. My dad asks me on occasion why I didn't want the family business, I just chuckle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    but did it have AC?
    A 1960's work pickup have AC?

    The (barely-insulated) steel engine enclosure was in-between the seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    When I was 18 I worked in a thin gauge plastics plant. Insurance said we had to wear pants and long sleeves. There was no AC and the all the garage doors had to stay shut because a slight draft would wreck the parts. It would be a 95 degree heat wave outside but I would drive home with the windows up because I was cold. Hours of 120 degrees and humid skews your perception just a bit.
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    I used to do duct work in existing houses in Florida. Same thing, 130F for several hours in the attics. Come down and it was cold, but in reality it was 95. I only ever passed out once ...
    I've read that long before AC was available, people used to wear layers in a weird attempt to stay cool. Like if you look at a picture of downtown Boston in August in the 1800s, people are wearing full three piece suits with hats, and long underwear under that. Apparently you'd sweat like crazy for a while and then all of a sudden you'd stop. I've never tried this so I can't vouch for this method, but it seems like everyone did it back then. It's sort of a strange "feed a fever starve a cold" kind of strategy.

    In grad school I used to work in a lab that researched artificial limbs, and once worked with a guy who wore an artificial leg. Modern artificial legs are held on with suction; you fit your upper leg into a custom fitted plastic socket, and there's a small mechanical pump you use to pull the air out. I once asked this guy if his leg ever sweated in there, he said the first month he wore it he sweated buckets, but then one day the sweating suddenly stopped and his leg never sweated again. He said it was really comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    I have one of those in my femur. Apparently they peal the knee cap off, drill the juicy bit out of the middle of the bone, then hammer the rod down the new opening.
    I wonder if the marrow grows back or if it's just hollow now.

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    Not trying to one up anybody but since we are telling life threating stories. I had a car turn left in front of me while I was riding a motorcycle, Crashed the bike avoiding that car. dumping myself onto the road, the car behind him a big Chevy impala ran me over with both driver side wheels. I thought for sure I was going to die as all I could see before he run me over was the grill of the Chevy. made the local news... Broke L2,3,4 and my pelvis in three places! I was lucky for sure, Spent the better part of 6 weeks in the hospital. But the worst part was I married one of the nurses that took care of me!! Guess I hit my head also! And it didn't end well!
    Mine was a left turner too. Coming out of a side street. I didn't know about SMIDSY (or high viz gear) at the time. Black helmet, black leather jacket at night. But hoooooly shit I didn't get run over. That's amazing that you made it!

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    In my early days as an electrician we worked in a lot of tough spots. Paper mills were by far the hottest. Here's a quick video on tissue paper manufacturing, pretty cool.



    We had a job one summer in NC where we had to install all new wiring to the motors that drive the mill. It was a 36" wide aluminum cable tray that was suspended from the ceiling of the mill by threaded rod. We had a 40' boom lift to get up in the ceiling, we did it while the mill was running. It was over 140 degrees at ceiling height and extremely humid. We could spend about 15 minutes up in the lift before we had to come down. Absolutely miserable job.

    I've also done a bunch of work in poultry processing plants. By and large they are exceptionally clean, but there are a few parts of the plant that are fucking gross.
    Live hanging: the birds come in and are hung on an overhead line. There's bird shit everywhere.
    Kill room: throats are slit and the blood drains out onto the floor.
    Offal: The collection point where non-human consumable chicken parts (blood, feathers, organs) are collected via vacuum system and dumped into trucks.
    Wastewater treatment: They use a lot of water in production, there are sludge ponds.

    I've done a few offal rebuilds, doesn't get much worse than that. Most people throw up the first time they go in the room and smell it. I've gone out on the sludge ponds in a dinghy and replaced the agitating motors, there's about a 3" layer of crud on top of the water that's really fucking gross.

    Anyway, not disappointed I ended up in management.

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    I married a girl. Twice. Different girls even!

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    I was in a couple local TV commercials when I was a kid.

    And I was on the Uncle Gus show. "Uncle" Gus Bernier lived around the corner from us when I was growing up. The BEST house to get candy on Halloween.

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    I am a 13th generation descendant of George Orvis, who immigrated from Wales, to Connecticut, in 1635.
    Charles F. Orvis of fishin pole fame, is a 7th generation descendant of Grandpa George

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    I was in a couple local TV commercials when I was a kid.

    And I was on the Uncle Gus show. "Uncle" Gus Bernier lived around the corner from us when I was growing up. The BEST house to get candy on Halloween.
    That reminds me, I was an extra in an independent movie (I cannot for the life of me recall the name, but it was pretty bad) when I was a kid, and I was on the Uncle Gus show a few times too. My first time on the Uncle Gus show I was astounded by how colorful everything was; we had a black and white TV at home so I guess I was expecting shades of gray.

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