Yup.. still hot!

I’m melting!!! this is an attic temperature from today.


Nice sauna! :shock:

Wow! :shock: Bet you weren’t up there 3 minutes. I was up in one 120 degrees a few weeks ago for about 10-12 min and started getting dizzy. definitely going to change my routine. that’s ridiculous. attics before 10 and after 7:30, if possible.

what’s their utility bill like?

Don’t stay up there too long…I remember pulling a roast out of the oven, done, about that temperature over the last Christmas holidays. :smiley:

I was up there for about 10- 15 min. When I came down I looked like I had fallen in the swimming pool… I took about a ten minute break to re-hydrate… AHH… Arizona, ALWAYS bring plenty of fluids to inspections around here.

Pretty common here, too.

If its too hot I would have a look from the access and offer to come back in the evening at no additional charge to thoughly inspect the attic. If you go up in that heat you are no doublty making it a very quick inspection.

If you were to colapse from the heat, how much longer would you be up there before the ambulance showed up?

Also I would expect the homeowner to hold you responsible for any damage the emergency crews may have done to get you down. Not mention an unhappy client and realtor who never got the inspection finished that day and all the additional time waiting for the emergency crews to clear out.

I suppose if you are in the south you’re used to those temperatures and can tough it out without a problem - good for you. But if you think that it may just be a bit too much, then please for your safety, think again.

2.9. Attic, Ventilation & Insulation
II. The inspector is not required to:
[INDENT]A. Enter the attic or unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible or where entry could cause damage or pose a safety hazard to the inspector in his or her opinion.


160F about what my attic is like at times.

BTW, I suspect IR therms are more sensitive to ‘heat’. Follow me, the heat is coming from the roof sheathing and transferring into the air. So naturally the sheathing is the hottest item, even with good air flow, it’s hot and the IR therm is reading it, not air. The air temp could be quite comfortable, say 120’s? :wink:


I don’t know about the rest of the guys around here or in AZ, but the A/C in my house is set at 82 degrees. Any lower and it’s just too chilly in the summer! :wink:

Tom is right, the infrared picks up the sheathing temp very easily. 160 to 175 is pretty common in the sun with a dark colored roof covering, and the attic air temp is usually quite a bit lower, around 140 or so.

Now as for you northerners in the winter, sheeesh!! I would have to disclaim the entire outside and tell them I’ll be back in the summer. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I’m with you Blaine… I don’t even know where to start with a Snowy exterior… and a Cold, damp crawlspace filled with wild animals and such… It has been over a year since I have even had a home with a crawl space!! I guess there are some good things and some bad things about everywhere… and just for the record, the air temp in the attic was about 142. But it was a dry heat!:roll:

Should have pulled out at 125-135

Jeez. That’s what they make Carharts for.

yesterday at 7am passing through Grapevine, TX

not sure if it was 132 or 182

just seeing this made me want to turn around and go back to the pool :-({|=

wait this can’t be and it wasn’t i just remembered this thread and thought about the troops enduring temps well above what we encounter day after day

let’s count our blessings

we get to choose where we go and what we do, they do not!

I like the cold and start sweating when it’s over 72.
Man was meant to thrive in cooler weather,and go to retire and die in the heat.

I’ve seen a photo of my son standing under a tent in the shade in the Iraqi desert next to a thermometer reading 136°. They had large portable, Leibert type a/c units that would get the temps down into the 90’s at night so they could get some sleep.

God bless them! May they return to the land of AC and apple pie soon and in one piece.

Off topic Warning.

When I was in the steam plant on ship, here are some temps I remember:

Feed Control: 128F
Feed Pumps: 148F
CTG Station: 112F
ER-upper: 110-150F
EOS: 75F

Can you guess where I, and many other enlisted people, worked and the one place where the officer resided? :wink:


P.S. There is no dry heat at sea, temps (minus EOS) were like 95-100% humidity. Yes it did rain inside.

P.S.S. There were some positive things said about IRAQ in the NYT’s this week, I even heard some positive time frames for our men and women. Not like Germany 60+ years and still protecting their borders?

160-180 degrees…I love it. I don’t spend no more than 3-5 minutes in an unfinished attic. It’s a bit harder to breathe but it’s not that bad.

With temperatures this high, I always exit the attic soaking wet. I look at the positive aspects of hot attics… I’m losing weight while working. Now I can spend less time excercising at home in the evening.

It’s been in the 90’s all week here and the attics scorching hot. I always save that part of the job for last and wear a cool vest.

Those temps are not safe to work in.