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Have a 10 year old widescreen CRT Samsung TV in the bedroom. It has slowly been getting fuzzy lines from the top but no big deal as it is just a bedroom TV.
Figured it would die soon. Have a flat screen in the shop to replace it. Only rub is I need to mount it from the ceiling and run the cables to the attic. Current setup where the CRT is because it is only 28" won't accommodate the 42".
Went to watch a show tonight and got a nice little pop TV works but the picture and sound is all jacked up.

Going to suck up there in the attic. Guess I'll do it in stages.


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I got heat exhaustion from installing a ceiling fan for some friend a while back. Had to run wire and put a box in the attic during the hot summer.
Just take care and drink before hand....not alcohol either.


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Check the temperature first. Sunrise is coolest. I have seen people permanently disabled from heat stroke.
 
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6am, baggy clothing from head to toe, hat, glasses mask...2 hrs of rolling in blown insulation and came out soaked and crusted in layer of gray insulation.

Good luck, stay hydrated.
 
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Early morning is best

If your up there in the heat of the day get a helper who does not go up and will keep track of you. (Some one to call 911 if you pass out)

It can be dangerous up there


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Depending how long you'll be up there, could you run cables through the house until the weather cooperates? Last time I had work in the attic on a bad day, even with a big fan, the tools were too hot to touch without gloves.


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I'm an electrician. Have to do it all the time. It sucks, you'll survive. Drink plenty of water *before* going up there. Don't stay in attic for more than 20 minutes at a time. Drink water when you get out. Just think you are getting free spa treatment in the sauna.

Last week as I'm working in this guy's attic @125℉ that doesn't know pliers from a monkey wrench. I'm having trouble getting the fish tape into the electrical box for his new ceiling fan. He keeps asking me what I'm doing. I tell him three times I'm trying to get your new wiring into the box without cutting any holes so you don't need to pay for a painter to patch. He continues to make suggestions after demonstrating he has no clue what I'm doing. With my shirt completely soaked from sweat I managed not to tell him to STFU.

Stay hydrated, take breaks.



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Last week as I'm working in this guy's attic @125℉ that doesn't know pliers from a monkey wrench.

You use a monkey wrench often in electrical work? Smile
 
120+ this week in Phoenix, 115 out here in Wickenburg. That's on the ground, in the shade.
 
 
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Last week as I'm working in this guy's attic @125℉ that doesn't know pliers from a monkey wrench.

You use a monkey wrench often in electrical work? Smile
 
120+ this week in Phoenix, 115 out here in Wickenburg. That's on the ground, in the shade.
 


Honestly, I am not even sure what a monkey wrench is other that it was the first tool that came to mind. Smile

Damn that's hot. Your attic is probably 150+ then.



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I seriously doubt he has an attic.
 
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I had two roof mounted fans installed this spring and the attic is now only 12 degrees over ambient. I check frequently and wish I had spent the paltry sum of $600 12 years ago.


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Installed a new bathroom exhaust fan last weekend - from the attic. Had to 120-130 in there. I think I lost 5 lbs up there.
 
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Honestly, I am not even sure what a monkey wrench is other that it was the first tool that came to mind. Smile
 

 

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Damn that's hot. Your attic is probably 150+ then.

Only after 7:00am.
 
 
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How about working at night?

Set up a fan to blow the hot air out and let the cooler air in.


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Early morning before any sun 'loading' on the roof makes the most sense.
I never tried this, but I had a guy tell me they usually take an A/C vent connection loose, open it to the attic, turn down the temp and wait about a half an hour first. If I had to do work up there in summer again, I would definitely try that.
 
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