I've been working on the exterior of my house for a couple of weeks now and there's no doubt, it is hard work! Toting 4x8 sheets. Repeated squatting to fasten. Up and down ladders. Tugging on this. Pushing on that. Smacking something else. All in the high heat and humidity.
My hat's off to those of you who do this for a living. You certainly earn your pay!
The best clients we have are those who can and have done some home improvement on their own - and then are smart enough to realize that a larger scope project is beyond them. While remodeling is expensive, they realize that it's expensive for a reason.
And that's without even mentioning the costs of workman's comp and liability insurance!
Anyone who has ever complained about a highway worker leaning on their shovel in the July heat and humidity has never been on the working end of a shovel in July in NC. I can't imagine being behind the asphalt machine on a hot and humid July day laying a couple miles of new asphalt.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Just bumping this up ahead of the spam.
I can't imagine anyone working outside in this heat wave and being able to concentrate on work. It's just too hot and humid, especially with no shade. And it's not healthy either, regardless of age.
One of the main trunkline highways in this area has been repaved, at a record rate. I couldn't help wondering if the workers ended up in the ER with heat related illnesses.
In retrospect, I'm glad I chose a cushy office occupation where I could work in air conditioned comfort all day long.
Still, given global warming and the extreme weather events we've been told to expect, I think these heat waves are going to be more frequent.
son #2 is a heavy equipment operator on a road crew. they probably go through more water drinking it and soaking their gimme caps than mixing concrete.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
And again. Every morning - looks like kew is a bot.
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