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Offline thecfarm

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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2013, 09:44:13 PM »
28 would make me happy for sawing. I will have to wait a while for that.
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2013, 09:57:17 PM »
Don't mind the cold as long as I'm working enough. Used to work for a tree service that ran year round. The wind is the worst thing. My face looked sunburned some days from a good windburn. I was out today working on the set works on the LT15. It was around +20 F, with 20 MPH winds. The only thing that was cold were my hands. Had to take the gloves off to handle the bolts, and wrenches. If I were milling, it would have been much better.  :)
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2013, 06:48:39 PM »
A lot of our cedar is in tree length.  I lay it out and mark with paint.
Paint can would be cold and paint not wanting to spray.
Now I get the can good and warm and put a huggie on it.  Works great at 20F today.     Got about 2000' marked.
Hope I don't have to try it below about 15F
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2013, 07:02:26 PM »
How cold is to cold?

TOMORROW!

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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2013, 07:08:27 PM »
I feel like below 20 is too cold, mostly because of the wind, on calm days 20 is doable, just cold when the gloves get wet.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2013, 07:12:11 PM »
We don't get too cold in Charleston, rain can be a deal breaker though.
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2013, 07:46:27 PM »
Well it was 0 this moring and I had to get the wood cut so the guy can come get it friday. thats when he wants it, all frozer red oak, not fun but im trying to make a liven, but the woodmizer ran good , so not to bad friday I have to cut some 6x6x8' out of w oak

when you work for your self you can;t tell the customer I don;t have your wood because ti's to cold, besides I told the customers when the wood will be ready. and I allways do what I say im going to do and when,
I can use all the customers I can get ;D
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2013, 08:02:38 PM »
I'm a southern bred eskimo!  I like it when gets cold. (+20 and below) The zero mark is what I consider "cold".  My equipment doesn't like it to get below about +25 and things get complicated when I need to put roundbales out to the cows and I forgot to plug the tractor in the night before.

I DON'T start cold equipment if I can help it.  It's just too hard on cold steel to be under force imho.  Even my cars, atvs, and portable welder are preheated before starting in the cold weather.  Dipstick oil heaters are lots cheaper than rod and main bearings.

I have a limit on the amount of clothing I can wear and be comfortable while I work.  I don't mind wearing long underwear or insulated coveralls, but when I get enough layers to feel like the staypuff marshmellow man I stay inside for the day and catch up on Bible study or paperwork for my Boy Scout troop.
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2013, 09:16:53 AM »
It has ben 0 to 15 here all week wind snow just misserable ! I had to mill a beam for a job I am doing ,I got it done but the ol mill sure didn't like it ! Debarker froze ,hydrolics were moody ,dulled a new band etc. But worth the small victory !
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2013, 09:19:53 AM »
I really dont like it if its below 70, I can stand it colder if the suns out...
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2013, 10:28:37 AM »
Ideal temp for me is between 40 & 85

Much colder than 40, just depends on how much wind and hotter than 85 depends on the sun.

Either one gets to far out of hand and I'm done for the day.
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2013, 10:06:02 PM »
Did some milling today for a fella down the road. Some good sized beams. Temps were in the 20's, so not too bad. When you're running a manual mill, you keep a bit warmer.  :)
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2013, 10:58:44 PM »
I am living in the wrong area because I don't like the cold.  I tend not to work, unless I have to, when the temp is below O.  Like the guys are saying, "The wind is the big thing!".  I have the band mill and planer inside an unheated shed so the wind is less of a factor.  I find that it is no use fighting the elements.  It is hard on everything including the body.  Of course it is a different matter if I have made a promise to a customer.  I try not to make too many promises and in winter I make sure I add, "If the weather co-operates!".   ;D
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2013, 08:36:17 AM »
As to the question in the thread, I wouldn't know. Never experienced it yet. :D ;D Might be a different answer in the south. :D
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Re: How cold is too cold?
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2013, 09:20:39 AM »
     It can be nice out if it's sunny and the wind is down, even at 15-20 degrees. But if it gets over 75, that,s another matter. I don't care for humidity, probably why I havn't gone to Va. to live ;D


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